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Written for a broad scientific audience, the Handbook of Stress and the Brain comprehensively reviews key principles and facts to provide a clear overview of the interdisciplinary field of stress; the work aims to bring together the disciplines of neurobiology, physiology, immunology, psychology and psychiatry, to provide a thorough review of the current state of the field, as well as looking at future developments.
Handbook of Stress and the Brain provides an excellent source of information for non-clinical and clinical experts alike, who will value the work as a detailed reference book. The handbook also serves as an up-to-date overview of the topic of stress and the brain, to provide an introduction for those recently entering the field.
Topics covered in this book include:
* An historical overview of the basic advances in stress research
* The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and hypothalamic hormones involved in stress coping
* Neurotransmitter systems, neuroplasticity and behavioural processes involved in stress coping
* Environmental and genetic determinants
* Stress and the immune system
* Stress-related psychiatric disorders and novel treatment strategies - targeting brain processes involved in stress processing and coping mechanisms