The Truth About Stress Management

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In a straightforward and nonjudgmental manner, The Truth About series tackles a range of current issues that affect teens. Each A-to-Z volume delivers the information teens need to cope with pressure from a multitude of sources and to make informed choices when faced with difficult decisions. Special features such as "Q & A," "Teens Speak," and "Fact Or Fiction?" focus on critical aspects of current topics, while "Did You Know?" presents up-to-date tables and graphs. With an informative glossary and a valuable listing of hotlines and further resources, these books are essential reading for young people in search of guidance and knowledge.

Stress is a feeling created when people react to circumstances or events that affect their lives. There is good stress-such as from competing in a sport-and, bad stress-such as from failing a test, Stress has biological and psychological components, and the human body is designed to react to stress in a variety of ways. The Truth About Stress Management explains the different types of stress, the consequences of stress, and healthy ways of managing stress.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816076475
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Series: Facts on File Truth about Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations v

Preface vii

How to Use This Book xi

Stress Is Not Necessarily Bad 1

A-to-Z Entries 9

Anniversary Reactions 11

Biology of Stress Responses 15

Blood Pressure and Stress 19

Emotional Stress 24

Exercise and Stress 30

Gender and Stress 36

Grieving and Mourning 41

Holiday Stress 48

Medication 52

Meditation 60

Performance Anxiety 64

Relaxation Therapies 71

Sleep and Stress 78

Stress and the Environment 83

Stress and the Family 88

Stress and the Heart 96

Stress in School 101

Stress Management Techniques 108

Stress Rating Scales 115

Treatment 123

Types of Stress 128

Workplace Stress 134

Hotlines and Help Sites 141

Glossary 144

Index 152

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