Oxytocin and brain activity in humans: A systematic review and coordinate-based meta-analysis of functional MRI studies
Oxytocin is a neuropeptide that has a critical role in human social behaviours; including social perception, social cognition, and social memory (Macdonald and Macdonald, 2010). For this reason, oxytocin research has garnered serious interest within the scientific community, popular press and general public (Bartz et al, 2011). Since the first study was published in 2005 (Kirsch et al, 2005), there has been a fourfold increase in neuroimaging studies on the neurobiological effects of oxytocin when administered intranasally (Fig. (Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology)
Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sally A. Grace, Susan L. Rossell, Markus Heinrichs, Catarina Kordsachia, Izelle Labuschagne Source Type: research

Attachment Security Buffers the HPA Axis of Toddlers Growing up in Poverty or Near Poverty: Assessment During Pediatric Well-Child Exams with Inoculations
In the United States, between a fifth and a quarter of children are growing up in poverty and approximately another twenty percent live in households with incomes in the near poor range (Yoshikawa et al., 2012). Growing up poor in disadvantaged neighborhoods increases an individual ’s risk of a range of adverse physical and mental health outcomes (Aber et al., 1997; Diez Roux& Mair, 2010; Yoshikawa et al., 2012), including early death (Meijer et al., 2012). Recent work has also noted a range of socioeconomic variables may have significant impacts on brain development (see review, Farah, 2017). (Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology)
Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Anna B. Johnson, Shanna B. Mliner, Carrie E. Depasquale, Michael Troy, Megan R. Gunnar Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “The role of genetic variation in the glucocorticoid receptor (NR3C1) and mineralocorticoid receptor (NR3C2) in the association between cortisol response and cognition under acute stress” [Psychoneuroendocrinology 87 (2018) 173–180]
The authors regret to inform the scientific community about changes to a paper recently published in Psychoneuroendocrinology. In this paper we reported that two haplotypes of the NR3C1 and NR3C2 genes were significantly associated with a stress-induced response of the HPA axis. Furthermore, there was a NR3C2 haplotype x cortisol response interaction on attentional performance in our sample. (Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology)
Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Thomas Plieger, Andrea Felten, Hanna Splittgerber, Éilish Duke, & Martin Reuter Tags: Corrigendum Source Type: research

Role of oxytocin in the ventral tegmental area in social reinforcement
Social reward is a critical element in the development, expression, and maintenance of social behaviors and relationships (Suomi et al., 1971, Krach et al., 2010, Trezza et al., 2011). Despite the importance of social reward in adaptive and maladaptive behaviors, much remains to be learned about the reinforcing properties of social interaction and the neurobiological mechanisms underlying its rewarding properties. Various types of social interactions can serve as behavioral reinforcers (Everitt et al., 1987, Lee et al., 2000, Matthews et al., 2005, Trezza et al., 2011). (Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology)
Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Johnathan M. Borland, Kymberly N. Grantham, Lauren M. Aiani, Kyle J. Frantz, H. Elliott Albers Source Type: research

Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Bipolar Disorder? – BiP and CHOP gene expression- and XBP1 splicing analysis in peripheral blood
Bipolar Disorder (BD) is characterized by mood swings between euphoria and depressed mood (Rothenh äusler HB 2007). The exact mechanisms of these mood swings are still cryptic and must be further elucidated. There is growing evidence from previous in-vitro studies that the Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER), the protein folding factory of the cell, plays a major role in BD (Pfaffenseller et al., 2014, H ayashi et al., 2009, So et al. 2007). The membranous ER network is essential, because it shelters ribosomal protein synthesis, stores calcium for signal transduction and is responsible for the correct folding of proteins. (Sou...
Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Susanne A. Bengesser, Eva Z. Reininghaus, Nina Dalkner, Armin Birner, Helena Hohenberger, Robert Queissner, Frederike Fellendorf, Martina Platzer, Rene Pilz, Carlo Hamm, Alexandra Rieger, Hans-Peter Kapfhammer, Harald Mangge, Bernd Reininghaus, Nathalie M Source Type: research

