Anxiety disorders and salivary cortisol levels in older adults: a population-based study

Hek K., Direk N. , Newson R. S. , Hofman A., Hoogendijk W. J. G. , Mulder C. L. , ...Daha Fazla

PSYCHONEUROENDOCRINOLOGY, cilt.38, sa.2, ss.300-305, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2012.06.006
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.300-305


Context: The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is one of the body's main systems that controls response to stress. It acts through the hormone cortisol. While the dysregulation of cortisol has been associated with anxiety disorders, the evidence is inconsistent. Moreover, only a few small studies have assessed this relationship in older adults.