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Research Output 1976 2019

2019
3 Citations (Scopus)

An evolutionary medicine perspective on pain and its disorders

Nesse, R. M. & Schulkin, J., Nov 11 2019, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 374, 1785, 20190288.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Somatoform Disorders
medicine
Medicine
pain
vulnerability

Evolutionary Medicine - A Great Way to Teach Biology

Nesse, R. M. & Natterson-Horowitz, B., Oct 1 2019, In : American Biology Teacher. 81, 8, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

biology
medicine
Medicine
Biological Sciences

How evolutionary psychiatry can advance psychopharmacology


Nesse, R. M. & Stein, D. J., Jan 1 2019, In : Dialogues in clinical neuroscience. 21, 2, p. 167-175 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychopharmacology
Psychiatry
Frustration
Genetic Selection
Neurosciences
1 Citation (Scopus)

The smoke detector principle

Nesse, R., Jan 21 2019, In : Evolution, Medicine and Public Health. 2019, 1, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
smoke
Smoke
detectors
detector
1 Citation (Scopus)

The state of evolutionary medicine in undergraduate education

Grunspan, D. Z., Moeller, K. T., Nesse, R. M. & Brownell, S. E., Jan 21 2019, In : Evolution, Medicine and Public Health. 2019, 1, p. 82-92 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
State Medicine
college students
medicine
education
Medicine
1 Citation (Scopus)

Tinbergen's four questions

Nesse, R., Jan 21 2019, In : Evolution, Medicine and Public Health. 2019, 1, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
2018
5 Citations (Scopus)

Core principles of evolutionary medicine: A Delphi study

Grunspan, D. Z., Nesse, R., Barnes, M. E. & Brownell, S., Jan 1 2018, In : Evolution, Medicine and Public Health. 2018, 1, p. 13-23 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Delphi Technique
medicine
Medicine
evolutionary biology
teachers
2017
1 Citation (Scopus)

Anorexia: A perverse effect of attempting to control the starvation response

Nesse, R., Jan 1 2017, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 40, p. 31-32 2 p., e125.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Bulimia
Anorexia
Starvation
Fats
Appetite
6 Citations (Scopus)

Does selection for short sleep duration explain human vulnerability to Alzheimer's disease?

Nesse, R., Finch, C. E. & Nunn, C. L., Jan 1 2017, In : Evolution, Medicine and Public Health. 2017, 1, p. 39-46 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

sleep
Alzheimer disease
Alzheimer Disease
Sleep
vulnerability
45 Citations (Scopus)

Evolutionary public health: introducing the concept

Wells, J. C. K., Nesse, R., Sear, R., Johnstone, R. A. & Stearns, S. C., Jul 29 2017, In : The Lancet. 390, 10093, p. 500-509 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Public Health
Health
Poverty
Life Expectancy
Computer Simulation
1 Citation (Scopus)

Introduction: Five Evolutionary Principles for Understanding Cancer

Nesse, R., Feb 14 2017, Ecology and Evolution of Cancer. Elsevier Inc., p. xv-xxi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

neoplasms
Neoplasms
3 Citations (Scopus)

Lay theories and metaphors of health and illness

Hauser, D. J., Nesse, R. & Schwarz, N., Jul 14 2017, The Science of Lay Theories: How Beliefs Shape Our Cognition, Behavior, and Health. Springer International Publishing, p. 341-354 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Metaphor
Health
Lay
Illness
11 Citations (Scopus)

Teleological reasoning, not acceptance of evolution, impacts students' ability to learn natural selection

Barnes, M. E., Evans, E. M., Hazel, A., Brownell, S. & Nesse, R., Oct 2 2017, In : Evolution: Education and Outreach. 10, 1, 7.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
natural selection
students
student
acceptance
ability
2016
12 Citations (Scopus)

Evolutionary Ecology of Organs: A Missing Link in Cancer Development?

Thomas, F., Nesse, R., Gatenby, R., Gidoin, C., Renaud, F., Roche, B. & Ujvari, B., Aug 1 2016, In : Trends in Cancer. 2, 8, p. 409-415 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Ecology
Tissue Survival
Neoplasms
Uterine Neoplasms
Leiomyoma
17 Citations (Scopus)

Evolutionary Origins and Functions of the Stress Response System

Nesse, R., Bhatnagar, S. & Ellis, B., Mar 30 2016, Stress: Concepts, Cognition, Emotion, and Behavior: Handbook of Stress. Elsevier, p. 95-101 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

History
Costs and Cost Analysis
Physiological Stress
Genetic Selection
Phylogeny
1 Citation (Scopus)

Human compulsivity: A perspective from evolutionary medicine

Stein, D. J., Hermesh, H., Eilam, D., Segalas, C., Zohar, J., Menchon, J. & Nesse, R., May 1 2016, In : European Neuropsychopharmacology. 26, 5, p. 869-876 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Medicine
Behavioral Symptoms
Neurobiology
1 Citation (Scopus)

