There is stress in all aspects of life, including childhood. This invaluable guide takes you through the various stages of childhood development and explains how stress and stress factors affect the way in which a child grows. It explores the two sides of stress, the psychological and the biological. The book then examines stress at all stages of existence, from prenatal through adolescence. Sources of stress are considered, including public health aspects, and the prevention and treatment of childhood stress is thoroughly discussed.
Table of Contents
Partial table of contents: THE TWO FACES OF STRESS: PSYCHOLOGICAL AND BIOLOGICAL. Psychological Aspects of Child Stress: Development and the Spectrum of Coping Responses (P. Trad & E. Greenblatt). Biological Aspects of Stress: Effects on the Developing Brain (E. Burns & L. Arnold). STRESS AT DIFFERENT DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES. Prenatal Stress (L. Huffman & R. del Carmen). Stress in the Preschool Years (M. Barton & C. Zeanah). Stress in Adolescence (R. Hendren). SOURCES OF STRESS IN CHILDHOOD (INCLUDING PUBLIC HEALTH ASPECTS). The Stress of Violence: School, Community, and World (D. Christie & B. Toomey). Stress from Parental Depression: Child Risk, Self-Understanding, and a Preventive Intervention (W. Beardslee). Parent Death in Childhood (E. Kranzler). ASSESSING, PREVENTING, AND TREATING CHILDHOOD STRESS. The Adaptation of Children to a Stressful World: Mastery of Fear (N. Garmezy & A. Masten). Case Illustration of Stress Assessment and Interprofessional Prevention Opportunities (L. Arnold). Prevention and Treatment of School-Age and Adolescent Stress Disorders (J. Noshpitz). Author Index. Subject Index.
About the editor L. Eugene Arnold, MD, MEd, is Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Neuroscience and Vice-Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Arnold received his medical degree from the Ohio State University and his Master's in Education from Johns Hopkins University, where he also took residency in psychiatry and child psychiatry. He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and a member of, among others, the Society of Biological Psychiatry, the American Orthopsychiatric Association, the Society for Neuroscience, and the American Medical Association. His other books include Parent-Child Group Therapy, Preventing Adolescent Alienation, and Helping Parents Help Their Children.