The effects of stress and stress hormones on human cognition: Implications for the field of brain and cognition

@article{Lupien2007TheEO,
  title={The effects of stress and stress hormones on human cognition: Implications for the field of brain and cognition},
  author={Sonia J. Lupien and Françoise S. Maheu and Mai Thanh Tu and Alexandra J. Fiocco and Tania E. Schramek},
  journal={Brain and Cognition},
  year={2007},
  volume={65},
  pages={209-237}
}
In this review, we report on studies that have assessed the effects of exogenous and endogenous increases in stress hormones on human cognitive performance. We first describe the history of the studies on the effects of using exogenous stress hormones such as glucocorticoids as anti-inflammatory medications on human cognition and mental health. Here, we summarize the cases that led to the diagnosis of glucocorticoid-induced 'steroid psychosis' in human populations and which demonstrated that… Expand
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