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An Introduction to Stress and Health
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An Introduction to Stress and Health

Second Edition


December 2022 | 528 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
With a new chapter dedicated to psychosocial and environmental stressors such as racism, climate change, discrimination, collective trauma, and settler colonialism, this fully updated second edition of An Introduction to Stress and Health explains how chronic and acute stress can precipitate changes in the body that exacerbate and contribute to conditions including heart disease, diabetes, and depression. 

This is the first textbook to blend psychosocial and behavioural neuroscience perspectives, giving you a broad understanding of the immunological, neurochemical, hormonal and growth factor processes that can be influenced by stress. Anisman and Matheson further invite you to consider how different interventions and therapeutic strategies might be used to deal with stress and its consequences on the body.
  
Its lively writing, fascinating case studies and signposts to further reading make this an indispensable guide for postgraduate students taking courses in health psychology, and stress, health, and illness.
 
Hymie Anisman is Professor of Neuroscience at Carleton University. 
Kimberly Matheson is Research Chair in Culture and Gender Mental Health and Professor of Neuroscience at The Royal Ottawa’s Institute of Mental Health Research and Carleton University.
 
Chapter 1: The Nature of Stressors
 
Chapter 2: Appraisals, Coping, and Well-Being
 
Chapter 3: Psychosocial and Environmental Determinants of Health
 
Chapter 4: Hormonal Changes Associated with Stressors
 
Chapter 5: Neurotransmitter Processes and Growth Factor Changes
 
Chapter 6: The Immunological and Microbial Effects of Stressors
 
Chapter 7: Stress, Immunity, and Disease
 
Chapter 8: Cardiovascular Disease
 
Chapter 9: Depressive Illnesses
 
Chapter 10: Anxiety Disorders and PTSD
 
Chapter 11: Addiction
 
Chapter 12: Transmission of Trauma Across Generations
 
Chapter 13: Stress Busting: Treatment Strategies

Hymie Anisman

Hymie Anisman received his PhD in 1972 (University of Waterloo), and has been a Professor at Carleton University, Ottawa, since that time, while also holding an adjunct appointment with the Institute of Mental Health Research (Royal Ottawa Hospital). Professor Anisman was a Senior Ontario Mental Health Research Fellow (1999–2006), is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and has held a Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience since 2001. The principle theme of his research has concerned the influence of stressors on neurochemical and neuroendocrine systems, and how these influence psychological (anxiety, depression) and physical (immune... More About Author

Kimberly Matheson

Kimberly Matheson received her PhD in Psychology in 1988 from the University of Waterloo. She has been on faculty at Carleton University since 1990, is currently a Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and is the joint Research Chair in Culture and Gender Mental Health at The Royal Ottawa’s Institute of Mental Health Research and Carleton University. Professor Matheson’s research addresses cultural identity, collective and individual coping, resilience, and outcomes reflecting well-being, social justice, and social change. She has worked with community groups using multiple methodologies, including qualitative, quantitative, and... More About Author

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