The Psychoneuroimmunology of Chronic Disease: Exploring the Links between Inflammation, Stress, and Illness

Psychoneuroimmunology Stress, Mental Disorders and Health bookThe Psychoneuroimmunology of Chronic Disease delves into the complex interactions between the brain and immune system, and between inflammation, stress and human diseases.

Importantly, it also offers both fundamental and clinical perspectives on how these interactions may influence common complex inflammatory maladies such as heart disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer s, and autoimmune disorders.

The book is divided into two parts: the first one deals with the role of inflammation as a major pathogenic factor in many diseases; part two addresses the contribution of psychological stress to the pathogenesis of human inflammatory disorders.

Contributors includes recognized experts in the field such as Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, C. Jane Welsh, Edward C. Suarez and many others.

The volume is valuable resource for researchers, MDs and health practitioners.

280 pages; Publisher: American Psychological Association; 1 edition (August 15, 2009).

EDITOR: Kathleen Kendall-Tackett


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