An Introduction to Stress and Health

An Introduction to Stress and Health

By: Hymie Anisman (author)Paperback

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An Introduction to Stress and Health is the first textbook of its kind to fuse the psychosocial with newer behavioural neuroscience perspectives. Very uniquely, it provides a broad perspective of the multiple biological processes influenced by stressful events, the conditions that allow for either exacerbation or diminution of these stressor effects, and the pathological conditions that can emerge as a result of stressful events. The author systematically reviews the key research over the past 30 years, including the most up-to-date studies, and presents his insights in a lively, interesting pedagogical fashion to allow you to fully appreciate the diversity of the field of stress and its impact on our health. Key features include: * A consideration of the value of numerous therapeutic strategies to diminish distress and stress-related pathologies. * An exploration of many new conceptual perspectives relevant to stress processes and pathology. * Information is presented in an easy-to-read manner with lots of pointers to the key concepts to remember, and many devices in place to reinforce your understanding of these. An Introduction to Stress and Health is an indispensable text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in health psychology, stress, health and illness, or any other courses focusing on stress and health issues.

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Hymie Anisman received his PhD in 1972 (University of Waterloo), and has been a Professor at Carleton University, Ottawa, since that time, while also holding an adjunct appointment with the Institute of Mental Health Research (Royal Ottawa Hospital). Professor Anisman was a Senior Ontario Mental Health Research Fellow (1999-2006), is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and has held a Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience since 2001. The principle theme of his research has concerned the influence of stressors on neurochemical and neuroendocrine systems, and how these influence psychological (anxiety, depression) and physical (immune-related and neurodegenerative) disorders. His work has spanned animal models to assess stress-related pathology as well as studies in humans to assess stress, coping and appraisal processes. In this regard, he has assessed the impact of chronic strain emanating from discrimination and stigmatization on well-being, depression and PTSD among refugees from war-torn regions and among Aboriginal groups that suffered childhood traumatization, distress associated with abusive relationships and life transitions, as well as the transmission of trauma effects across generations. In addition to sitting on the editorial boards of several journals and on numerous grant panels, Professor Anisman has published more than 350 peer reviewed journal papers and book chapters, and several review papers within neuroscience and psychology journals, and has edited two books, one dealing with stress processes and the second concerning psychoneuroimmunology. A mainstay of his Research program has been the training of students. More than Professor Anisman has completed 20 PhD and 50 MA/MSc students have graduated from his laboratory. His research has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Ontario Mental Health Foundation (OMHF), the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Canada Research chairs program (CRC).

Contents

Chapter 1 THE NATURE OF STRESSORS Chapter 2. APPRAISALS, COPING AND WELL-BEING Chapter 3. HORMONAL CHANGES ASSOCIATED WITH STRESSORS Chapter 4. NEUROTRANSMITTER PROCESSES PROMOTED BY STRESSORS Chapter 6. STRESS IMMUNITY AND DISEASE Chapter 7. CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE Chapter 8. DEPRESSIVE ILLNESS Chapter 9. ANXIETY DISORDERS Chapter 10. ADDICTION Chapter 11: TRANSMISSION OF TRAUMA ACROSS GENERATIONS Chapter 12. STRESS BUSTING: TREATMENT STRATEGIES Chapter 13. NAVIGATING STIGMA AND SEEKING HEALTH

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/01/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781446270752
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 496
  • ID: 9781446270752
  • weight: 1089
  • ISBN10: 1446270750

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