A Clinical Guide to the Treatment of the Human Stress by George S. Everly Jr.

By George S. Everly Jr.

This new version emphasizes the original contribution of this longstanding textual content within the integration of mind/body relationships. the idea that of rigidity, as outlined and elaborated in bankruptcy 1, the first efferent organic mechanisms of the human pressure reaction, as defined in bankruptcy 2, and the hyperlink from rigidity arousal to illness, as outlined in bankruptcy three, basically is still a similar. despite the fact that, updates in microanatomy, biochemistry and tomography are extra to those chapters. All different chapters can be up to date in addition, as there was major adjustments within the box during the last 8 years.

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7 The stress response The Stress Response Recall the question that has plagued psychosomatic research: Through what mechanisms of pathogenic mediation can a stressor and its subsequent appraisal ultimately affect a target organ to such a degree as to result in dysfunction and disease? Although a definitive answer on all levels has yet to be found, research in applied physiology has yielded considerable insight into the mechanisms of pathogenesis by which stressors cause disease. This section details three such physiological pathways known to demonstrate extraordinary responsiveness with respect to psychosocial stimuli: (1) the neural axes, (2) the neuroendocrine axis, and (3) the endocrine axes (see Fig.

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When stress results in organic biochemical and/or structural changes in the target organ, these results are referred to as a psychophysiological disease (American Psychiatric Association, 1968) or a psychosomatic disease (Lipowski, 1984). Psychosomatic diseases were first cogently described by Felix Deutsch in 1927. However, it was Helen Dunbar (1935) who published the first major treatise on psychosomatic phenomena. In 1968, in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, second 10 1 The Concept of Stress edition (American Psychiatric Association, 1968), the term psychophysiological disorder was used to define a “group of disorders characterized by physical symptoms that are caused by emotional factors” (p.

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