Submit a Manuscript to the Journal

Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment

For an Article Collection on

Current Perspectives of Chronic Stress: from Neurobiology to Treatment

Manuscript deadline
31 October 2023

Cover image - Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment

Article collection guest advisor(s)

Zoran M Pavlovic, Heruka Lifescience & Health Innovations
[email protected]

Submit an ArticleVisit JournalArticles

Current Perspectives of Chronic Stress: from Neurobiology to Treatment

A stressful situation – whether environmental, such as a looming work deadline, or psychological, such as persistent worry about losing a job – can trigger a cascade of stress-related neurotransmitter and hormonal changes resulting in well-orchestrated physiological reactions.

Our bodies are well equipped to handle stress in small doses, for instance when facing challenging life situations as in the case of eustress. On the other hand, long-term and continuous distressful events can exert serious effects on us. Yet, we ask, how do those somatic and nervous system strains form our experience of stress?

Although typical human responses to stressors show a certain degree of uniformity, personality type, age, sex, intensity, duration and exposure to previous stressful life events can specifically modulate our reactions to stressful situations. Therefore, investigating the neurobiological correlates of responses to chronic stress in the context of these variabilities can provide much richer knowledge on the impact of long-term environmental stressors on our mind and body functions.

The consequences of chronic stress are closely linked to overall health outcomes. This is associated with dysregulation of immunological functions leading to systematic and neuroinflammation and consequential health deterioration. Preventative treatments may assist in mitigating the long-term impact of stress, but equally, stress-reduction treatments and resilience boosting interventions can assist us at times when prevention is not feasible or suitable.

The journal is seeking original submissions and review articles on the following topics related to various aspects of chronic stress:

• Neurobiological and neurophysiological correlates of chronic stress
• Chronic stress-induced neurotransmitter, corticoid, and hormonal changes and their interplay in stress response
• Mind-body reactions to chronic stress: the influence of demographic and genetic variables
• Role of chronic stress in triggering major depression, anxiety, substance use, and neurodegenerative disorders
• Dysregulation of the immune system and associated systematic and neuroinflammation caused by exposure to long-term environmental stressors
• Oxidative and nitrosative stress biomarkers in the context of chronic stress
• Chronic stress in the workplace and its implications
• Implementing preventative treatments for chronic stress and chronic stress-related conditions
• Evaluation of efficacy of stress symptom reduction interventions
• Resilience enhancement strategies in the management of stress response

Upon submission, please use the promo code YZDWK for 20% off the advertised article processing charge and indicate that your manuscript will be considered for the Thematic Series of “Current Perspectives of Chronic Stress: from Neurobiology to Treatment”.

For any inquiries, please email Darcy Hodge, Commissioning Editor at [email protected]

Benefits of publishing open access within Taylor & Francis

Global marketing and publicity, ensuring your research reaches the people you want it to.

Article Collections bring together the latest research on hot topics from influential researchers across the globe.

Rigorous peer review for every open access article.

Rapid online publication allowing you to share your work quickly.

All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo desk assessment and peer-review as part of our standard editorial process. Guest Advisors for this collection will not be involved in peer-reviewing manuscripts unless they are an existing member of the Editorial Board. Please review the journal Aims and Scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.