Principles and Practice of Stress Management, Fourth Edition

Principles and Practice of Stress Management, Fourth Edition


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The leading clinical reference and text on stress management has now been significantly revised with 60% new material reflecting key developments in the field. Foremost experts review the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of progressive relaxation, biofeedback, meditation, hypnosis, cognitive methods, and other therapies. Chapters describe each method's theoretical foundations, evidence base, procedures, applications, and contraindications. Assessment and implementation are illustrated with extensive case examples. The volume examines the effects of stress on both mind and body, from basic science to practical implications for everyday life and health care.
New to This Edition
*Greatly expanded evidence base--every method is now supported by controlled clinical research.
*Advances in knowledge about stress and the brain are integrated throughout.
*Chapter on children and adolescents.
*Chapter on selecting the best methods for individual patients.
*Chapter on hyperventilation and carbon dioxide biofeedback.
*Chapter on neuroinflammation.