After learning the skills in this book, you’ll: • Respond quickly to early signs of stress • Approach, not avoid, stressful tasks and events • Cope effectively with life events that contribute to stress • Change the catastrophic ...
Author: Christy Matta
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Life is stressful, and that’s not always a bad thing. A certain amount of stress actually helps us work more productively and take action in a crisis. But recurrent and prolonged stress can paralyze us or lead us to feel exhausted, angry, or overwhelmed. The skills presented in The Stress Response can dramatically change the way you process stress. And they don’t take much time to learn. Drawn from a technique therapists use called dialectical behavior therapy, these powerful strategies can help you manage the slings and arrows of life more gracefully and effectively. After learning the skills in this book, you’ll: • Respond quickly to early signs of stress • Approach, not avoid, stressful tasks and events • Cope effectively with life events that contribute to stress • Change the catastrophic thoughts and biases that make stress worse • Practice soothing strategies for calming your body’s stress response
Author: George S. Everly, Jr.Publish On: 2012-12-13
This new edition emphasizes the unique contribution of this longstanding text in the integration of mind/body relationships.
Author: George S. Everly, Jr.
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This new edition emphasizes the unique contribution of this longstanding text in the integration of mind/body relationships. The concept of stress, as defined and elaborated in Chapter 1, the primary efferent biological mechanisms of the human stress response, as described in Chapter 2, and the link from stress arousal to disease, as defined in Chapter 3, essentially remains the same. However, updates in microanatomy, biochemistry and tomography are added to these chapters. All other chapters will be updated as well, as there has been significant changes in the field over the past eight years.
Similar syndromes (fibromyalgia (FMS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), etc.) are also known to occur at a high rate in the general population. Collectively, we refer to these syndromes as chronic multisymptom illnesses (CMI).
Approximately 20% of Gulf War veterans who have presented to DoD and VA health registries have unexplained symptom-based illnesses that have been termed the Persian Gulf Syndrome or Gulf War Illnesses (GWI). Similar syndromes (fibromyalgia (FMS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), etc.) are also known to occur at a high rate in the general population. Collectively, we refer to these syndromes as chronic multisymptom illnesses (CMI). CMI are typically initiated and perpetuated by a variety of physical and emotional stressors. Studies of CMI have shown that there are a number of objective neurohumoral abnormalities in the human "stress response" which may be responsible for the symptoms seen in these entities. This study was designed to demonstrate that individuals with GWI: I) display centrally mediated disturbances in autonomic tone, leading to smooth muscle dysmotility, and symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome, 2) display diffuse disturbances in nociception (pain threshold) that are partly responsible for many of the pain-related symptoms seen in GWI, and 3) display the same blunting of the hypothalamic- pituitary axes seen in some CMI, and contributes to the observed fatigue. We have extensively studied these three different stress responses in a total of 125 subjects in this project (25 GWI, 49 healthy normal controls, and 51 with CMI). Currently our data demonstrate that this cohort of GWI subjects shows evidence of peripheral nociceptive abnormalities, as well as smooth muscle dysmotility (similar process that may underly CMI).
In this book, expert authors from around the world summarise the current knowledge on microbial stress response and comprehensively review the recent findings that have greatly advanced the understanding of stress response systems.
Author: Jose M. Requena
Publisher: Horizon Scientific Press
To survive adverse and fluctuating conditions, microorganisms possess mechanisms to recognize diverse environmental changes and mount an appropriate response. Microorganisms frequently react simultaneously to a wide variety of stresses, and the various stress response systems interact with each other by a complex of global regulatory networks. Stress response systems can play an important role in the virulence of pathogenic organisms. In this book, expert contributors from around the world summarize the current knowledge on microbial stress response and comprehensively review the recent findings that have greatly advanced the understanding of stress response systems. Each chapter is devoted to a particular organism or group of organisms, including: Gram-negative bacteria * Streptococcus * Neisseria * Listeria monocytogenes * Bacillus cereus * Salmonella * Yersinia * Vibrio * Mycobacterium * mycoplasmas * yeast * Plasmodium falciparum * Toxoplasma gondii * Leishmania * Trypanosoma cruzi * Trypanosoma brucei * Entamoeba histolytica. In addition to providing an up-to-date review of current trends, the book also describes the challenges for future research and provides comprehensive reference sections. It represents a major collection of information and knowledge across a wide range of microorganisms and is highly recommended for anyone interested in stress response, regulatory networks, environmental microbiology, or the pathogenicity of microorganisms.
