Special Issue "Stress and Health: Understanding the Effects and Examining Interventions"
A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 December 2020.
Interests: human stress response; mental health; neuroendocrinology; HPA-axis; neurophysiology; affective disorders; gene x environment interactions; child development; interventions for stress management; multi-modal rehabilitation for stress
Modern life is associated with high levels of stress for many people. Stress factors include work, living conditions, financial resources, personal relationships, and the physical or mental health status of the individual and their family members. Many professional groups such as those in public services including healthcare workers are exposed to high levels of stress in the course of their work.
Some people appear to manage high-stress situations without negative effects, and some even report that they thrive on high stress levels, for example, at work. However, other people are unable to manage the stress factors in their lives and report negative responses to stress.
There is research evidence to support associations between specific stressors and physical or mental health problems in different groups of people. There is also increasing research evidence to demonstrate pathways by which children may be negatively affected by maternal experiences of stress, both in utero and throughout development. This can lead to health problems in the next generation. In this way, the negative effects of stress can become a further burden for individuals and society. Innovative research is being undertaken to find ways to mitigate the effects of unavoidable stress, to improve the health of individuals, and to reduce the cost of stress to society.
Dr. Alyx Taylor
Manuscript Submission Information
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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Healthcare is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- human stress response;
- HPA-axis; neurophysiology;
- affective disorders;
- gene x environment interactions;
- child development;
- social support; sense of coherence;
- pharmacological intervention;
- cognitive behavioral therapy;
- physical exercise; yoga;
- multi-modal rehabilitation for stress.