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An Introduction to Stress and Health

An Introduction to Stress and Health

Second Edition

January 2023 | 568 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
With a new chapter dedicated to psychosocial and environmental stressors such as racism, climate change, discrimination, collective trauma, and settler colonialism, this fully updated second edition of An Introduction to Stress and Health explains how chronic and acute stress can precipitate changes in the body that exacerbate and contribute to conditions including heart disease, diabetes, and depression. 

This is the first textbook to blend psychosocial and behavioural neuroscience perspectives, giving you a broad understanding of the immunological, neurochemical, hormonal and growth factor processes that can be influenced by stress. Anisman and Matheson further invite you to consider how different interventions and therapeutic strategies might be used to deal with stress and its consequences on the body.
Its lively writing, fascinating case studies and signposts to further reading make this an indispensable guide for postgraduate students taking courses in health psychology, and stress, health, and illness.
Hymie Anisman is Professor of Neuroscience at Carleton University. 
Kimberly Matheson is Research Chair in Culture and Gender Mental Health and Professor of Neuroscience at The Royal Ottawa’s Institute of Mental Health Research and Carleton University.

Chapter 1: The Nature of Stressors
Chapter 2: Appraisals, Coping, and Well-Being
Chapter 3: Psychosocial and Environmental Determinants of Health
Chapter 4: Hormonal Changes Associated with Stressors
Chapter 5: Neurotransmitter Processes and Growth Factor Changes
Chapter 6: The Immunological and Microbial Effects of Stressors
Chapter 7: Stress, Immunity, and Disease
Chapter 8: Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter 9: Depressive Illnesses
Chapter 10: Anxiety Disorders and PTSD
Chapter 11: Addiction
Chapter 12: Transmission of Trauma Across Generations
Chapter 13: Stress Busting: Treatment Strategies

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: The Nature of Stressors

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