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How the Brain Responds to Acute and Chronic Stress: Role of Excitatory Amino Acids and Glucocorticoids
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.
Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.

Dr. McEwen reports no commercial conflict of interest.

This activity is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Forest Laboratories.

Release Date: 06/15/2004
Termination Date: 06/15/2007

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:
  • Describe three brain areas involved in processing stressful events, and describe how acute stress affects their function
  • Describe what chronic stress does to these brain areas and how excitatory amino acids are involved along with circulating stress hormones
  • Describe how chronic stress affects behavior and memory in animal models.

This conference may include discussion of commercial products and services.

The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsor or its publisher. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.
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