13. Adolescence and Stress

From Hypothalamic–Pituitary–Adrenal Function to Brain Development

  1. Cheryl D. Conrad
  1. Russell D. Romeo1 and
  2. Ilia N. Karatsoreos2

Published Online: 14 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118083222.ch13

The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain

The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain

How to Cite

Romeo, R. D. and Karatsoreos, I. N. (2011) Adolescence and Stress, in The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain (ed C. D. Conrad), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118083222.ch13

Editor Information

  1. Department of Psychology and Division of Natural Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and Behavior Program, Barnard College of Columbia University, New York, USA

  2. 2

    Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, Rockefeller University, New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 11 AUG 2011

Book Series:

  1. Wiley-Blackwell Handbooks of Behavioral Neuroscience

Book Series Editors:

  1. David Mostofsky

Series Editor Information

  1. Boston University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330236

Online ISBN: 9781118083222



  • stress effects across life span;
  • adolescence and stress;
  • adolescent maturation, gains in neuropsychological function;
  • stress and adolescent brain maturation;
  • HPA axis maturation during juvenile to adult transition;
  • paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of hypothalamus;
  • HPA function and adolescent maturation;
  • stress and stress-related hormones in neurobiological function


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Stages of Development

  • Maturation of HPA Axis during the Juvenile to Adult Transition

  • Stress and the Hippocampal Formation

  • Stress and the PFC

  • Conclusions

  • References