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Biological and perceived stress in motor functional neurological disorders

Published inPsychoneuroendocrinology, vol. 85, p. 142-150
Publication date2017
Abstract

Current models explaining motor functional neurological disorders (FND) integrate both the neurobiological mechanisms underlying symptoms production and the role of psychosocial stressors. Imaging studies have suggested abnormal motor control linked to impaired emotional and stress regulation. However, little is known on the biological stress regulation in FND. Our aim was to study the biological and perceived response to stress in patients with motor FND.

Keywords
  • Adult
  • Conversion Disorder/metabolism/physiopathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hydrocortisone/metabolism
  • Interoception/physiology
  • Life Change Events
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Psychophysiologic Disorders/metabolism/physiopathology
  • Salivary alpha-Amylases/metabolism
  • Stress
  • Psychological/metabolism/physiopathology/psychology
Funding
  • Swiss National Science Foundation - The stress hypothesis in Conversion Disorder
Citation (ISO format)
APAZOGLOU DUCLOUS, Kalliopi et al. Biological and perceived stress in motor functional neurological disorders. In: Psychoneuroendocrinology, 2017, vol. 85, p. 142–150. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2017.08.023
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