The impact of PTSD treatment on the cortisol awakening response.

@article{Pacella2014TheIO,
  title={The impact of PTSD treatment on the cortisol awakening response.},
  author={Maria L. Pacella and Norah C. Feeny and Lori A. Zoellner and Douglas Delahanty},
  journal={Depression and anxiety},
  year={2014},
  volume={31 10},
  pages={862-9}
}
BACKGROUND Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with abnormal functioning of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis; however, limited research has examined whether cortisol levels change following successful PTSD treatment. The current study examined the impact of successful PTSD treatment on the cortisol awakening response (CAR). METHOD Twenty-nine adults participating in a treatment trial for chronic PTSD provided saliva samples (upon waking, and 30-, 45-, and 60 min… CONTINUE READING
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