25. Stress, Prefrontal Cortex Asymmetry, and Depression

  1. Cheryl D. Conrad
  1. Ron M. Sullivan and
  2. François Laplante

Published Online: 14 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118083222.ch25

The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain

The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain

How to Cite

Sullivan, R. M. and Laplante, F. (2011) Stress, Prefrontal Cortex Asymmetry, and Depression, in The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain (ed C. D. Conrad), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118083222.ch25

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 Psychiatry, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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:

  • stress, prefrontal cortex asymmetry and depression;
  • prefrontal cortex (PFC) and depression;
  • dorsal anterior cingulate cortex;
  • lateralization of stress regulatory systems;
  • hemispheric specialization of prefrontal function;
  • brain damage, laterality and depression;
  • EEG studies of frontal brain asymmetry;
  • transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS);
  • depression, left prefrontal deficits or right prefrontal hyperfunction

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview of Prefrontal Cortical Involvement in Stress and Depression

  • Lateralization of Stress Regulatory Systems: Autonomic Function

  • Asymmetric Regulation of Neuroendocrine Function

  • Brain-imaging Studies, Depression, and Laterality

  • Brain Damage, Laterality, and Depression

  • Frontal Brain Asymmetry, Electroencephalographic Studies, and Depression

  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

  • Some Relevant Animal Findings on Prefrontal Lateralization

  • The Question of Gender

  • Summary

  • References