Stress, inflammation, and aging

Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2012 Sep;20(9):729-33. doi: 10.1097/JGP.0b013e31826573cf.


This editorial provides a summary of the state of research on stress-related changes associated with aging and discuss how factors such as inflammation and sex steroid alterations may interact with psychosocial stress to affect the risk for mood and cognitive disturbance in older individuals. The authors provide an integrated summary of four studies reported in this issue of the journal and views on future direction in stress and aging research and interventions targeting resilience to stress.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Introductory Journal Article
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Aging / physiology*
  • Aging / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Inflammation / complications
  • Inflammation / physiopathology*
  • Inflammation / psychology*
  • Stress, Psychological / complications
  • Stress, Psychological / physiopathology*
  • Stress, Psychological / psychology*