16. Chronic Stress and Hippocampus Vulnerability to Functional Changes and Health in the Adult

  1. Cheryl D. Conrad
  1. Cheryl D. Conrad

Published Online: 14 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118083222.ch16

The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain

The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain

How to Cite

Conrad, C. D. (2011) Chronic Stress and Hippocampus Vulnerability to Functional Changes and Health in the Adult, in The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain (ed C. D. Conrad), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118083222.ch16

Editor Information

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

Author Information

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

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Keywords:

  • chronic stress, hippocampus vulnerability to changes in adults;
  • Erickson and Barnes's forms of memory, unperturbed by age;
  • glucocorticoid cascade hypothesis;
  • hippocampus role in glucocorticoid cascade hypothesis;
  • hippocampal structural changes beyond neuronal loss;
  • hippocampal CA3 dendritic retraction;
  • glucocorticoids influencing spatial memory;
  • chronic stress and CA3 dendritic retraction;
  • stress increasing hippocampal glutamate levels

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Glucocorticoid Cascade Hypothesis and Recent Developments

  • Investigating Hippocampal Structural Changes Beyond Neuronal Loss

  • Hippocampal CA3 Dendritic Retraction: Consequences on Spatial Ability

  • Model for Chronic Stress and CA3 Dendritic Retraction in Spatial Ability

  • Hippocampal CA 3 Dendritic Retraction: Consequences on Hippocampal Health

  • Glucocorticoid Vulnerability Hypothesis and Implications

  • References