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Author Anisman, Hymie, author

Title The immune system and mental health / Hymie Anisman, Shawn Hayley, Alexander Kusnecov
Published London, United Kingdom : Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier, 2018
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Summary The Immune System and Mental Health fully investigates how immune-related cellular, molecular and anatomical changes impact mental functioning. The book combines human and animal studies to reveal immunological changes related to mental-health problems. In addition, users will find comprehensive information on new research related to the microbial composition of the gut, aka, the microbiome, and how it influences brain function and mental health. Common comorbidities with mental illness and their inherent immunological or inflammatory components are also covered. Written by leaders in the field, the book synthesizes basic and clinical research to provide a thorough understanding on the role of immunity in neuropsychiatry. Sociology, psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience and genetics have provided considerable explanations and solutions to some of the most intractable mental-health problems. But researchers are increasingly relying on investigations of the immune system to identify factors that can undermine and impair mental health. This book covers devastating mental-health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and autism-like spectrum disorders. In addition, degenerative disorders of the brain, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's-like dementia are explored
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed July 24, 2018)
Subject Neuroimmunology.
Form Electronic book
Author Hayley, Shawn, author
Kusnecov, Alexander, author
ISBN 0128113529 (electronic bk.)
9780128113523 (electronic bk.)
(print)