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 stress Makes difficult biochemical and immunological concepts accessible to a non-specialist audience Addresses many of the factors that cause individuals to be more vulnerable to the impact of stressors and at increased risk for pathology
"This is a highly entertaining book about a very serious topic. Beautifully written, funny and organized in a way that students and the general public will understand complex notions about stress."
- Sonia Lupien, Director of the Centre for Studies on Human Stress, University of Montreal
"Perfect for my stress and cognition module, accessible and informative, great level of detail."
- James Byron-Daniel, University of the West of England, Bristol
An Introduction to Stress and Health is the first textbook to fuse the psychosocial with newer behavioural neuroscience perspectives. 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.
Anisman systematically reviews the key research over the past 30 years 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.
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.
This comprehensive resource details the history, methodology and development of research into psychoneuroimmunology, balancing it with meticulous coverage of both the clinical aspects and practical applications of the subject.A much-needed reference including overviews of key advances in the fieldDiscusses how psychoneuroimmunological research is conceived and executedIncludes contributions from a wealth of experts in the fieldForward by Robert Ader and Nicholas Cohen, founders of the disciplineAuthoritative and interdisciplinary in scope - integrating biological and behavioral science