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 (Website)
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