stress and illness

Psychosocial Stress and Chronic Viral Hepatitis

Psychosocial Stress and Chronic Viral Hepatitis

Overview Article Psychological stress is defined as a “state in which homeostasis is actually threatened or perceived to be so”, whereas homeostasis represents the complex and dynamic equilibrium between all systems functioning in a living organism [1, 2]. The above definition and context excludes psychiatric disorders that may impair the integrative capacities of the individual. […]

Robert Sapolsky and Why Zebras Don’t get Ulcers

Robert Sapolsky and Why Zebras Don’t get Ulcers

SHORT FEATURES and FACES ARTICLE Robert Sapolsky, a neuroendocrinologist and John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Professor at Stanford University, has focused his research on issues of stress and neuronal degeneration, as well as on the possibilities of gene therapy strategies for protecting susceptible neurons from disease. In his Science article, entitled ‘Why Stress Is […]