Social selection is a powerful explanation for prosociality

Nesse, R., 2016, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 39, p. e47

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Homeless Youth
union and employers' representatives
reciprocity
Group
Group Selection
143 Citations (Scopus)

What are 'good' depression symptoms? Comparing the centrality of DSM and non-DSM symptoms of depression in a network analysis

Fried, E. I., Epskamp, S., Nesse, R., Tuerlinckx, F. & Borsboom, D., Jan 1 2016, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 189, p. 314-320 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Depression
Psychometrics
Psychiatry
Outpatients
Therapeutics
2015
18 Citations (Scopus)

Commentary: "Consistent superiority of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors over placebo in reducing depressed mood in patients with major depression"

Fried, E. I., Boschloo, L., van Borkulo, C. D., Schoevers, R. A., Romeijn, J. W., Wichers, M., de Jonge, P., Nesse, R., Tuerlinckx, F. & Borsboom, D., 2015, In : Frontiers in Psychiatry. 6, AUG, 117.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Major Depressive Disorder
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Antidepressive Agents
Placebos
Depression
165 Citations (Scopus)

Depression is not a consistent syndrome: An investigation of unique symptom patterns in the STAR∗D study

Fried, E. I. & Nesse, R., 2015, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 172, p. 96-102 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Depression
Major Depressive Disorder
Therapeutics
Outpatients
173 Citations (Scopus)

Depression sum-scores don't add up: Why analyzing specific depression symptoms is essential

Fried, E. I. & Nesse, R., Apr 6 2015, In : BMC Medicine. 13, 1, 72.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Depression
Suicidal Ideation
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
Research
Antidepressive Agents
14 Citations (Scopus)

Evolutionary Psychology and Mental Health

Nesse, R., Sep 8 2015, The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology. John Wiley and Sons Ltd., p. 903-927 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Mental Disorders
Mental Health
Psychology
Value of Life
Panic Disorder
10 Citations (Scopus)

Normal and Abnormal Anxiety in the Age of DSM-5 and ICD-11

Stein, D. J. & Nesse, R., Jul 11 2015, In : Emotion Review. 7, 3, p. 223-229 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Emotions
Anxiety
Anxiety Disorders
Psychotherapy
Public Health
33 Citations (Scopus)

The differential influence of life stress on individual symptoms of depression

Fried, E. I., Nesse, R., Guille, C. & Sen, S., Jun 1 2015, In : Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 131, 6, p. 465-471 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychological Stress
Depression
Suicidal Ideation
Major Depressive Disorder
Internship and Residency
6 Citations (Scopus)

The status of evolutionary medicine education in North American medical schools

Hidaka, B. H., Asghar, A., Aktipis, C. A., Nesse, R. M., Wolpaw, T. M., Skursky, N. K., Bennett, K. J., Beyrouty, M. W. & Schwartz, M. D., 2015, In : BMC Medical Education. 15, p. 38 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medical Schools
Curriculum
Medicine
medicine
Education
2014
5 Citations (Scopus)

Comment: A general "theory of emotion" is neither necessary nor possible

Nesse, R., Oct 27 2014, In : Emotion Review. 6, 4, p. 320-322 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Emotions
Genetic Selection
Emotion
General Theory
Research
81 Citations (Scopus)

Depression is more than the sum score of its parts: Individual DSM symptoms have different risk factors

Fried, E. I., Nesse, R., Zivin, K., Guille, C. & Sen, S., 2014, In : Psychological Medicine. 44, 10, p. 2067-2076 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Major Depressive Disorder
Depression
Internship and Residency
Longitudinal Studies
Health
3 Citations (Scopus)
Widowhood
Spouses
spouse
wisdom
wedding
101 Citations (Scopus)

The impact of individual depressive symptoms on impairment of psychosocial functioning

Fried, E. I. & Nesse, R., Feb 28 2014, In : PLoS One. 9, 2, e90311.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

signs and symptoms (animals and humans)
Depression
Disorders of Excessive Somnolence
Major Depressive Disorder
emotions
2013
37 Citations (Scopus)

Classification systems in psychiatry: Diagnosis and global mental health in the era of DSM-5 and ICD-11

Stein, D. J., Lund, C. & Nesse, R., 2013, In : Current Opinion in Psychiatry. 26, 5, p. 493-497 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Mental Disorders
Psychiatry
Mental Health
International Classification of Diseases
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
77 Citations (Scopus)

Evolutionary foundations for cancer biology

Aktipis, C. A. & Nesse, R., Jan 2013, In : Evolutionary Applications. 6, 1, p. 144-159 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cancer
Biological Sciences
neoplasms
Neoplasms
natural selection

Is depression an adaptation?

