Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology

Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology
Author: Jorge Hilarion Daruna
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0123820499
ISBN 13: 9780123820495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology Book Review:

Health is maintained by the coordinated operation of all the biological systems that make up the individual. The Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology 2e presents an overview of what has been discovered by scientists regarding how bodily systems respond to environmental challenges and intercommunicate to sustain health. The book touches on the main findings from the current literature without being overly technical and complex. The result is a comprehensive overview of psychoneuroimmunology, which avoids oversimplification, but does not overwhelm the reader. Single authored for consistency of breadth and depth, with no redundancy of coverage between chapters Covers endocrine-immune modulation, neuro-immune modulation, and the enhancing or inhibiting processes of one or more systems on the others Expanded use of figures, tables, and text boxes Online test bank for professors

Psychoneuroimmunology

Psychoneuroimmunology
Author: Manfred Schedlowski,Uwe Tewes
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN 10: 1461548799
ISBN 13: 9781461548799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychoneuroimmunology Book Review:

Psychoneuroimmunology is the first textbook to examine the complex functional relationships between the nervous system, the neuroendocrine and the immune system. The international leaders in this field have been brought together to create this pioneering text; each contributing from their area of expertise. The result is a comprehensive yet accessible interdisciplinary introduction to psychoneuroimmunology which also takes you further than the foundations of those fascinating topics by covering the most recent research in HIV/AIDS, autoimmune diseases, and the reactivation of latent herpes viruses. Attention is also given to the effects of behavior such as physical exercise, sleep, acute and chronic stress, and conditioning of immune functions in animals and humans. The whole is brought together with a wealth of cited research studies, and over 200 illustrations.

Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology

Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology
Author: Jorge H. Daruna
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1984-01-28
ISBN 10: 0123820804
ISBN 13: 9780123820808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology Book Review:

Health is maintained by the coordinated operation of all the biological systems that make up the individual. The Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology, Second Edition, presents an overview of what has been discovered by scientists regarding how bodily systems respond to environmental challenges and intercommunicate to sustain health. The book touches on the main findings from the current literature without being overly technical and complex. The result is a comprehensive overview of psychoneuroimmunology, which avoids oversimplification, but does not overwhelm the reader. Single authored for consistency of breadth and depth, with no redundancy of coverage between chapters Covers endocrine-immune modulation, neuro-immune modulation, and the enhancing or inhibiting processes of one or more systems on the others Expanded use of figures, tables, and text boxes

The Link Between Religion and Health

The Link Between Religion and Health
Author: Harold George Koenig,Harvey Jay Cohen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 0195143604
ISBN 13: 9780195143607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Link Between Religion and Health Book Review:

Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) studies relationships between mental state & the nervous, endocrine & immune systems. It focuses on how mental states & beliefs affect physical health. This book examines topics relating to religious faith & behaviour.

Fundamentals of Psychoneuroimmunology

Fundamentals of Psychoneuroimmunology
Author: Cai Song,Brian E. Leonard
Publsiher: John Wiley and Sons
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2000-07-26
ISBN 10: 9780471986713
ISBN 13: 0471986712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Psychoneuroimmunology Book Review:

Fundamentals of Psychoneuroimmunology Cai Song University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and Brian E. Leonard National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland The long-held concept that the nervous, endocrine and immune systems are separate entities has given way to a new understanding of human biology. Psychoneuroimmunology addresses the realisation that the neural, immune, and endocrine systems are inextricably linked and that the effects of each affect all-the systems work together as a complicated set of triggers and balances, an intertwining of the physiological and emotional states. Beginning with the fundamentals of immune and neuroendocrine function, Fundamentals of Psychoneuroimmunology explores the complexities of behavioural assessment, the basic types of immunity, the importance of immune cell redistribution in the response to challenges such as infection and stress, and the multifaceted roles of nerves, hormones and cytokines. This text provides a sound introduction to the field and also serves as a valuable reference to those more familiar with the subject. Fundamentals of Psychoneuroimmunology: * Is the first book to cover this rapidly growing speciality comprehensively * Provides a sound biological basis to the discipline * Covers topics from the biology of immune and neuroendocrine function to the future of psychoneuroimmunology This volume, by the author of the acclaimed Fundamentals of Psychopharmacology, will be an essential reference for psychiatrists, neurologists, neuroimmunologists, neuroendocrinologists and psychologists, and will, it is hoped, stimulate further exploration into this exciting area of research.

