Many doctors agree that stress may be a significant factor in nearly 80 percent of their patients' ailments. The Encyclopedia of Stress and Stress-Related Diseases, Second Edition, provides a clear, comprehensive reference to all types of stress, their causes, their impact on health, and how to cope with and treat them.
Here is a comprehensive clinical manual focused on stress management and relaxation. It contains detailed descriptions of tactics for training the user in the methods of relaxation, positive thinking, time management, and more. Features validated self-tests (normed on over 1000 individuals), and first-time ever stress management motivations and irrational beliefs inventories.
Exploring the effects of physiological stress, this volume looks at ways to reduce these effects and to improve health overall. In addition to defining stress, the author discusses: personality types and temperaments; stress and reproduction; the immune system; depression; memory and stress; and ageing. He also provides practical tips on stress management techniques, including breathing exercises, massage and physical exercise.