Social support and resilience to stress across the life span: A neurobiologic framework

  title={Social support and resilience to stress across the life span: A neurobiologic framework},
  author={F. Ozbay and Heidi Fitterling and D. Charney and S. Southwick},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
  • F. Ozbay, Heidi Fitterling, +1 author S. Southwick
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Current Psychiatry Reports
  • This review discusses selected neurobiologic and genetic factors—including noradrenergic and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis markers, oxytocin pathways, and serotonin transporter and brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene polymorphisms—in the context of resilience to stress, with an emphasis on social support. Social support’s impact on medical and psychiatric health outcomes is reviewed, and putative mediators are discussed. The reviewed literature indicates that social support is… CONTINUE READING
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