First Published in 1989. Based on the updated proceedings of the Soviet-American International Pavlovian Conference held in Moscow, this volume presents a new trend in the systems analysis of emotional stress as an outcome of behavioural conflict situations in which the subjects fail to achieve a useful end result. The mechanisms, complications, prevention and behavioural therapy of emotional stress are examined. While almost any of the body functional systems can be involved, psychosomatic and immune system disorders, coronary heart diseases and hypertension are shown to be the major complications of chronic exposure to emotional stress in both humans and animals. A special section of the book highlights various approaches towards the enhancement of stress resistance in man through emotional self-regulation, relaxation, social skills training and other biobehavioural interventions.
Table of Contents
PART I. SUSCEPTIBILITY AID RESISTANCE TO EMOTIONAL STRESS: CENTRAL MECHANISMS, PART II EMOTIONAL STRESS AID PSYCHOSOMATIC DISORDERS, PART III BIOBEHAVIORAL PREVENTION AND THERAPY OF STRESS-INDUCED DISEASE, PART IV. CORONARY HEART DISEASE, HYPERTENSION AND STRESS
Professor Konstantin V. Sudakov is Director of the P.K. Anokhin Institute of Normal Physiology, Moscow. Detlev Ganten is a professor at the Institute of Pharmacology at the University of Heidelberg. Nicola A. Nikolov is Professor of the Department of pathophysiology at the Medical and Biological Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria.