Psychosomatic Medicine

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May 2023 - Volume 85 - Issue 4

  • Suzanne Segerstrom, PhD, MPH
  • 0033-3174
  • 1534-7796
  • 9 issues per year
  • Psychiatry 69/257, Psychology 24/89
  • 3.864
​​Psychosomatic Medicine Special Issue – Call for Papers
Stress, Sleep and Health: A Special Issue Honoring the Contributions of Dr. Martica Hall
Guest Edited by: Drs. Wendy Troxel, Julian Thayer, and Daniel Buysse

In March 2023, the scientific community lost a prominent and beloved leader in the field of psychosomatic medicine: Dr. Martica Hall (“Tica”). Tica served on the Editorial Board of Psychosomatic Medicine beginning in 2008, served as Associate Editor beginning in 2022, and was past-President of the American Psychosomatic Society. Throughout her career, Tica demonstrated a remarkable commitment to training and mentoring the next generation of researchers and played a key role in bridging the gap between psychosomatic medicine and sleep medicine. In particular, Tica conducted seminal research demonstrating the links among sleep, stress, and health and pioneered the use of ecologically valid ambulatory sleep methodologies. In honor of Tica’s memory and her many contributions to the field, Psychosomatic Medicine will publish a special journal issue focused on the intersections among sleep, stress, and health across the lifespan. Understanding of the dynamic association between stress and sleep, and their potential moderators and mediators, will advance science, inform the development of novel prevention and intervention efforts, and promote health equity. Systematic or narrative reviews will be considered, as will qualitative or mixed method analyses.

Further details about this call for papers are available at this link​.

Manuscript submission deadline: Sept. 15, 2023

Learned Nocebo Effects on Cutaneous Sensations of Pain and Itch: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Experimental Behavioral Studies on Healthy Humans

Thomaidou, Mia A.; Blythe, Joseph S.; Peerdeman, Kaya J.; More

Psychosomatic Medicine. 85(4):308-321, May 2023.

Perceived Chronic Stress Is Associated With the German Diabetes Risk Score Among Adults Without Known Diabetes in Germany

Nübel, Julia; Du, Yong; Baumert, Jens; More

Psychosomatic Medicine. 85(4):332-340, May 2023.