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Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology

Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology Book
Author : Jorge Hilarion Daruna
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0123820499
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Health is maintained by the coordinated operation of all the biological systems that make up the individual. The Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology 2e presents an overview of what has been discovered by scientists regarding how bodily systems respond to environmental challenges and intercommunicate to sustain health. The book touches on the main findings from the current literature without being overly technical and complex. The result is a comprehensive overview of psychoneuroimmunology, which avoids oversimplification, but does not overwhelm the reader. Single authored for consistency of breadth and depth, with no redundancy of coverage between chapters Covers endocrine-immune modulation, neuro-immune modulation, and the enhancing or inhibiting processes of one or more systems on the others Expanded use of figures, tables, and text boxes Online test bank for professors

Psychoneuroimmunology

Psychoneuroimmunology Book
Author : Manfred Schedlowski,Uwe Tewes
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-11-11
ISBN : 1461548799
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Psychoneuroimmunology is the first textbook to examine the complex functional relationships between the nervous system, the neuroendocrine and the immune system. The international leaders in this field have been brought together to create this pioneering text; each contributing from their area of expertise. The result is a comprehensive yet accessible interdisciplinary introduction to psychoneuroimmunology which also takes you further than the foundations of those fascinating topics by covering the most recent research in HIV/AIDS, autoimmune diseases, and the reactivation of latent herpes viruses. Attention is also given to the effects of behavior such as physical exercise, sleep, acute and chronic stress, and conditioning of immune functions in animals and humans. The whole is brought together with a wealth of cited research studies, and over 200 illustrations.

The Oxford Handbook of Psychoneuroimmunology

The Oxford Handbook of Psychoneuroimmunology Book
Author : Suzanne Segerstrom
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2012-07-19
ISBN : 0195394399
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume collects the state-of-the-art applications of psychological theory to the interactions among the mind, the nervous system, and the immune system, including applications drawn from affective science, developmental psychology, behavioral neuroscience, and clinical psychology.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Psychoneuroimmunology

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Psychoneuroimmunology Book
Author : Alexander W. Kusnecov,Hymie Anisman
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Release : 2013-12-31
ISBN : 111997951X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This comprehensive resource details the history, methodology anddevelopment of research into psychoneuroimmunology, balancing itwith meticulous coverage of both the clinical aspects and practicalapplications of the subject. A much-needed reference including overviews of key advances inthe field Discusses how psychoneuroimmunological research is conceivedand executed Includes contributions from a wealth of experts in thefield Forward by Robert Ader and Nicholas Cohen, founders of thediscipline Authoritative and interdisciplinary in scope - integratingbiological and behavioral science

Mind Immunity and Health

Mind  Immunity  and Health Book
Author : Phil Evans,Frank H. Hucklebridge,Angela Clow
Publisher : Free Assn Books
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There is a growing consensus that the mind can affect the immune system and over the past decade a new field - known as psychoneuroimmunology or PNI for short - has established itself to investigate the effects of the mind upon the immune system and vice versa. The authors of this exciting new area of research in the field of health psychology provide a comprehensive and detailed account informed by the latest research. Topics covered are stress and immunity, depression and immunity and assessment of the evidence that PNI effects are directly related to health.

The Link Between Religion and Health

The Link Between Religion and Health Book
Author : Harold George Koenig,Harvey Jay Cohen
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0195143604
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) studies relationships between mental state & the nervous, endocrine & immune systems. It focuses on how mental states & beliefs affect physical health. This book examines topics relating to religious faith & behaviour.

