The role of cortisol in first episode of psychosis: a systematic review.


The stress diathesis hypothesis is currently one of the prevailing models of etiology of psychotic disorders. Cortisol is the most researched stress hormone; yet its role in first episode psychosis (FEP) was only recently investigated. The aim of the present study is to systematically review the evidence on the potential role of cortisol in FEP. Higher… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11920-014-0503-7