Salivary cortisol and psychopathology in adults bereaved by the september 11, 2001 terror attacks Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Bereavement
  • Depressive Disorder, Major
  • Hydrocortisone
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks
  • Spouses
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic

abstract

  • Terror-related spouse death is a severe stressor associated with persistent HPA axis activation, PTSD, and MDD. However, bereaved spouses who developed PTSD and were not depressed had enhanced postdexamethasone cortisol suppression, evidence of heightened glucocorticoid receptor sensitivity.

publication date

  • January 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3725826

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2190/PM.39.3.a

PubMed ID

  • 19967896

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 215

end page

  • 26

volume

  • 39

number

  • 3