Stress Controversies: Post‐Traumatic Stress Disorder, Hippocampal Volume, Gastroduodenal Ulceration *

@article{Fink2011StressCP,
  title={Stress Controversies: Post‐Traumatic Stress Disorder, Hippocampal Volume, Gastroduodenal Ulceration *},
  author={George Fink},
  journal={Journal of Neuroendocrinology},
  year={2011},
  volume={23}
}
  • G. Fink
  • Published 1 February 2011
  • Biology
  • Journal of Neuroendocrinology
Stress in mammals triggers a neuroendocrine response mediated by the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis and the autonomic nervous system. Increased activity of these two systems induces behavioural, cardiovascular, endocrine and metabolic cascades that enable the individual to fight or flee and cope with the stress. Our understanding of stress and stress‐response mechanisms is generally robust. Here, however, we review three themes that remain controversial and perhaps deserve further scrutiny… 

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