Editor's choice: psychosocial stress

Psychosocial stress is the consequence of an imbalance between the adverse experiences we meet in our everyday lives and our ability to cope with them.

In recent years, psychosocial stress, in its acute and chronic forms, has become a topic of focus across multiple research fields and identified as a key detriment to health and well-being globally.

This collection brings forth the latest research into the multifaceted consequences of psychosocial stress on the physical, mental, and social well-being of individuals.

In it, we draw particular attention to the effects of social isolation and loneliness, a prominent issue faced in this time of mass lockdown and social distancing.

Psychological and social effects

Somatic effects

Social Isolation and loneliness