This monograph mainly covers our studies on the causes and management of the most common and disabling disorders of stress and strain of life. It is now well established that the brain with its known centres for sensory, intellectual and emotional functions plays the main role in maintaining a balanced condition of our body and mind by liberating required amount of neurohumors and hormones. Any disturbance of this homeostasis by genetic or environmental factors would ultimately lead to the development of the Stress Disorders. At first the changes are functional and later on bodily changes of Stress Disorders appear. In the treatment, during the acute stage, the use of tranquillizers and other drugs may help. However, if the disturbance persists, the practice of Yoga would help greatly to get over the neuro-humoral changes occurring in the brain. Hence the integrated practice of Yoga has an important role to play in the prevention and treatment of Stress Diseases. All these aspects have been dealt with in the book in sufficient detail with regard to each of the disorders of stress for the benefit of all concerned.
About the Author:
Prof. K.N. Udupa (born 1920) has been working in the institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University for the last more than 24 years. Presently he is an Emeritus Professor in the University and also an Emeritus Medical Scientist of the Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi. He was a Professor of Surgery and Principal of the College of Medical Sciences of this University from its very inception in the year 1960. He became the Director of the Institute of Medical Sciences in the year 1971 and the Rector of the University in the year 1981 for a year. Throughout this period, especially during the last 12 years, he has been actively engaged in doing research on the scientific aspects of Yoga. His researches on the role of Yoga. His researches on the role of Yoga in the promotion of health and also for the treatment of various stess disorders have been widely recognized by the people all over the world.