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Living with Stress

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A majority of teens experiences some form of stress related to school, society, family, or peers. People react differently to stress, and some are able to handle stressful situations more easily than others. A variety of factors-including genetic, psychological, and environmental-often contributes to how an individual reacts to stress.

Living with Stress provides all the information teens need to understand this subject, including causes and types of stress, related illnesses, ...

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Overview

A majority of teens experiences some form of stress related to school, society, family, or peers. People react differently to stress, and some are able to handle stressful situations more easily than others. A variety of factors-including genetic, psychological, and environmental-often contributes to how an individual reacts to stress.

Living with Stress provides all the information teens need to understand this subject, including causes and types of stress, related illnesses, and healthy responses to stress. Helpful sidebars, appendixes, and further reading guide additional exploration. Real-life examples throughout the book illustrate the impact of living with stress Chapters focus on the emotional and physical effects of stress, why teens are at risk for stress-related problems, and how to address stress with lifestyle changes.

The Teen's Guides series examines issues that affect teens; provides a comprehensive discussion of common health and social problems, remedies, and coping skills; and lists practical resources for further information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816078882
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Series: Teen's Guides Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1 What Is Stress? 1

2 What Causes Stress? 9

3 Why Teens Are at Risk for Stress-Related Problems 19

4 How Stress Affects You Physically 32

5 How Stress Affects You Emotionally 41

6 Long-term Physical Effects of Stress 50

7 Long-term Psychological Effects of Stress 62

8 Addressing Your Stress Problem with Lifestyle Changes 72

9 When Lifestyle Changes Aren't Enough 92

10 Helping Others Deal with Stress 110

11 Paying for Care 120

Appendix: Associations and Resources Related to Stress 129

Glossary 140

Read More About It 146

Index 149

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