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The Handbook of Stress and the Brain focuses on the impact of stressful events on the functioning of the central nervous system; how stress affects molecular and cellular processes in the brain, and in turn, how these brain processes determine our perception of and reactivity to, stressful challenges - acutely and in the long-run.
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
1. Concepts of Stress.
2. Hypothalamic Hormones Involved in Stress Responsivitity.
3. Stress and the HPA Axis.
4. Neurotransmitter Systems Involved in Stress Responsivitity.
5. Neuroplasticity and Stress.
6. The Stressed Brain.