Psychoneuroimmunology

Psychoneuroimmunology Book
Author : Karl Goodkin,Adriaan P. Visser
Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
Release : 2008-11-01
ISBN : 9781585628186
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Psychoneuroimmunology has emerged as a discipline advancing our knowledge of the relationships among psychosocial factors, the central nervous system, the immune system, and disease. The growing volume of evidence suggests that psychological states, including exposure to stressors and the presence of depressive states, may influence health and disease by altering immunologic states. Psychoneuroimmunology, a collaborative work of 50 international experts, expands on the American Psychiatric Association's symposium on this topic to present never-before-compiled scientific research from this evolving field. Maintaining a clinical focus, this book illustrates clinical effects by examining relevant research studies and models including Psychoneuroimmunological factors involved in specific illnesses such as cervical cancer, breast cancer and HIV/AIDS The role psychoneuroimmunology plays in carcinogenesis and the progression of established tumors, as well as findings on the progression of cancer that have general clinical relevance The effects of specific psychotropic medications; the effects of life stressors, bereavement, and and social support; the response to those stressors; and stress management and psychosocial predictors of disease The impacts of gender-specific factors, diurnal variation, and behavioral genetics on the immune function The Stressor-Support-Coping model, which integrates existing psychoneuroimmunology findings and lays the groundwork for use in support group intervention This book is a first step toward organizing psychoneuroimmunology findings into coherent theoretical models and concludes with a look at future clinical applications. Complete with charts, references, and a detailed index, it is the most comprehensive source on psychoneuroimmunology.

Psychoneuroimmunology

Psychoneuroimmunology Book
Author : Robert Ader
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0120885778
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Psychoneuroimmunology is the study of interactions among behavioral, neural and endocrine, and immunologic processes of adaptation. These two volumes provide a clearly written, extensively referenced summary of some of the behavioral, neural and endocrine regulators of immune responses and immunologically mediated disease processes and of the behavioral and neuroendocrine effects of immune system activity. Several chapters expand upon topics reviewed in earlier editions of this series; most chapters cover active areas of research that have not previously been reviewed. As illustrated in this fourth edition, interdisciplinary research continues to provide evidence that the brain and immune system represent a single, integrated system of defense.

Psychoneuroimmunology

Psychoneuroimmunology Book
Author : B. Sperner,W. Wolfgang Fleischhacker,Wolfgang P. Kaschka
Publisher : Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Release : 2001-01-01
ISBN : 380557262X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This publication offers cutting-edge information about basic neurochemical and neuroimmunological research as well as clinical studies of immunological disarrangements and immunological dysfunctions in psychiatric disorders. Psychiatrists and immunologists in the clinic, and researchers in basic sciences will also find this book essential reading. Likewise, it will be relevant to graduate and undergraduate students with a special interest in the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders.'

Psychoneuroimmunology

Psychoneuroimmunology Book
Author : Qing Yan
Publisher : Humana Press
Release : 2012-08-30
ISBN : 9781627030700
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) has developed rapidly in the last four decades. As a multidisciplinary area, PNI may provide a scientific basis for mind-body relationships toward the development of personalized and systems medicine. In Psychoneuroimmunology:Methods and Protocols, expert researchers in the field detail methods and protocols geared toward the development of integrative and individualized therapeutics in multiple dimensions from drugs to behaviors. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular BiologyTM series format, the chapters include the kind of detailed description and implementation advice that is crucial for getting optimal results in the laboratory. Thorough and intuitive, Psychoneuroimmunology:Methods and Protocols aids scientists in continuing to study holistic views for the translation of psychoneuroimmunology into better preventive and personalized medical practice.

Psychoneuroimmunology

Psychoneuroimmunology Book
Author : Qing Yan
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-10-03
ISBN : 3319451111
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the cutting-edge discoveries and the systems approaches related to the multi-disciplinary field of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), which may provide the scientific basis for mind-body relationships, and aid in the development of personalized medicine. Specifically, the book focuses on the systems biology studies of complex mechanisms, such as stress and inflammation. There is strong evidence supporting the close relationship between stress, inflammation, and disorders including obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, skin diseases, and sleep disorders. As inflammation is a critical connection among different diseases, further elucidating this connection may contribute to the findings of systemic therapeutic targets. Translational medicine is also addressed, by applying PNI approaches in clinical practice. A major challenge in current bioscience is the translation of basic scientific discoveries into better clinical outcomes. With the understanding of the translational implications of PNI, integrative interventions can be applied to modulate stress responses and to promote healthier behaviors. As an important feature of this book, a broad overview of the PNI-associated integrative interventions is provided. These interventions include nutritional supplements, meditation, and other mind-body strategies. From basic concepts to systems methodologies, from theoretical sources to clinical applications, Psychoneuroimmunology contributes to the understanding and development of PNI toward the establishment of personalized and mind-body medicine.

