22. Stress and Human Neuroimaging Studies

  1. Cheryl D. Conrad
  1. J. Douglas Bremner

Published Online: 14 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118083222.ch22

The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain

The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain

How to Cite

Bremner, J. D. (2011) Stress and Human Neuroimaging Studies, in The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain (ed C. D. Conrad), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118083222.ch22

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Radiology, Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, 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 and human neuroimaging studies;
  • traumatic stress on brain and behavior;
  • chronic psychiatric disorders;
  • brain and hippocampus;
  • amygdale, memory for emotional valence of events;
  • brain structure changes in PTSD;
  • functional neuroimaging studies in PTSD;
  • borderline personality disorder (BPD);
  • stress response, and hippocampus and prefrontal cortex


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Lasting Effects of Traumatic Stress on the Brain and Behavior

  • Neural Circuits of Trauma-spectrum Disorders

  • Changes in Brain Structure in PTSD

  • Functional Neuroimaging Studies in PTSD

  • Neuroreceptor Studies in PTSD

  • Brain-imaging Findings in Other Trauma-spectrum Disorders

  • Summary and Conclusions

  • References