If you've ever wondered how you adapt to your environment and why constant exposure to stress is dangerous - this is a book you must read.
Author: Mary Wingo
The Impact of the Human Stress Response: The biologic origins for human stress is a humanitarian work intended to educate the public world wide about the true costs of preventable human stress. It is priced so that most people world wide can access this information affordably. Millions or lives are lost every year and trillions of dollars are wasted world wide because of our preventable exposure to modern stressors. Dr. Wingo examine one of science's burning issues - the epidemic of stress related diseases, disability, and early death currently ravaging the Western world. Preventable stress is devastating our health and destabilizing our communities.But what exactly is ?stress? And what gives it the potential to cause so much damage? In a groundbreaking account twenty years in the making, researcher and biologist Dr. Mary Wingo explains the root causes of modern stress, and how it harms our bodies, as well as our communities.Understand the root causes of stress and learn how to manage it effectivelyFind out why the stress response is essential for helping you adapt to your environmentProtect your health ? learn how to avoid over-loading your body's stress responseSharing astonishing insights into the way we cope with everything from excessive multitasking to social unrest, Dr. Wingo tells a fascinating story of how humans alter their physical states and how our bodies literally open or close their biological borders with the environment to help us adapt. Using simple, everyday language, Dr. Wingo vividly illustrates our current understanding of how the stress response works, and presents a how-to manual of science-based effective stress management. If you've ever wondered how you adapt to your environment and why constant exposure to stress is dangerous - this is a book you must read.
These 25 papers are taken from the proceedings of a conference sponsored by the Hans Selye Foundation, held on October 10-14, 1992.
Author: Yvette Taché
These 25 papers are taken from the proceedings of a conference sponsored by the Hans Selye Foundation, held on October 10-14, 1992. They cover such issues as CRF mRNA in normal and stress conditions, amygdaloid CRF pathways and neuroendocrine effects of prenatal alcohol exposure.
Offers fresh ways of thinking about stress and trauma. The work deals with the treatment of victims of trauma such as rape, disasters, sudden bereavement or injury, as well as the overwhelming stresses of everyday life such as accidents and illness. This third edition offers a chapter on mourning.
This book makes a novel synthesis of the molecular aspects of the stress response and long term adaptation processes with the system biology approach of biological networks.
Author: Peter Csermely
This book makes a novel synthesis of the molecular aspects of the stress response and long term adaptation processes with the system biology approach of biological networks. Authored by an exciting mixture of top experts and young rising stars, it provides a comprehensive summary of the field and identifies future trends.
Changes in the physiological, psychological, and behavioral manifestations of stress have been observed in association with increases in circulating oxytocin.
Author: Brooklyn K. Wagner
Category: Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis
Changes in the physiological, psychological, and behavioral manifestations of stress have been observed in association with increases in circulating oxytocin. Providing oxytocin intra-nasally has been shown to attenuate stressor-induced hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activation in humans and non-human primates, however anxiolytic effects may be context and species specific. The first study, presented in Chapter Two, aimed to investigate the effect of intra-nasal oxytocin supplementation on stressor-induced activation of the HPA axis in beef cattle. I hypothesized that oxytocin would attenuate activation of the HPA axis, ultimately decreasing plasma cortisol and adrenocorticotropic hormone concentrations. This study demonstrated that oxytocin treatment did not affect measured indicators of the HPA axis activation and confirmed that restraint and isolation stress increases cortisol in Bos taurus heifers compared with heifers subjected only to isolation. In addition, an endogenous release of oxytocin was detected in response to restraint stress. The extreme nature of restraint and isolation stress may have overshadowed any effect of intra-nasal oxytocin. The second study, presented in Chapter Three, aimed to investigate the effect of intra-nasal oxytocin on cattle subjected to a more intermediate stressor – transportation. I hypothesized that Bos indicus cattle treated intra-nasally with oxytocin would have a less extreme increases in cortisol concentrations and changes in immune parameters when subjected to handling and 6 h road transportation compared with cattle treated intra-nasally with saline. This study confirmed that short-duration road transportation induces signs of an acute inflammatory response, however no effect on the HPA axis was detected. In addition, intra-nasally administered oxytocin altered leukogram numbers such that specific leukocytes returned to baseline more quickly in calves given oxytocin. The low dose and mild nature of the stressor may explain lack of substantial effects HPA axis activation.
