Encyclopedia of Stress
2nd Revised edition
By (author) George Fink
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Encyclopedia of Stress by George Fink
Book DescriptionLike the first edition, the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Stress covers nearly every conceivable aspect and ramification of stress including a wide range of related topics such as neuroimmune interactions, cytokines, enzymatic disorders, effects on the cardiovascular system, immunity and inflammation, and physical illnesses. Over the last decade, scientists have presented convincing research showing that psychological stress increases vulnerability to disease. They now understand more clearly that stress may be the thread tying together illnesses that were previously believed to be unrelated. Bone loss, increased abdominal fat, and damaged memory cells in the hippocampus have been linked to elevated cortisol levels. Building on the success of the first edition, this completely revised work surveys the vast amount of research generated in the past five years, resulting in a substantial revision with over 30% new material and over 100 new entries. Expanded sections include Animal Studies, Anxiety and Depression, Drugs, Depression, Disasters, and Psychological and Other Therapies. Also available online via ScienceDirect (2007) - featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com. * Timely update on the topic of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder taking into account events such as terrorism and middle east wars * Includes expanded coverage on anxiety and depression * Incorporates entries on the advances in our knowledge of immunology, cytokines and cell mediated immunity involved in stress responses and autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Type I diabetes
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780120885039
(216mm x 280mm x 216mm)
Imprint: Academic Press Inc
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 8-May-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author George Fink
Handbook of Neuroendocrinology, Hardback (October 2011)
Neuroendocrinology, the discipline concerned with how the nervous system controls hormonal secretion and how hormones control the brain, is pivotal to physiology and medicine. This title covers the basic principles, neural regulation, hormone/brain function and behavior, and neuroendocrine pathology.
Stress of War, Conflict and Disaster, Hardback (September 2010)
A compendium that explains the phenomenon of stress as it relates physically and mentally to war, conflict and disaster. It discusses the link between stress and various forms of conflict. It also explores the stress impact of the general physical disasters such as airline and vehicle accidents, earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes.
Stress Consequences, Hardback (September 2009)» View all books by George Fink
Stress is a universal phenomenon that impacts adversely on most people. This work covers interactions between stress and neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, as well as stress-immune-inflammatory interactions in relation to cancer and autoimmune and viral diseases.
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Author Biography - George Fink
George Fink is a Neuroendocrinologist and Neuropharmacologist who has had a major interest in stress since the start of his career. He was recently appointed Vice President and Director of Research of the Pharmos Corporation in Israel and the United States, and is the former Director of the Medical Research Council's Brain Metabolism Unit and honorary professor in the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Dr. Fink has published over 340 neuroendocrine papers and several authoritative books, and is past president of the European Neuroendocrine Association.
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