After learning the skills in this book, you’ll: • Respond quickly to early signs of stress • Approach, not avoid, stressful tasks and events • Cope effectively with life events that contribute to stress • Change the catastrophic ...
Author: Christy Matta
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Life is stressful, and that’s not always a bad thing. A certain amount of stress actually helps us work more productively and take action in a crisis. But recurrent and prolonged stress can paralyze us or lead us to feel exhausted, angry, or overwhelmed. The skills presented in The Stress Response can dramatically change the way you process stress. And they don’t take much time to learn. Drawn from a technique therapists use called dialectical behavior therapy, these powerful strategies can help you manage the slings and arrows of life more gracefully and effectively. After learning the skills in this book, you’ll: • Respond quickly to early signs of stress • Approach, not avoid, stressful tasks and events • Cope effectively with life events that contribute to stress • Change the catastrophic thoughts and biases that make stress worse • Practice soothing strategies for calming your body’s stress response
This updated edition covers a range of new topics, including stress and the immune system, post-traumatic stress and crisis intervention, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), ...
Author: George S. Jr. Everly
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This updated edition covers a range of new topics, including stress and the immune system, post-traumatic stress and crisis intervention, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Crisis Management Briefings in response to mass disasters and terrorism, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), spirituality and religion as stress management tools, dietary factors and stress, and updated information on psychopharmacologic intervention in the human stress response. It is a comprehensive and accessible guide for students, practitioners, and researchers in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, medicine, nursing, social work, and public health.
Barely more than twenty years ago the inquiry into the nature and implications of the psychophysiologic stress response seemed to be restricted to laboratory animals.
Author: George S. Everly Jr.
Barely more than twenty years ago the inquiry into the nature and implications of the psychophysiologic stress response seemed to be restricted to laboratory animals. Today, however, scientists from a wide range of disciplines are studying stress and its implications for human health and disease. This may be because our technical ability actually to measure the phenomenon has increased, as has our understanding of human psychophysiology. Just as important, how ever, may be the fact that we have entered a new era of disease. According to Kenneth Pelletier, we have entered upon an era in which stress plays a dominant role in the determination of human disease. Pelletier has stated that up to 90% of all disease may be stress-related. Whether this estimation seems inflated or not, the fact remains that clinicians of all kinds, including physicians, psychologists, physical therapists, social workers, and counselors, are daily being confronted with clients suffering from excessive psychophysiologic stress arousal. This fact has created a need to know more about the stress response and its treatment. Although more and more health-care professionals are directly or indirectly working with clients who manifest excessive stress, there has been no text previously written which attempted to condensE' between the covers of a single volume a practical, clinically compre hensive discussion of what stress is (as best we currently understand it) and how to treat it when it becomes excessive.
Stress Response: Methods and Protocols brings together a diverse array of practical methodologies that may be employed to address various aspects of the response of mammalian cells to environmental stress.
Author: Stephen M. Keyse
Publisher: Humana Press
Mammalian cells have evolved a complex multicomponent machinery that enables them to sense and respond to a wide variety of potentially toxic agents present in their environment. These stress responses are often associated with an increased cellular capacity to tolerate normally lethal levels of an insult. The realization that the mammalian stress response may be intimately linked with many human diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, ischemia, fever, infection, and cancer, has led to an explosion of interest in this research area. Stress Response: Methods and Protocols brings together a diverse array of practical methodologies that may be employed to address various aspects of the response of mammalian cells to environmental stress. The p- tocols are carefully described by authors who have both devised and succe- fully employed them, and they represent a mixture not only of well-established techniques, but also new technologies at the leading edge of research. The areas covered include the detection and assay of stress-induced damage, the acti- tion of signal transduction pathways, stress-inducible gene expression, and stress protein function. Although no volume of this size can be comprehensive and the topics covered reflect a personal choice, it is hoped that it will prove of subst- tial interest and use to a wide range of research workers in the field.
