Coping Behavior and Neurochemical Changes
For several years, we have been investigating the question of how psychological variables in stress situations affect physiological responses. This is shown diagrammatically in Figure 1 as the influence of (A) on (B). It is of particular relevance for mental/behavioral disorders if such investigations can be carried a step further, which is to determine whether the differential physiological changes (B) that arise because of psychological variables in stress situations (A) can in turn mediate subsequent behavioral changes (C). In this event, we shall be able to observe how significant psychological factors lead to behavioral change via physiological mediation that is known to us.
KeywordsInescapable Shock Neurochemical Change Noradrenergic Activity Brain Norepinephrine Escape Deficit
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