Neural mechanisms of social risk for psychiatric disorders

  title={Neural mechanisms of social risk for psychiatric disorders},
  author={Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg and Heike Tost},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
Mental health and social life are intimately inter-related, as demonstrated by the frequent social deficits of psychiatric patients and the increased rate of psychiatric disorders in people exposed to social environmental adversity. Here, we review emerging evidence that combines epidemiology, social psychology and neuroscience to bring neural mechanisms of social risk factors for mental illness into focus. In doing so, we discuss existing evidence on the effects of common genetic risk factors… CONTINUE READING