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Marie Bendix, Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg, Maria Petersson, Viktor Kaldo, Marie Åsberg, Jussi Jokinen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 3, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Shota Okabe, Yosuke Tsuneoka, Aki Takahashi, Rumi Oyama, Akiyuki Watarai, Sayaka Maeda, Yuka Honda, Miho Nagasawa, Kazutaka Mogi, Katsuhiko Nishimori, Masaru Kuroda, Tsuyoshi Koide, Takefumi Kikusui
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Dirk Hellhammer, Gunther Meinlschmidt, Jens C Pruessner
Psychobiological research has generated a tremendous amount of findings on the psychological, neuroendocrine, molecular and environmental processes that are directly relevant for mental and physical health, but have overwhelmed our capacity to meaningfully absorb, integrate, and utilize this knowledge base. Here, we reflect about suitable strategies to improve the translational success of psychoneuroendocrinological research in the era of precision medicine. Following a strategy advocated by the National Research Council and the tradition of endophenotype-based research, we advance here a new approach, termed "conceptual endophenotypes"...
March 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Hans-Eckhardt Schaefer
The present study is focused on a review of the current state of investigating music-evoked emotions experimentally, theoretically and with respect to their therapeutic potentials. After a concise historical overview and a schematic of the hearing mechanisms, experimental studies on music listeners and on music performers are discussed, starting with the presentation of characteristic musical stimuli and the basic features of tomographic imaging of emotional activation in the brain, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and positron emission tomography (PET), which offer high spatial resolution in the millimeter range...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
Andreas Venhorst, Dominic Micklewright, Timothy D Noakes
INTRODUCTION: A preceding article investigated the psychophysiological responses to falling behind a performance matched opponent. The following temporally linked cause-effect relationships were hypothesised: falling behind precedes deterioration in valence, deterioration in valence precedes development of an action crisis, experience of an action crisis precedes psychoneuroendocrinological distress response and non-adaptive distress response reduces conduciveness to high performance, thereby preceding performance decrement...
October 19, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Sara F Milrad, Daniel L Hall, Devika R Jutagir, Emily G Lattie, Sara J Czaja, Dolores M Perdomo, Mary Ann Fletcher, Nancy Klimas, Michael H Antoni
INTRODUCTION: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a poorly understood illness that is characterized by diverse somatic symptoms, hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction and heightened inflammatory indicators. These symptoms are often exacerbated and accompanied by psychological distress states and depression. Since depression is known to be associated with HPA axis dysfunction and greater inflammation, a psychoneuroendocrinological (PNE) model of inflammation was examined in persons diagnosed with CFS in order to uncover underlying biopsychosocial mechanisms in this poorly understood chronic illness...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
Raelene Ym Tan, Jasmin Grigg, Jayashri Kulkarni
OBJECTIVE: This review examines the existing evidence for the relationship between borderline personality disorder and polycystic ovary syndrome, and to identify commonalities in etiological mechanisms of borderline personality disorder and polycystic ovary syndrome that might explain the relationship between these seemingly disparate disorders. METHODS: A search of Medline, EMBASE and Cochrane Central was undertaken on 5 December 2016 to identify studies investigating women with borderline personality disorder and polycystic ovary syndrome (or symptoms and markers specific to polycystic ovary syndrome)...
February 2018: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
L Torner, P M Plotsky, I D Neumann, T R de Jong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Tobias Stalder, Susann Steudte-Schmiedgen, Nina Alexander, Tim Klucken, Annika Vater, Susann Wichmann, Clemens Kirschbaum, Robert Miller
The analysis of hair cortisol concentrations (HCC) is a relatively new strategy to measure long-term cumulative cortisol levels, which is increasingly used in psychoneuroendocrinological research. Here, we conduct a first comprehensive meta-analysis of HCC research based on aggregated data from a total of 124 (sub)samples (66 independent studies; total N=10,289). We seek to answer two central questions: (i) Which covariates and basic features of HCC need to be considered in future research? (ii) What are the main determinants of HCC in terms of chronic stress exposure and mental health? Concerning basic characteristics, our findings identify several covariates to be considered (age, sex, hair washing frequency, hair treatment, oral contraceptive use), confirm a decline of HCC from the first to the second proximal 3cm hair segment, and show positive associations between HCC and short-term salivary cortisol measures...