Psychoneuroimmunology

Psychoneuroimmunology
Author: Robert Ader
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2014-06-28
ISBN 10: 1483258904
ISBN 13: 9781483258904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychoneuroimmunology Book Review:

Psychoneuroimmunology, Second Edition presents reports on the relationship between the nervous and immune systems. The book is divided into four sections. The first section details the role of neural structures and neurotransmitter signals in communication with the immune system. It documents the extensive neural connections with organs of the immune system; the dynamics of noradrenergic sympathetic innervation of spleen and thymus; and the evidence for immune signaling of the CNS. Part II elaborates the role of hormones in the modulation of immune functions; the basis for bidirectional communication between the neuroendocrine and immune systems; and the potential physiological implications of these neuroendocrine-immune system interactions. The third part addresses behavioral influences on immune response; the effects of conditioning, stress and social interactions in modulating immune responses; and the behavioral consequences of experimentally altered or genetically determined immunologic states. The final section presents the effects of psychosocial factors on immune responses and the potential impact of behavioral interventions in modulating immunity in healthy human subjects and in patients with AIDS. Neuroscientists, endocrinologists, and immunologists will find the book interesting.

Textbook of Immunopsychiatry

Textbook of Immunopsychiatry
Author: Golam Khandaker,Neil Harrison,Edward Bullmore,Robert Dantzer
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2021-09-23
ISBN 10: 110842404X
ISBN 13: 9781108424042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook of Immunopsychiatry Book Review:

An essential book summarizing cutting-edge evidence on the role of the immune system and immunotherapies in psychiatric disorders.

Human Psychoneuroimmunology

Human Psychoneuroimmunology
Author: Kav Vedhara,Michael R. Irwin,Michael Irwin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780198568841
ISBN 13: 0198568843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Psychoneuroimmunology Book Review:

Mind/body interactions have only in recent years become the subject of rigorous scientific enquiry, witnessing major advances in our understanding of the stress process, the endocrine 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 of psychoneuroimmunology - the study of psychological processes and their interaction with the nervous and immune systems. This title presents an account of the human evidence in this field.

An Introduction to Stress and Health

An Introduction to Stress and Health
Author: Hymie Anisman
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2014-01-14
ISBN 10: 1446297543
ISBN 13: 9781446297544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Stress and Health Book Review:

"This is a highly entertaining book about a very serious topic. Beautifully written, funny and organized in a way that students and the general public will understand complex notions about stress." - Sonia Lupien, Director of the Centre for Studies on Human Stress, University of Montreal "Perfect for my stress and cognition module, accessible and informative, great level of detail." - James Byron-Daniel, University of the West of England, Bristol An Introduction to Stress and Health is the first textbook to fuse the psychosocial with newer behavioural neuroscience perspectives. It provides a broad perspective of the multiple biological processes influenced by stressful events, the conditions that allow for either exacerbation or diminution of these stressor effects, and the pathological conditions that can emerge as a result of stressful events. Anisman systematically reviews the key research over the past 30 years and presents his insights in a lively, interesting pedagogical fashion to allow you to fully appreciate the diversity of the field of stress and its impact on our health. Key features include: A consideration of the value of numerous therapeutic strategies to diminish distress and stress-related pathologies. An exploration of many new conceptual perspectives relevant to stress processes and pathology. Information is presented in an easy-to-read manner with lots of pointers to the key concepts to remember. An Introduction to Stress and Health is an indispensable text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in health psychology, stress, health and illness.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Psychoneuroimmunology

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Psychoneuroimmunology
Author: Alexander W. Kusnecov,Hymie Anisman
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2013-12-31
ISBN 10: 111997951X
ISBN 13: 9781119979517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Psychoneuroimmunology Book Review:

