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Handbook of Stress Medicine

An Organ System Approach, 1st Edition

Edited by John R. Hubbard

CRC Press

448 pages

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Hardback: 9780849325151
pub: 1997-10-24

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Psychological stress is often overlooked by medical doctors as a major factor in physiologically based illness; however, clinical studies show that stress has a vital impact on both the mental and physical well-being of patients. Handbook of Stress Medicine: An Organ System Approach focuses on the relationship between stress and the physiology and pathology of the major organ systems of the body. It suggests that understanding how stress impacts on illnesses can help hold down medical costs through more accurate diagnoses and promote improved preventative care.

Section I offers a general background on stress as it relates to medicine and the difficulties in conducting stress-related research. The primary focus of the text, how stress effects specific organ systems, is examined using scientific and clinical data in Section II. The third section addresses the impact of stress on important medical problems of current interest, such as AIDS, cancer, and substance abuse. It also discusses anxiety disorders. The next section covers topics related to stress, such as stress measurement, stress in the workplace, and the psychodynamics of stress. The final section explores the major pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to the treatment of stress and anxiety disorders.

This book will assist physicians, psychologists, nurses, physical therapists, and other health care professionals recognize possible stress-related problems, educate their patients, and develop therapeutic strategies for reducing stress and stress-related illnesses.

Table of Contents

Introductory Concepts

On the Nature of Stress, J.R. Hubbard and E.A. Workman

The Effect of Stress on Organ Systems of the Body

Mental Stress and the Cardiovascular System, W.V.R. Vieweg and J.R. Hubbard

The Effects of Stress on the Respiratory System, T.G. Sriam and J.J. Silverman

Influence of Mental Stress on the Endocrine System, B. Felker and J.R. Hubbard

Stress and the Gastrointestinal Tract, K.W. Olden

The Effects of Mental and Metabolic Stress on the Female Reproductive System and Female Reproductive Hormones, J.D. Veldhuis, K. Yoshida, and A. Iranmanesh

Effect of Stress on Male Reproductive Function, G.E. Lemack, R.G. Uzzo, and D.P. Poppas

Stress-Induced Immunodepression in Humans, M.F. La Via and E.A. Workman

The Effect of Psychological Stress on Neurological Disorders, S.N. Ghaemi, M.C. Irizarry, and A.B. Joseph

Special Medical Topics Related to Stress Medicine

Stress and Addiction, S.E. Franco, J.R. Hubbard, and P.R. Martin

Associations between Psychosocial Stress and Malignancy, M.J.M. Cohen, E.S. Kunkel, and J.L. Levenson

Stress and Immune Function in HIV-1 Disease, M.A. Fletcher, G. Ironson, K. Goodkin, M.H. Antoni, N. Schneiderman, and N.G. Klimas

Stress and Dental Pathology, S.W. Hubbard and J.R. Hubbard

Pain and Stress, W.B. Hodges and E.A. Workman

Stress and Anxiety Disorders, S.S. Falsetti and J.C. Ballenger

Other Topics Related to Stress Medicine

The Measurement of Stress and Its Effects, E.A. Workman

Biochemical Indicators of Stress, J.R. Hubbard, M. Kalimi, and J.P. Liberti

Stress in the Workplace: An Overview, J.C. Neunan and J.R. Hubbard

The Psychodynamics of Stress, D.J. Scheiderer and J.W. Lomax

Basic Components to the Treatment of Stress and Anxiety Disorders

Cognitive and Behavioral Methods of Stress Control, A.M. Katz, M.A. Chiglinsky, and J. Parker

Pharmacologic Treatment for Anxiety Disorders, D.D. Short


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Neurology
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience