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Stress and Brain Health: Across the Life Course, Vol 150

  • ID: 4850213
  • Book
  • March 2020
  • 256 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Stress and Brain Health: Across the Life Course, Volume 150, examines up-to-date knowledge on how stress effects brain health. The book's wide-ranging topics include the effects of pre-natal and childhood stress on neurodevelopment and aging. Chapters cover What is stress, how to measure it and effects on brain function, Pre-natal effects of stress on brain development and vulnerability, Stress in childhood, sensitive periods and regulatory mechanisms, The impact of childhood poverty on brain health, Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) on the brain, Stress, aging and epigenetics, The effects of chronic stress on the prefrontal cortex, Neurobiology of resilience to stress, and more.

  • Comprises diverse evidence from world-leading researchers in each area
  • Provides a readily accessible introduction to the topics covered, including basic guidance on stress theory and measurement
  • Essential reading for those in the fields of neuroscience, psychophysiology, psychoneuroendocrinology, health psychology, developmental psychology, neuro-rehabilitation and clinical research

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1. Salivary cortisol as a non-invasive window on the brain Angela Clow and Nina Smyth 2. Prenatal stress: Effects on fetal and child brain development Alexandra Lautarescu, Michael C. Craig and Vivette Glover 3. The development of stress reactivity and regulation during human development Melissa L. Engel and Megan R. Gunnar 4. The impact of childhood poverty on brain health: Emerging evidence from neuroimaging across the lifespan Alexander J. Dufford, Pilyoung Kim and Gary W. Evans 5. Psychosocial stress and epigenetic aging Helena Palma-Gudiel, Lourdes Fañanás, Steve Horvath and Anthony S. Zannas 6. Effects of stress on the structure and function of the medial prefrontal cortex: Insights from animal models Cara L. Wellman, Justin L. Bollinger and Kelly M. Moench 7. Environment and early life: Decisive factors for stress-resilience and vulnerability Akshaya Hegde and Rupshi Mitra 8. Stress, the cortisol awakening response and cognitive function Robin Law and Angela Clow 9. Effectiveness of stress relieving strategies in regulating patterns of cortisol secretion and promoting brain health Nina Smyth, Elena Rossi and Carly Wood
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