Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysfunction in non-clinical psychosis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

While studies have examined psychosocial stress in non-clinical psychosis (NCP), it is unclear if the elevated cortisol seen in schizophrenia also occurs in this group. Cortisol was sampled in High- and Low-NCP groups, and findings of elevated resting cortisol in the former suggest that hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis dysfunction underlies a psychosis continuum.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mittal, VA; Orr, JM; Pelletier, A; Dean, DJ; Smith, A; Lunsford-Avery, J

Published Date

  • April 30, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 206 / 2-3

Start / End Page

  • 315 - 317

PubMed ID

  • 23332683

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3615096

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1872-7123

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.psychres.2012.12.021


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Ireland