eBook 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.