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Associations between circadian and stress response cortisol in children

Sterre S.H. Simons; Antonius H. N. Cillessen; Carolina de Weerth;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Country: Netherlands
Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis functioning is characterized by the baseline production of cortisol following a circadian rhythm, as well as by the superimposed production of cortisol in response to a stressor. However, it is relatively unknown whether the basal cortisol circadian rhythm is associated with the cortisol stress response in children. Since alterations in cortisol stress responses have been associated with mental and physical health, this study investigated whether the cortisol circadian rhythm is associated with cortisol stress responses in 6-year-old children. To this end 149 normally developing children (Mage = 6.09 years; 70 girls) par...
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Medical Subject Headings: endocrine systemhormones, hormone substitutes, and hormone antagonists
free text keywords: Physiology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Endocrine and Autonomic Systems, Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health, Endocrinology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Pascal (unit), Cortisol awakening response, Circadian rhythm, Stressor, Alcohol and cortisol, Internal medicine, business.industry, business, Saliva, Fight-or-flight response, Basal (phylogenetics)
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  • Funder: Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) (NWO)
  • Project Code: 1900123797
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