Handbook of Human Stress and Immunity - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122859601, 9781483295121

Handbook of Human Stress and Immunity

1st Edition

Editors: Ronald Glaser Janice Kiecolt-Glaser
eBook ISBN: 9781483295121
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 9th November 1994
Page Count: 414
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In 1964, George Solomon coined the term psychoneuroimmunology. In the intervening 30 years, this term has emerged into a dynamic field of study which investigates the unique interactions between the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems. The Handbook of Human Stress and Immunity is a comprehensive reference for this dynamic new field. Focusing on how stressors impact the central nervous system and the resulting changes in immune responses, the Handbook is the first to describehow stress specifically affects human immune systems. It discusses how stress generally makes people more susceptible to infection, how personal support systems can counteract the physiological effects of stress, and how stress, or lack of stress, affects the aging process. Chapters are authored by the leading names in the field and cover such diseases as autoimmune disease, viral pathogenesis, herpes, HIV, and AIDS.


Academics, researchers, graduate students in clinical/abnormal psychology, immunology, neuroscience, and physiology.

Table of Contents

J.A. Moynahan, G.J. Brenner, R. Cocke, J.D. Karp, S.M. Breneman, J.M. Dopp, R. Ader, N. Cohen, L.J. Grota, and S.Y. Felton, Stress-Induced Modulation of Immune Function in Mice.

B.S. Rabin, A. Kusnecov, M. Shurin, D. Zhou, and S. Rasnick, Mechanistic Aspects of Stressor-Induced Immune Alteration.

B.S. Zwilling, Neuroimmunomodulation of Macrophage Function.

C.C. Whitacre, S.O. Cummings, and A.C. Griffin, The Effects of Stress on Autoimmune Disease.

J.F. Sheridan and C.M. Dobbs, Stress, Viral Pathogenesis, and Immunity.

R.H. Bonneau, Experimental Approaches to Identify Mechanisms of Stress-Induced Modulation of Immunity to Herpes Simplex Virus Infection.

M.L. Laudenslager and M. Fleshner, Stress and Immunity: Of Mice, Monkeys, Models, and Mechanisms.

N.R.S. Hall, J.A. Anderson, and M.P. O'Grady, Stress and Immunity in Humans: Modifying Variables.

S.E. Keller, S.C. Shiflett, S.J. Schleifer, and J.A. Bartlett, Stess, Immunity, and Health.

M.E. Kemeny, Stressful Events, Psychological Responses, and Progression of HIV Infection.

N. Schneiderman, M. Antoni, G. Ironson, N. Klimas, A. LaPerriere, M. Kumar, B. Esterling, and M.A. Fletcher, HIV-1, Immunity, and Behavior.

S. Cohen, Psychosocial Influences on Immunity and Infectious Disease in Humans.

J.K. Kiecolt-Glaser, W.B. Malarkey, J.T. Cacioppo, and R. Glaser, Stressful Personal Relationships: Immune and Endocrine Function.

G.F. Solomon and D. Benton, Psychoneuroimmunologic Aspects of Aging.

F.I. Fawzy and N.W. Fawzy, Psychoeducational Interventions and Health Outcomes. References. Index.


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About the Editor

Ronald Glaser

Affiliations and Expertise

Ohio State University, Columbus, U.S.A.

Janice Kiecolt-Glaser

Affiliations and Expertise

Ohio State University, Columbus, U.S.A.


@qu:"This volume provides a compact but comprehensive overview of psychoneuroimmunology. It is refreshingly different than most offerings in this genre since it does concentrate on clinical aspects...The list of authors reads like a Whos Who in the field...Charts and diagrams are clearly and attractively presented, and the references in all the chapters are unusually complete and current. This offering probably provides the best summary to date of the complex effects of stress on immune system function, and their clinical implications, and is highly recommended." @source:--NEWSLETTER OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF STRESS @qu:"Provides a current summary of the field of psychoneuroimmunology as it pertains to stress and illness outcomes.The focus is on human studies as well as relevant animal models for human infectious and autoimmune illness. The particular animal models highlighted demonstrate the direct impact of various stressors on the immune system and the subsequent modulation ofinfectious and autoimmune diseases. In addition, these animal studies help to demonstrate the range of psychological changes associated with stressors." @source:--SCITEC BOOK NEWS @qu:"The new field of psychoneuroimmunology is not new anymore. It is a burgeoning enterprise, worthy of a handbook. This volume, the Handbook of Human Stress and Immunity, signals this coming of age and summarizes in considerable detail what we have learned about a major part of the field, human stress responses and immune status... This volume summarizes and extends what we know about stress, immunity, and illness as well as about potential mechanisms and dynamics of these changes... The book is highly readable... a few chapters provide lively and informative narratives describing research, theory, and future research directions... This handbook is a valuable reference for anyone interested in psychoneuroimmunology or in the general areas of behavioural medicine and health psychology. It is an excellent textbook." @source:--Andrew Baum in CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY

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