7. Cortisol

  1. Stefan G. Hofmann
  1. Leila Maria Soravia1 and
  2. Dominique J.-F. de Quervain2

Published Online: 29 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119945901.ch7

Psychobiological Approaches for Anxiety Disorders: Treatment Combination Strategies

Psychobiological Approaches for Anxiety Disorders: Treatment Combination Strategies

How to Cite

Soravia, L. M. and de Quervain, D. J.-F. (2012) Cortisol, in Psychobiological Approaches for Anxiety Disorders: Treatment Combination Strategies (ed S. G. Hofmann), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119945901.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Boston University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychiatric Neurophysiology, University Hospital of Psychiatry, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland

  2. 2

    Division of Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 23 MAR 2012

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Clinical Psychology

Book Series Editors:

  1. Adrian Wells

Series Editor Information

  1. School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470971819

Online ISBN: 9781119945901

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Keywords:

  • cortisol;
  • stress, and glucocorticoid hormones;
  • distinct memory phases;
  • PTSD or phobias;
  • cortisol and memory regulation;
  • memory consolidation;
  • memory retrieval;
  • fear memories, in anxiety disorders;
  • traumatic memories;
  • glucocorticoids and psychotherapy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Cortisol and the Regulation of Memory

  • The Impact of Fear Memories in Anxiety Disorders

  • Enhancing Exposure Therapy Effects with Cortisol

  • Possible Underlying Mechanisms for Glucocorticoid-Induced Fear Reduction

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgements

  • References