The relation between early life adversity, cortisol awakening response and diurnal salivary cortisol levels in postpartum women

@article{Gonzalez2009TheRB,
  title={The relation between early life adversity, cortisol awakening response and diurnal salivary cortisol levels in postpartum women},
  author={Andrea Gonzalez and Jennifer M. Jenkins and Meir Steiner and Alison S. Fleming},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2009},
  volume={34},
  pages={76-86}
}
Early life adversity has been associated with hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction in both children and adults. However, in adulthood, most studies have focused on the effects of early adversity on HPA axis stress reactivity rather than the cortisol awakening response or diurnal cortisol profiles. The goal of this study was to examine the cumulative effects of early life adversity on the cortisol awakening response (CAR) and diurnal cortisol profiles in a sample of postpartum… Expand
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