In the midst of daily stress and turmoil, this book exposes the power of our emotions to heal us—and offers new hope for reclaiming contentment, connection, and a greater sense of well-being.
Author: Alane K. Daugherty
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
In the midst of daily stress and turmoil, this book exposes the power of our emotions to heal us—and offers new hope for reclaiming contentment, connection, and a greater sense of well-being. Do you feel stressed out during the day and lie awake at night worrying? You’re not alone. In today’s hectic, fast-paced world, stress and anxiety have become a default way of being—as natural to us as breathing air. And because stress is an inevitable part of life, one of the most important things you can do for yourself is to learn how to manage and heal it. This book offers proven ways to help you counter the negative effects that stress has on the body and mind. You’ll also discover practical skills and clinically proven strategies grounded in mindfulness, neurobiology, and positive psychology to help you cultivate deep sense of emotional resilience. Using the author’s innovative HEART tools (Heartful Engagement And Re-focusing Training), you’ll learn to manage stress by harnessing the power of positive emotions—such as gratitude, compassion, empathy, and hope—leading to a feeling of expansiveness and possibility, and a lived sense of calm, happiness, and vitality.
This book covers both the molecular basics of fungal stress response strategies as well as biotechnological applications thereof.
Author: Marek Skoneczny
This book covers both the molecular basics of fungal stress response strategies as well as biotechnological applications thereof. The complex regulatory mechanisms of stress response pathways are presented in a concise and well-readable manner. Also, light will be shed on the interconnection of pathways responding to different types of stress. Profound knowledge of stress responses in yeast and filamentous fungi is crucial for further optimization of industrial processes. Applications are manifold, for example in fungicide development, for improving the resistance of crop plants to fungal pathogens, but also in medicine to help curing fungal infections. The book targets researchers from academia and industry, as well as graduate students interested in microbiology, mycology and biomedicine.
Furthermore, the pathogenic nature of certain LAB species has been clearly associated with their tolerance to environmental stresses. Organized into 5 parts, this book discusses the current knowledge of the stress physiology of LAB.
Author: Effie Tsakalidou
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Technology & Engineering
Beginning with the basics of lactic acid bacteria and stress response, then working into specific fields of research and current developments, Stress Responses of Lactic Acid Bacteria will serve as an essential guidebook to researchers in the field, industry professionals, and advanced students in the area. The exploration of stress responses in lactic acid bacteria began in the early 90s and revealed the differences that exist between LAB and the classical model microorganisms. A considerable amount of work has been performed on the main genera / species of LAB regarding the genes implicated and their actual role and regulation, and the mechanisms of stress resistance have also been elucidated. Recent genome and transcriptome analyses complement the proteome and genetic information available today and shed a new light on the perception of and the responses to stress by lactic acid bacteria.
The unicellular eukaryote yeast has long proven as a particularly useful model system for the analysis of cellular stress responses, and the completion of the yeast genome sequence has only added to its power This volume comprehensively ...
Author: Stefan Hohmann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Every cell has developed mechanisms to respond to changes in its environment and to adapt its growth and metabolism to unfavorable conditions. The unicellular eukaryote yeast has long proven as a particularly useful model system for the analysis of cellular stress responses, and the completion of the yeast genome sequence has only added to its power This volume comprehensively reviews both the basic features of the yeast genral stress response and the specific adapations to different stress types (nutrient depletion, osmotic and heat shock as well as salt and oxidative stress). It includes the latest findings in the field and discusses the implications for the analysis of stress response mechanisms in higher eukaryotes as well.