A Clinician's Guide to PsychoneuroimmunologyBy
- Alan Watkins, MD, Lecturer in Medicine, School of Medicine, Southamptom General Hospital, Southampton, UK
Psychoneuroimmunology or mind-body medicine is an exploding area of interest. This book assesses the research in this area and assesses the implicaitons of PNI and its application to general medical practice. It looks at the evidence supporting the concept that mind-body connections have an impact on the development and progress of illness, and at how health care providers can take advantage of this evidence to improve the well-being of their patients. This is a practical text and reference which gives a good general introduction to the concept of mind-body medicine as it has developed to date.
Paperback, 320 Pages
Published: August 1997
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
- Mind-Body Pathways. Mind-Body Medicine: Its Popularity and Perception. Ischaemic Heart Disease: Homeostasis and the Heart. Hypertension. Cancer. HIV Disease: Psychological Well-Being and Immunity. Abdominal Symptoms and the Mind. Allergy. Non-Specific Illness: a Mind-Body Approach to Functional Somatic Symptoms. Psychological Health: Helping People in Stress and Distress. Nutrition: Pivotal in Prevention and Treatment of Disease and Promotion of Health. Substance Misuse. Mind-Body Approaches to Successful Aging. Self-Care: Stress and the Practitioner. Putting Mind-Body Care Into Practice