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Stress Consequences

Mental, Neuropsychological and Socioeconomic

Stress is a universal phenomenon that impacts adversely on most people. This volume provides a readily accessible compendium that focuses on the physical and psychological consequences of stress for individuals and society. Clinical attention focuses on disorders of the stress control system (e.g. Cushing’s Syndrome: Addison’s Disease) and the adverse impact of stress on human physical and mental health. Detailed reviews address disorders such as PTSD, anxiety, major depression, psychoses and related disorders such as combat fatigue and burnout. The 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. Emphasis is also placed on the role of stress in obesity, hypertension, diabetes type II and other features of the metabolic syndrome which has now reached epidemic proportions in the USA and other countries.


Clinical endocrinologists and neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, graduates/advanced undergraduates in medicine and psychology, and basic/clinical researchers in neuroendocrinology, neuropharmacology, immunology, molecular biology, and genetics.

Hardbound, 780 Pages

Published: September 2009

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-375174-4


  • I. General - Background

    II. Genetics and genomics - Susceptibility to Stress

    III. Mental Disorders

    A. Personality and Personality Disorders

    B. Anxiety and Fear

    C. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    D. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

    E. Mood Disorders: Depression

    F. Schizophrenia/ Psychoses

    G. Substance Related Disorders

    H. Autistic Spectrum Disorders

    I. Behavioral Disorders

    J. Eating Disorders

    K. Endocrin - Psychopathy - Cushings

    L. Sleep Disruption and Psychiatric Disorders

    M. Dementia - Alzheimer's Disease

    N. Suicide

    IV. Neuropsychological

    V. Psychosocial

    VI. Socioeconomic



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