A Clinical Guide to the Treatment of the Human Stress Response

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 31, 2002 - Medical - 478 pages
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Over a decade has passed since the first edition of this critically acclaimed volume was published. Much is new, but much has remained the same. The reader will find that the primary efferent biological mechanisms of the stress response are largely the same as described in 1989. This underscores the br- liance of Selye, Cannon, Mason, Gellhorn, and Levi as they sought to elu- date the anatomical and physiological constituents of human stress. New information has been generated regarding the microanatomy, biochemistry, and genetic aspects of the human stress response. Furthermore, the anatomy and physiology of posttraumatic stress has been more thoroughly elucidated. The important role of cognitive processes in the determination of sub- quent stress arousal remains underscored and has been empirically validated by subsequent research (Smith, Everly, & Johns, 1992, 1993). The “redisc- ery” of the importance of positive psychology and optimism is consistent with our earlier etiological emphasis upon the cognitive–affective domain in the overall phenomenology of human stress.
 

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Contents

THE NATURE OF HUMAN STRESS
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Stress Behavior and Health Defining Stress Ten Key Concepts in the Study of Stress Plan of the Book 2 The Anatomy and Physiology of
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A Systems Model of the Human Stress Response
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Coping
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The Link from Stress Arousal to Disease
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Conflict Theory of Psychosomatic Disease
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A Review
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Respiratory Disorders
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Meditation
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Summary
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How to Implement
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Research on Clinical Applications and Effects How to Implement a Physically Active Form
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NeuromuscularRelaxation
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Hypnosis in the Management of Stress Reactions
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History Mechanisms of Action 225
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Biofeedback in the Treatment of the Stress Response
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Psychoneuroimmunology
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Integrated Relationship between the Central Nervous System
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Measurement of the Human Stress Response
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AssessmentoftheNeuroendocrineAxis AssessmentoftheEndocrineAxes AssessmentofTargetOrganEffects PhysicalDiagnosis PsychologicalDiagnosis T...
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THE TREATMENT OF
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The Principle of Personologic Primacy Personologic Psychotherapy and StressRelated Disorders
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Millons Personality Theory and Stress
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Control and the Human Stress Response
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Control and Illness
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Control and Recovery
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Summary
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Summary
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and the Disorders of Arousal
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The Relaxation Response
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Selecting a Relaxation Technique
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Physical Exercise and the Human Stress Response
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Summary
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The Pharmacological Management of Stress Reactions
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Summary
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Serotonin Stress and Eating
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PosttraumaticStressDisorder The Prevalence of Trauma as a Public Health Problem
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A TwoFactor Theory of Posttraumatic Stress
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Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
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Management of Acute Distress through a Comprehensive
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A SelfReport Relaxation Training Form
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Nonpsychological Factors
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