Introduction to PsychoneuroimmunologyBy
- Jorge Daruna, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.
Hardbound, 336 Pages
Published: February 2012
Imprint: Academic Press
"After a historical overview and basic introduction to the immune system and endocrine-immune and neuroimmune interactions, the text discusses the concept of stress and how it influences the neuroendocrine and immune systems; the influence of psychosocial stress on specific diseases, including infection, allergy, cancer, and autoimmunity; the link between immune activity and psychopathology, using examples of autism and schizophrenia; factors that can lead to immune enhancement and protect against disease, such as the role of suggestion, beliefs and expectations, social involvement and emotional expression, sleep, relaxation, exercise, and diet; and implications for healthcare research and practice. This edition has been updated to incorporate new scientific developments, such as research on additional signaling pathways that modulate the impact of stress, genome wide association studies, and the role of exposure to microbes and physical aspects of the environment. Chapters on infectious diseases, allergy, cancer, and autoimmune disorders have been reorganized to introduce the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and genetics of each disorder."--Reference and Research Book News, Inc.
CHAPTER 1 - Introduction
CHAPTER 2 - Historical Antecedents
CHAPTER 3 - Immune System BasicsCHAPTER 4 - Endocrine-Immune Modulation
CHAPTER 5 - Neuroimmune ModulationCHAPTER 6 - Stress, Contextual Change, and Disease
CHAPTER 7 - Psychosocial Stress: Neuroendocrine and Immune EffectsCHAPTER 8 - Infection, Allergy, and Psychosocial Stress
CHAPTER 9 - Cancer, Autoimmunity, and Psychosocial StressCHAPTER 10 - Immune Activity and Psychopathology
CHAPTER 11 - Immune Function EnhancementCHAPTER 12 - Integration and Implications