Psychoneuroimmunology

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

Psychoneuroimmunology Book Excerpt:

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.

Psychoneuroimmunology

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

Psychoneuroimmunology Book Excerpt:

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.

Human Psychoneuroimmunology

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

Human Psychoneuroimmunology Book Excerpt:

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.

Psychoneuroimmunology

Psychoneuroimmunology
Author: Karl Goodkin,Adriaan P. Visser
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2008-11-01
ISBN: 1585628182
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychoneuroimmunology Book Excerpt:

Psychoneuroimmunology has emerged as a discipline advancing our knowledge of the relationships among psychosocial factors, the central nervous system, the immune system, and disease. The growing volume of evidence suggests that psychological states, including exposure to stressors and the presence of depressive states, may influence health and disease by altering immunologic states. Psychoneuroimmunology, a collaborative work of 50 international experts, expands on the American Psychiatric Association's symposium on this topic to present never-before-compiled scientific research from this evolving field. Maintaining a clinical focus, this book illustrates clinical effects by examining relevant research studies and models including Psychoneuroimmunological factors involved in specific illnesses such as cervical cancer, breast cancer and HIV/AIDS The role psychoneuroimmunology plays in carcinogenesis and the progression of established tumors, as well as findings on the progression of cancer that have general clinical relevance The effects of specific psychotropic medications; the effects of life stressors, bereavement, and and social support; the response to those stressors; and stress management and psychosocial predictors of disease The impacts of gender-specific factors, diurnal variation, and behavioral genetics on the immune function The Stressor-Support-Coping model, which integrates existing psychoneuroimmunology findings and lays the groundwork for use in support group intervention This book is a first step toward organizing psychoneuroimmunology findings into coherent theoretical models and concludes with a look at future clinical applications. Complete with charts, references, and a detailed index, it is the most comprehensive source on psychoneuroimmunology.

Psychoneuroimmunology

Psychoneuroimmunology
Author: Qing Yan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2016-10-03
ISBN: 3319451111
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychoneuroimmunology Book Excerpt:

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the cutting-edge discoveries and the systems approaches related to the multi-disciplinary field of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), which may provide the scientific basis for mind-body relationships, and aid in the development of personalized medicine. Specifically, the book focuses on the systems biology studies of complex mechanisms, such as stress and inflammation. There is strong evidence supporting the close relationship between stress, inflammation, and disorders including obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, skin diseases, and sleep disorders. As inflammation is a critical connection among different diseases, further elucidating this connection may contribute to the findings of systemic therapeutic targets. Translational medicine is also addressed, by applying PNI approaches in clinical practice. A major challenge in current bioscience is the translation of basic scientific discoveries into better clinical outcomes. With the understanding of the translational implications of PNI, integrative interventions can be applied to modulate stress responses and to promote healthier behaviors. As an important feature of this book, a broad overview of the PNI-associated integrative interventions is provided. These interventions include nutritional supplements, meditation, and other mind-body strategies. From basic concepts to systems methodologies, from theoretical sources to clinical applications, Psychoneuroimmunology contributes to the understanding and development of PNI toward the establishment of personalized and mind-body medicine.

Psychoneuroimmunology

Psychoneuroimmunology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1320
Release: 2011-10-10
ISBN: 9780080465012
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychoneuroimmunology Book Excerpt:

Psychoneuroimmunology is the study of interactions among behavioral, neural and endocrine, and immunologic processes of adaptation. These two volumes provide a clearly written, extensively referenced summary of some of the behavioral, neural and endocrine regulators of immune responses and immunologically mediated disease processes and of the behavioral and neuroendocrine effects of immune system activity. Several chapters expand upon topics reviewed in earlier editions of this series; most chapters cover active areas of research that have not previously been reviewed. As illustrated in this fourth edition, interdisciplinary research continues to provide evidence that the brain and immune system represent a single, integrated system of defense. Fully revised and updated fourth edition of the classic reference Provides a neuroendocrine and immunologic perspective for the behavioral scientist Provides a behavioral and neuroscience perspective for the immunologist Helps the reader translate basic science findings into clinically relevant information Provides the reader with the background for and foundation of integrative research and integrative medicine Provides an encyclopedic resource for advanced undergraduates and for pre- and post-doctoral students as well as active researchers

Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology

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

Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology Book Excerpt:

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

Psychoneuroimmunology Stress and Infection

Psychoneuroimmunology  Stress  and Infection
Author: Herman Friedman,Thomas W. Klein,Andrea L. Friedman
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-02-03
ISBN: 1000722554
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychoneuroimmunology Stress and Infection Book Excerpt:

