2006 Curt P. Richter award winner: Social influences on stress responses and health.

@article{Devries20072006CP,
  title={2006 Curt P. Richter award winner: Social influences on stress responses and health.},
  author={A Courtney Devries and Tara K. S. Craft and Erica R. Glasper and Gretchen N. Neigh and Jessica K. Alexander},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2007},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={587-603}
}
Both positive and negative social interactions can modulate the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and influence recovery from injuries and illnesses, such as wounds, stroke, and cardiac arrest. Stress exacerbates neuronal death following stroke and cardiac arrest, and delays cutaneous wound healing, via a common mechanism involving stress-induced increases in corticosterone, acting on glucocorticoid receptors. In contrast, hamsters and mice that form social bonds are buffered against… CONTINUE READING

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