Stress Consequences
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Stress Consequences : Mental, Neuropsychological and Socioeconomic

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Stress is a universal phenomenon that impacts adversely on most people. This volume provides a readily accessible compendium that focuses on the physical and psychological consequences of stress for individuals and society. Clinical attention focuses on disorders of the stress control system (e.g. Cushing's Syndrome: Addison's Disease) and the adverse impact of stress on human physical and mental health. Detailed reviews address disorders such as PTSD, anxiety, major depression, psychoses and related disorders such as combat fatigue and burnout. The work covers interactions between stress and neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, as well as stress-immune-inflammatory interactions in relation to cancer and autoimmune and viral diseases. Emphasis is also placed on the role of stress in obesity, hypertension, diabetes type II and other features of the metabolic syndrome which has now reached epidemic proportions in the USA and other countries.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 780 pages
  • 214 x 284 x 42mm | 2,317.84g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0123751748
  • 9780123751744
  • 1,793,937

Table of contents

I. General - Background

II. Genetics and genomics - Susceptibility to Stress

III. Mental Disorders

A. Personality and Personality Disorders

B. Anxiety and Fear

C. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

D. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

E. Mood Disorders: Depression

F. Schizophrenia/ Psychoses

G. Substance Related Disorders

H. Autistic Spectrum Disorders

I. Behavioral Disorders

J. Eating Disorders

K. Endocrin - Psychopathy - Cushings

L. Sleep Disruption and Psychiatric Disorders

M. Dementia - Alzheimer's Disease

N. Suicide

IV. Neuropsychological

V. Psychosocial

VI. Socioeconomic
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About George Fink

George Fink is a Neuroendocrinologist and Neuropharmacologist who has had a major interest in stress since the start of his career. He was recently appointed Vice President and Director of Research of the Pharmos Corporation in Israel and the United States, and is the former Director of the Medical Research Council's Brain Metabolism Unit and honorary professor in the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Dr. Fink has published over 340 neuroendocrine papers and several authoritative books, and is past president of the European Neuroendocrine Association.
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