Stress Hormones and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Stress Hormones and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Basic Studies and Clinical Perspectives

1st Edition - December 14, 2007
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  • Editors: E. Ronald de Kloet, Melly Oitzl, Eric Vermetten
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444531407
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080556475

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) arises from the experience of severe stressors and trauma. The disorder is characterized by recurrent recall of intrusive memories to the event, nightmares with insomnia, emotional numbing, hyperarousal, which are all long-lasting and relatively resistant to therapy. The focus of this book is on the question of how stress hormones are involved in PTSD. Recent evidence suggests that a dysregulation in stress hormones promotes the precipitation of PTSD and that correction of these hormones may ameliorate the disorder. This book combines state-of-the-art basic research on stress hormones from gene to behaviour with clinical research demonstrating the progress in understanding via imaging techniques, genetics, vulnerable phenotypes and co-morbidity with other disorders and physical illness.


Neuroscientists, psychologists, and psychiatrists.

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  • No. of pages: 338
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2007
  • Published: December 14, 2007
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444531407
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080556475
  • About the Editors

    E. Ronald de Kloet

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Rudolf Magnus Institute for Pharmacology, Medical Faculty, Univeristy of Utrecht

    Melly Oitzl

    Eric Vermetten

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Head of Research Military Mental Health, Staf Military Mental Health Ministery of Defense; Assoc Prof Psychiatry, University Medical Center, Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, Utrecht, the Netherlands