psychological stress

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stress and Your Health: From Vulnerability to Resilience

Stress 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 […]

An Introduction to Stress and Health

The Introduction to Stress and Health is published by SAGE Publications and authored by Hymie Anisman, Professor in the department of Neuroscience, Carleton University, Canada, and a distinguished Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience. This is the first textbook to fuse the psychosocial with newer behavioral neuroscience perspectives. It provides a broad perspective of the multiple […]

Handbook of Human Stress and Immunity

The Handbook of Human Stress and Immunity 1st edition, is published by Academic Press and edited by Ronald Glaser and Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser. The Handbook of Human Stress and Immunity focuses on human studies related to stress and immunity, but also addresses some relevant animal models for human infectious and autoimmune diseases. These animal models […]

Stress Challenges and Immunity in Space

The book ‘Stress Challenges and Immunity in Space: From Mechanisms to Monitoring and Preventive Strategies’, published by Springer is authored by Alexander Chouker, from the Department of Anesthesiology, ‘Stress and Immunity’ laboratory, University of Munich, Munich, Germany. During space flight, human physiology and health are challenged by complex environmental stressors, exerting potent effects on the […]

Seasonal Patterns of Stress, Immune Function, and Disease

The book Seasonal Patterns of Stress, Immune Function, and Disease is co-authored by Randy J. Nelson, Ohio State University, Gregory E. Demas, Indiana University, Sabra L. Klein, The Johns Hopkins University and Lance J. Kriegsfeld, Columbia University, New York. The book summarizes evidence about the seasonal variation in immunity and disease occurrence, and the interactions […]

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