Stress 101: An Overview for Teensby Margaret O. Hyde
Good or bad, high or low, known or unknown, short or long-lasting, stress is present in everyone's life. The Harvard Medical School defines stress as any real or imagined danger or adjustment to change. Stress 101 provides the overview you need to understand stress, what it does to your body, how to manage it, and how it affects your life.
Gr 7-10- Beginning with a brief history of stress from the time it was first identified, Hyde and Forsyth detail its effects on a young person's brain, heart, and immune system. While this sounds dry and relatively uninteresting, the writing is clear and informative. Interspersed with personal vignettes, the factual information is well organized and presented in small increments. One chapter focuses on various forms of meditation, and another offers a variety of self-help stress-reduction techniques. Black-and-white photographs appear every few pages, primarily breaking up the text. A solid resource for general information and for reports.-Wendy Smith-D'Arezzo, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD
Meet the Author
Margaret O. Hyde, a former teacher, is a well-known author of science and social studies books for young people. She has written or cowritten more than ninety books, many of which have received wide acclaim.
Elizabeth H. Forsyth, M.D., has collaborated with Margaret O. Hyde on more than twenty books. A graduate of Yale University School of Medicine, Forsyth is a child psychiatrist and has been in private practice. She was a consultant to the Burlington, Vermont, public school system and clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont School of Medicine. She lives in Arizona with her husband, Ben R. Forsyth, M.D.
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