This comprehensive resource details the history, methodology anddevelopment of research into psychoneuroimmunology, balancing itwith meticulous coverage of both the clinical aspects and practicalapplications of the subject. A much-needed reference including overviews of key advances inthe field Discusses how psychoneuroimmunological research is conceivedand executed Includes contributions from a wealth of experts in thefield Forward by Robert Ader and Nicholas Cohen, founders of thediscipline Authoritative and interdisciplinary in scope - integratingbiological and behavioral science

The Oxford Handbook of Stress and Mental Health

The Oxford Handbook of Stress and Mental Health
Author: Kate L. Harkness,Elizabeth P. Hayden
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0190681772
ISBN 13: 9780190681777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Stress and Mental Health Book Review:

This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online.

Mind body Medicine

Mind body Medicine
Author: Alan Watkins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 314
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780443055263
ISBN 13: 0443055262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mind body Medicine Book Review:

Watkins assesses the research in the area of psychoneuroimmunology and assesses the implications of PNI and its application to general medical practice. He looks at the evidence supporting the concept that mind-body connections have an impact on the development and progress of illness.

Handbook of Human Stress and Immunity

Handbook of Human Stress and Immunity
Author: Ronald Glaser,Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2014-06-28
ISBN 10: 1483295125
ISBN 13: 9781483295121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Human Stress and Immunity Book Review:

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.

The Psychoneuroimmunology of Chronic Disease

The Psychoneuroimmunology of Chronic Disease
Author: Kathleen Kendall-tackett,Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett
Publsiher: Amer Psychological Assn
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NWU:35558005756297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychoneuroimmunology of Chronic Disease Book Review:

Recent years have witnessed considerable growth in the field of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), which describes how psychological factors, such as stress and depression, impact the neurological and immune systems. Research increasingly indicates that psychological states play a key role in the development and exacerbation of inflammatory diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimers, and autoimmune disorders. In this book, editor Kathleen Kendall-Tackett and an elite group of researchers explore the ways physical and psychological stressors such as poor sleep, PTSD, and depression, trigger the inflammatory response and increase the risk of disease. They approach this material from a variety of perspectives. Chapters in Part I describe the biological processes involved in inflammation, focusing on both the typical bodily response to threat as well as on the long-term deleterious effects of stress upon the immune system; while chapters in Part II examine the role of psychosocial stress in disease etiology. Throughout, chapter authors present evidence of connections between mind and body, and emphasize the need for improved communication between physicians and mental health care providers. This book will be a valuable resource for researchers as well as practitioners who hope to share the benefits of these findings with their clients.

Stress and Your Health

Stress and Your Health
Author: Hymie Anisman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2015-02-12
ISBN 10: 1118850335
ISBN 13: 9781118850336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stress and Your Health Book Review:

Stress and Your Health: From Vulnerability to Resilience presents an evidence-based evaluation of the various effects of stress, along with methods to alleviate distress and stress-related illnesses. Examines myriad stressor effects and proven ways to alleviate stress in our lives Covers a wide range of stressor-related topics including therapeutic strategies to deal with stress and factors that hinder treatment of stress Makes difficult biochemical and immunological concepts accessible to a non-specialist audience Addresses many of the factors that cause individuals to be more vulnerable to the impact of stressors and at increased risk for pathology

Stress Immune Function and Health

Stress  Immune Function  and Health
Author: Bruce S. Rabin,Bruce C. Rabin
Publsiher: Wiley-Liss
Total Pages: 341
Release: 1999-03-05
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015042760028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stress Immune Function and Health Book Review:

