Half Title Page.
Table of Contents.
Introduction to Stress and Stress-Related Disorders.
1: Stress—An Overview.
2: Characteristics of Stress.
3: Stressful Life Events.
4: Factors That Influence Response to Stress.
5: Childhood Stress.
6: Stress and Aging.
7: Job Stress.
How Stress Affects the Body.
8: Alzheimer Disease.
10: Cancer and Stress.
11: Diabetes and Stress.
12: Erectile Dysfunction.
13: Gastrointestinal Problems.
14: Headache and Its Link to Stress.
15: Heart and Cardiovascular Problems.
16: Infertility and Stress.
17: Multiple Sclerosis and Stress.
18: Weight Loss, Cortisol, and Your Brain.
19: Chronic Pain and Stress-Related Disorders.
20: Pregnancy and Stress.
21: Skin Problems.
23: Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) and Stress.
How Stress Affects Mental Health.
25: Anxiety Disorders.
26: Bipolar Disorder.
27: Disordered Eating and Stress.
28: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
29: Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Stress.
30: Bereavement, Mourning, and Grief.
31: Common Reactions after Trauma.
32: Types of Stress-Related Disorders That Develop after Trauma.
33: Relationships and Traumatic Stress.
34: Traumatic Stress in Children and Teens.
35: Returning from the War Zone: PTSD in Military Personnel.
36: Recent Research on PTSD.
Treating Stress-Related Disorders.
37: Warning Signs and Risk Factors for Emotional Distress.
38: Finding and Choosing a Therapist.
39: Psychotherapies for Stress-Related Disorders.
40: Medications for Stress-Related Disorders.
41: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies.
42: Treating Depression.
43: Treating Anxiety Disorders.
44: Treating Bipolar Disorder.
45: Coping with Traumatic Stress Reactions.
46: Treating PTSD.
47: Preventing Suicide.
48: The Basics of Preventing and Managing Stress.
49: Developing Resilience: The Most Important Defense against Stress.
50: Supporting a Friend or Family Member with Mental Health Problems.
51: How to Say No: Asserting Yourself Can Reduce Stress.
52: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Techniques.
53: Healthy Habits to Combat Stress.
54: Stressful Situations: Tips for Coping.
55: Other Stress Management Strategies.
56: Stress Management for Children, Teens, and Families.
Additional Help and Information.
57: Glossary of Terms Related to Stress and Stress-Related Disorders.
58: Directory of Organizations for People with Stress-Related Disorders.