Introduction: Stress as a Cause of Disease

  • Jean Taché
Part of the Sloan-Kettering Institute Cancer Series book series (SKICS)


In developing the concept of stress, the attention of the researcher was focused on the response of the individual to stimuli: How does the body deal with demands arising from the environment? What reactions develop? How is equilibrium restored? Each problem arises in the individual, and successful coping activities are measured by his capacity to maintain or restore homeostasis. The stimuli themselves seem of interest only inasmuch as they can elicit a common response.


Luteinizing Hormone Psychosomatic Medicine Stereotyped Response Stress Hormone Level Alarm Reaction 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Taché
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  1. 1.Center for Applied Stress StudiesPointe-ClaireCanada
  2. 2.The Stress CorporationLa JollaUSA

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