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Stress and your health : from vulnerability to resilience

Author: Hymie Anisman
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.
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"Stress and Your Health: From Vulnerability to Resilience presents an evidence-based evaluation of the various effects of stress, along with methods to alleviate distress and stress-related illnesses. Examines myriad stressor effects and proven ways to alleviate stress in our lives Covers a wide range of stressor-related topics including therapeutic strategies to deal with stress and factors that hinder treatment of
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Anisman, Hymie.
Stress and your health.
Hoboken : Wiley-Blackwell, 2015
(DLC) 2014048339
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hymie Anisman
ISBN: 9781118850343 1118850343 9781118850336 1118850335
OCLC Number: 899738565
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Machine generated contents note: What this book is about --
What do we mean when we talk about stressors? --
The characteristics of stressors: comparing apples, oranges, and lemons --
Chronic stressors and allostatic overload --
Before you go ... --
Vulnerability and resilience --
Genetic influences --
Age --
Sex --
Personality differences in relation to stress responses --
Previous stressor experiences --
Stress generation --
Before you go ... --
Appraising stressors --
Guidance through primary and secondary appraisals --
Thinking fast and slow --
Guideposts and anchors --
Appraisals based on what others think --
Appraisals in relation to learning, memory, automaticity, expectation, and habit --
Positive and negative emotions --
Gauging stressors --
Before you go ... --
First responses to stressors --
Coping methods --
Personal growth and finding meaning --
Social support --
Loneliness --
Unsupportive interactions --
Social rejection --
Forgiveness and trust --
Empathy --
Before you go ... --
What's a hormone? --
Linking hormones and behaviors --
The hormonal stress response --
Hormones of the autonomic nervous system --
The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and glucocorticoids --
What cortisol (corticosterone) does for us --
The cortisol/corticosterone response to an acute stressor --
Cortisol variations in humans --
Yesterday's stressors influence today's responses --
A cacophony of hormones associated with stress, eating and energy regulation: leptin, ghrelin, CRH, and neuropeptide Y --
Oxytocin and positive responses --
Estrogen and testosterone --
Before you go ... --
Neuronal and glial processes in relation to challenges --
Stressors influence neurotransmitter functioning --
Acetylcholine (ACh) --
Serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine --
Corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH): beyond the HPA system --
Glutamate --
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) --
Cannabinoids --
Neurotrophic factors --
The past influences the future --
Before you go ... --
A brief look at how the immune system works --
Cells of the immune system --
Immune memories --
Cytokines: messenger molecules of the immune system --
Immune[--]hormone interactions --
Stress, brain processes, and immunological changes --
Cytokine changes in response to stressors --
Before you go ... --
Connections over time --
Prenatal experiences --
Biological correlates of prenatal stress in humans --
Consequences of prenatal infection in animals and humans --
Stress experienced early in life --
Transitional periods --
Older age --
Before you go ... --
Coronary artery disease (CAD) --
The heart's response to a challenge --
Psychosocial factors associated with heart disease --
The influence of stressors on heart disease --
Job strain --
Depressive illness and heart disease --
Socioeconomic status (SES) --
Sex-dependent trajectories for heart disease --
Personality factors and heart disease --
Type A personality --
Type D personality --
Physiological stress responses associated with heart disease --
Sympathetic nervous system reactivity --
Inflammatory processes in heart disease --
Stress, pathogen burden, and heart disease --
Obesity, cytokines, and heart disease --
Before you go ... --
Type 1 diabetes --
Type 2 diabetes --
Stressor influences in relation to the development of Type 2 diabetes --
Immune factors in Type 2 diabetes --
Genetic contributions --
Before you go ... --
Immunity and illness --
Allergies --
Infectious illness --
Stressors influence vulnerability and the course of infectious illness --
Autoimmune disorders --
Exacerbation of autoimmune disorders by stressful experiences --
Before you go ... --
The cancer process --
The stress[--]cancer link --
Implication for cancer treatment --
Stress stemming from cancer --
Treating cancer-related distress --
Before you go ... --
What is depression? --
Depressive subtypes --
Cognitive theories of depressive disorders --
Helplessness --
Hopelessness --
Depression from an evolutionary perspective --
Depression from a neurochemical vantage --
Neurobiological explanations of depressive disorders --
Serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine in relation to depressive disorders --
Gene and environmental interactions --
Reward processes in depression: dopamine and anhedonia --
Depression and anxiety: corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH) as a player in depression --
Coordination and discoordination of neuronal process: gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) --
Growth factors and depression --
Inflammatory processes and depressive disorders --
Before you go ... --
A plague of anxiety disorders --
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) --
Panic disorder --
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) --
Phobias and social anxiety --
Before you go ... --
Acute stress disorder --
Posttraumatic stress disorder --
Vulnerability and resilience --
Neuroanatomical underpinnings of PTSD --
Biochemical determinants of PTSD --
CRH and corticoids in relation to PTSD-related memories --
Norepinephrine and serotonin and PTSD-related memories --
GABA and the extinction of fear responses in PTSD --
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) and resilience --
Before you go ... --
What's an addiction --
Stress as a provocateur in the addiction process --
Reward and aversion in relation to addiction: a multistep process --
Dopamine in relation to stress and reward --
Corticotropin hormone in relation to stress and addiction --
Can eating become an addiction? --
An integrated perspective --
Treatment for addictions --
Before you go ... --
How might illness come to affect health? --
Major physical illnesses --
What patients know and what they need to know --
Appraising and coping with illness --
Personal control, decision-making, and trust --
Social support and unsupportive interactions in the face of illness --
Mood changes associated with illness --
Adjustment to chronic illnesses: psychological resilience in the face of illness --
Stress associated with caregiving --
Loss and grief --
Before you go ... --
Job-related distress --
Status and job strain --
Burnout --
Absenteeism and presenteeism --
Bullying in the workplace --
Social support in the workplace --
Trust in the workplace --
Unemployment --
Time management and juggling --
Before you go ... --
Traveling across generations --
Parental stress influences on children --
Intergenerational effects of trauma: beyond poor parenting --
Environments modify gene actions --
The case of epigenetic effects --
Collective and historic trauma --
Before you go ... --
Prelude to dealing with stress --
Relaxation training --
Exposure therapy --
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) --
Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) --
Meditation --
Mindfulness --
The default mode network --
Positive psychotherapy (PPT) --
Giving and receiving --
The social cure --
Before you go ... --
Something about drug treatments --
Placebo and nocebo responses --
Selecting the right treatment and related caveats --
Treating depression --
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) --
A cocktail of acronyms: SNRI, NDRI, NaSSA, MAOI --
Ketamine --
Deep brain stimulation --
Anti-inflammatory agents --
Treating anxiety disorders --
Treating PTSD --
Herbal (naturopatbic) treatments --
Before you go ... --
It's OK to go now ...
Responsibility: Hymie Anisman.

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Stress and Your Health: From Vulnerability to Resilience presents an evidence-based evaluation of the various effects of stress, along with methods to alleviate distress and stress-related illnesses.  Read more...

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This is a worthwhile read, especially for those wanting to gain a good grounding in the subject of stress. (The British Psychological Society, 1 October 2015)

 
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