Special Issue "From Synapses to Syndromes in Stress Research: Translational Approaches to the Study of the Neurobiology of Stress-Related Mental Disorders"
A special issue of Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2012)
Prof. Dr. David Diamond
1 Departments of Psychology, Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, Center for Preclinical and Clinical Research on PTSD, USF Neuroscience Collaborative, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Ave., Tampa, Florida 33620, USA
2 Research and Development Service, J.A. Haley Veterans Hospital, 13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa, FL 33612, USA
Phone: +1 813 974 0480
Fax: +1 813 974 4617
Interests: stress; fear; memory; hippocampus; amygdala; frontal cortex; synaptic plasticity; long-term potentiation
Fear and stress-provoking experiences generate changes in the brain and behavior that can last from minutes to a lifetime. An experience-induced increase in arousal can have a constructive outcome, producing an enhancement of memory for important events and an improvement in behavioral performance. However, intense fear-provoking experiences can generate pathological outcomes. Traumatic stress contributes to the development of debilitating mood and anxiety disorders, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, and has been associated with a broad range of mental and neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, phobias, schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis. This special issue of Behavioral Sciences targets a broad range of research addressing the effects of stress on brain, behavior and mental disease at mechanistic, preclinical and clinical levels of analysis.
Prof. Dr. David Diamond
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Behavioral Sciences is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
Article: Stress Alters the Discriminative Stimulus and Response Rate Effects of Cocaine Differentially in Lewis and Fischer Inbred Rats
Behav. Sci. 2012, 2(1), 23-37; doi:10.3390/bs2010023
Received: 19 January 2012; in revised form: 9 February 2012 / Accepted: 17 February 2012 / Published: 1 March 2012| Download PDF Full-text (367 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Behav. Sci. 2012, 2(2), 57-78; doi:10.3390/bs2020057
Received: 5 April 2012; in revised form: 5 May 2012 / Accepted: 14 May 2012 / Published: 18 May 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1932 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Behav. Sci. 2012, 2(2), 79-102; doi:10.3390/bs2020079
Received: 31 March 2012; in revised form: 8 May 2012 / Accepted: 10 May 2012 / Published: 18 May 2012| Download PDF Full-text (350 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Symptom Persistence and Memory Performance in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Gene X Environment Pilot Study
Behav. Sci. 2012, 2(2), 103-114; doi:10.3390/bs2020103
Received: 25 April 2012; in revised form: 24 May 2012 / Accepted: 24 May 2012 / Published: 1 June 2012| Download PDF Full-text (193 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Brief Treatment of Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by Use of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART®)
Behav. Sci. 2012, 2(2), 115-134; doi:10.3390/bs2020115
Received: 27 April 2012; in revised form: 6 June 2012 / Accepted: 12 June 2012 / Published: 18 June 2012| Download PDF Full-text (308 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Behavioral Studies and Genetic Alterations in Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone (CRH) Neurocircuitry: Insights into Human Psychiatric Disorders
Behav. Sci. 2012, 2(2), 135-171; doi:10.3390/bs2020135
Received: 15 April 2012; in revised form: 23 May 2012 / Accepted: 15 June 2012 / Published: 21 June 2012| Download PDF Full-text (360 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 25 September 2012