Nesse, R. M., Oct 15 2013, Depression: The Science of Mental Health. Taylor and Francis, Vol. 6. p. 182-189 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Depression
Aptitude
Foster Home Care
Motivation
Conflict (Psychology)
38 Citations (Scopus)

Tinbergen's four questions, organized: A response to Bateson and Laland

Nesse, R., Dec 2013, In : Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 28, 12, p. 681-682 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Famous Persons
Animal Behavior
animal behavior
animal
animals
2012
21 Citations (Scopus)

Evolution and medicine in undergraduate education: A prescription for all biology students

Antolin, M. F., Jenkins, K. P., Bergstrom, C. T., Crespi, B. J., De, S., Hancock, A., Hanley, K. A., Meagher, T. R., Moreno-Estrada, A., Nesse, R., Omenn, G. S. & Stearns, S. C., Jun 2012, In : Evolution. 66, 6, p. 1991-2006 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

college students
medicine
Prescriptions
education
students
25 Citations (Scopus)

Evolutionary molecular medicine

Nesse, R., Ganten, D., Gregory, T. R. & Omenn, G. S., May 2012, In : Journal of Molecular Medicine. 90, 5, p. 509-522 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Molecular Medicine
Medicine
Population Genetics
Phylogeny
Genomics

Natural selection and the elusiveness of happiness

Nesse, R., Mar 22 2012, The Science of Well-Being. Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Happiness
Genetic Selection
Emotions
Brain
Religion

Re: Evolutionary explanations for patients

Nesse, R., May 2012, In : Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 57, 5, p. 338 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)
Biological Evolution
Molecular Medicine
Modern 1601-history
Genomics
Public Health
77 Citations (Scopus)

Towards a genuinely medical model for psychiatric nosology

Nesse, R. & Stein, D. J., Jan 13 2012, In : BMC Medicine. 10, 5.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychiatry
Biomarkers
Cough
Mental Disorders
Comorbidity
2011
1 Citation (Scopus)

Evolution: A basic science for medicine

Nesse, R., Jan 1 2011, Pragmatic Evolution: Applications of Evolutionary Theory. Cambridge University Press, p. 107-114 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

medicine
Medicine
Biological Sciences
physicians
public health
8 Citations (Scopus)

Evolutionary approaches to sexually transmitted infections

Nesse, R. & Foxman, B., Aug 2011, In : Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1230, 1, p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pathogens
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Phylogeny
Medicine
Disease Outbreaks
11 Citations (Scopus)

Social selection and the origins of culture

Nesse, R., Jan 1 2011, Evolution, Culture, and the Human Mind. Taylor and Francis, p. 137-150 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

31 Citations (Scopus)

Ten questions for evolutionary studies of disease vulnerability

Nesse, R., Mar 2011, In : Evolutionary Applications. 4, 2, p. 264-277 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

medicine
vulnerability
Medicine
Population Genetics
population genetics
25 Citations (Scopus)

Threat detection, precautionary responses, and anxiety disorders

Stein, D. J. & Nesse, R., Mar 2011, In : Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 35, 4, p. 1075-1079 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anxiety Disorders
Research
Psychiatry
Psychology
Cognitive Neuroscience
9 Citations (Scopus)

Why has natural selection left us so vulnerable to anxiety and mood disorders?

Nesse, R., Dec 2011, In : Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 56, 12, p. 705-706 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biological Evolution
Genetic Selection
Anxiety Disorders
Mood Disorders
2010

Author's reply

Nesse, R., Mar 2010, In : British Journal of Psychiatry. 196, 3, p. 247-248 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Citations (Scopus)

Evolutionary Origins and Functions of the Stress Response

Nesse, R., Bhatnagar, S. & Young, E. A., 2010, Encyclopedia of Stress. Elsevier Inc., p. 965-970 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Costs and Cost Analysis
68 Citations (Scopus)

Evolutionary perspectives on health and medicine

Stearns, S. C., Nesse, R., Govindaraju, D. R. & Ellison, P. T., Jan 26 2010, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 107, SUPPL. 1, p. 1691-1695 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chromosome Aberrations
Public Health
Medicine
Mutation
Health

Introducing Evolutionary Thinking For Medicine

Stearns, S. C., Nesse, R. & Haig, D., Apr 1 2010, In : Unknown Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Genetic Selection
Pathogens
Medicine
natural selection
medicine
117 Citations (Scopus)

Making evolutionary biology a basic science for medicine

Nesse, R., Bergstrom, C. T., Ellison, P. T., Flier, J. S., Gluckman, P., Govindaraju, D. R., Niethammer, D., Omenn, G. S., Perlman, R. L., Schwartz, M. D., Thomas, M. G., Stearns, S. C. & Valle, D., Jan 26 2010, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 107, SUPPL. 1, p. 1800-1807 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medicine
Physicians
Medical Schools
Premedical Students
Molecular Evolution