Biology of Early Life Stress: Understanding Child Maltreatment and Trauma

The Biology of Early Life Stress: Understanding Child Maltreatment and Trauma is edited by Jennie G. Noll and Idan Shalev, and published by Springer. This innovative collection extends the emerging field of stress biology to examine the effects of a substantial source of early-life stress: child abuse and neglect. Research findings across endocrinology, immunology, neuroscience, […]

The Innate Immune Response to Noninfectious Stressors: Human and Animal Models

The Innate Immune Response to Noninfectious Stressors is edited by Massimo Amadori and published by Academic Press. The Innate Immune Response to Non-infectious Stressors highlights fundamental mechanisms of stress response and important findings on how the immune system is affected, and in turn affects such a response. In addition, this book covers the crucial link […]

The Bi-Directional Effects of Stress on our Immune System

The Bi-Directional Effects of Stress on our Immune System is authored by Inna B. Mertsalova and published by FriesenPress. In recent years, we have gained increasing knowledge of the roles stress and stress hormones play in our health. It is amazing how the presentation of a stressor-whether in one event or a series of events-might […]

Psychosocial Stress and Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Concepts, Findings, Future Perspectives

Psychosocial Stress and Cardiovascular Disease in Women is edited by Kristina Orth-Gomér, Neil Schneiderman, Viola Vaccarino and Hans-Christian Deter, and published by Springer. Not long ago, it was assumed that coronary heart disease mainly–or only–affected men. Now that CHD is recognized as a leading killer of women as well as men, numerous research studies have […]

Takotsubo (Stress) Cardiomyopathy, an Issue of Heart Failure Clinics

Takotsubo (Stress) Cardiomyopathy, an Issue of Heart Failure Clinics is authored by Eduardo Bossone and Raimund Erbel, and published by Elsevier. Stress-induced cardiomyopathy, also known as “Takotsubo” cardiomyopathy, broken heart syndrome and apical ballooning syndrome, was first described in Japan, in 1990, by Sato et al. Stress-induced cardiomyopathy represents a transient left ventricle systolic dysfunction […]

Stress and Cardiovascular Disease

Stress and Cardiovascular Disease is edited by Paul Hjemdahl, Annika Rosengren and Andrew Steptoe and published by Springer. An increasing body of evidence indicates that psychological stress and cardiovascular diseases are intertwined more closely than initially suspected about 4-5 decades ago. In fact, many clinical and epidemiological studies have documented the link between psychological stress […]

Neuro-Endocrine Basis of Immune Modulation: in Response to Stress and Relaxation

The Neuro-Endocrine Basis of Immune Modulation is authored by Nazmul Haque, Mahbub E Sobhani and Asif Ahmed, and published by VDM Verlag Dr. Müller. Traditional medical science has kept the mind separate from the body. In particular, neurosciences and immunology developed independently for many years, and thus, the question of how the brain communicates with […]

Psychological Factors and Cardiovascular Disorders: The Role of Stress and Psychosocial Influences

Psychological Factors and Cardiovascular Disorders is edited by Leo Sher, and published by Nova Kroshka Books. Psychological factors significantly affect the cardiovascular system and play an important role in the etiopathogenesis of cardiovascular disorders. In fact, psychological stress in childhood, adulthood or persistent across a person’s life can contribute to high cardiovascular and metabolic risk. […]

The Handbook of Stress Science: Biology, Psychology, and Health

The Handbook of Stress Science is edited by Richard Contrada, PhD and Andrew Baum PhD, and published by Springer Publishing Company. In 1919, Dr. Tohru Ishigami of Japan published an article ‘The influence of psychic acts on the progress of pulmonary tuberculosis’, which appeared in the American Review of Tuberculosis. Ishigami was probably the first […]

Handbook of Stress and the Brain

Handbook of Stress and the Brain is published by Elsevier and authored by Thomas Steckler, N.H. Kalin and J.M.H.M. Reul. Psychological stress has been linked to a pro-inflammatory response in the brain characterized by a complex release of several inflammatory mediators such as cytokines, prostanoids and free radicals. Such response might contribute to cell damage […]

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