Encyclopedia of Stress, Volume 2

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George Fink
Academic Press, 2000 - Medical - 2328 pages
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Stress is generally defined as a strain upon a bodily organ or mental power. Depending on its duration and intensity, stress can have short- or long-lasting effects: it has been linked to heart disease, immune deficiency, memory loss, behavioral disorders, and much more. These effects on the individual also have a major impact on health care costs and services, employee productivity, and even violent crime.
The Encyclopedia of Stress is the first comprehensive reference source on stressors, the biological mechanisms involved in the stress response, the effects of activating the stress response mechanisms, and the disorders that may arise as a consequence of acute or chronic stress. While other books focus on specific aspects of stress, this three-volume set covers the entire spectrum of topics, with nearly 400 articles in all.
In addition to the subjects traditionally associated with the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (whereby the brain sends a message to the body to react), the Encyclopedia includes a wide range of related topics such as neuroimmune interactions, cytokines, enzymatic disorders, effects on the cardiovascular system, immunity and inflammation, and physical illnesses. It also goes beyond the biological aspects of stress to cover topics such as stress and behavior, psychiatric and psychosomatic disorders, workplace stress, post-traumatic stress, stress-reduction techniques, and current therapies. The Encyclopedia of Stress makes information easy to find and understand for a broad audience of researchers, clinicians, professionals, and students.

Key Features
* Presenting the first-ever encyclopedia on stress
* Brings together the latest information on stressors, stress responses, and the disorders that can result
* Covers stress from molecules to man to societies
* Contains nearly 400 articles, covering a wide range of stress-related topics
* Arranges topics in easily found alphabetical order
* Supplements each article with a glossary and further reading list
* Provides the most comprehensive coverage of stress available
* Includes extensive cross-referencing between articles and a complete subject index
* Covers hot topics, ranging from stress in the workplace and post-traumatic stress disorder to stress-related diseases
* Edited by one of the world's leading authorities on stress
* Written by more than 560 experts from 20 different countries
* Appeals to a wide audience seeking information on topics within and outside their areas of expertise
 

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Contents

HSP60 Family
8
Fish Stress in Opioids
12
Opioids
19
Prostaglandins
21
Sex Differences in Human
25
HUMAN PHYSICAL ILLNESS Affective Disorders
27
Oxytocin
49
Memory Impairment 728
51
Alternative Therapies Brain and Brain Regions
376
Hippocampus Overview
379
HIV InfectionAIDS
386
Nitric Oxide
393
Holocaust Survivors Experiences of
396
333
403
Caregivers Stress
404
Hostility
407

Contents by Subject Area xxiii Adrenal Medulla
63
Psychosomatic Medicine
70
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone ACTH
71
Infection Adrenogenital Syndrome
75
Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Affective Disorders
87
Psychotherapy
92
Experimental 8 Emil F Coccaro
95
Adolescence Impulse Control
99
Adenylyl Cyclases and Stress Response 25 Brenda W J H Penninx
104
Immune System Aging
110
Adjustment Disorders 27 Aging and Stress Biology of
111
Heat Shock Response Overview 350
117
Gary N Swanson AIDS
118
Syndrome
126
Aldosterone
141
Social and Psychological
145
Insulin Resistance
147
Glucocorticoids Overview Pressures Effects of Extreme High and
149
Alternative Therapies
150
Relaxation Techniques
155
Alzheimers Disease
158
Psychoneuroimmunology Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
164
Amenorrhea
168
Menopause and Stress 732
175
Amnesia
176
Androgen Action
183
Angiotensin
195
Primate Models Cardiovascular Disease DRUGS TREATMENT
205
Antibody Response
206
Glucocorticoid Negative Feedback
221
Antisocial Disorders
222
Sexual Assault
226
Febrile Response 116 Glucocorticoids Effects of Stress on
229
Anxiolytics
231
Primate Models Overview
236
Feedback Systems 124 Glucocorticoids Neuroendangerment
238
Metastasization 750
239
Fibrinogen and Clotting Factors 138 Robert M Sapolsky
244
Prisoners of War
247
Religion and Stress
257
FightorFlight Response 143 Beverley E Pearson Murphy
261
Aggression Indigenous Societies
267
Basic and Clinical Studies 752
275
Food Intake and Stress Human 158 Gonadotropin Secretion Effects of Stress on
283
OTHER THERAPIES Avoidance
284
Food Intake and Stress NonHuman 162
289
G Hermona Soreq
302
Mark B Hamner
312
GABA Gamma Aminobutyric Acid 177 John D C Lambert
313
Sexual Dysfunction
319
BetaEndorphin
321
Gender and Stress 196 Michael Marmot and Amanda Feeney
322
Minorities and Stress 771
324
Social Status and Stress
330
Blood Pressure
331
Genetic Predispositions to Heart Rate
333
Social Support
337
Borderline Personality Disorder
339
Multiple Personality Disorder 786
341
Brain Trauma
349
Burnout
358
Type A Behavior
361
Hippocampal Neurons
364
Natural Killer NK Cells
366
Hippocampus Corticosteroid Effects on
372
Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenases
413
Hypnosis Central Stress Neurocircuits
414
Hyperreactivity Cardiovascular
421
Steroid Hormone Receptors
424
Chaperone Proteins
429
Hyperthermia
431
Nuclear Warfare Threat
437
Child Abuse
438
Hyperthyroidism
439
Burnout Medical Profession and Stress
442
Child Sexual Abuse
450
341
458
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
460
Circadian Rhythms Genetics of
471
Cognition and Stress
478
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
484
Cognition Stress and Nightmares Northern Ireland Studies of Stress
487
Combat Reaction Chronic
491
Combat Stress Reaction Pain
495
Community Studies
501
Immune Suppression
503
14
506
Comparative Anatomy and Physiology
507
Concentration Camp Survivors
515
37
519
Control and Stress
526
Coping Skills
532
Coping Stress
541
Suicide Psychology of
544
CorticosteroidBinding Globulin
547
53
550
Hippocampus Overview Restraint Stress
551
Corticosteroid Receptors
557
Corticosteroids and Stress
568
62
569
Corticotropin Releasing Factor CRF
578
Corticotropin Releasing Factor Receptors
586
66
587
Korean Conflict Stress Effects
593
Crime Victims
594
Joachim Roth
598
Learning and Memory
621
Endocrine Systems
626
Effects of Stress
630
UnderstimulationBoredom
631
603
638
348
641
Caroline Blanchard Mark Hebert
652
Maternal Deprivation
657
495
659
Depersonalization
660
Depression and ManicDepressive Illness
666
Contributors
669
Depression Models
675
Obesity Stress
699
Disaster Syndrome
705
Asthma Disaster Syndrome
706
Atherosclerosis Dissociation
712
Distress
723
Dexamethasone Suppression Test DST 684 Divorce Children of
730
Disasters Public Effects of 699 Dopamine Central
739
Disaster Syndrome 706 Drosophila Genes and Anoxia
746
Drug Use and Abuse
755
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