Epigenetic Markers of Stress

Short Description: We want to study whether the psychological distress caused by socio-economic factors is also related to epigenetic markers of stress and whether the biological adaptation to an adverse environment is a limiting factor that prevents the individual from breaking the vicious cycle of socio-economic- and chronic psychological stress.

Methodological Details: 25 self-report items on stress symptoms (Subclinical Stress Symptome Questionnaire, SSQ-25), e.g, “I could not get up because I was exhausted” and “I was quickly annoyed, irritable, or moody”. In addition, saliva samples were taken and analyzed by the researchers.

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Roland Weierstall, Medical School Hamburg [E-Mail]

2015

~5130

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salivai, stress25, stress24, stress7, stress22, saliva2, stress1, saliva1, stress19, stress16, salivae, im_st, salivaev, stress12, stress15, stress4, stress5, stress21, stress8, stress23, stress20, stress17, stress11, stress18, stress10, salivaev1, stress3, stress14, stress6, stress13, stress9, im_sal, stress2

04/2018