• Publications
  • Influence
Complicated grief and related bereavement issues for DSM‐5
Bereavement is a severe stressor that typically incites painful and debilitating symptoms of acute grief that commonly progresses to restoration of a satisfactory, if changed, life. Normally, griefExpand
  • 629
  • 43
  • PDF
To assess, to control, to exclude: Effects of biobehavioral factors on circulating inflammatory markers
Behavioral scientists have increasingly included inflammatory biology as mechanisms in their investigation of psychosocial dynamics on the pathobiology of disease. However, a lack of standardizationExpand
  • 314
  • 23
  • PDF
Functional neuroanatomy of grief: an FMRI study.
OBJECTIVE In this study the authors examined the functional neuroanatomy of grief, which to their knowledge has not been studied previously in functional neuroimaging research. METHOD Grief wasExpand
  • 232
  • 11
Craving love? Enduring grief activates brain's reward center
TLDR
This study supports the hypothesis that attachment activates reward pathways. Expand
  • 193
  • 9
  • PDF
Smaller Cornu Ammonis 2–3/Dentate Gyrus Volumes and Elevated Cortisol in Multiple Sclerosis Patients with Depressive Symptoms
BACKGROUND The hippocampus is likely involved in mood disorders, but in vivo evidence for the role of anatomically distinct hippocampal subregions is lacking. Multiple sclerosis, an inflammatoryExpand
  • 95
  • 8
  • PDF
Autonomic and emotion regulation in bereavement and depression.
OBJECTIVES Prior research suggests important differences between depression and the depressed feelings experienced in the context of bereavement, despite some overlap. Differences include an increaseExpand
  • 94
  • 8
When grief makes you sick: Bereavement induced systemic inflammation is a question of genotype
Although bereavement is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in the surviving spouse, some widow(er)s remain healthy. Genetic variability in expression of inflammatory markers inExpand
  • 53
  • 4
  • PDF
Thalamic–hippocampal–prefrontal disruption in relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis
Background Cortical, thalamic and hippocampal gray matter atrophy in relapsing–remitting MS (RRMS) is associated cognitive deficits. However, the role of interconnecting white matter pathwaysExpand
  • 36
  • 3
Making Meaning of Life Events: Theory, Evidence, and Research Directions for an Alternative Model
Utilizing cognition, emotion, and psychotherapy research, theoretical and empirical evidence on adjustment to negative life events is reviewed. Two models of adjustment to negative life events areExpand
  • 45
  • 3
When grief heats up: Pro-inflammatory cytokines predict regional brain activation
TLDR
We present the first study to demonstrate the relationship between emotional processing, regional brain activation and localized inflammation in a chronically stressed population of adults. Expand
  • 90
  • 2
  • PDF