Presidential review published in Psychosomatic Medicine

Dr. al’Absi published a comprehensive review in Psychosomatic Medicine related to his residential address.


“Stress reactivity research has traditionally focused on the idea that exaggerated responses to stress may have adverse effects on health. Accumulating evidence suggests that attenuated responses to stress and delayed recovery may also be problematic. The review by Dr. Mustafa al’Absi focuses on response characteristics of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis, the endogenous opioid system (EOS), and the cardiovascular system as related to hypertension, pain perception, and addictive behaviors. A blunted stress response may indicate long-term physiological dysregulation that could usher in harmful consequences for cardiovascular disease, pain-related conditions, and addictive disorders.”


Title: Stress and Addiction: When a Robust Stress Response Indicates Resiliency