Copeptin as a Stress Marker During a Written Examination (CoEXAM)
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To investigate whether copeptin levels increase upon a psychological stress (i.e. written examination) and whether copeptin levels measured immediately before the written examination predict success of the examination.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 35 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
42 healthy voluntary medical students studying in the 4th year at Basel University
Age over 18 years
Member of 4th year in medical course at Basel University
Intake of any medication (except birth control pill)
BMI over 30kg/m2
Evidence of acute disease
History of chronic illness, including chronic psychiatric disease