This book demonstrates how the latest insights into the physiopathology of the stress response can be integrated into clinical practice.
Author: Jean-Charles Preiser
This book demonstrates how the latest insights into the physiopathology of the stress response can be integrated into clinical practice. The topic is particularly relevant since the metabolic changes triggered by acute stress, including adaptive responses such as resistance to anabolic signals, have recently been more precisely delineated. The underlying mechanisms of these changes are also now better understood. The authors analyse how these advances could result in better management and more effective prevention of the long-term clinical consequences of the alterations occurring during the acute phase. An international panel of respected experts discusses these topics and describes the management of some common clinical conditions.
This book makes a novel synthesis of the molecular aspects of the stress response and long term adaptation processes with the system biology approach of biological networks.
Author: Peter Csermely
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book makes a novel synthesis of the molecular aspects of the stress response and long term adaptation processes with the system biology approach of biological networks. Authored by an exciting mixture of top experts and young rising stars, it provides a comprehensive summary of the field and identifies future trends.
Don't spend another single moment trapped in the chains of tension. Download the book now and learn to experience the wonder of living without stress for the rest of your life.
Author: Gerry Canfield, Ph.d.
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Do you feel that you're stressed? Do you feel that your life is filled with a constant stream of pressures and challenges, issues and problems, tensions and frustrations? Well, you're not alone. Stress has become one of the most dominant background features of many peoples' lives and the costs to our health and wellbeing are simply staggering. Millions of prescriptions are being issued every day for tranquilisers and sleeping pills even as we witness a disturbing increase in stress-related diseases. Yet stress is little more than a habit, an early form of childhood conditioning that we absorbed during our early, formative years. Once we recognise that we're really dealing with a deeply-ingrained habit, we can learn to change our behaviour and rapidly discover that there really is a better way to deal with this pervasive and costly problem There is indeed a much better way and this pioneering book has been designed to show you how to change your behaviour and master your stress response. The stress response developed in humans around fifty to sixty thousand years ago as a natural survival mechanism that was intended to help us survive in dangerous, life-threatening situations. The adrenaline and cortisone that the body produces under stressful conditions would help us fight, for example, a wild and hungry predator or run away. It was a characteristic that was useful enough to have survived up to the present day. But the stress response was only intended to last for two or three minutes. Long enough to fight or flee. It was not intended to function twenty-four hours a day! And that's the problem. People have become so accustomed to being stressed that they don't even realise that they're experiencing various forms of tension almost all of the time. It's time to acknowledge that prolonged stress harms the body, producing a variety of serious health problems that are both unnecessary and largely avoidable. That's why it is so vitally important to master the stress response and learn how to restore natural order, balance, health and wellbeing at every level of our lives. Written by an inspirational and acclaimed specialist in stress management, this excellent book is a treasure chest of practical methods and techniques for reducing tension in our lives. Filled with powerfully effective advice and field-tested systems, the book will show you how to: * Evaluate the levels of stress in your own life * Test your personal stress response * Check your individual stress and tension symptoms * Develop powerful methods for eliminating the knee-jerk stress reaction * Become aware of exactly how your body reacts to stress at every point of the day * Create your personal stress-awareness diary * Build a detailed record of your progress to chart your success * Free yourself from the bonds of constant anxiety * Engage the higher functions of your brain to overcome the old habits of stress * Discover a much more powerful way of living your life * Channel your energy into truly positive attitudes that will support your health and wellbeing Designed as a powerful three-week programme that directly addresses the stress response and offers the potential to live your life in a much happier, calmer, more peaceful and creative manner, this could be the most important book that you will consult this year. Don't spend another single moment trapped in the chains of tension. Download the book now and learn to experience the wonder of living without stress for the rest of your life.
This clinical work has provided the background for a greatly expanded discussion of treatment technique and a new chapter on therapeutics of stress response syndromes.
