The effect of stress doses of hydrocortisone during septic shock on posttraumatic stress disorder in survivors.

@article{Schelling2001TheEO,
  title={The effect of stress doses of hydrocortisone during septic shock on posttraumatic stress disorder in survivors.},
  author={Gustav Schelling and Josef Briegel and Benno Roozendaal and Christian Stoll and Hans B Rothenh{\"a}usler and Hans-Peter Kapfhammer},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={50 12},
  pages={978-85}
}
BACKGROUND Exposure to intense physical and psychological stress during septic shock can result in posttraumatic stress disorder in survivors. Patients with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder often show sustained reductions in serum cortisol concentration. This investigation examines whether increasing serum cortisol levels with hydrocortisone treatment during septic shock reduces the incidence of posttraumatic stress disorder in survivors. METHODS Patients (n = 20) were recruited from a… CONTINUE READING

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