Psychoneuroimmunology is the emerging science devoted to studying the two-way relationship between the nervous and immune systems. Psychoneuroimmunology, Stress, and Infection highlights the latest information concerning microbial infections in both man and animals as related to stress and especially stress hormones. The volume focuses on psychoneuroimmunology as it impacts the immune system in general and also the relationship between neurological events which influence susceptibility and/or resistance to infectious agents such as bacteria, fungi and viruses, as well as parasites. Prominent researchers describe the involvement of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis on immunity as a function of the nervous system. The text discusses hormones such as prolactin and growth hormone and steroid induced susceptibility to infection and neuropeptides, including vasoactive intestinal peptide, and substance P. The effects of catacholamines on immunity and susceptibility to infection are also covered. This reference also details the involvement of immune cells in the synthesis of neuropeptides, including hormones and endorphins, their effect on the brain as well as the effects of interleukins and tumor necrosis factor on the central nervous system. The book concludes with an interesting look at the relationship between aging, psychoneuroimmunology, and infection. Although there is much new knowledge concerning the nature and mechanism of immune responses, including the mediators involved, Psychoneuroimmunology, Stress, and Infection also presents important discussions and reviews that are long overdue and provide a major contribution to the area of biomedical knowledge in general and psychoneuroimmunology in particular.

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: 0195394399
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Psychoneuroimmunology Book Excerpt:

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.

Resilience Psychoneuroimmunology Neuropsychology

Resilience  Psychoneuroimmunology  Neuropsychology
Author: Jayasankara Reddy,Sahen Gupta,Adithya Ramesh
Publsiher: Jayasankara Reddy, Sahen Gupta, Aditya Ramesh
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2021-05-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilience Psychoneuroimmunology Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

An introductory research-based, edited volume on the intersections of Resilience, Psychoneuroimmunology & Neuropsychology in clinical settings which encompasses varied approaches and clinical disorders.

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: 111997951X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Psychoneuroimmunology Book Excerpt:

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

PSYCHONEUROIMMUNOLOGY OF CHRONIC ILLNESS

PSYCHONEUROIMMUNOLOGY OF CHRONIC ILLNESS
Author: Deepak Pandey
Publsiher: RED'SHINE Publication. Inc
Total Pages: 117
Release: 2016-10-26
ISBN: 9386162148
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

PSYCHONEUROIMMUNOLOGY OF CHRONIC ILLNESS Book Excerpt:

This book explores the relationship among social support, hardiness, self perception and immune response in HIV positive participants. Further check the direct effect between social support and immune response, hardiness and immune response, self perception and immune response, and gender and immune response of the participants. In addition, also look at moderating effect of hardiness, self perception, and gender and social support on immune response.

Psychoneuroimmunology

Psychoneuroimmunology
Author: Hans-Joachim Schmoll,Uwe Tewes,Nicholas P. Plotnikoff
Publsiher: Lewiston, N.Y. ; Toronto : Hogrefe & Huber
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Explorations in Psychoneuroimmunology

Explorations in Psychoneuroimmunology
Author: Ruth Lloyd,George Freeman Solomon,Martin E. Dorf
Publsiher: Grune & Stratton, Incorporated
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Immune response
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Explorations in Psychoneuroimmunology Book Excerpt:

Stress Response Psychoneuroimmunology and the Lifecourse

Stress Response  Psychoneuroimmunology and the Lifecourse
Author: Melanie Ruth Thomas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stress Response Psychoneuroimmunology and the Lifecourse Book Excerpt:

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: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychoneuroimmunology of Chronic Disease Book Excerpt:

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.

Shamanism

Shamanism
Author: Michael Winkelman
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780897897044
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shamanism Book Excerpt:

Shamanism, humanity's most ancient spiritual practice, has achieved a dramatic modern resurgence. The foundations and appeal of shamanism are rooted in human nature, the psychobiology of consciousness, and archetypal structures of the brain and mind. The classic shamanic motif of death and rebirth represents the development of self through the symbolic death of the old self to permit the emergence and integration of a higher order self.

Neurodevelopmental Mechanisms in Psychopathology

Neurodevelopmental Mechanisms in Psychopathology
Author: Dante Cicchetti,Elaine F. Walker
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2003-08-04
ISBN: 9780521002622
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurodevelopmental Mechanisms in Psychopathology Book Excerpt:

This volume highlights the importance of scientific progress that has been made in the understanding of the neurodevelopmental origins of psychopathology. It presents the work and ideas of some of the most talented researchers in the field. The chapters illustrate the interactional processes that characterize the genesis and maturation of the brain. They demonstrate how constitutional vulnerability to mental disorder can arise from the interplay of multiple factors, some specific and some nonspecific. Moreover, the authors have offered us some invaluable leads on promising directions for future research. Their insights will inspire other investigators to take up the challenge.