Author: Mardi Jon Horowitz
Publisher: Jason Aronson
In this revised and expanded second edition, Dr. Horowitz places special emphasis on treatment. The chapters on diagnosis, theory and therapeutic technique have been extensively revised. In ten years since the publication of the first edition, Dr. Horowitz has continued to direct the Centre for the Study of Neurosis at the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute of the University of California, placing particular emphasis on psychotherapy of stress response syndromes. This clinical work has provided the background for a greatly expanded discussion of treatment technique and a new chapter on therapeutics of stress response syndromes. Mental health professional who want to be effective with patients experiencing the stress of bereavement, traumatic accident, medical illness or other life events should find this book a useful guide.
Stress during human pregnancy is associated with various adverse consequences for the physiological and psychological wellbeing of mother and child.
Author: Pearl Ghaemmaghami
Publisher: Cuvillier Verlag
Stress during human pregnancy is associated with various adverse consequences for the physiological and psychological wellbeing of mother and child. A main focus for the research field of stress during pregnancy is to identify the underlying biological mechanism by which the maternal psychological stress is transferred to the developing foetus. Glucocorticoids, such as cortisol seem to play a pivotal role, since an overexposure of maternal cortisol, for example due to psychological stress is capable of crossing the placental barrier and thereby reaching the foetus. Heightened cortisol levels in the prenatal period have been associated with preterm birth and low birth weight. In animal studies, the placental enzyme 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 (11β-HSD2) which converts active cortisol into its inactive metabolite cortisone, protects the developing foetus against an overexposure to maternal cortisol concentrations. This enzyme is also present in the adult salivary glands, where it exerts the same conversion of cortisol to cortisone. The aim of the present thesis was to examine the psychological and physiological stress reactivity of pregnant women confronted with a standardized stressor and to concurrently investigate the conversion of cortisol to cortisone in the saliva and amniotic fluid of pregnant women.
First-litter male Wistar rats were either handled or not handled on Days 1-15 following birth. In adulthood they were exposed for three minutes to a large open field for one, two, three or four days.
Author: Gerald A. Hudgens
First-litter male Wistar rats were either handled or not handled on Days 1-15 following birth. In adulthood they were exposed for three minutes to a large open field for one, two, three or four days. Fifteen minutes after the last exposure they were sacrificed and free plasma corticosterone was assayed. Handled subjects showed a significantly lower adrenocortical response to the open field than non-handled subjects. This finding supports the previously reported open-field findings from these same subjects (Hudgens, 1970) which showed that early handled subjects react less emotionally when exposed to a novel environment. The mothers were re-bred twice to rear second and third litters which were not handled in infancy. These litters received four days of open-field testing before being sacrificed. No differences were obtained on the corticosterone measure as a function of the mothers' first litters being handled or non-handled. Some methodological difficulties are discussed. (Author).
Alcohol intoxication has long been believed to have tension or stress-reducing qualities.
Author: Darin J. Erickson
Alcohol intoxication has long been believed to have tension or stress-reducing qualities. The stress response dampening effect of alcohol has been seen in a number of studies employing a variety of doses, types of stressors, and experimental paradigms. Alcohol has also been shown to influence attention, whereby alcohol intoxication decreases the ability to divide attention across multiple stimuli. The primary goal of the current study was to examine the role of attention as a possible mediator between alcohol and a dampened stress response. In addition, a secondary goal was to incorporate an improved experimental design and powerful new statistical techniques to address a number of concerns and test a comprehensive model of alcohol and stress. Results were mixed. First, the stress response dampening effect of alcohol was seen for pulse transit time and self-reported anxiety, but not for heart rate and skin conductance. Second, change in attention mediated some of the relationship between alcohol intoxication and dampened pulse transit time response, but was unrelated to stress dampening of self-reported anxiety. Incorporating heterogeneity in the models appears promising as a way to better understand the variance in stress response dampening and may help better understand the etiology and provide clearer targets for prevention efforts.