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Anxiety and stress response: effects of anxiety levels and sex

Zlatislav Stoyanov, Miroslav Marinov

Abstract

It is an undisputed fact that anxiety may modulate human stress response. However, the existing data on the specificity of the psychophysiological reactivity of high-anxious and low-anxious individuals, and on the presence of sex differences in this context, are controversial. The presented review summarizes recent literary data and analyses some of the neurobiological underpinnings of the sex differences in the association between anxiety and stress response.

Scripta Scientifica Medica 2008; 40(2): 125-128.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssm.v40i2.524

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Zlatislav Stoyanov
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Miroslav Marinov
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

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