Interpersonal Relationships and Health

Interpersonal Relationships and Health
Author: Christopher Rolfe Agnew,Susan C. South
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2014
ISBN: 0199936633
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interpersonal Relationships and Health Book Excerpt:

Gathering leading thinkers in social and clinical psychology, public health, medicine, and sociology, Interpersonal Relationships and Health considers theoretical and empirical issues relevant to understanding the social and clinical psychological mechanisms linking close relationship processes with mental and physical health outcomes. The volume arises out of a recent explosion of interest, across multiple academic and research fields, in the ways that interpersonal relationships affect health and well-being. This volume pulls together a range of scholars who focus on different aspects of relationships and health in order to encourage both collaboration and cross-disciplinary initiatives. This is the first edited volume to pull together noted experts across myriad disciplines whose research is at the intersection of human relationships and health. Topics addressed include key biological processes that influence and, in turn, are influenced by close relationships. Interpersonal Relationships and Health presents research that demonstrates the connections between interpersonal relationships, mental and physical health outcomes, and biophysical markers that figure prominently in the fields of psychoneuroimmunology, endocrinology, and cardiology. In addition, it highlights recent work on marital, family, and social relationships and their interplay with health and well-being. Chapters also address sexual health among young and older adults, as well as clinical intervention efforts that focus on the role of relational factors in influencing health. Each chapter highlights extant theoretical and empirical findings and suggests future avenues for research in this burgeoning area.

Recent Advances in Psychiatry from Psycho Neuro Immunology Research Autoimmunencephalitis Autoimmune Encephalopathy Mild Encephalitis

Recent Advances in Psychiatry from Psycho Neuro Immunology Research  Autoimmunencephalitis  Autoimmune Encephalopathy  Mild Encephalitis
Author: Karl Bechter,David Brown,Souhel Najjar
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2019-08-12
ISBN: 2889459500
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advances in Psychiatry from Psycho Neuro Immunology Research Autoimmunencephalitis Autoimmune Encephalopathy Mild Encephalitis Book Excerpt:

Growing evidence derived from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), neuropathological, imaging, genetic, and epidemiological studies link neuroinflammation and immune dysregulation to a subset of individuals with a variety of severe mental disorders (SMDs), including affective and non-affective psychotic disorders. Further, the recent discoveries of neuronal surface antibodies (NSAs) in autoimmune encephalitis (AE) presenting with diverse neuropsychiatric disorders such as psychosis and cognitive decline, among many others, provides further support to the notion that CNS autoimmunity and neuroinflammation can contribute to the neurobiology of psychiatric disturbances. Further, these immune mechanisms may contribute to a subset of patients currently diagnosed as having treatment-resistant SMDs such as schizophrenia and major depressive disorder. Additionally, mounting data indicate that various infections can serve as an immunological trigger of aberrant immune responses, presumably by causing release of excess neural antigen, thereby giving rise to NSAs or aberrant immune cellular responses to give rise to primary or secondary psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and those associated with AE, respectively. Collectively, these findings support the “mild encephalitis” hypothesis of SMD. The significant overlap among AE-associated psychosis, systemic autoimmune disorder-associated psychosis, and psychotic disorders associated with pathological processes involving inflammation and immune dysregulation has also prompted some authors to adopt the term “autoimmune psychosis” (AP). This term reflects that this psychosis subtype is mechanistically linked to complex neuroimmune and inflammatory signalling abnormalities that can be responsive to early immunomodulatory treatment. It also suggests that a subset of AP might represent an incomplete or “forme fruste” subtype of AE presenting with dominant or pure psychiatric symptoms mimicking primary psychiatric illnesses. Because data indicate that delayed diagnosis and treatment may lead to permanent sequelae, early recognition of AP utilizing neurodiagnostic workup (e.g., CSF analysis, neuroimaging, and EEG) and its early treatment with appropriate immunotherapy are paramount to a meaningful recovery. This eBook will provide an overview of the current knowledge and research areas from epidemiology, risk factors and diagnosis to the management of these conditions, in this rapidly emerging field, helping to bridge the gaps in knowledge that currently exist in the disciplines of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neuroimmunology.