The "Stress Response," described by Hans Selye
in the early 1970's, still offers one of the best illustrations of the mind/body connection.
, believed that sustained good deeds have a cumulative positive effect on our well-being.
That's what I once asked Hans Selye
, the doctor whose work first pioneered the effects on stress.
According to Hans Selye
, often referred to as the "Father of Stress," we can extend the definition to "a nonspecific response by the body to any demand.
In the 1997 Hans Selye
Memorial Lecture, Chrousos stated that despite marked advances in stress research there remains to be confusion as to what stress is currently.
coined the term eustress (from the Greek root
, MD, the Austro-Hungarian-born Canadian physician and physiologist, was the first modern researcher to describe the effects of stress on our health in 1926.
, the father of stress research defined stress as "The nonspecific response of the body to any demand made upon it.
He remembered reading a book as a student called The Stress of Life by Hans Selye
Widely-publicized theories of stress by Hans Selye
(whose book, The Stress of Life, emerged in 1956 but who inspired popularized articles from the late 1 940s onward) set the process in motion.
However, there was a quote I remember reading by one of my favorite doctors, Hans Selye
This volume explores the stress concept as Hans Selye
originally described it.