Components of Human Stress Response: Coping With Hospitalization in Adolescents

  • Hans Steiner
  • Seymour Levine


Human stress response (HSR) has been linked to a variety of pathological processes (Ader, 1982) such as autoimmune and neoplastic diseases. By contrast the relationship of HSR to adaptation is much less clear (Rutter, 1981). There does, however, seem to be support for the assumption that less well-adapted individuals are likely to have a more pronounced hormonal response (Miyabo, 1979) and can have inadequate psychological (Katz et al., 1970) response as well.


Psychiatric Patient Plasma Cortisol Level Early Life Stress Affect Rating Psychiatric Disability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Steiner
    • 1
  • Seymour Levine
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA

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