Can prebiotics assist in the Management of Cognition and Weight Gain in Schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia is among the top half of the 25 leading causes of disabilities worldwide with a 10 –20 year decrease in life expectancy. Ineffective pharmacotherapy in the management of cognitive deficits and weight gain are known to be significant contributors; therefore interventions that may mitigate one, or both, of these parameters would be highly beneficial. Manipulation of the gut micr obiome using dietary supplements such as prebiotics may be one such intervention. Preclinical studies have shown that a 2-4 week dietary supplementation with a prebiotic has beneficial effects on learning and memory, and prevent...
Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Amy Chia-Ching Kao, Philip W.J. Burnet, Belinda Lennox Source Type: research

Antidepressant Treatment Resistance is Associated with Increased Inflammatory Markers in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) affects approximately 10% of the US adult population and is the leading cause of disability worldwide (Friedrich, 2017; Global Burden of Disease Study, 2015). Despite recent advances in understanding the pathophysiology of MDD, approximately 30% of patients with MDD remain treatment refractory following multiple treatment trials with currently available antidepressant medications (Rush et al., 2006). (Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology)
Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ebrahim Haroon, Alexander W. Daguanno, Bobbi J. Woolwine, David R. Goldsmith, Wendy M. Baer, Evanthia C. Wommack, Jennifer C. Felger, Andrew H. Miller Source Type: research

Maternal distress and hair cortisol in pregnancy among women with elevated adverse childhood experiences
Stress throughout the life-course is associated with a wide-range of adverse health outcomes. Accumulating evidence from animal and several human studies suggests that maternal distress and adversity experienced during pregnancy, including depression, anxiety, general and pregnancy-specific stress can increase the risk for impaired infant development.(Talge et al., 2007) Families in poverty, such as those participating in home visiting intervention programs, carry a high burden of adversity including increased early life stressors and family exposure to psychosocial stressors (e.g., violence, residential instability, food ...
Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Katherine Bowers, Lili Ding, Samantha Gregory, Kimberly Yolton, Hong Ji, Jerrold Meyer, Robert T. Ammerman, Judith Van Ginkel, Alonzo Folger Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research

Emerging literature in the microbiota-brain axis and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD), including Antenatal Depression (AND) and Postpartum Depression (PPD), are one of the most common postpartum complications affecting 10-20% of perinatal women (Andersson et al., 2006; Cooper et al., 1988; Dietz et al., 2007; Evans et al., 2001; Gaynes et al., 2005; Josefsson et al., 2001; O ’Keane and Marsh, 2007). In severe cases, these disorders can be crippling (Abramowitz et al., 2010; Bernstein et al., 2008), and in developed nations, suicide is one of the largest contributors to maternal mortality (Palladino et al., 2011; Gentile, 2011; Oates, 2003; Lindahl et al., 20...
Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Hannah S. Rackers, Stephanie Thomas, Kelsey Williamson, Rachael Posey, Mary C. Kimmel Source Type: research

Sex differences in effects of maternal risk and protective factors in childhood and pregnancy on newborn telomere length
According to the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease theory, many human disease processes begin as early as the fetal period, even if symptoms do not emerge until late in life (Gluckman et al., 2008). Various maternal exposures have been identified as robust influencers on fetal development and, ultimately, offspring physical and mental health and neurodevelopment (Entringer et al., 2015; Van den Bergh et al., 2017). Importantly, evidence suggests that these exposures may not uniformly affect male and female offspring (Van den Bergh et al., 2017). (Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology)
Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Michelle Bosquet Enlow, Valentina Bollati, Georgios Sideridis, Julie D. Flom, Mirjam Hoxha, Michele Hacker, Rosalind J. Wright Source Type: research

