Insecure Attachment and Hypothalamus-Pituitary Adrenal Axis Functioning in People with Eating Disorders.

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Summary of "Insecure Attachment and Hypothalamus-Pituitary Adrenal Axis Functioning in People with Eating Disorders."

Childhood attachment experiences affect adult emotion regulation and ability to cope with stressors. Therefore, insecure attachment may influence the functioning of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and a dysregulation of HPA axis has been found in insecure attached healthy individuals. The effects of attachment on HPA axis activity have never been investigated in eating disorders (EDs). Therefore, we assessed the relationships between insecure attachment and the cortisol awakening response (CAR) in adults with EDs.


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Name: Psychosomatic medicine
ISSN: 1534-7796


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