The author reflects on various behavioral neuroscience studies which offer a perspective on how fear and stress systems interact and how they may influence the development of emotional and pathological states. A study suggests that the sensitivity of a person to developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be influenced by their genetic, development and environmental experiences. It recommends further studies to understand and treat pathologies of fear, stress and trauma.
Johnson, L. R. (2016). Editorial: How Fear and Stress Shape the Mind. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 10. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2016.00024