Stress induced hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis responses and disturbances in psychological profiles in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome.

@article{Anderson2009StressIH,
  title={Stress induced hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis responses and disturbances in psychological profiles in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome.},
  author={Rodney U Anderson and Elaine K Orenberg and Angie Morey and Natalie Chavez and Christine A Chan},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2009},
  volume={182 5},
  pages={2319-24}
}
PURPOSE Chronic pelvic pain in men has a strong relationship with biopsychosocial stress and central nervous system sensitization may incite or perpetuate the pain syndrome. We evaluated patients and asymptomatic controls for psychological factors and neuroendocrine reactivity under provoked acute stress conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Men with pain (60) and asymptomatic controls (30) completed psychological questionnaires including the Perceived Stress, Beck Anxiety, Type A behavior and… CONTINUE READING

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