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Special Issue "Neurobiological Response of Thalamus to Stress or Trauma"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Neurobiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2021).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Seog Ju Kim
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Guest Editor
Department of Psychiatry, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Korea
Interests: brain imaging; stress- and trauma-related disorders; sleep medicine

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recently, the thalamus and thalamic circuit has been suggested to be important in the neurobiological response to psychological trauma or stress. This Special Issue will cover various levels of research from molecular or cellular studies to human brain imaging studies reporting the neurobiological responses of the thalamus to stress or trauma. These studies will help in understanding the role of thalamus or thalamic circuits in the stress-induced emotional, cognitive, and behavioral change. In addition, they also will provide neurobiological insights into the development of approaches toward the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of stress- or trauma-related psychiatric disorders.

Prof. Dr. Seog-ju Kim
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • thalamus
  • connectivity
  • circuit
  • stress
  • trauma

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The Role of the Thalamus in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2021, 22(4), 1730; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijms22041730 - 09 Feb 2021
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has a high lifetime prevalence and is one of the more serious challenges in mental health care. Fear-conditioned learning involving the amygdala has been thought to be one of the main causative factors; however, recent studies have reported abnormalities [...] Read more.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has a high lifetime prevalence and is one of the more serious challenges in mental health care. Fear-conditioned learning involving the amygdala has been thought to be one of the main causative factors; however, recent studies have reported abnormalities in the thalamus of PTSD patients, which may explain the mechanism of interventions such as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Therefore, I conducted a miniature literature review on the potential contribution of the thalamus to the pathogenesis of PTSD and the validation of therapeutic approaches. As a result, we noticed the importance of the retinotectal pathway (superior colliculus−pulvinar−amygdala connection) and discussed therapeutic indicators. Full article
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