Written by a renowned figure in the field of immunology and compiling a wealth of scientific information, Stress, Immune Function, and Health: The Connection looks at the long-term effects of stress on human health from a psychoneuroimmunological approach. The recent changes in dietary modifications, clinical applications, and evolution in the field of immunology have created the need for a book which addresses the growing awareness of health benefits that can be achieved by buffering the effects of stress on the immune system. Emphasizing the importance of the interaction among the mind, the body, and physical health, this reference includes important developmental procedures that can be used to resist stress on the immune system. By examining components of the immune system, along with the effects of psychological stress and the capacity for hormonal response, author Bruce Rabin demonstrates, in a concise, accessible manner, the ability of an individual's immune system to alter susceptibility to immune-mediated diseases. In addition, the book examines several key issues in this rapidly expanding field, including: * Information and examples that illustrate how distinct areas of the brain that perceive the presence of a stressor are able to communicate with the cells of the immune system * The correlation between stress-related changes in health practices and stressor-induced risks of disease development * The effect on the immune system due to stress from an increased concentration of neuropeptides and hormones * Behaviors and beliefs that can reduce the harmful effects of stress on the immune system by interfering with the stress-responsive areas of the brain * The issue of stress during pregnancy and the early period of development on behaviors and immune functions in children An authoritative guide for all researchers and students in the fields of immunology, neuroscience, and psychology, Stress, Immune Function, and Health: The Connection is also an essential reference for physicians and nurses concerned with stress and immune-related diseases.

Mind Immunity and Health

Mind  Immunity  and Health
Author: Phil Evans,Frank H. Hucklebridge,Angela Clow
Publsiher: Free Assn Books
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924087299370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mind Immunity and Health Book Review:

There is a growing consensus that the mind can affect the immune system and over the past decade a new field - known as psychoneuroimmunology or PNI for short - has established itself to investigate the effects of the mind upon the immune system and vice versa. The authors of this exciting new area of research in the field of health psychology provide a comprehensive and detailed account informed by the latest research. Topics covered are stress and immunity, depression and immunity and assessment of the evidence that PNI effects are directly related to health.

Healing and the Mind

Healing and the Mind
Author: Bill Moyers
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-05-09
ISBN 10: 0307816931
ISBN 13: 9780307816931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healing and the Mind Book Review:

At last, the paperback edition of the monumental best-seller (almost half a million copies in print!) that has changed the way Americans think about sickness and health -- the companion volume to the landmark PBS series of the same name. In a remarkably short period of time, Bill Moyers's Healing And The Mind has become a touchstone, shaping the debate over alternative medical treatments and the role of the mind in illness and recovery in a way that few books have in recent memory. With almost half a million copies in print, it is already a classic -- the most widely read and influential book of its kind. In a series of fascinating interviews with world-renowned experts and laypeople alike, Bill Moyers explores the new mind/body medicine. Healing And The Mind shows how it is being practiced in the treatment of stress, chronic disease, and neonatal problems in several American hospitals; examines the chemical basis of emotions, and their potential for making us sick (and making us well); explores the fusion of traditional Chinese medicine with modern Western practices in contemporary China; and takes an up-close, personal look at alternative healing therapies, including a Massachusetts center that combines Eastern meditation and Western group therapy, and a California retreat for cancer patients who help each other even when a cure is impossible. Combining the incisive yet personal interview approach that made A World Of Ideas a feast for the mind and the provocative interplay of text and art that made The Power Of Myth a feast for the imagination, Healing And The Mind is a landmark work.

Social and Cultural Lives of Immune Systems

Social and Cultural Lives of Immune Systems
Author: James MacLynn Wilce
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780415310048
ISBN 13: 0415310040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social and Cultural Lives of Immune Systems Book Review:

This book introduces a provocative new branch of social theory: the hypothesis that immunity and disease are in part socially constituted. It suggests that immune systems function not only as material entities but also as social symbols.

The Oxford Handbook of Psychoneuroimmunology

The Oxford Handbook of Psychoneuroimmunology
Author: Suzanne Segerstrom
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 501
Release: 2012-07-19
ISBN 10: 0195394399
ISBN 13: 9780195394399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Psychoneuroimmunology Book Review:

This volume collects the state-of-the-art applications of psychological theory to the interactions among the mind, the nervous system, and the immune system, including applications drawn from affective science, developmental psychology, behavioral neuroscience, and clinical psychology.