Potential biomarker of occupational stress in people with adjustment disorders

Takeaway

  • Levels of plasma brain-derived neurotrophic factor (pBDNF) levels, but not serum cortisol, are significantly higher in people with adjustment disorders (AD) compared with healthy controls.

Why this matters

  • Elevated BDNF levels in people with AD could be a potential biomarker for prevention and diagnosis of occupational stress.