Encyclopedia of Stress, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080547966
  • ISBN-13: 9780080547961
  • DDC: 616.9
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 3000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released April 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Over the last decade, scientists have presented convincing research showing that psychological stress increases vulnerability to disease. They now understand more clearly that stress may be the thread tying together illnesses that were previously believed to be unrelated. Bone loss, increased abdominal fat, and damaged memory cells in the hippocampus have been linked to elevated cortisol levels.

Like the first edition, the second edition of Encyclopedia of Stress covers nearly every conceivable aspect and ramification of stress, including a wide range of related topics such as neuroimmune interactions, cytokines, enzymatic disorders, effects on the cardiovascular system, immunity and inflammation, and physical illnesses. Building on the success of the first edition, this completely revised work surveys the vast amount of research generated in the past five years, resulting in a substantial revision with more than 30 percent new material and more than 100 new entries. Expanded sections include Animal Studies, Anxiety and Depression, Drugs, Depression, Disasters, and Psychological and Other Therapies.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Contents By Subject Area.
Preface to First Edition.
Preface to the Second Edition.
Guide to the Encyclopedia.
Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
1: Acute Stress Response: Experimental.
2: Acute Trauma Response.
3: Adenylyl Cyclases and Stress Response.
Adjustment Disorders.
4: Adolescence.
5: Adolescent Suicide.
6: Adrenal Cortex.
7: Adrenal Insufficiency.
8: Adrenal Medulla.
9: Adrenaline.
10: Adrenocortical Function, Factors Controlling Development Thereof.
11: Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH).
12: Aerobic Exercise and Stress Reduction.
Affective Disorders.
13: Aggression.
14: Aggressive Behavior.
15: Aging and Adrenocortical Factors.
16: Aging and Psychological Stress.
17: Aging and Stress, Biology of.
18: Airline Accidents.
19: Alarm Phase and General Adaptation Syndrome.
20: Alcohol and Stress: Social and Psychological Aspects.
21: Alcohol, Alcoholism, and Stress: A Psychobiological Perspective.
22: Aldosterone and Mineralocorticoid Receptors.
23: Allostasis and Allostatic Load.
Alzheimer’s Disease.
24: Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring.
25: Amenorrhea.
26: Amygdala.
27: Anatomy of the HPA Axis.
28: Androgen Action.
29: Anger.
30: Angiotensin.
31: Angiotensin Receptors.
32: Animal Models (Nonprimate) for Human Stress.
33: Annexin.
34: Antibody Response.
35: Anti-CRF.
36: Antidepressant Actions on Glucocorticoid Receptors.
37: Antimineralocorticoid Challenge.
38: Antipsychotic Drugs and Stress.
Antisocial Disorders.
39: Anxiety.
40: Anxiolytics.
41: Apoptosis.
42: Arterial Baroreflex.
43: Arthritis–Psychological.
44: Atherosclerosis.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Stress and.
45: Autoimmunity.
46: Autonomic Nervous System.
47: Autotolerance.
48: Avoidance.
49: Behavior Therapy.
50: Behavior, Overview.
51: Benzodiazepines.
52: Bereavement.
53: Beta-Adrenergic Blockers.
54: Beta-Endorphin.
Blood Pressure.
55: Blood-Brain Barrier, Stress and.
Borderline Personality Disorder.
56: Brain and Brain Regions.
57: Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP).
Brain Trauma.
Breast Cancer.
58: Burnout.
59: Calbindin.
60: Calcium, Role of.
61: Calcium-Dependent Neurotoxicity.
62: Cancer Treatment.
63: Captivity, Adaptation to.
64: Captivity, Recovery from.
65: Cardiovascular System and Stress.
Cardiovascular Disease, Stress and.
66: Caregivers, Stress and.
67: Catecholamines.
68: Central Stress Neurocircuits.
69: Cerebral Metabolism, Brain Imaging.
70: Chaperone Proteins and Chaperonopathies.
71: Chaperonopathies.
72: Chemical Warfare.
73: Chernobyl, Stress Effects of.
