Chapter 14. Brain Mechanisms In Stress and Negative Affect

  1. Prof. Dr. Bengt B. Arnetz2,3 and
  2. Prof. Rolf Ekman4
  1. Mats Fredrikson and
  2. Tomas Furmark

Published Online: 21 AUG 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527609156.ch14

Stress in Health and Disease

Stress in Health and Disease

How to Cite

Fredrikson, M. and Furmark, T. (2006) Brain Mechanisms In Stress and Negative Affect, in Stress in Health and Disease (eds B. B. Arnetz and R. Ekman), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527609156.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Wayne State University, 101 E. Alexandrine, Detroit, Michigan 48201-2011, USA

  2. 3

    Division of Social Medicine, Uppsala University, Uppsala Science Park, Social Medicine, 75185 Uppsala, Sweden

  3. 4

    Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Neurochemical laboratory, Mölndal/SU, 43180 Mölndal, Sweden

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Box 1225, 751 42 Uppsala, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 AUG 2006
  2. Published Print: 20 JUL 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527312214

Online ISBN: 9783527609154



  • stress in health and disease;
  • stress and the individual;
  • brain mechanisms in stress;
  • brain mechanisms in negative affect;
  • brain-imaging techniques;
  • brain-imaging paradigms;
  • theories of emotion;
  • theories of neuroimaging applications;
  • relieving stress;
  • genetic influences


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Brain-Imaging Techniques and Paradigms

  • Theories of Emotion and Neuroimaging Applications

  • Dismantling Fear from Disgust: a Theory Test

  • Emotional Activation versus Emotional Control: Activating, Controlling and Modulating Brain Circuits

  • Imaging Stress

    • Studies of Anxiety Disorders

    • Disentangling Studies

    • Function and Structure in Brain-Imaging

  • Relieving Stress: Treatment Studies

  • Genetic Influences on Stress and Brain Activity

  • Psychosomatic Stress and Emotional Brain Circuits

  • References