Ten-year follow-up study of cortisol levels in aging holocaust survivors with and without PTSD.

@article{Yehuda2007TenyearFS,
  title={Ten-year follow-up study of cortisol levels in aging holocaust survivors with and without PTSD.},
  author={Rachel Yehuda and Adam Morris and Ellen B Labinsky and Shelly Zemelman and James Schmeidler},
  journal={Journal of traumatic stress},
  year={2007},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={757-61}
}
To investigate the longitudinal course of mean 24-hour urinary cortisol excretion in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the authors evaluated 24-hour cortisol excretion in 28 Holocaust survivors 10 years after obtaining an initial estimate. Cortisol levels increased in participants whose PTSD had remitted (n = 3) but declined in participants who developed PTSD (n = 3) or whose PTSD status did not change over time (PTSD+: n = 14, PTSD-: n = 8). Cortisol levels at Time 1 predicted diagnostic… CONTINUE READING

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