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Behavioral Neurobiology of Stress-related Disorders

  • Carmine M. Pariante
  • M. Danet Lapiz-Bluhm

Part of the Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences book series (CTBN, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Monika Fleshner, Benjamin N. Greenwood, Raz Yirmiya
    Pages 1-12
  3. David Baumeister, Stafford L. Lightman, Carmine M. Pariante
    Pages 13-24
  4. Theresia H. Mina, Rebecca M. Reynolds
    Pages 93-122
  5. Helle M. Sickmann, Yan Li, Arne Mørk, Connie Sanchez, Maria Gulinello
    Pages 123-159
  6. M. Danet Lapiz-Bluhm, Alan L. Peterson
    Pages 161-190
  7. Melissa J. Green, Leah Girshkin, Nina Teroganova, Yann Quidé
    Pages 217-235
  8. Tiffany M. Duffing, Stefanie G. Greiner, Charles W. Mathias, Donald M. Dougherty
    Pages 237-263
  9. Alan L. Peterson, Tabatha H. Blount, Donald D. McGeary
    Pages 297-312
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 313-315

About this book


Stress is such an over-used word that it is at time difficult to define its core features. When is an environment stressful? What does a stressful environment do to the brain and to the body? What are the biological mechanisms by which a stressor affects us? How does stress contributes to the onset and the progression of mental disorders? How do the effects of stress change over the life-time of an individual? These are just some of the overarching questions addressed by this book, thanks to the contribution of some of the world leading experts on the neurobiology of stress at the pre-clinical and clinical levels. Topics include current advances on the neurobiology of stress on various neurobiological systems such as immune, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, neurogenesis and neuroplasticity, neurotransmitter (glutamate, noradrenaline, dopamine, serotonin and endocannabinoid), neuropeptides, cognition and emotional processing as well as in utero and early postnatal effects. The clinical chapters deal with the relationship of stress and mental disorders such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, substance abuse and addiction, dementia and age-related cognitive decline as well as resilience to stress. Thus, this book brings together some of the most updated and authoritative views on the effects of stress of brain and behavior.


PTSD neurobiology of stress neuroplasticity psychiatric disorders stress disorders

Editors and affiliations

  • Carmine M. Pariante
    • 1
  • M. Danet Lapiz-Bluhm
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychological MedicineInstitute of Psychiatry Kings College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Family and Community Health SystemsUniversity of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioSan AntonioUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Behavioral Neurobiology of Stress-related Disorders
  • Editors Carmine M. Pariante
    M. Danet Lapiz-Bluhm
  • Series Title Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
  • Series Abbreviated Title Curr.Topics Behav.Neurosci.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-45125-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-51224-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-45126-7
  • Series ISSN 1866-3370
  • Series E-ISSN 1866-3389
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 315
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurochemistry
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