Psychoneuroimmunology Stress and Infection

Psychoneuroimmunology  Stress  and Infection Book
Author : Herman Friedman,Thomas W. Klein,Andrea L. Friedman
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2020-02-03
ISBN : 1000722554
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Psychoneuroimmunology is the emerging science devoted to studying the two-way relationship between the nervous and immune systems. Psychoneuroimmunology, Stress, and Infection highlights the latest information concerning microbial infections in both man and animals as related to stress and especially stress hormones. The volume focuses on psychoneuroimmunology as it impacts the immune system in general and also the relationship between neurological events which influence susceptibility and/or resistance to infectious agents such as bacteria, fungi and viruses, as well as parasites. Prominent researchers describe the involvement of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis on immunity as a function of the nervous system. The text discusses hormones such as prolactin and growth hormone and steroid induced susceptibility to infection and neuropeptides, including vasoactive intestinal peptide, and substance P. The effects of catacholamines on immunity and susceptibility to infection are also covered. This reference also details the involvement of immune cells in the synthesis of neuropeptides, including hormones and endorphins, their effect on the brain as well as the effects of interleukins and tumor necrosis factor on the central nervous system. The book concludes with an interesting look at the relationship between aging, psychoneuroimmunology, and infection. Although there is much new knowledge concerning the nature and mechanism of immune responses, including the mediators involved, Psychoneuroimmunology, Stress, and Infection also presents important discussions and reviews that are long overdue and provide a major contribution to the area of biomedical knowledge in general and psychoneuroimmunology in particular.

Fundamentals of Psychoneuroimmunology

Fundamentals of Psychoneuroimmunology Book
Author : Cai Song,Brian E. Leonard
Publisher : John Wiley and Sons
Release : 2000-07-26
ISBN : 9780471986713
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fundamentals of Psychoneuroimmunology Cai Song University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and Brian E. Leonard National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland The long-held concept that the nervous, endocrine and immune systems are separate entities has given way to a new understanding of human biology. Psychoneuroimmunology addresses the realisation that the neural, immune, and endocrine systems are inextricably linked and that the effects of each affect all-the systems work together as a complicated set of triggers and balances, an intertwining of the physiological and emotional states. Beginning with the fundamentals of immune and neuroendocrine function, Fundamentals of Psychoneuroimmunology explores the complexities of behavioural assessment, the basic types of immunity, the importance of immune cell redistribution in the response to challenges such as infection and stress, and the multifaceted roles of nerves, hormones and cytokines. This text provides a sound introduction to the field and also serves as a valuable reference to those more familiar with the subject. Fundamentals of Psychoneuroimmunology: * Is the first book to cover this rapidly growing speciality comprehensively * Provides a sound biological basis to the discipline * Covers topics from the biology of immune and neuroendocrine function to the future of psychoneuroimmunology This volume, by the author of the acclaimed Fundamentals of Psychopharmacology, will be an essential reference for psychiatrists, neurologists, neuroimmunologists, neuroendocrinologists and psychologists, and will, it is hoped, stimulate further exploration into this exciting area of research.

Human Psychoneuroimmunology

Human Psychoneuroimmunology Book
Author : Kav Vedhara,Michael R. Irwin,Michael Irwin
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780198568841
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Mind/body interactions have only in recent years become the subject of rigorous scientific enquiry, witnessing major advances in our understanding of the stress process, the endocrine and immune systems, and the methodologies used to investigate these phenomena. As a result, we have witnessed an explosion of research activity in the field of psychoneuroimmunology - the study of psychological processes and their interaction with the nervous and immune systems. This title presents an account of the human evidence in this field.

PSYCHONEUROIMMUNOLOGY OF CHRONIC ILLNESS

PSYCHONEUROIMMUNOLOGY OF CHRONIC ILLNESS Book
Author : Deepak Pandey
Publisher : RED'SHINE Publication. Inc
Release : 2016-10-26
ISBN : 9386162148
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores the relationship among social support, hardiness, self perception and immune response in HIV positive participants. Further check the direct effect between social support and immune response, hardiness and immune response, self perception and immune response, and gender and immune response of the participants. In addition, also look at moderating effect of hardiness, self perception, and gender and social support on immune response.

