The Science of Stress
Gregory L. Fricchione, MD, et al.
The University of Chicago Press
Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Please note: If you need quick hours, this isn't the course to select. This book must be studied. It is full of wonderfully practical information that will benefit you and your patients, but it's going to take effort and time. The course pilot studied at 18 hours and it will take every minute of that to get the full benefit of this information.
The physicians who wrote The Science of Stress: Living Under Pressure remind us that stress can be really, really bad for our health. Persistent stress is directly linked to chronic ailments like heart disease, diabetes, and depression. Guiding readers through the latest research in the science of stress, they offer an illuminating and therapeutic look at our own worst enemy.
The authors explore the latest in modern neuroscience and immunology, the drivers of stress, and how they reduce the body’s metabolic reserve, making us more vulnerable to illness. They then look at the antidote: enhanced resilience, something we can achieve by adjusting how we face the significant adversities that can spring up in so many facets of our lives.
Some of the topics you'll read about are chronic inflammation, oxidative stress, metabolic syndrome, sleep deprivation, telomeres, social support, the microbiome, exercise, and resilience.
• Stress and the brain
• Stress and the cardiovascular system
• Stress and the immune system
• Stress and sleep
• Stress and women’s health
• Stress and nutrition
• The social experience of stress
• Post-traumatic stress
• The positives of stress
• Public health
Comments from Pilot Study Nurses:
- “Very timely as healthcare has many transitions and mergers. Came at perfect time as job is stressful. I can see items in coworkers.”
- “I really enjoyed the textbook and course. Book covered a range of topics that was new information to me.”
- “This is definitely not a course that can be taken quickly. There is a lot of detail regarding the brain that takes a little time to absorb. (It) is stimulating and thought provoking.”
- “This class makes me more aware of the consequences of me stressing out on little things.”
- “Well written. Very scientific. I found that I had to re-read some of the material (long time since I took anatomy).”
- “I thought this course was very informative. Over the past 5 years we have been learning the effects of stress on the mind, body and daily activities. This book and test enabled me to put the pieces together and understand the total picture.”