The main aim of this thesis was to examine the associations between long-term cortisol as measured in scalp hair and different aspects of stress-related diseases and disorders.
For this, the thesis could incorporate data from various smaller and large-scaled patient cohort samples, including the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA), the Bipolar Stress Study, patients from the Obesity Center CGG of the Erasmus Medical Center, and patients from the outpatient clinic of the department of Endocrinology of the Leiden University Medical Center.

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E.F.C. van Rossum (Liesbeth) , B.W.J.H. Penninx (Brenda)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Department of Internal Medicine

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