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

Vijay Anand Mittal*, Joseph Michael Orr, Andrea Pelletier, Derek James Dean, Ashley Smith, Jessica Lunsford-Avery

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-317
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatry Research
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Apr 30 2013


  • Cortisol
  • Hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis
  • Non-clinical psychosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry


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