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Evénements traumatiques et réponses de stress: le rôle de l'ocytocine et de l'attachement [Traumatic events and stress responses: the role of oxytocin and attachement].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Being repeatedly confronted to very difficult situations since childhood influences the way indivuals will later respond to even mildly stressful events. The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA) is a complex system implicated in regulating neuroendocrine responses to stress. Its activation produces among others the <stress hormonea, cortisol. However, the regulation of the physiological response to stress depends on psychological factors linked with the representations that individuals develop regarding their close relationships i.e. attachment. Furthermore, attachment representations seem to be associated with oxytocin, a hormone involved both in cortisol reduction and in positive social behaviours.
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