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Title The psychoneuroimmunology of chronic disease : exploring the links between inflammation, stress, and illness / edited by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
Edition First edition
Published Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, [2010]
copyright 2010
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Description 1 online resource ( x, 263 pages : illustrations)
Contents An overview of stress and immunity / Maureen Gro�er, Mary W. Meagher, and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett -- Inflammation, fatty acid oxidation, and neurodegenerative disease / Mary Nivison, Angela L. Guillozet-Bongaarts, and Thomas J. Montine -- Sleep and inflammation : a potential link to chronic diseases / Edward C. Suarez and Harold Goforth -- Polyunsaturated fatty acids, inflammation, and inflammatory diseases / Philip C. Calder -- Depression, hostility, posttraumatic stress disorder, and inflammation : the corrosive health effects of negative mental states / Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett -- Cognitive and behavioral reactions to stress among adults with PTSD : implications for immunity and health / Jeffrey L. Kibler, Kavita Joshi, and Erin E. Hughes -- Social stress and inflammation in the exacerbation of multiple sclerosis : an animal model with implications for humans / Mary W. Meagher and C. Jane R. Welsh -- Allostasis : a model for women's health / Maureen Gro�er and the Women's Health Research Group at the University of South Florida College of Nursing -- Treatments for depression that lower inflammation : additional support for an inflammatory etiology of depression / Kathleen Kendall-Tackett -- Epilogue : inflammation and chronic disease : clinical implications and future directions / Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
Summary "Why are depressed people more likely to suffer heart attacks? Why do people with hostile worldviews have higher rates of metabolic syndrome and Type 2 diabetes? Recent years have witnessed considerable growth in the field of psychoneuroimmunology, 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, Alzheimer's, and autoimmune disorders. In this book, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett and an elite group of researchers explore the ways physical and psychological stressors such as posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and poor sleep trigger the inflammatory response and increase the risk of disease. They attack these issues in a variety of ways: 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, and chapters in Part I I 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"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also issued in print
Subject Chronic diseases -- Etiology.
Psychoneuroendocrinology.
Medicine, Psychosomatic.
Chronic Disease -- psychology.
Inflammation -- immunology.
Nervous System Diseases -- immunology.
Psychoneuroimmunology -- methods.
Stress, Psychological -- immunology.
Stress, Psychological -- psychology.
Form Electronic book
Author Kendall-Tackett, Kathleen A.
American Psychological Association.
ISBN 9781433804762 print edition
143380476X print edition