Many doctors agree that stress may be a significant factor in nearly 80 percent of their patients' ailments. ""The Encyclopedia of Stress and Stress-Related Diseases, Second Edition"", provides a clear, comprehensive reference to all types of stress, their causes, their impact on health, and how to cope with and treat them. This revised and updated book covers advances in mental health, new information about stress, and new forms and causes of stress. The bibliography has been expanded, and the resources section has been updated and reorganized for ease of use. The new and revised entries include accidents, chemical hazards, dating, electronic devices, falling merchandise, flexible work hours, gestalt therapy, identity theft, noise, parental after-school stress (PASS), road rage, and social phobias.