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Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology,9780123820495
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Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology

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9780123820495

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0123820499
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
2/1/2012
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ACADEMIC PRESS INC
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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

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Historical Antecedentsp. 9
Immune System Basicsp. 27
Endocrine-Immune Modulationp. 63
Neuroimmune Modulationp. 89
Stress, Contextual Change, and Diseasep. 115
Psychosocial Stress: Neuroendocrine and Immune Effectsp. 131
Infection, Allergy, and Psychosocial Stressp. 153
Cancer, Autoimmunity, and Psychosocial Stressp. 179
Immune Activity and Psychopathologyp. 211
Immune Function Enhancementp. 249
Integration and Implicationsp. 275
Abbreviationsp. 287
Glossaryp. 291
Indexp. 313
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