Influence of Life Events on the Stress Response in Healthy Children and Adolescents

Danielle Figueiredo
A life event is as an occurrence that involves a subsequent change in the life pattern of an individual (Holmes & Rahe, 1967). The current study investigated whether exposure to life events over the past year influenced hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis function in healthy children and adolescents, and explored whether sex, age, behavioural inhibition, trait anxiety, anxiety sensitivity, perceived parental bonding, and parental history of anxiety moderated this relationship. The sample included 147 healthy children and...
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