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Psychosomatic Medicine, founded in 1939, is the official organ of the American Psychosomatic Society. It publishes experimental and clinical studies dealing with various aspects of the relationships among social, psychological, and behavioral factors and bodily processes in humans and animals. It is an international, interdisciplinary journal devoted to experimental and clinical investigation in behavioral biology, psychiatry, psychology, physiology, anthropology, and clinical medicine. The Journal is published nine times a year; supplementary issues may contain reports of conferences at which original research was presented in areas relevant to the Society or may consist of monographs.

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Psychosomatic Medicine, founded in 1939, is the official organ of the American Psychosomatic Society. It publishes experimental and clinical studies dealing with various aspects of the relationships among social, psychological, and behavioral factors and bodily processes in humans and animals. It is an international, interdisciplinary journal devoted to experimental and clinical investigation in behavioral biology, psychiatry, psychology, physiology, anthropology, and clinical medicine. The Journal is published nine times a year; supplementary issues may contain reports of conferences at which original research was presented in areas relevant to the Society or may consist of monographs.

    Quantifying cortical resilience in experimental, clinical and epidemiological studies

    Quantifying cortical resilience in experimental, clinical and epidemiological studies

    In this episode, researcher Peter Hall discusses a new method for measuring cortical resilience, the Cortical Challenge and Recovery Task. He is lead author of the article, “Quantifying cortical resilience in experimental, clinical and epidemiological studies: A conceptually grounded method using non-invasive brain stimulation.”
    Podcast participants also include Editor-in-Chief Willem Kop, and Associate Editor Andreana Haley.

    • 12 min
    Emotions in Social Relationships and Their Implications for Health and Disease

    Emotions in Social Relationships and Their Implications for Health and Disease

    in October 2019, is devoted to the topic of “Emotions in Social Relationships and Their Implications for Health and Disease.” Participants include Guest Editors Bert Uchino and Naomi Eisenberger, Editor-in-Chief Willem Kop, and author Timothy Smith.

    • 17 min
    Mindfulness Training and Physical Health: Mechanisms and Outcomes

    Mindfulness Training and Physical Health: Mechanisms and Outcomes

    A podcast discussion of the article by J. David Creswell et al. published in the April 2019 issue of Psychosomatic Medicine. The article reviews recent developments in understanding the relationship between mindfulness interventions and physical health.

    • 15 min
    Prospective Associations of Adolescent Conscientiousness With Psychological Resources and Metabolic Syndrome in Black and White Men

    Prospective Associations of Adolescent Conscientiousness With Psychological Resources and Metabolic Syndrome in Black and White Men

    A podcast discussion of the article by Katherine A. Duggan et al. published in the May 2019 issue of Psychosomatic Medicine. The researchers analyzed whether conscientiousness during youth was later associated with metabolic syndrome in adulthood. They found that adolescent conscientiousness benefited adult psychological resources regardless of race/ethnicity or socioeconomic (SES) status. In black men of low SES, however, adolescent conscientiousness was related to higher adult metabolic syndrome scores, consistent with other evidence that has suggested that there can be a physiologic cost to persistent efforts to cope with severe chronic stressors.

    • 10 min
    The Effects of Dietary Improvement on Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

    The Effects of Dietary Improvement on Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

    A podcast discussion of the article by Joseph Firth et al. published in the April 2019 issue of Psychosomatic Medicine. The researchers conductd a meta-analysis to assess whether dietary inventions affect symptoms of depression and anxiety.

    • 10 min
    Early Life Home Environment and Obesity in a Mexican-American Birth Cohort: The CHAMACOS Study

    Early Life Home Environment and Obesity in a Mexican-American Birth Cohort: The CHAMACOS Study

    A podcast discussion of the research article by Gwen Tindula et al. published in the February 2019 issue of Psychosomatic Medicine. The researchers explored the relationship between a mother’s mental health and a child’s home environment and the rates of obesity in Mexican-American youth.

    • 8 min

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