Basal cortisol levels and metabolic syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a clinical condition characterized by a combination of different metabolic factors, including hyperglycemia, hypertension, reduced high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, elevated triglycerides, and abdominal obesity (Alberti et al., 2009). A Joint Interim Statement compiled by different organizations defined MetS as the concomitant presence of three of these five factors (Alberti et al., 2009). The prevalence of MetS is increasing continuously worldwide (Beltran-Sanchez et al., 2013; Mozumdar and Liguori, 2011), and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2012 estimated that ne...
Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Anderson Garcez, Helo ísa Marquardt Leite, Elisabete Weiderpass, Vera Maria Vieira Paniz, Guilherme Watte, Raquel Canuto, Maria Teresa Anselmo Olinto Source Type: research

Main and interaction effects of childhood trauma and the MAOA uVNTR polymorphism on psychopathy
Antisocial behavior includes a range of behavioral aspects such as aggression, disrespect for social norms, and irresponsibility, but also legal aspects related to criminality and delinquency (Morgan and Lilienfeld, 2000). Antisocial behavior, in combination with an unstable lifestyle, represents one important component (i.e., social deviance) of the psychopathy construct described by Hare (2003). However, psychopathy is not only characterized by social deviance, but more strongly by a restricted range and depth of emotions, manipulative skills, and deceitfulness (i.e., psychopathic core personality traits; Herpertz and Sa...
Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pia Hollerbach, Ada Johansson, Daniel Ventus, Patrick Jern, Craig S. Neumann, Lars Westberg, Pekka Santtila, Elmar Habermeyer, Andreas Mokros Source Type: research

Effects of chronic antipsychotic drug exposure on the expression of Translocator Protein and inflammatory markers in rat adipose tissue
Converging lines of evidence from genetics, post-mortem neuropathology, neuroimaging and peripheral biomarker studies suggest that at least a sub-set of patients with schizophrenia have elevated peripheral and central inflammation (Baumeister et al., 2014; Mondelli et al., 2017). Whether antipsychotic drug treatment has a confounding effect on these data remains controversial (Cotel et al., 2015; Baumeister et al., 2016). (Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology)
Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Anita Calevro, Marie-Caroline Cotel, Sridhar Natesan, Michel Modo, Anthony C. Vernon, Valeria Mondelli Source Type: research

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Altered tryptophan catabolite concentrations in major depressive disorder and associated changes in hippocampal subfield volumes
The kynurenine pathway (KP) is the major metabolic pathway for tryptophan in the body resulting in the production of kynurenine (KYN) and several downstream metabolites (O ’Farrell and Harkin et al., 2017; Stone et al., 2013). Induction of the rate limiting enzyme in the KP, indolamine 2,3 dioxygenase (IDO) is driven by inflammatory cytokines which has been proposed as a mechanism by which inflammation can precipitate depressive symptoms via tryptophan depletion. Mo st particularly activation of the KP and tryptophan depletion has been observed in depression that occurs secondary to exogenous administration of the cy...
Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kelly Doolin, Kelly A. Allers, Sina Pleiner, Andre Liesener, Chloe Farrell, Leonardo Tozzi, Erik O ’Hanlon, Darren Roddy, Thomas Frodl, Andrew Harkin, Veronica O’Keane Source Type: research

The reduced level of growth factors in an animal model of depression is accompanied by regulated necrosis in the frontal cortex but not in the hippocampus
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Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Mateusz Kucharczyk, Anna Kurek, Bartosz Pomierny, Jan Detka, Mariusz Papp, Katarzyna Tota, Bogus ława Budziszewska Source Type: research

Prolonged performance-related neuroendocrine activation and perseverative cognition in low- and high-anxious university music students
Music performance anxiety (MPA) has been defined as “the experience of marked and persistent anxious apprehension related to musical performance […] which is manifested through combinations of affective, cognitive, somatic and behavioral symptoms.” (Kenny, 2010, p. 433). MPA is a major issue for musicians, especially music students (Kaspersen a nd Gotestam, 2002; Patston, 2014). For instance, one third of students of Swiss music universities considered MPA to be a problem, and two thirds expressed the need to receive more support in order to cope better with MPA (Studer et al., 2011). (Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology)
Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Patrick Gomez, Carole Nielsen, Regina K. Studer, Horst Hildebrandt, Petra L. Klumb, Urs M. Nater, Pascal Wild, Brigitta Danuser Source Type: research

