Highlights from Psychosomatic Medicine
Founded in 1939, Psychosomatic Medicine is not only the flagship journal of the society, but an international and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal for state-of-the-science research. The journal focuses on the biological correlates of clinical psychiatric conditions, biobehavioral processes involved in health and disease and emphasizes statistical and methodological issues relevant to our field. With a 2010 Impact Factor of 3.974, Psychosomatic Medicine is ranked 11th among the 71 psychology journals and 25th among psychiatry journals. Moreover, the 5-year Impact Factor is 4.690, 8th among psychology journals and 21st among psychiatry journals.
The following papers are recent examples of the substantial progress that is being made in the field of Psychosomatic Medicine. Importantly, the articles listed here are just a few of the many excellent publications in the journal. We look forward to continue receiving the best of your work.
Thank you very much,
Willem (Wijo) Kop, Ph.D.
Neuroticism, depressive symptoms, and serum BDNF.
Terracciano A, Lobina M, Piras MG, Mulas A, Cannas A, Meirelles O, Sutin AR, Zonderman AB, Uda M, Crisponi L, Schlessinger D.
Psychosom Med. 2011 Oct;73(8):638-42. Epub 2011 Sep 23.
Associations of trait optimism with diurnal neuroendocrine activity, cortisol responses to mental stress, and subjective stress measures in healthy men and women.
Endrighi R, Hamer M, Steptoe A.
Psychosom Med. 2011 Oct;73(8):672-8.
Telomere length integrates psychological factors in the successful aging story, but what about the biology?
De Meyer T.
Psychosom Med. 2011 Sep;73(7):524-7.
The nocebo effect and its relevance for clinical practice.
Colloca L, Miller FG.
Psychosom Med. 2011 Sep;73(7):598-603. Epub 2011 Aug 23.
Psychiatric symptoms and proinflammatory cytokines in pregnancy.
Blackmore ER, Moynihan JA, Rubinow DR, Pressman EK, Gilchrist M, O'Connor TG.
Psychosom Med. 2011 Oct;73(8):656-63. Epub 2011 Sep 23.
Presurgical stress management improves postoperative immune function in men with prostate cancer undergoing radical prostatectomy.
Cohen L, Parker PA, Vence L, Savary C, Kentor D, Pettaway C, Babaian R, Pisters L, Miles B, Wei Q, Wiltz L, Patel T, Radvanyi L.
Psychosom Med. 2011 Apr;73(3):218-25. Epub 2011 Jan 21.
Usual and unusual care: existing practice control groups in randomized controlled trials of behavioral interventions.
Freedland KE, Mohr DC, Davidson KW, Schwartz JE.
Psychosom Med. 2011 May;73(4):323-35. Epub 2011 May 2.