Stress and Your Health: From Vulnerability to Resilience

Stress Your HealthStress and Your Health: From Vulnerability to Resilience is published by Wiley-Blackwell and is authored by Hymie Anisman, Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

The Stress and Your Health presents an evidence-based evaluation of the various effects of stress, along with methods to alleviate distress and stress-related illnesses.

This resource covers a wide range of stress-related topics and many of the factors that determine individual’s susceptibility to the impact of stressors and at increased risk for pathology. Of note, the author makes complex biochemical and immunological concepts understandable to a non-specialist audience.

Some topics, sections and chapters in Stress and Your Health comprise: Stressors, stress, and distress; Individual differences in relation to stressors and stress responses, including vulnerability and resilience; Coping with stressors; hormones and what they do; Immunological effects of stressors; Cardiovascular disease, including the effect of socioeconomic status; Stress, immunity, and disease; Stress and cancer, including the stress–cancer link; Acute stress disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.


“……Informed, insightful, and up-to-date with the newest research findings. Required reading for patients and scientists alike”. —Keith W. Kelley, Professor Emeritus of Immunophysiology, University of Illinois

“……The result is a masterful text that works on a number of levels and speaks powerfully to the range of audiences with an interest in this subject matter — researchers, students and lay readers alike”.—Alex Haslam, School of Psychology, University of Queensland

“……Hymie Anisman’s book, Stress and Your Health: From Vulnerability to Resilience, provides a very readable solution.  He has written a masterful description of complex biological and psychological processes that is accessible and written with his unique and wonderful sense of humor.  It will be valuable both to the interested lay reader as well as serious students of behavioral neuroscience”.—Bryan Kolb, Department of Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge

“……There is a clear link between stress and mental illness; Dr. Anisman’s book is not only timely but also very informative about how the body perceives and deals with daily stressors, and how one to cope with stress and its consequences…”.—Zul Merali, Ph.D., President & CEO, The University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research

Hardcover: 296 pages; Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (May 6, 2015).

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