A Peripheral Immune Response to Remembering Trauma Contributes to the Maintenance of Fear Memory in Mice
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Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Matthew B. Young, Leonard L. Howell, Lauren Hopkins, Cassandra Moshfegh, Zhe Yu, Lauren Clubb, Jessica Seidenberg, Jeanie Park, Adam P. Swiercz, Paul J. Marvar Source Type: research

Perceived stress correlates with visceral obesity and lipid parameters of the metabolic syndrome: a systematic review and meta- analysis
Stress is regarded as one of the major public health challenges of the 21st century. Psychological stress has been suggested as a risk factor that may prospectively predict metabolic syndrome (Aschbacher et al., 2014; Pyykkonen et al., 2010). Other studies have also indicated that life stress may lead to metabolic syndrome (Steptoe and Kivim äki, 2013). A cross-sectional study of radiologists demonstrated that professionals characterized by elevated levels of stress had a significantly higher risk of metabolic syndrome than colleagues with lower stress (Magnavita and Fileni, 2014). (Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology)
Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Judit Tenk, P éter Mátrai, Péter Hegyi, Ildikó Rostás, András Garami, Imre Szabó, Petra Hartmann, Erika Pétervári, László Czopf, Alizadeh Hussain, Mária Simon, Szabina Szujó, Márta Balaskó Source Type: research

Role of apoptosis in the Post-traumatic stress disorder model-single prolonged stressed rats
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a stress-related mental disease which can occur after exposure to serious traumatic events. PTSD patients experience four major symptoms: re-experiencing; avoidance; numbing; and hyperarousal. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies have identified a reduced volume in the hippocampus of PTSD patients (Bremner et al., 1995; Gilbertson et al., 2002). However, the mechanisms that cause atrophy are not well understood. We focused on the role of apoptosis, which may be associated with atrophy of brain regions in PTSD. (Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology)
Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Yunbo Jia, Yunhe Han, Xinyue Wang, Fang Han Source Type: research

Association of T and non-T cell Cytokines with Anhedonia: Role of Gender Differences
Several lines of evidence implicate dysfunctional immune response in the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder (MDD) (Miller and Raison, 2016). Over one-third of patients treated with interferon alpha (an inflammatory cytokine) develop significant depressive symptoms (Raison et al., 2005). Depressive symptoms, in turn, are associated with higher levels of non-specific markers of inflammation such as c-reactive protein (CRP) (Cepeda et al., 2016). Patients with MDD have higher levels of inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin (IL)-6 in peripheral circulation and in cerebrospinal fluid as compared to controls (Kern...
Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Manish K. Jha, Andrew H. Miller, Abu Minhajuddin, Madhukar H. Trivedi Source Type: research

Sex hormones affect acute and chronic stress responses in sexually dimorphic patterns: Consequences for depression models
A multitude of different genetic and developmental causes may lead to alterations in a network mediated by stress- and reward-related neurotransmitter and neuromodulator systems, which - in different ways - cause individuals to be vulnerable for depression facing the stressful life events (Bao et al., 2012). The hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is a hub for integrating the neuroendocrine responses to stress (Ramot et al., 2017) and for the pathogenesis of mood disorders (Bao et al., 2005). (Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology)
Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lei Guo, Yi-Xi Chen, Yu-Ting Hu, Xue-Yan Wu, Yang He, Juan-Li Wu, Man-Li Huang, Matthew Mason, Ai-Min Bao Source Type: research

Psychosocial stress and inflammation driving tryptophan breakdown in children and adolescents: a cross-sectional analysis of two cohorts
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Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Nathalie Michels, Gerard Clarke, Loreto Olavarria-Ramirez, Sonia G ómez-Martínez, Ligia Esperanza Díaz, Ascensión Marcos, Kurt Widhalm, Livia A. Carvalho Source Type: research

