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


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. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

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

Published Date

  • January 1, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 206 / 2-3

Start / End Page

  • 315 - 317

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1872-7123

Citation Source

  • Scopus