Editor-in-Chief: Willem J. Kop, PhD
ISSN: 0033-3174
Online ISSN: 1534-7796
Frequency: 9 issues per year
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From the Editor

Diabetes, Obesity, and the Brain

A Special Issue of Psychosomatic Medicine

We are pleased to present a special issue of Psychosomatic Medicine, focused on the theme of “Diabetes, Obesity, and the Brain.”

Dr. Susan Everson-Rose of the University of Minnesota and Dr. John Ryan of the University of Pittsburgh served as Guest Editors of the issue. As noted in their introductory article and accompanying podcast, the articles in this issue highlight some of the critical new findings and challenges related to preventing and treating the adverse consequences of diabetes and obesity on brain structure and function as well as neurocognitive functioning.

—Willem J. Kop, Editor-in-Chief, Psychosomatic Medicine

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Call for Papers
Mechanisms Linking Early Adversity with Physical Health

Abstract Deadline September 15, 2015

Social and environmental factors in early life play a critical role in shaping morbidity and mortality. Exposure to a wide range of adverse childhood experiences—including poverty, abuse, neglect, and violence—is associated with elevated risk for the onset of both physical and mental health disorders across the life course. Despite strong evidence for the links between adverse childhood experiences and health outcomes, the mechanisms that underlie these associations remain poorly understood. This is particularly true in the domain of physical health. Exploring these mechanisms is the goal of an upcoming special issue of Psychosomatic Medicine.

2016 Call for Abstracts

 Deadline approaching - October 5, 2015

The American Psychosomatic Society is pleased to accept abstracts submissions for papers, posters and symposia for the

2016 Annual Scientific Meeting

Translating Research to Policy: From Bench to Policy

March 9-12, 2016 in Denver, CO

 Details and directions on abstract submission are available at


Abstract Deadline is October 5, 2015


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Upcoming Meeting

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Brain-Gut Interactions
and the Intestinal Microenvironment

Symposium sponsored by
the American Psychosomatic Society
and the American Gastroenterological Association

New York Marriott Downtown, New York, NY

September 25, 2015

Symposium Chairs:
Douglas A. Drossman, MD,
and Magnus Simren, MD


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