Adrenal hormone excretion and irrational thinking

Andrea Kirk*, Robert Spillane

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Stress reactions to irrational thinking were assessed by studying the relationships between adrenal hormone levels and various psychological scales and indicators of stress symptoms. Of the psychological tests, the Jones Irrational Beliefs Test correlated significantly (negatively) with noradrenaline level. Further, both noradrenaline and adrenaline levels were strongly predicted by physiological variables and irrational beliefs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-10
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Rational-Emotive Therapy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1984


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