Search for dissertations about: "HPA axis"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 76 swedish dissertations containing the words HPA axis.

  1. 1. The Physiology of Chicken Domestication : Involvement of the HPA-axis and the Autonomic Nervous System

    Author : Magnus Elfwing; Jordi Altimiras; Michael Axelsson; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Domestication; chickens; HPA-axis; autonomic nervous system; heart rate; allometry;

    Abstract : Domesticering är en urvalsprocess för önskvärda egenskaper hos djur som över tid förändrar deras utseende, beteende och genetik. Några exempel av djur som genomgått denna riktade avel är vargen, mufflon, uroxen, vildsvinet och den röda djungelhönan som vi idag känner som hunden, fåret, kon, grisen och slaktkycklingen. READ MORE

  2. 2. Personality and the HPA-axis in Association with Postpartum Depression

    Author : Stavros I Iliadis; Alkistis Skalkidou; Inger Sundström Poromaa; Erika Comasco; Sara Sylvén; Lil Träskman Bendz; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Corticotropin-releasing hormone; cortisol; HPA-axis; HSD11B1; hydroxysteroid 11-beta dehydrogenase 1; neuroticism; peripartum depression; personality; postpartum depression; rs12565406; stress; Obstetrik och gynekologi; Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Psychiatry; Psykiatri;

    Abstract : Postpartum depression is a psychiatric disorder affecting a substantial proportion of newly delivered women, and remains a significant cause of childbirth-related morbidity. The aim of the present thesis was to examine psychological, endocrine and genetic aspects of postpartum depression in a large, population-based sample of women in Uppsala, Sweden. READ MORE

  3. 3. Stress system function in abdominal obesity. The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and the sympathetic nervous system in middle-aged men

    Author : Thomas Ljung; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : Abdominal obesity; stress; HPA axis; cortisol; glucocorticoid receptors; sympathetic nervous system; catecholamines; depression; SSRI;

    Abstract : Background: There is a strong relationship between central (abdominal, visceral) obesity, impaired glucose tolerance, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia and elevated blood pressure. These abnormalities are included in the term Metabolic Syndrome, and indicate an elevated risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes type 2. READ MORE

  4. 4. Brains, genes and environment of suicide attempters

    Author : Fredrik Vang; Lund Psykiatri; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; suicide; attempted suicide; self-injury; factor analysis; psychometrics; suicide assessment scale; cortisol; hpa-axis; hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis; depression; adjustment disorder; serotonin transporter; 5HTTLPR; adversities; negative life events; globus pallidus; caudate nucleus; SPECT; MRI; volumetry; dichotic listening; brain lateralization; functional brain asymmetry;

    Abstract : Identification of symptoms or biological abnormalities that predispose to suicide or identifies specific vulnerabilities, may one day improve allocation of resources or help tailor treatment to the patient. Paper I: We compared the predictive value of symptom-oriented questions against direct questions about suicidality in assessing risk for suicide attempts. READ MORE

  5. 5. Hypocortisolism in recurrent affective disorders

    Author : Martin Maripuu; Karl-Fredrik Norrback; Rolf Adolfsson; Mikael Wikgren; Marie Åsberg; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Affective disorders; Bipolar disorder; Cortisol; Depression; HPA-axis; Hypercortisolism; Hypocortisolism; Lithium; Metabolic syndrome; Obesity; Quality of life; Recurrent depression; Stress; Telomeres;

    Abstract : Bipolar disorders and recurrent depressions are two common psychiatric disorders with a life time prevalence of approximately 1% and 8%, respectively. Despite treatment these patients suffer from affective symptoms up to 50% of the time, resulting in lower well-being. READ MORE