Stress Reactivity and Psychosis


Research from the team of Jim van Os and Inez Myin-Germeys finds that stress reactivity in daily life is a risk factor for positive symptoms. Results appear online in Psychological Medicine.

Abstract → Lataster, T., Vamaggia, L., Lardinois, M., van Os, J., and Myin-Germeys, I. Increased stress reactivity: a mechanism specifically associated with the positive symptoms of psychotic disorder. Psychological Medicine. Online October 31, 2012

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Kermit Cole
Kermit Cole, MFT, founding editor of Mad in America, works in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a couples and family therapist. Inspired by Open Dialogue, he works as part of a team and consults with couples and families that have members identified as patients. His work in residential treatment — largely with severely traumatized and/or "psychotic" clients — led to an appreciation of the power and beauty of systemic philosophy and practice, as the alternative to the prevailing focus on individual pathology. A former film-maker, he has undergraduate and master's degrees in psychology from Harvard University, as well as an MFT degree from the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He is a doctoral candidate with the Taos Institute and the Free University of Brussels. You can reach him at [email protected].