Stress in Health and Disease

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-09-11
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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This book is the first to address the most urgent issues, combining a solid basic research approach with applied individual and stress issues, including interventions. Throughout, the focus is on our latest knowledge about various causes of stress and its neuro-cognitive and biological implications. World-renowned authors from Europe as well as the US describe how stress affects the brain of young people as well as adults. They cover the topic from all perspectives, showing how stress affects life in general, from the societal and organizational level to the individual, organ and molecular level. While the book clearly points out stress as a risk factor to health, it also offers a number of evidence-based methods to cope with stress and even ride the positive energy of stress - both as an individual, as well as what managers can do to create a healthy and productive workplace.Written in a reader-friendly and appealing style, the book provides real-life examples from various laboratories, as well as such events as the Volvo Ocean Race, the largest around-the-globe sailing competition.Essential reading for clinicians and biologists, as well as for a wide range of students, including medicine and public health, but also managers and HR staff.With a Foreword by Nobel Laureate Professor Arvid Carlsson (Medicine 2000).

Author Biography

Rolf Ekman gained his BSc and MD from Uppsala University, and his PhD from Lund University. In 1991, he was appointed Professor of Neurochemistry at G?org University, a post he holds today. Professor Ekman is a member of the International Society of Neurochemistry, the Society for Neuroscience, The New York Academy of Sciences, ISPNE and ECNP, and has been on the advisory board of Peptides since 1991. He has won both the Smith, Klein & French Research Award as well as the Boehinger Ingelheim Research Award, and has well over 300 publications to his name.

Bengt B. Arnetz received his BSc, MD, and PhD from the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, where he became associate professor of psychophysiology in 1986. He has also worked as a postgraduate fellow at Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA, and as senior occupational health advisor to the Boston Police Department, before joining Exxon Biomedical Sciences as section head of occupational health research. He was then made associate professor/unit head of the occupational health section at the National Institute for Psychosocial Factors and Health, Stockholm before joining Uppsala Academic Hospital, where he is currently professor and head of social medicine. Professor Arnetz is a member of several societies, including the Swedish Medical Association, the American Public Health Association, and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Table of Contents

A Historical Perspective
Evolutionary Aspects of Stress
It's all in your Brain -
Cognitive Stress Theory
Collective Strain and Global Terrorism
Organizational Change, Healh and Productivity
The Empowered Organization and Person
Managing Intellectual Capital and Health
Just behind the Door -
Life Style and Stress-related Disorders
The Neonatal and Pubertal Ontogeny of the Stress Response
The Healthy Cortisol Response
Psychosocial and Biological Vulnerabilities in Children
Molecular Anti-stress Systems
Sleep - the Key to Recovery
The Role of Stress in the Etiology of Medically Unexplained Syndromes
The Autonomic System -
Counterbalancing Unhealthy Stress
The Health Implications of Anger
Stress and Addiction
Stress, Insulin Resistance, Obesity and Diabetes
Chronic Pain - the Diathesis Stress Model
Emotional Stress, Positive Emotions and Physiological Coherence
Fatigue and Recovery
Stress and Cognitive Failure

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