R Nesse

Summary

Affiliation: University of Michigan
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Evolutionary molecular medicine
    Randolph M Nesse
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Michigan, 3018 East Hall, 530 Church St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    J Mol Med (Berl) 90:509-22. 2012
  2. pmc Towards a genuinely medical model for psychiatric nosology
    Randolph M Nesse
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    BMC Med 10:5. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Evolutionary approaches to sexually transmitted infections
    Randolph M Nesse
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1230:1-3. 2011
  4. pmc Evolution in health and medicine Sackler colloquium: Making evolutionary biology a basic science for medicine
    Randolph M Nesse
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Michigan, Room 3018, East Hall, 530 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:1800-7. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Evolution, emotions, and emotional disorders
    Randolph M Nesse
    Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1043, USA
    Am Psychol 64:129-39. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Maladaptation and natural selection
    Randolph M Nesse
    Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104, USA
    Q Rev Biol 80:62-70. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Psychoactive drug use in evolutionary perspective
    R M Nesse
    Department of Psychiatry and Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, 5057 ISR, Post Office Box 1248, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 1248, USA
    Science 278:63-6. 1997
  8. ncbi request reprint The smoke detector principle. Natural selection and the regulation of defensive responses
    R M Nesse
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, 426 Thompson St, Room 5057, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 935:75-85. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Emotional disorders in evolutionary perspective
    R Nesse
    The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48106 1248, USA
    Br J Med Psychol 71:397-415. 1998
  10. ncbi request reprint Proximate and evolutionary studies of anxiety, stress and depression: synergy at the interface
    R M Nesse
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48106 1248, USA
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 23:895-903. 1999

