The Healing Brain A Scientific Reader

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1990-01-15
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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University of California Medical Center, San Francisco. Neuropsychology. 19 Contributors. DNLM: 1. Brain - physiology.

Table of Contents

The Brain as a Health Maintenance Organization
How the Brain Grows in Response to Experience
Psycho-Social Factors in Healing:
The Contributions of the Social Environment to Host Resistance
Medical Pluralism
Mind-Made Health: The Placebo Effect and the Intrinsic Healing Systems of the Body
The Broken Heart: The Psychobiology of Human Contact
People Need People: Social Support and Health
Environmental Influences:
Air Ions and Brain Chemistry
Ways that Foods can Affect the Brain
Behavior and Nutrition: Strategies Used in Studies of Amino Acids, Protein, Carbohydrate and Caffeine
Self-Healing: A Personal History
The Wisdom of the Receptors: Neuropeptides, the Emotions, and Bodymind
Possible Mechanisms of Psychoneuroimmunological Interaction
Emotions, Stress, and Immunity
The Emerging Field of Psycho-neuroimmunology, with a Special Note on AIDS
The Brain'S Regulation Of The Body:
Desirable Weight and Longevity: Status of the Controversy
Coping With Stress:
Stress Resistant Personality
The Salutogenic Model of Health
Type A Behavior
Where Do We Go From Here?
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