Supplementary readings

Additional links to content, to act as supplements in your studies and provide a broader scope of information.

Anisman, H., Merali, Z. & Hayley, S. (2008). Neurotransmitter, peptide and cytokine processes in relation to depressive disorder: Comorbidity of depression with neurodegenerative disorders. Progress in Neurobiology, 85, 1–74

Dantzer. R., O'Connor. J.C., Freund. G.G., et al. (2008). From inflammation to sickness and depression: when the immune system subjugates the brain. Nature Review in Neuroscience. 9, 46–56.

Duman, R.S. & Monteggia, L.M. (2006). A neurotrophic model for stress-related mood disorders. Biological Psychiatry, 59,1116–1127.

Hayley, S., Poulter, M.O., Merali, Z. & Anisman, H. (2005). The pathogenesis of clinical depression: stressor- and cytokine-induced alterations of neuroplasticity. Neuroscience, 135, 659–678.

Maier, S.F. & Watkins, L.R.  (1998). Cytokines for psychologists: implications of bidirectional immune-to-brain communication for understanding behavior, mood, and cognition. Psychological Review. 105, 83–107

McEwen, B.S. & Gianaros, P.J. (2011). Stress- and allostasis-induced brain plasticity. Annual Review of Medicine, 62, 431–445.

Sapolsky, R.M., Romero, L.M. & Munck, A.U. (2000). How do glucocorticoids influence stress responses? Integrating permissive, suppressive, stimulatory, and preparative actions. Endocrine Reviews, 21, 55–89.

Stress: vulnerability and resilience. This link isn’t to a video, but to a book. I’d have to be a dunce not to recommend this book in relation to stress and health and the biological substrates that mediate this relationship. Written with flair and some (corny) wit, this authoritative source for everything you’d ever want to know about stress and how to deal with it. Please buy the book and help send my grandkids to college.