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William W. Eaton

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195390445

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390445.001.0001

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Models of Stress and Adapting to Risk: A Life Course, Developmental Perspective

Models of Stress and Adapting to Risk: A Life Course, Developmental Perspective

(p.269) 10 Models of Stress and Adapting to Risk: A Life Course, Developmental Perspective
Public Mental Health

Catherine P. Bradshaw

George W. Rebok

Benjamin Zablotsky

Lareina N. LaFlair

Tamar Mendelson

William W. Eaton

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores the role of stress in the conduct of both public mental health research and practice. It begins with a discussion of the leading definitions and theories of stress proposed in relation to the experience of mental problems, followed by an examination of the multiple perspectives related to the measurement and study of stress. Given the ubiquitous nature of stress and its association with developmental challenges, this review is couched within a broader life course perspective. This perspective highlights the significance of both human development and the social context in examining the link between stress and mental health problems. The chapter identifies a range of developmental stressors spanning different life stages and describes their effects on mental health and adjustment problems.

Keywords:   stress, public mental health, mental problems, human development, adjustment problems

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