Chronic Stress and Its Effect on Brain Structure and Connectivity

Chronic Stress and Its Effect on Brain Structure and Connectivity

Ana Starcevic (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
Indexed In: PsycINFO®
Release Date: January, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 318|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7513-9
ISBN13: 9781522575139|ISBN10: 1522575138|EISBN13: 9781522575146
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Neuroscientists found that chronic stress and cortisol can trigger long-term changes in brain structure and connectivity in individuals and emphasize the importance of reducing stressful factors in one’s daily life. Early exposure to stressful events can make a person more vulnerable to anxiety and other mood disorders later in their lifetime. Those who take active steps to reduce their stress through various means such as physical activity or therapy can reduce the negative long-term effects on the brain.

Chronic Stress and Its Effect on Brain Structure and Connectivity is an essential reference source that presents current information on chronic stress management, the impact of mass media coverage on the human mind, and the effects of post-traumatic stress. Featuring research on topics such as the neurophysiological basis of moods, trauma, quantum cognition, mental health, therapy, and neurobiology, this book is ideally designed for mental health professionals, neuroscientists, neurologists, psychiatrists, researchers, and therapists.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Brain Structure
  • Chronic Stress
  • Digital Health
  • Media Coverage
  • Mental Health
  • Neurobiology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Quantum Cognition
  • Therapy

Reviews and Testimonials

This interesting book describes how chronic stress can impact brain structures and addresses different physical and mental health issues. In the past few years, digital health interventions have been used for both physical and mental health problems, and there is interesting material on how media coverage of horrific events can influence or cause PTSD symptoms [in this book]. It is useful for clinicians and researchers alike.

– Gary B. Kaniuk, Doody's Review Service

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