Psychoneuroimmunology

Psychoneuroimmunology Book
Author : Robert Ader,David L. Felten,Nicholas Cohen
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Psychoneuroimmunology is the study of interactions between the brain and the immune system. This book provides an extensively referenced summary of the behavioural, neural and endocrine regulation of immune responses and of the effects of immune system activity on neural and endocrine functions and behaviour. It goes beyond previous editions, not only in the amount of basic research that is covered, but by the inclusion of several chapters that address the clinical implications of psychoneuroimmunology for a variety of disease processes. The underlying premise, evidenced by content of this book, is that the brain and immune system represent a single, integrated system of defence.

Stress Response Psychoneuroimmunology and the Lifecourse

Stress Response  Psychoneuroimmunology and the Lifecourse Book
Author : Melanie Ruth Thomas
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Stress Response Psychoneuroimmunology and the Lifecourse book written by Melanie Ruth Thomas, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Psychoneuroimmunology Stress and Infection

Psychoneuroimmunology  Stress  and Infection Book
Author : Herman Friedman,Thomas W. Klein,Andrea L. Friedman
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 1995-10-20
ISBN : 9780849376382
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Psychoneuroimmunology is the emerging science devoted to studying the two-way relationship between the nervous and immune systems. Psychoneuroimmunology, Stress, and Infection highlights the latest information concerning microbial infections in both man and animals as related to stress and especially stress hormones. The volume focuses on psychoneuroimmunology as it impacts the immune system in general and also the relationship between neurological events which influence susceptibility and/or resistance to infectious agents such as bacteria, fungi and viruses, as well as parasites. Prominent researchers describe the involvement of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis on immunity as a function of the nervous system. The text discusses hormones such as prolactin and growth hormone and steroid induced susceptibility to infection and neuropeptides, including vasoactive intestinal peptide, and substance P. The effects of catacholamines on immunity and susceptibility to infection are also covered. This reference also details the involvement of immune cells in the synthesis of neuropeptides, including hormones and endorphins, their effect on the brain as well as the effects of interleukins and tumor necrosis factor on the central nervous system. The book concludes with an interesting look at the relationship between aging, psychoneuroimmunology, and infection. Although there is much new knowledge concerning the nature and mechanism of immune responses, including the mediators involved, Psychoneuroimmunology, Stress, and Infection also presents important discussions and reviews that are long overdue and provide a major contribution to the area of biomedical knowledge in general and psychoneuroimmunology in particular.

Psychoneuroimmunology

Psychoneuroimmunology Book
Author : Manfred Schedlowski,Uwe Tewes
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 1999-10-31
ISBN : 9780306459764
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This textbook examines the complex functional relationships between the nervous system, the neuroendocrine and the immune system. International leaders in this field have been brought together to create this text; each contributing from their area of expertise.

The Psychoneuroimmunology of Chronic Disease

The Psychoneuroimmunology of Chronic Disease Book
Author : Kathleen Kendall-tackett,Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett
Publisher : Amer Psychological Assn
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Recent years have witnessed considerable growth in the field of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), which describes how psychological factors, such as stress and depression, impact the neurological and immune systems. Research increasingly indicates that psychological states play a key role in the development and exacerbation of inflammatory diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimers, and autoimmune disorders. In this book, editor Kathleen Kendall-Tackett and an elite group of researchers explore the ways physical and psychological stressors such as poor sleep, PTSD, and depression, trigger the inflammatory response and increase the risk of disease. They approach this material from a variety of perspectives. Chapters in Part I describe the biological processes involved in inflammation, focusing on both the typical bodily response to threat as well as on the long-term deleterious effects of stress upon the immune system; while chapters in Part II examine the role of psychosocial stress in disease etiology. Throughout, chapter authors present evidence of connections between mind and body, and emphasize the need for improved communication between physicians and mental health care providers. This book will be a valuable resource for researchers as well as practitioners who hope to share the benefits of these findings with their clients.