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Tag: anxiety

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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 […]

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Individual responses to psychosocial stress are influenced by a neural mechanism

Prefrontal Cortex Activity Is Associated with Biobehavioral Components of the Stress Response Author: Wheelock MD, et al (2016), Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Contemporary theory suggests that prefrontal cortex (PFC) function is associated with individual variability in the psychobiology of the stress response. Advancing our understanding of this complex biobehavioral pathway has potential to provide insight […]