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Psychosomatic Medicine Behind the Article

Enjoy a deeper look at journal articles. These podcasts feature an interview with an author or expert offering insight and additional information related to an article in Psychosomatic Medicine.
Creator: Victoria White
Duration: 10:13
Psychosomatic Medicine May 2019, Volume 81, Issue 4;
A podcast discussion of the article by Katherine A. Duggan et al. published in the May 2019 issue of Psychosomatic Medicine. The researchers analyzed whether conscientiousness during youth was later associated with metabolic syndrome in adulthood. They found that adolescent conscientiousness benefited adult psychological resources regardless of race/ethnicity or socioeconomic (SES) status. In black men of low SES, however, adolescent conscientiousness was related to higher adult metabolic syndrome scores, consistent with other evidence that has suggested that there can be a physiologic cost to persistent efforts to cope with severe chronic stressors.
Creator: Victoria White
Duration: 08:23
A podcast discussion of the research article by Gwen Tindula et al. published in the February 2019 issue of Psychosomatic Medicine. The researchers explored the relationship between a mother’s mental health and a child’s home environment and the rates of obesity in Mexican-American youth.
Creator: Victoria White
Duration: 9:38
A podcast discussion of the research article by Kyle Bourassa et al. published in the January 2019 issue of Psychosomatic Medicine. Examining data collected over three decades, the researchers found that husbands and wives were at greater risk of early death when their anger-coping response styles differed.
Creator: Victoria White
Duration: 14:45
A special issue of Psychosomatic Medicine, published in November 2018, is devoted to the topic of the neuroscience of pain. Guest Editor Mustafa al’Absi discusses the topic with Cristina Ottaviani, an author who contributed her research, and Willem Kop, the Editor-in-Chief of the journal. Dr. Ottaviani’s research focuses on the association of high blood pressure with reduced pain sensitivity.
Creator: Victoria White
Duration: 12:08
A podcast discussion of Psychosomatic Medicine’s special issue, “Diabetes, Obesity, and the Brain,” Volume 77, Issue 6. Willem Kop, Editor-in-Chief of Psychosomatic Medicine, Susan A. Everson-Rose, and John Ryan discuss the cognitive problems and “accelerated aging” that can accompany diabetes and obesity. Dr. Rose is an associate editor of the journal. She and Dr. Ryan served as guest editors of the special issue.
Creator: Association Between Optimism and Serum Antioxidants in the Midlife in the United States Study
Duration: 14:58
Psychosomatic Medicine January 2013, Volume 75, Issue 1;
This study is one of the first of its kind to investigate how positive indicators of psychological health (i.e., optimism) and physical health (i.e., serum antioxidants) might be associated. This study also adds to the relatively limited literature on psychosocial factors and serum antioxidant status.
Creator: Participants: Aric A. Prather, PhD, lead author, Peter J. Gianaros, PhD, Associate Editor; and Martica Hall, PhD, discussant. Moderator: Victoria J. White, MA, ELS, Managing Editor for Manuscript Production.
Duration: 15:58
Psychosomatic Medicine May 2013, Volume 75, Issue 4;
A panel discussion. Sleep disturbance is a key behavioral risk factor for several medical illnesses including cardiovascular disease and diabetes and is implicated in the pathogenesis of psychopathology, most prominently mood and anxiety disorders. For instance, prospective studies find poor sleep to be a significant and independent contributor to major depressive disorder and a common residual symptom upon remission. How sleep affects health and, in particular, psychopathology risk remains unclear; however, recent experimental evidence points to enhanced sensitivity to stressful or negative emotional stimuli.
Creator: Participants: Neuroscience Special Series Editor Peter J. Gianaros, PhD, and authors Timothy D. Verstynen, PhD, and Andreana P. Haley, PhD. Moderator: Victoria J. White, MA, ELS, Managing Editor for Manuscript Production.
Duration: 15:50
Psychosomatic Medicine September 2012, Volume 74, Issue 7;
As part of Psychosomatic Medicine’s Special Series on Neuroscience in Health and Disease, the September 2012 issue of the journal (Volume 74, Issue 7) features two papers and an editorial related to body fat and possible connections with brain structure and function. Article: Increased Body Mass Index Is Associated With a Global and Distributed Decrease in White Matter Microstructural Integrity
Article: Indirect Effects of Elevated Body Mass Index on Memory Performance Through Altered Cerebral Metabolite Concentrations
Creator: Participants: Willem J. Kop, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, and Rodlescia S. Sneed, MPH, lead author of article. Moderator: Victoria J. White, MA, ELS, Managing Editor for Manuscript Production.
Duration: 8:11
Psychosomatic Medicine July/August 2012, Volume 74, Issue 6;
The risk of becoming ill after exposure to cold viruses is reduced by about half in parents compared to nonparents, regardless of pre-existing immunity, according to research led by Rodlescia S. Sneed, MPH, and Sheldon Cohen, PhD of Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. The study suggests that other, yet unknown factors related to being a parent may affect susceptibility to illness.
Creator: Participants: Willem J. Kop, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, and Thomas Kubiak, PhD, who guest edited the special issue with Arthur Stone, PhD. Moderator: Victoria J. White, MA, ELS, Managing Editor for Manuscript Production.
Duration: 10:54
Psychosomatic Medicine May 2012, Volume 74, Issue 4;
Participants: Willem J. Kop, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, and Thomas Kubiak, PhD, who guest edited the special issue with Arthur Stone, PhD. Moderator: Victoria J. White, MA, ELS, Managing Editor for Manuscript Production.