Communication and Social Interaction Anxiety Enhance Interleukin-1 Beta and Cortisol Reactivity during High-Stakes Public Speaking
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Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Brandon J. Auer, Jessica L. Calvi, Nicolas M. Jordan, David Schrader, Jennifer Byrd-Craven Source Type: research

Repositioning of diabetes treatments for depressive symptoms: a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials
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Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Calum D. Moulton, Christopher W.P. Hopkins, Khalida Ismail, Daniel Stahl Source Type: research

Changes in the Tryptophan-Kynurenine Axis in association to therapeutic response in clinically depressed patients undergoing psychiatric rehabilitation
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Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: B. Reininghaus, K. Riedrich, N. Dalkner, S.A. Bengesser, A. Birner, M. Platzer, C. Hamm, J.M. Gostner, D. Fuchs, E.Z. Reininghaus Source Type: research

Sex Differences in the ACTH and Cortisol Response to Pharmacological Probes Are Stressor-Specific and Occur Regardless of Alcohol Dependence History
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Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Robert M. Anthenelli, Jaimee L. Heffner, Thomas J. Blom, Belinda E. Daniel, Benjamin S. McKenna, Gary S. Wand Source Type: research

Immune aberrations in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: a case-control study from a tertiary care neuropsychiatric hospital in India
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Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Salah Basheer, Manjunatha M. Venkataswamy, Rita Christopher, Therese Van Amelsvoort, Shoba Srinath, Satish Chandra Girimaji, Vasanthapuram Ravi Source Type: research

Stressful life events predict one-year change of leukocyte composition in peripheral blood
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Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marlene Penz, Clemens Kirschbaum, Angelika Buske-Kirschbaum, Magdalena K. Wekenborg, Robert Miller Source Type: research

Stress-induced pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokine concentrations in panic disorder patients
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Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Katja Petrowski, Susann Wichmann, Clemens Kirschbaum Source Type: research

Association between changes in heart rate variability during the anticipation of a stressful situation and the stress-induced cortisol response
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Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Matias M. Pulopulos, Marie-Anne Vanderhasselt, Rudi De Raedt Source Type: research

Cognitive abilities in women with complete androgen insensitivity syndrome and women with gonadal dysgenesis
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Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Anna Strandqvist, Agneta Herlitz, Agneta Nordenskj öld, Lisa Örtqvist, Louise Frisén, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg, Anna Nordenström Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “Insulin and glucagon in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid in suicide attempters and healthy controls” [Psychoneuroendocrinology 81 (2017) 1–7]
The authors regret that the article contains errors in data. (a) The correct detection limit for the CSF-insulin assay was 0.2  μU/ml. This applies to Section 2.5. (b) The correct mean, standard deviation and range for CSF-insulin for patients in Table 2 should read 3.29, 1.16 and 2–5, respectively, each marked with # to indicate imputation (Revised Table 2). (Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology)
Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marie Bendix, Kerstin Uvn äs-Moberg, Maria Petersson, Viktor Kaldo, Marie Åsberg, Jussi Jokinen Tags: Corrigendum Source Type: research

Verbal and physical client aggression – A longitudinal analysis of professional caregivers’ psychophysiological stress response and burnout
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Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - May 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Nina Kind, Anne Eckert, C élia Steinlin, Jörg M. Fegert, Marc Schmid Source Type: research

Emotion regulation as a predictor of the endocrine, autonomic, affective, and symptomatic stress response and recovery
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Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - April 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Katarina Krkovic, Annika Clamor, Tania M. Lincoln Source Type: research

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TEMPORARY REMOVAL: The Effect of a Service Dog on Salivary Cortisol Awakening Response in a Military Population with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
The publisher regrets that this article has been temporarily removed. A replacement will appear as soon as possible in which the reason for the removal of the article will be specified, or the article will be reinstated.The full Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal can be found at https://www.elsevier.com/about/our-business/policies/article-withdrawal. (Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology)
Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - April 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kerri E. Rodriguez, Crystal I. Bryce, Douglas A. Granger, Marguerite E. O ’Haire Source Type: research

