Handbook of Stress Medicine: An Organ System Approach / Edition 1

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Overview

Psychological stress is often overlooked by medical doctors as a major factor in physiologically based illness; however, clinical studies sh ow that stress has a vital impact on both the mental and physical well -being of patients. Handbook of Stress Medicine: An Organ System Appro ach focuses on the relationship between stress and the physiology and pathology of the major organ systems of the body. It suggests that und erstanding how stress impacts on illnesses can help hold down medical costs through more accurate diagnoses and promote improved preventativ e care.

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Reviewer: Giridhar G. Reddy, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This book emphasizes not only the current theories on the impact of stress on health, but also the level of scientific evidence to support these theories. The various chapters comprehensively cover topics such as effects of stress on the organ systems like cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, immune systems etc. It also deals with stress and addiction disorders, malignancy, HIV, pain, and anxiety. Management of stress is emphasized using pharmacological and cognitive-behavioral methods.
Purpose: The primary goal is to provide a scientifically based review of the relationship between stress and the physiology and pathology of the major organ systems of the body.
Audience: The audience includes physicians, especially those in primary care, preventive healthcare, and psychiatry. This book is also targeted at nurses, psychologists, physical therapists, social workers, and many other healthcare professionals.
Features: Appropriate graphs, figures, and tables are included to illustrate the text. Article references are extensive and up to date.
Assessment: Physicians and healthcare providers largely overlook psychological stress and its impact on the patient's clinical status. The empirical data now available show the impact of stress on the mental and physical well-being of patients. A better understanding of the impact stress has on health can help reduce medical costs via improved stress management, as well as prevention of various medical illnesses. This book is timely and it is essential reading for all healthcare professionals.
Giridhar G. Reddy
This book emphasizes not only the current theories on the impact of stress on health, but also the level of scientific evidence to support these theories. The various chapters comprehensively cover topics such as effects of stress on the organ systems like cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, immune systems etc. It also deals with stress and addiction disorders, malignancy, HIV, pain, and anxiety. Management of stress is emphasized using pharmacological and cognitive-behavioral methods. The primary goal is to provide a scientifically based review of the relationship between stress and the physiology and pathology of the major organ systems of the body. The audience includes physicians, especially those in primary care, preventive healthcare, and psychiatry. This book is also targeted at nurses, psychologists, physical therapists, social workers, and many other healthcare professionals. Appropriate graphs, figures, and tables are included to illustrate the text. Article references are extensive and up to date. Physicians and healthcare providers largely overlook psychological stress and its impact on the patient's clinical status. The empirical data now available show the impact of stress on the mental and physical well-being of patients. A better understanding of the impact stress has on health can help reduce medical costs via improved stress management, as well as prevention of various medical illnesses. This book is timely and it is essential reading for all healthcare professionals.
Booknews
Several of the 21 articles in this handbook consider the effects of stress on such organ systems as the cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, and reproductive systems. The discussion of medical topics includes such subject areas as the role of stress in addiction, in immune function in HIV-1 disease, in pain, and in anxiety disorders. Stress in the workplace, cognitive and behavioral methods of stress control, and pharmacologic treatment for anxiety disorders are also discussed. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849325151
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/24/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.41 (w) x 9.49 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introductory Concepts
On the Nature of Stress, J.R. Hubbard and E.A. Workman
The Effect of Stress on Organ Systems of the Body
Mental Stress and the Cardiovascular System, W.V.R. Vieweg and J.R. Hubbard
The Effects of Stress on the Respiratory System, T.G. Sriam and J.J. Silverman
Influence of Mental Stress on the Endocrine System, B. Felker and J.R. Hubbard
Stress and the Gastrointestinal Tract, K.W. Olden
The Effects of Mental and Metabolic Stress on the Female Reproductive System and Female Reproductive Hormones, J.D. Veldhuis, K. Yoshida, and A. Iranmanesh
Effect of Stress on Male Reproductive Function, G.E. Lemack, R.G. Uzzo, and D.P. Poppas
Stress-Induced Immunodepression in Humans, M.F. La Via and E.A. Workman
The Effect of Psychological Stress on Neurological Disorders, S.N. Ghaemi, M.C. Irizarry, and A.B. Joseph
Special Medical Topics Related to Stress Medicine
Stress and Addiction, S.E. Franco, J.R. Hubbard, and P.R. Martin
Associations between Psychosocial Stress and Malignancy, M.J.M. Cohen, E.S. Kunkel, and J.L. Levenson
Stress and Immune Function in HIV-1 Disease, M.A. Fletcher, G. Ironson, K. Goodkin, M.H. Antoni, N. Schneiderman, and N.G. Klimas
Stress and Dental Pathology, S.W. Hubbard and J.R. Hubbard
Pain and Stress, W.B. Hodges and E.A. Workman
Stress and Anxiety Disorders, S.S. Falsetti and J.C. Ballenger
Other Topics Related to Stress Medicine
The Measurement of Stress and Its Effects, E.A. Workman
Biochemical Indicators of Stress, J.R. Hubbard, M. Kalimi, and J.P. Liberti
Stress in the Workplace: An Overview, J.C. Neunan and J.R. Hubbard
The Psychodynamics of Stress, D.J. Scheiderer and J.W. Lomax
Basic Components to the Treatment of Stress and Anxiety Disorders
Cognitive and Behavioral Methods of Stress Control, A.M. Katz, M.A. Chiglinsky, and J. Parker
Pharmacologic Treatment for Anxiety Disorders, D.D. Short
Index

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