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. doi request reprint Evolutionary molecular medicine
    Randolph M Nesse
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Michigan, 3018 East Hall, 530 Church St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    J Mol Med (Berl) 90:509-22. 2012
    ..This article reviews 15 evolutionary principles and their applications in molecular medicine in hopes that readers will use them and related principles to speed the development of evolutionary molecular medicine...
  2. pmc Towards a genuinely medical model for psychiatric nosology
    Randolph M Nesse
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    BMC Med 10:5. 2012
    ..Dissatisfaction with psychiatric nosology may best be alleviated, not by new diagnostic criteria and categories, but by more realistic acknowledgment of the untidy landscape of mental and other medical disorders...
  3. doi request reprint Evolutionary approaches to sexually transmitted infections
    Randolph M Nesse
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1230:1-3. 2011
    ..These and other applications of Darwinian medicine will improve understanding and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases...
  4. pmc Evolution in health and medicine Sackler colloquium: Making evolutionary biology a basic science for medicine
    Randolph M Nesse
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Michigan, Room 3018, East Hall, 530 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:1800-7. 2010
    ..Evolutionary biology is not just another topic vying for inclusion in the curriculum; it is an essential foundation for a biological understanding of health and disease...
  5. doi request reprint Evolution, emotions, and emotional disorders
    Randolph M Nesse
    Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1043, USA
    Am Psychol 64:129-39. 2009
    ..The prevalence of emotional disorders can be attributed to several evolutionary factors...
  6. ncbi request reprint Maladaptation and natural selection
    Randolph M Nesse
    Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104, USA
    Q Rev Biol 80:62-70. 2005
    ..Williams Vision" may not yield a net benefit to the possessor, but it is invaluable for the species...
  7. ncbi request reprint Psychoactive drug use in evolutionary perspective
    R M Nesse
    Department of Psychiatry and Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, 5057 ISR, Post Office Box 1248, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 1248, USA
    Science 278:63-6. 1997
    ..A deeper understanding of the evolutionary origins and functions of the emotions and their neural mechanisms is needed as a basis for decisions about the use of psychoactive drugs...
  8. ncbi request reprint The smoke detector principle. Natural selection and the regulation of defensive responses
    R M Nesse
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, 426 Thompson St, Room 5057, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 935:75-85. 2001
    ..The smoke detector principle is an essential foundation for making decisions about when drugs can be used safely to relieve suffering and block defenses...
  9. ncbi request reprint Emotional disorders in evolutionary perspective
    R Nesse
    The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48106 1248, USA
    Br J Med Psychol 71:397-415. 1998
    ..An evolutionary understanding of individuals in terms of their relationship strategies and the social emotions offers great promise for psychotherapists...
  10. ncbi request reprint Proximate and evolutionary studies of anxiety, stress and depression: synergy at the interface
    R M Nesse
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48106 1248, USA
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 23:895-903. 1999
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  11. ncbi request reprint Is depression an adaptation?
    R M Nesse
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48106 1248, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 57:14-20. 2000
    ..These hypotheses are consistent with considerable evidence and suggest specific tests...
  12. ncbi request reprint On the difficulty of defining disease: a Darwinian perspective
    R M Nesse
    University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research, Room 5057, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    Med Health Care Philos 4:37-46. 2001
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  13. ncbi request reprint Religion and emotional compensation: results from a prospective study of widowhood
    Stephanie L Brown
    Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 1248, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 30:1165-74. 2004
    ..Finally, insecure individuals were most likely to benefit from increasing the importance of their beliefs. Results are discussed in terms of the potential value of applying psychological theory to the study of religion...
  14. ncbi request reprint Methodological innovations in the National Survey of American Life
    James S Jackson
    Research Center for Group Dynamics, University of Michigan, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 13:289-98. 2004
    ..Finally, an abbreviated, novel method for estimating the prevalence of mental disorders in first-degree family members is described and the preliminary results from this new approach are reported...
  15. ncbi request reprint The National Survey of American Life: a study of racial, ethnic and cultural influences on mental disorders and mental health
    James S Jackson
    Research Center for Group Dynamics, University of Michigan, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 13:196-207. 2004
    ..Unique features of sample design, including special screening and listing procedures, interviewer training and supervision, and response rate outcomes are described...
  16. ncbi request reprint Providing social support may be more beneficial than receiving it: results from a prospective study of mortality
    Stephanie L Brown
    Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48106 1248, USA
    Psychol Sci 14:320-7. 2003
    ..These results have implications for understanding how social contact influences health and longevity...
  17. pmc Natural selection and the elusiveness of happiness
    Randolph M Nesse
    Department of Psychiatry, Department of Psychology and Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan, 426 Thompson Street, Room 5261, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359:1333-47. 2004
    ..Research on the evolutionary origins of the capacities for positive and negative emotions is urgently needed to provide a foundation for sensible decisions about the use of new mood-manipulating technologies...
  18. ncbi request reprint Psychological adjustment to sudden and anticipated spousal loss among older widowed persons
    D Carr
    Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 56:S237-48. 2001
    ..g., predeath caregiving, nursing home use, spouse's age at death, and couple's communication about the death)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Evolution and addiction
    Randolph M Nesse
    The University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry, Ann Arbor 48104, USA
    Addiction 97:470-1. 2002
  20. ncbi request reprint Resilience to loss and chronic grief: a prospective study from preloss to 18-months postloss
    George A Bonanno
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 83:1150-64. 2002
    ..Chronic grief was associated with preloss dependency and resilience with preloss acceptance of death and belief in a just world...
  21. ncbi request reprint Prospective patterns of resilience and maladjustment during widowhood
    George A Bonanno
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Psychol Aging 19:260-71. 2004
    ..Both the resilient and the depressed-improved groups showed remarkably healthy profiles and relatively little evidence of either struggling with or denying/avoiding the loss...
  22. doi request reprint Vomiting is not an adaption for glaucoma (and Darwinian medicine is difficult)
    Sergiu P Paşca
    Med Hypotheses 71:472-3. 2008
  23. pmc What evolutionary biology offers public health
    Randolph M Nesse
    Bull World Health Organ 86:83. 2008
  24. ncbi request reprint The evolutionary significance of depressive symptoms: different adverse situations lead to different depressive symptom patterns
    Matthew C Keller
    Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23219, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 91:316-30. 2006
    ..These significant differences were replicated in an experiment in which 113 students were randomly assigned to visualize a major failure or the death of a loved one...
  25. ncbi request reprint Medicine needs evolution
    Randolph M Nesse
    Science 311:1071. 2006
  26. ncbi request reprint Is low mood an adaptation? Evidence for subtypes with symptoms that match precipitants
    Matthew C Keller
    Center for Society and Genetics UCLA, Box 951405, 1339 Murphy Hall, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, USA
    J Affect Disord 86:27-35. 2005
    ..To test this hypothesis, we examined how symptoms of low mood differ depending upon the precipitating situation, and whether these differences match expectations of symptoms useful in each kind of situation...
  27. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary health promotion
    S Boyd Eaton
    Department of Anthropology, Emory University, 2887 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30327, USA
    Prev Med 34:109-18. 2002
    ..3) Integrate epidemiological, mechanistic, and genetic data with evolutionary principles to create an overarching formulation upon which to base persuasive, consistent, and effective recommendations...

Research Grants2

  1. QUESTIONS ABOUT BEREAVEMENT: ANSWERS FROM THE CLOC STUDY
    Randolph Nesse; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..We anticipate that this effort to make the data available to other researchers in a form that they can use will result in significant, and likely unforeseen, advances in our understanding of bereavement. ..