Human Psychoneuroimmunology

Paperback | July 16, 2005

EditorKavita Vedhara, Michael R. Irwin

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Mind-body interactions have been the subject of debate for many generations. However, it is only in recent years that these interactions have become the subject of rigorous scientific enquiry. In recent years there have been major advances in our understanding of the stress process, theendocrine 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 known as psychoneuroimmunology - the study of psychological processes and their interaction with the nervous and immune systems. This book presents an up to date account of the human evidence in this field. The first three chapters introduce the reader to the biological systems at the heart of mind/body interactions and the methods used to investigate them. Thereafter, each chapter deals with a separate clinical entity;examining the theoretical basis for mind/body interactions; the associated empirical evidence and directions for future research. With each chapter written by international experts in the field, it provides the reader with an up to date account of the research evidence in the rapidly evolving fieldof psychoneuroimmunology.

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Mind-body interactions have been the subject of debate for many generations. However, it is only in recent years that these interactions have become the subject of rigorous scientific enquiry. In recent years there have been major advances in our understanding of the stress process, theendocrine and immune systems, and the methodologie...

Dr Kavita Vedhara is an MRC Career Track Scientist. She is on the editorial board of British Journal of Health Psychology, Psychology and Health and Brain, Behaviour and Immunity. Michael Irwin is Associate Editor of Brain, Behavior, and Immunity (official journal of the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society); Editorial Board, Psycho...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.83 inPublished:July 16, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198568843

ISBN - 13:9780198568841

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Table of Contents

1. Bruce S. Rabin: Introduction to immunology and immune-endocrine interactions2. Joey M. Kaye and Stafford Lightman: Psychological stress and endocrine axes3. Kavita Vedhara and Edward Wang: Assessment of the immune system in human psychoneuroimmunology4. Frank J. Penedo and Jason Dahn: Psychoneuroimmunology and ageing5. Andrew Steptoe and Lena Brydon: Psychoneuroimmunology and coronary heart disease6. Leslie G. Walker, Victoria L. Green, John Greenman, Andrew A. Walker and Donald M. Sharp: Psychoneuroimmunology and chronic malignant disease: cancer7. Deidre Pereira and Frank J. Penedo: Psychoneuroimmunology and chronic viral disease: HIV infection8. Cobi J. Heijnen and Annemieke Kavelaars: Psychoneuroimmunology and chronic autoimmune disease: rheumatoid arthritis9. Greg Miller and Sheldon Cohen: Infectious disease and psychoneuroimmunology10. Michael R. Irwin and Jason C. Cole: Depression and psychoneuroimmunology11. Eric V. Yang and Ronald Glaser: Wound healing and psychoneuroimmunology12. Michael H. Antoni: Behavioural interventions and psychoneuroimmunology13. Roger Booth: Emotional disclosure and psychoneuroimmunologyRobert Ader: Integrative summary: On the clinical relevance of psychoneuroimmunology

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.,."the content within each chapter is an excellent review of the literature written by key authors who are able to present a reliable overview of the material."--Doody's "Overall, this book includes the newest findings in human Psychoneuroimmunology and points new research directions in each subfield. This book is suitable for neuropharmacologists, immunologists, doctors, research scientists and students who study Psychoneuroimmunology, Neuroscience, Immunology and Neuropharmacology."--Psychological Medicine