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Mind shift : stress management and your health

Author: Lourens Schlebusch
Publisher: Pietermaritzburg [South Africa] : University of Natal Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows you how to change your perception of stress triggers, and how to cope better with negative stress. This book features several techniques that help readers become the master instead of the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lourens Schlebusch
ISBN: 0869809563 9780869809563
OCLC Number: 46434753
Description: xiii, 213 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: What is stress? --
It's not what you do, it's the way you do it --
Stress is not new --
Stress as a force --
A definition of stress and stressors --
Chronic and acute stress --
Stress and change --
Understand why you feel keyed up --
Stress and the nervous system --
Stress and the brain --
The two pathways of stress --
The physiological pathway --
The autonomic nervous system --
The sympathetic sub-system --
The parasympathetic sub-system --
Make the brake-accelerator principle work for you --
The role of the endocrine system --
The psychological pathway --
The stress cascade --
The problem --
Health-risk behaviour and lifestyle diseases --
Good and bad stress --
Not all stress is bad for you --
Some people are less stress-prone --
The stress curve --
Sensory and perceptual deprivation and stress --
Stress and brainwashing --
How stress affects you --
Stress and the mind-body connection --
The holistic approach --
Medical problems and stress --
Stress and your immune system --
The stress scoreboard --
Specific psychological disorders or problems --
Anxiety --
Depression --
Suicidal behaviour --
Adjustment disorders --
Dissociative disorders --
Sleep disorders --
Sexual disorders --
Somatoform disorders --
Facticious disorders --
Substance-related disorders --
Burnout --
Defence mechanisms and stress reactions --
General signs and symptoms of unhealthy stress --
A checklist for analysing your stress --
A stress-monitoring record for analysing your stress --
Identify your sources of stress --
Common causes of stress.
Other Titles: Stress management and your health
Responsibility: by Lourens Schlebusch.

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