Stress hormones in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder caused by myocardial infarction and role of comorbid depression

von Känel, Roland; Schmid, Jean-Paul; Abbas, Chiara Carolina; Gander, Marie-Louise; Saner, Hugo; Begré, Stefan (2010). Stress hormones in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder caused by myocardial infarction and role of comorbid depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 121(1-2), pp. 73-79. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.jad.2009.05.016

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Chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been associated with perturbed hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis function and a hyperadrenergic state. We hypothesized that patients with PTSD attributable to myocardial infarction (MI) would show peripheral hypocortisolemia and increased norepinephrine levels, whereby taking into account that depressive symptoms would affect this relationship.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology > Centre of Competence for Psychosomatic Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > Forschungsbereich Mu50 > Forschungsgruppe Psychosomatik
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

von Känel, Roland; Schmid, Jean-Paul; Abbas, Chiara Carolina; Gander, Marie-Louise; Saner, Hugo and Begré, Stefan

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0165-0327

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:07

Last Modified:

03 May 2014 02:52

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jad.2009.05.016

PubMed ID:

19525012

Web of Science ID:

000274360200010

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/62 (FactScience: 194550)

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