Stress, Self-Control and Addiction Consortium

Although research on the links between stress and addiction, stress and psychiatric disorders and stress and chronic diseases exists, systematic research on the interactions between stress, self-control and addiction have been rare.  

The Interdisciplinary Research Consortium on Stress, Self-Control and Addiction (IRCSSA) based at the Yale Stress Center (YSC) brings together over 50 leading scientists, representing 20 disciplines, 5 schools (Medicine, Arts and Sciences, Management, Nursing and Public Health) and three academic institutions (Yale University, University of California-Irvine and Florida State University).  These researchers are collaborating to gain a greater understanding of stress and self-control mechanisms in addiction in order to develop new prevention and treatment strategies to enhance self-control, and decrease addictive behaviors.

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Our Research

Rajita Sinha
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