Natural disaster-related prenatal maternal stress is associated with alterations in placental glucocorticoid system: The QF2011 Queensland Flood Study
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Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - April 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joey St-Pierre, David P. Laplante, Guillaume Elgbeili, Paul A. Dawson, Sue Kildea, Suzanne King, Cathy Vaillancourt Source Type: research

Oxytocin strengthens the link between provocation and aggression among low anxiety people
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Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - April 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Michaela Pfundmair, Annika Reinelt, C. Nathan DeWall, Lisa Feldmann Source Type: research

The Effect of a Service Dog on Salivary Cortisol Awakening Response in a Military Population with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - April 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kerri E. Rodriguez, Crystal I. Bryce, Douglas A. Granger, Marguerite E. O ’Haire Source Type: research

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Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - April 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Longitudinal associations between biomarkers of inflammation and changes in depressive symptoms in diabetic patients
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Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - April 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marijana Vu čić Lovrenčić, Mirjana Pibernik Okanović Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

PTSD in Women is Associated with a Block in Conversion of Progesterone to the GABAergic Neurosteroids Allopregnanolone and Pregnanolone Measured in Plasma
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Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - April 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: S.L. Pineles, Y.I. Nillni, G. Pinna, J. Irvine, A. Webb, K.A. Arditte Hall, R. Hauger, M.W. Miller, P.A. Resick, S.P. Orr, A.M. Rasmusson Source Type: research

The effect of gestational period on the association between maternal prenatal salivary cortisol and birth weight: A systematic review and meta-analysis
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Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - April 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stephana J. Cherak, Gerald F. Giesbrecht, Amy Metcalfe, Paul E. Ronksley, Mary E. Malebranche Source Type: research

PTSD in Women is Associated with a Block in Conversion of Progesterone to the GABAergic Neurosteroids Allopregnanolone and Pregnanolone Measured in Plasma
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Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - April 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: S.L. Pineles, Y.I. Nillni, G. Pinna, J. Irvine, A. Webb, K.A. Arditte Hall, R. Hauger, M.W. Miller, P.A. Resick, S.P. Orr, A.M. Rasmusson Source Type: research

The effect of gestational period on the association between maternal prenatal salivary cortisol and birth weight: A systematic review and meta-analysis
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Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - April 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stephana J. Cherak, Gerald F. Giesbrecht, Amy Metcalfe, Paul E. Ronksley, Mary E. Malebranche Source Type: research

Putting a finger on the problem: Finger stick blood draw and immunization at the well-child exam elicit a cortisol response to stress among one-year-old children
Blood draws and immunizations are naturalistic, mild pain stressors that have been used extensively to quantify stress reactivity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis via elevations in circulating cortisol. Up through six months of age, these stressors reliably provoke an HPA response. Their impact reduces after six months, however, such that by one year of age there is scant evidence that either stressor elicits an HPA response (Gunnar et al., 2009; Jansen et al., 2010). A dearth of paradigms that reliably evoke a cortisol response during the period of late infancy and early childhood poses a problem fo...
Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - April 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene A. Kertes, Hayley S. Kamin, Jingwen Liu, Samarth S. Bhatt, Maria Kelly Source Type: research

Putting a finger on the problem: Finger stick blood draw and immunization at the well-child exam elicit a cortisol response to stress among one-year-old children
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Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - April 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene A. Kertes, Hayley S. Kamin, Jingwen Liu, Samarth S. Bhatt, Maria Kelly Source Type: research

Estradiol moderates the relationship between state-trait anxiety and attentional bias to threat in women
Considerable evidence suggests that many features of anxiety disorders are sexually dimorphic, with the prevalence, severity, and chronicity of anxiety being greater in females relative to males (Li and Graham, 2017). Sociocultural factors undoubtedly contribute to these dimorphisms (McLean and Anderson, 2009), although fluctuations in sex hormones also appear to impact anxious symptoms in women. For example, women ’s risk for anxiety increases during puberty (Paus et al., 2008), post-partum (Ross and McLean, 2006), and peri-menopause (Bromberger et al., 2013). (Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology)
Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology - April 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bronwyn M. Graham, Geena Shin Source Type: research