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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.
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