"This is a highly entertaining book about a very serious topic. Beautifully written, funny and organized in a way that students and the general public will understand complex notions about stress."
- Sonia Lupien, Director of the Centre for Studies on Human Stress, University of Montreal
"Perfect for my stress and cognition module, accessible and informative, great level of detail."An Introduction to Stress and Health
- James Byron-Daniel, University of the West of England, Bristol
is the first textbook to fuse the psychosocial with newer behavioural neuroscience perspectives. It provides a broad perspective of the multiple biological processes influenced by stressful events, the conditions that allow for either exacerbation or diminution of these stressor effects, and the pathological conditions that can emerge as a result of stressful events.
Anisman systematically reviews the key research over the past 30 years and presents his insights in a lively, interesting pedagogical fashion to allow you to fully appreciate the diversity of the field of stress and its impact on our health. Key features include:
- A consideration of the value of numerous therapeutic strategies to diminish distress and stress-related pathologies.
- An exploration of many new conceptual perspectives relevant to stress processes and pathology.
- Information is presented in an easy-to-read manner with lots of pointers to the key concepts to remember.
An Introduction to Stress and Health is an indispensable text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in health psychology, stress, health and illness.
A remarkably comprehensive, authoritative, informative and thoughtful overview of the subject of stress. It is scientifically sound and accurate, yet full of humor, stories and anecdotes, which exemplify, clarify and simplify complex concepts and information. Stress is one of the most important and influential experiences in the life of every person, constituting a major source of misery and illness. I therefore recommend this book to any intelligent and educated person who wants to understand the nature, mechanisms, and implications of stress, as well as the ways to overcome its potential adverse consequences.