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Stability of Anxiety Symptoms and Post-traumatic Symptoms in Chronic PTSD – A Psychotherapeutic Challenge

Stability of Anxiety Symptoms and Post-traumatic Symptoms in Chronic PTSD – A Psychotherapeutic Challenge

Most data suggests elevated awaking cortisol response in anxiety disorders and borderline personality disorder with salivary cortisol levels reaching 19-30 mmol/1 on average. There is also second typical for anxiety disorders cortisol pattern suggested characterised by lack of typical salivary cortisol awaking peak. Limitations of salivary cortisol testing as a biomarker of psychological stress would be indicated.