This pooling of individual-level data from a series of large general population–based cohort studies examines the association between psychological distress and the risk of completed suicide.
This population-based cohort study examines the long-term risks of suicide after parental death.
This Neuroscience and Psychiatry article proposes that changing levels of estradiol may directly modify the activity of dorsal and ventral emotional regulation nodes and circuits, modifying the cognitive and emotional consequences of life stress and leading to depression in women.
Chiappelli et al investigate whether the level of KYNA changes following psychological stress and whether this change is associated with stress-related behavior. Javitt provides commentary in a related editorial.
Using the age at onset of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, Kubzansky et al investigate whether women who develop PTSD are more likely than trauma-exposed women without PTSD or those with no trauma or PTSD symptoms to gain weight.
Akdeniz et al study neural social stress processing, using functional magnetic resonance imaging, and associations with perceived discrimination in ethnic minority individuals. Wager and Gianaros provide commentary in a related editorial.
This cross-sectional analysis using the Nurses’ Health Study II cohort reports that posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms are associated with increased food addiction prevalence. Strategies aimed at reducing obesity associated with posttraumatic stress disorder may require psychological and behavioral interventions that address dependence on food and/or use of food to cope with distress.