List of contributors.
1. Environmental and genetic factors influencing stress reactivity.
1.1. Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis in postnatal life (D.M. Vázquez, S. Levine).
1.2. Early-life environmental manipulations in rodents and primates: potential animal models in depression research (C.R. Pryce et al.).
1.3. Gene targeted animals with alterations in corticotropin pathways: new insights into allostatic control (S.C. Coste, S.E. Murray, M.P. Stenzel-Poore).
1.4. Rat strain differences in stress sensitivity (B.A. Ellenbroek, E.J. Geven, A.R. Cools).
1.5. Glucocorticoid hormones, individual differences, and behavioral and dopaminergic responses to psychostimulant drugs (M. Marinelli, P.V. Piazza Bordeaux).
1.6. Social hierarchy and stress (R.R. Sakai, K.L.K. Tamashiro).
2. Stress and the immune system.
2.1. Stress-induced hyperthermia (B. Olivier et al.).
2.2. Cytokine activation of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis (A.J. Dunn).
2.3. Glucocorticoids and the immune response (G.J. Wiegers et al.).
2.4. The molecular basis of fever (T. Cartmell, D. Mitchell).
3. Stress and psychiatric disorders.
3.1. Animal models of post-traumatic stress disorder (I. Liberzon, S. Khan, E.A. Young).
3.2. Neuroendocrine aspects of PTSD (R. Yehuda).
3.3. Depression and effects of antidepressant drugs on the stress systems (S. Modell, F. Holsboer). 3.4. A contemporary appraisal of the role of stress in schizophrenia (R.R.J. Lewine).
3.5. Atypical antipsychotic drugs and stress (C.E. Marx et al.).
3.6. The role of stress in opiate and psychostimulant addiction: evidence from animal models (L. Lu,