The Stress of Life

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McGraw-Hill Education, 1984 - Psychology - 544 pages
Completely revised, expanded, and updated to reflect two decades of new research, this classic book on stress by the man who formulated the entire theoretical concept is unquestionably the definitive gerneral book on the subject. Defined ed as the rate of wear and tear caused by life, stress is a new concept of mental and physical illness. Dr. Selye here explains how to overcome the harmful effects of stress and how to use stress to your own advantage. He explores both biochemical and environmental facets of stress, stress and interpersonal relations, and offers readers a better understanding of their own bodies. This is also a dependable personal guide that tells you how to combat both physical and mental stress of everyday life, and how your bodily changes can help you adapt to a wide variety of situations. Unquestionably one of the great pioneers of medicine, Dr. Hans Selye, with his famous and revolutionary concept of stress, opened countless new avenues of medical treatment.

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The discovery of stress
My first glimpse of stress
The birth of the G A S

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