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Modelling a loss event: effect of imagined bereavement on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.

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BACKGROUND: Loss events are the stressors most closely associated with the onset of depressive illnesses. The acute cortisol response to loss has been little studied although it could be an important mediator of the effects of environmental stress on psychological state. METHODS: The salivary cortisol response to an established negative mood induction procedure involving music and an imagined bereavement was measured in 30 healthy volunteers. RESULTS: Considerable but transient mood lowering ...

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10.1017/s0033291799001361

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McCleery, JM More by this author
Bhagwagar, Z More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
Psychological medicine
Volume:
30
Issue:
1
Pages:
219-223
Publication date:
2000-01-05
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EISSN:
1469-8978
ISSN:
0033-2917
URN:
uuid:0c38b206-6d6f-4b7d-a098-9adcacbd26a4
Source identifiers:
98009
Local pid:
pubs:98009

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