Cortisol awakening response is blunted and pain perception is increased during menses in cyclic women

Ozgocer T., Ucar C., YILDIZ S.

PSYCHONEUROENDOCRINOLOGY, cilt.77, ss.158-164, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 77
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.12.011
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.158-164


Background and aims: The incidence of menstrual symptoms is reported to be as high as 90% in cyclic women. These symptoms, including anxiety and pain, might be associated with cortisol, as its receptors are widely distributed in the brain areas associated with behavior. Therefore, the current study aimed to assess the cortisol awakening response (CAR) throughout the menstrual cycle and correlate it with pain perception and trait anxiety.