74: Child Abuse.
75: Child Physical Abuse.
76: Child Sexual Abuse.
77: Childbirth and Stress.
78: Childhood Stress.
79: Cholesterol and Lipoproteins.
80: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
81: Chronic Social Stress: GR Sensitivity in Leukocytes.
82: Circadian Clock Genes as Modulators of Sensitivity to Genotoxic Stress.
83: Circadian Rhythm Effects on Cardiovascular and Other Stress-Related Events.
84: Circadian Rhythms, Effects of Prenatal Stress in Rodents.
85: Circadian Rhythms, Genetics of.
86: Cognition and Stress.
87: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
88: Combat Reaction, Chronic.
89: Combat Stress Reaction.
90: Combat, Acute Reactions to.
91: Common Cold and Stress.
92: Community Studies.
Comorbid Disorders and Stress.
93: Comparative Anatomy and Physiology.
94: Concentration Camp Survivors.
95: Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH).
96: Conservation of Resources Theory.
97: Control and Stress.
98: Coping and Stress: A Lens and Filter Model.
99: Coping Skills.
100: Corticosteroid Receptor Genes: Functional Dissection in Mice.
101: Corticosteroid Receptors.
102: Corticosteroid-Binding Globulin (Transcortin).
103: Corticosteroids and Stress.
104: Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (CRH).
105: Corticotropin Releasing Factor Receptor Deficiency in Mice.
106: Corticotropin Releasing Factor-Binding Protein.
Corticotropin-Releasing Factor Circuitry in the Brain – Relevance for Affective Disorders and Anxiety.
107: Corticotropin-Releasing Factor (CRF) Family of Neuropeptides – Role in Inflammation.
108: Corticotropin-Releasing Factor Receptors.
109: Cortisol Awakening Response.
110: C-Reactive Protein.
111: Crime Victims.
112: Crisis Intervention.
113: Critical Thermal Limits.
114: Crowding Stress.
115: Cultural Factors in Stress.
116: Cultural Transition.
117: Cushing’s Syndrome, Medical Aspects.
118: Cushing’s Syndrome, Neuropsychiatric Aspects.
119: Cytokines.
120: Cytokines, Chronic Stress, and Fatigue.
121: Cytokines, Stress, and Depression.
122: Cytotoxic Lymphocytes.
123: Death Anxiety.
124: Defensive Behaviors.
125: Demand-Control Model.
126: Dental Stress.
127: Depersonalization: Systematic Assessment.
Depression and Coronary Heart Disease.
128: Depression and Manic-Depressive Illness.
129: Depression and Stress, Role of n-3 and n-6 Fatty Acids.
130: Depression Models.
131: Depression, Immunological Aspects.
132: Dermatological Conditions.
133: Desensitization.
134: Dexamethasone Suppression Test (DST).
135: DEX-CRH Test.
136: Dhea.
137: Diabetes, Type 1.
138: Diet and Stress, Non-Psychiatric.
139: Diet and Stress, Psychiatric.
140: Disaster Syndrome.
141: Disasters and Mass Violence, Public, Effects of.
Disease, Stress Induced.
142: Dissociation.
143: Distress.
144: Divorce, Children of.
145: Domestic Violence.
146: Dopamine, Central.
147: Drosophila Genes and Anoxia.
148: Drosophila Studies.
149: Drug Use and Abuse.
150: Earthquakes, Stress Effects of.
Eating Disorders and Stress.
151: Eclampsia and Pre-Eclampsia.
152: Economic Factors and Stress.
153: Education Levels and Stress.
154: Effort-Reward Imbalance Model.
155: Elder Abuse.
156: Electrodermal Activity.
157: Emergency Personnel, Stress in.
158: Emotional Inhibition.
159: Emotions: Structure and Adaptive Functions.
160: Employee Assistance and Counseling.
161: Endocrine Systems.
162: Endometriosis.
163: Enuresis.
164: Environmental Factors.
165: Environmental Stress, Effects on Human Performance.
166: Epilepsy.
167: Estrogen.