Interpersonal stress and proinflammatory activity in emerging adults with a history of suicide risk: A pilot study

Interpersonal stress during adolescence and young adulthood can threaten healthy developmental trajectories. A “primed” proinflammatory response to acute stress may serve as an underlying process that results in negative outcomes for youth. The present pilot study examined the relation between interpersonal stress and two proinflammatory cytokines in a sample of 42 university-recruited emerging adults with […]

Adolescent non-suicidal self-injury during the COVID-19 pandemic: A prospective longitudinal study of biological predictors of maladaptive emotion regulation

Background: Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) in adolescence is thought to stem from interactions between vulnerability in developing biological systems and experience of stressors. The current study assesses whether multiple levels of the stress system’s response to threat could prospectively predict NSSI engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic, a shared, time-locked stressor. Methods: Participants were 64 female adolescents (ages 12-16) […]