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Tag: Stress

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Salivary Uric Acid May Be Associated with Cardiovascular Health Risks in African Americans

Salivary uric acid: Associations with resting and reactive blood pressure response to social evaluative stress in healthy African Americans. Author: Woerner J, et al. (2018), Psychoneuroendocrinology. ABSTRACT: High levels of uric acid are associated with greater risk of stress-related cardiovascular illnesses that occur disproportionately among African Americans. Whether hyperuricemia affects biological response to acute stress remains largely […]

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Salivary Cortisol and Alpha-Amylase Connection in Mother-Infant Interactions

Ecologically salient stressors and supports and the coordination of cortisol and salivary alpha-amylase in mothers and infants. Author: Hibel LC, et al. (2018), Physiology and Behavior. ABSTRACT: This study examines the integration of the two main branches of the stress response system: the autonomic nervous system (via salivary alpha-amylase, sAA) and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (via cortisol). Mothers (n = 117) were […]

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Salivary Stress Biomarkers as Tools for Determining Stress Adaptability and Resilience

Measuring Resilience to Operational Stress in Canadian Armed Forces Personnel. Authors: Hellewell SC & Cernak I (2018), J Trauma Stress. ABSTRACT: Adaptability to stress is governed by innate resilience, comprised of complex neuroendocrine and immune mechanisms alongside inherited or learned behavioral traits. Based on their capacity to adapt, some people thrive in stressful situations, whereas others […]

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Relationship Between Salivary Cytokines and Household Fear of Deportation in Mexican-Origin Families

Household fear of deportation in relation to chronic stressors and salivary proinflammatory cytokines in Mexican-origin families post-SB 1070 Author: Martínez AD, et al. (2018), SSM – Population Health. ABSTRACT: Sociologists recognize that immigration enforcement policies are forms of institutionalized racism that can produce adverse health effects in both undocumented and documented Latinos and Mexican-origin persons in […]

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Salivary Stress Biomarkers May be a Useful Tool for Determining the Risk of Stress Maladaptation

Measuring Resilience to Operational Stress in Canadian Armed Forces Personnel. Author: Hellewll SC & Cernak I. (2018), J Trauma Stress. ABSTRACT Adaptability to stress is governed by innate resilience, comprised of complex neuroendocrine and immune mechanisms alongside inherited or learned behavioral traits. Based on their capacity to adapt, some people thrive in stressful situations, whereas […]

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Effect of Service Dogs on the Salivary Cortisol Awakening Response in Veterans with PTSD

The Effect of a Service Dog on Salivary Cortisol Awakening Response in a Military Population with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Author: Rodriguez KE, et al. (2018), Psychoneuroendocrinology ABSTRACT Recent studies suggest a therapeutic effect of psychiatric service dogs for military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but are limited by self-report biases. The current study […]

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Salivary Cortisol Associated with Stress and Sleep Patterns in Military Men

Morning Cortisol Is Associated With Stress and Sleep in Elite Military Men: A Brief Report. Author: Hernández LM, et al. (2018), Mil Med INTRODUCTION: Accumulating evidence suggests that trends in salivary cortisol after awakening may be reliable biological predictors of morbidity and mortality. In a sample of elite military men, our lab recently established summary parameters of morning cortisol as well as […]

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Salivary Cytokine Levels in Response to Psycho-Social Stress

The plasmatic and salivary levels of IL-1β, IL-18 and IL-6 are associated to emotional difference during stress in young male Author: La Fratta I, et al (2018), Sci Rep BACKGROUND: Saliva collection is considered a non-invasive method to detect inflammatory markers in response to emotional states within natural social contexts. Numerous studies have prompted an important […]

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Salivary cytokine shows elevated communication and interaction fears may heighten neuroendocrine and inflammatory responses

Communication and social interaction anxiety enhance interleukin-1 beta and cortisol reactivity during high-stakes public speaking. Author: Auer BJ, et al (2018), Psychoneuroendocrinology BACKGROUND: Worry or fear related to speaking in front of others, or more broadly, communicating and interacting with others, is common. At elevated levels, however, it may contribute to heightened stress reactivity during acute […]

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Influence of Adverse Childhood experiences on stress regulation in BPD

Attachment – Related Regulatory Processes Moderate the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Stress Reaction in Borderline Personality Disorder. Author: Ehrenthal JC, et al (2018), Journal of Personality Disorders BACKGROUND: In this study, the authors explored whether attachment insecurity moderates the effects of adverse childhood experiences on stress reactivity in the context of borderline personality […]