The End of Stress As We Know It

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2004-04-01
Publisher(s): Dana Press
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While some stress is inevitable, being "stressed out" is not. McEwen teaches readers how to reduce stress, increase overall sense of health and well-being--and even turn aside the slings and arrows of life.

Author Biography

Bruce Mcewen is an eminent professor and world-renowned pioneer in tracking the specific ways in which the brain influences the glands and the immune system. He is the head of the Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at Rockefeller University in New York City and has appeared on major network programs in the United States, England, France, and Japan to discuss brain science and stress

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Acknowledgments xi
1 A New Way to Look at Stress
2 The Stress Response-or How We Cope
3 Stress and the Emotional Connection
4 Allostatic Load: When Protection Gives Way to Damage
5 Stress and the Cardiovascular System
6 Stress and the Immune System
7 Stress and the Brain
8 How Not to Be Stressed Out
9 Positive Health
10 Where We Could Go from Here 173(18)
Appendix: Chemical Messengers of Allostasis, Their Receptors, and Their Protective and Damaging Effects 191(12)
Notes 203(22)
Index 225

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