March 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
A Flöck, S K Weber, N Ferrari, C Fietz, C Graf, R Fimmers, U Gembruch, W M Merz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Giacomo Ciocca, Erika Limoncin, Eleonora Carosa, Stefania Di Sante, Giovanni L Gravina, Daniele Mollaioli, Daniele Gianfrilli, Andrea Lenzi, Emmanuele A Jannini
INTRODUCTION: Testosterone is fundamental for psychological, sexological, cognitive, and reproductive aspects, and its lack or reduction largely impacts the quality of life in males and females. AIM: Therefore, the aim of this review is to describe the role of testosterone in the neurophysiology of the brain and related aspects regarding the quality of general and sexual life. METHODS: We listed and discussed the principal studies on the role of testosterone in the brain regarding sexual health, psychopathological conditions, and the elderly...
January 2016: Sexual Medicine Reviews
Gina-Isabelle Henze, Sandra Zänkert, David F Urschler, Tanja J Hiltl, Brigitte M Kudielka, Jens C Pruessner, Stefan Wüst
The Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) is the most widely used laboratory stress protocol in psychoneuroendocrinology. Despite its popularity, surprisingly few attempts have been made to explore the ecological validity of the TSST. In the present study, 31 young healthy subjects (24 females) were exposed to the TSST about 4 weeks before completing an oral exam on a separate day. Salivary cortisol levels increased significantly in response to both stimuli (TSST: F(2.21, 66.33)=5.73, p=0.004; oral exam: F(1.98, 59...
January 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Lauren M Federici, Izabela Facco Caliman, Andrei I Molosh, Stephanie D Fitz, William A Truitt, Pascal Bonaventure, Janet S Carpenter, Anantha Shekhar, Philip L Johnson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Tuong-Vi Nguyen, James T McCracken, Matthew D Albaugh, Kelly N Botteron, James J Hudziak, Simon Ducharme
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 25, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Rebecca M Reynolds
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
Sabrina Kastaun, Tibo Gerriets, Marlene Tschernatsch, Mesut Yeniguen, Martin Juenemann
Great advances have been made in our understanding of Takotsubo syndrome in the past decade, but the aetiology of the condition remains incompletely understood. The most established theory, that catecholamine-mediated myocardial stunning is provoked by emotional or physiological stress, is supported by the presence of supraphysiological levels of plasma catecholamines in patients with Takotsubo syndrome. For this reason, the hyperexcitability of the autonomic nervous system under conditions of physical and emotional stress is often assessed in these patients...
November 2016: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
K C Chung, I Springer, L Kogler, B Turetsky, J Freiherr, B Derntl
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
I N Karatsoreos
Anecdotally, we all know that stress is 'complicated', although most stress research is undertaken using incredibly simplified models that may not allow us to fully understand the underlying interactive mechanisms present in the 'real world'. This attempt at simplification, although sometimes necessary, may explain some of the difficulties faced when integrating basic science findings with the clinical and epidemiological data on stress and stress-related disorders. In a symposium held at the 2015 International Society for Psychoneuroendocrinology meeting in Edinburgh, UK, a series of speakers explored 'The Many Pathways to Plasticity in the Stress System', specifically focusing on variables that, in many cases, are eliminated from studies of stress to provide increased experimental control...
August 2016: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
Ching-Ju Chiu, Susan C Hu, Linda A Wray, Shang-Te Wu
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The short- and long-term impacts of behavioral and psychological factors on the diabetes and cognitive function relationship are not fully understood. This study examined levels and rates of change in age trajectories of cognitive function in middle-aged and older adults with and without diabetes who participated in different health behaviors. METHODS: Participants aged 53 and above with and without diabetes were drawn from the 1999 Taiwan Longitudinal Study of Aging (N = 4076, mean age 69...
June 2016: Annals of Behavioral Medicine: a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
Alain Marchand, Robert-Paul Juster, Sonia J Lupien, Pierre Durand
Salivary alpha-amylase (sAA) is a stress-sensitive biomarker the shows promise as an indirect proxy of sympathetic-adrenal-medullary axis activities that are otherwise difficult to discern non-invasively. This comprehensive study investigated diurnal sAA in association with numerous psychosocial characteristics related to mental health, work stress, and non-work stress. Participants included 395 workers (56.1% women, age: M=41.3, SD=10.81) from across 34 distinct workplaces. Diurnal sAA was sampled over two non-consecutive work days at awakening, 30 min after awakening, 14h00, 16h00, and bedtime...
April 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
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