Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology

Other | August 1, 2004

byDaruna, Jorge H., Jorge H. Daruna

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Psychoneuroimmunology investigates the relationships between behavior, psychosocial factors, the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems, and disease. Each system affects the others, enhancing and/or inhibiting processes elsewhere in the body. Research in this field has grown tremendously in recent years as science better understands the checks and balances of these interdisciplinary systems and processes. Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology provides the first introductory text for this complex field.

Beginning with a discussion of immune system basics, Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology explores endocrine-immune modulation, neuro-immune modulation, the relationship between stress, contextual change, and disease, as well as infection, allergy, immune activity and psychopathology, and immune function enhancement. This text provides a sound introduction to the field and will serve as a valuable overview to what is otherwise a complex interdisciplinary subject at the junction of molecular biology, genetics, the neurosciences, immunology, cell biology, endocrinology, pharmacology, biochemistry, and the behavioral sciences.

* Provides a wide coverage of topics
* Presents a concise treatment of topics
* Includes concluding comments after each chapter
* Includes definitions of technical terms

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Psychoneuroimmunology investigates the relationships between behavior, psychosocial factors, the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems, and disease. Each system affects the others, enhancing and/or inhibiting processes elsewhere in the body. Research in this field has grown tremendously in recent years as science better understands th...

Format:OtherDimensions:304 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:August 1, 2004Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080535046

ISBN - 13:9780080535043

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Table of Contents

Preface.
Acknowledgements.
Introduction.
Historical Antecedents.
Immune System Basics.
Endocrine-Immune Modulation.
Neuro-Immune Modulation.
Stress, Contextual Change, and Disease.
Psychosocial Stress: Neuroendocrine and Immune Effects.
Infection, Allergy, and Psychosocial Stress.
Immune Activity and Psychopathology.
Immune Function Enhancement.
Integration and Implications.
Glossary.
Index.