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Stress and Immunity

1st Edition

By Nicholas P. Plotnikoff, Anthony J. Murgo, Robert E. Faith

CRC Press

576 pages

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Hardback: 9780849388453
pub: 1991-10-23
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Stress and Immunity introduces and updates the status of research on stress and immunity. Clinical aspects of stress and immunity are presented in the first 17 chapters and include discussions regarding the influence of depression disorders on immune functions and stress interrelationships with cancer, AIDS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Herpes Simplex infections. There is also a review of physical exercise and immunity.

The second half of the book is devoted to discussions regarding basic research being conducted in the field of stress and immunity. This includes discussions on the interrelationships of the central nervous system and the immune system and research on stress hormones (e.g., enkephalins, endorphins) as they interrelate with the immune system. In addition, animal models for the study of stress and immunity are discussed. Psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, clinical psychologists, internists, immunologists, and researchers in psychosomatic disorders should consider this an essential reference volume.

Table of Contents

Clinical Studies on Stress and Immunity

Stress-Associated Modulation of the Immune Response in Humans, J.E. Hillhouse, J.K. Kiecolt-Glaser, and R. Glaser

Behavior as a Biological Response Modifier, L.A. Heiden and S.M. Levy

The Effects of Psychological and Physical Stress in Humans, A. Breier, M. Albus, O.M. Wolkowitz, T. Zahn, S. Paul, and D. Pickar

Psychosocial Stress and Disease: A Historical Sketch, R. Kellner

Stress and Immunity: A Behavioral Medicine Perspective, E.A. Workman and M.F. LaVia

Alterations in Immunocompetence during Stress: A Medical Perspective, J.R. Calabrese and C. Wilde

Behavioral Effects of Natural Stress Hormones, C.D. Kimball

Life Stress, Depression, and Reduced Natural Cytotoxicity: Clinical Findings and Putative Mechanisms, M. Irwin and L. Jones

Bereavement: Effects on Immunity and Risk of Disease, G.D. Andrianopoulos and J.A. Flaherty

Depressive Disorders and Immunity, S.J. Schleifer and S.E. Keller

Stress, Depression and Immunity: Research Findings and Clinical Implications, D.O. Perkins, J. Leserman, J.H. Gilmore, J.M. Petitto, and D.L. Evans

Depression and Coping Style as Modulators of the Immune Response under Stress, M. Biondi and P. Pancheri

Psychological Factors, Immune Processes, and the Course of Herpes Simplex and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection, M.E. Kemeny

Physical Exercise and Immunity, R.C. Hickson and J.B. Boone, Jr.

Catecholamine and Leukocyte Phenotype Responses to Mental Stress in Subjects with Anxiety or Suppressed Aggression, R.M.A. Landmann, C. Perini, F.B. Muller, and F.R. Bühler

Assessment of Stress-Induced Immune Function in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients, H.G. Gratzner, T.S. Johnson, W.J. Hermann, T.L. Steinbach, and Regina De Herrera

Psychosocial Stress and Breast Cancer, C.L. Cooper and E.B. Faragher

The Role of Stress Hormones in the Modulation of the Immune Response

Interactions between the Immune System and the Nervous System, R.E. Faith, A.J. Murgo, and N.P. Plotnikoff

Production of Opioid Peptides by Immunocompetent Cells and the Potential Role of These Cytokines in the Stress Response, S.J. Lolait

Opioid Systems and Immune Functions, H.N. Bhargava

The Role of Endogeneous Opioids and Opioid Receptors in Human and Animal Cancer, I.S. Zagon and P.J. McLaughlin

Enhancement of Tumor Resistance in Mice by Enkephalins, A.J. Murgo, R.E. Faith, and N.P. Plotnikoff

Interaction of Immune Cytokines and CNS Opioids: A Possible Interface for Stress-Induced Immune Suppression?, P.M. Dougherty and N. Dafny

Erythrocyte-Opioid Peptide Interactions, C.O. Simpkins

Physiological Stress and Immune Response: Myelopeptides, R.V. Petrov and L.A. Zakharova

Opioids and the Physiological Regulation of Natural Killer Cell Activity and Flushing, J.E. Morley, G.F. Solomon, and D. Benton

Methionine Enkephalin, A New Lymphokine for the Treatment of ARC Patients, J. Wybran and N.P. Plotnikoff

Growth Hormone and Prolactin as Natural Antagonists of Glucocorticoids in Immunoregulation, K.W. Kelley and R. Dantzer

Neurohormones, Serotonin, and Their Receptors in the Immune System, E.M. Smith, D.V. Harbour, T.K. Hughes, T. Kent, M.J. Ebaugh, A. Jazayeri, and W.J. Meyer, III

Neuropeptide Signals and Receptors in the Thymus, V. Geenen, F. Robert, J.J. Lègros, and P. Franchimont

Animal Models of Stress and Immunity

Stress, Immunity, and Cancer, W.H. Vogel and D.B. Bower

Stress-Induced Alterations of Immunity in Rodents, D.T. Lysle, J.E. Cunnick, and B.S. Rabin

Chronic Stress and the Immune Response, W.J. Kort and I.M. Weijma


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Immunology
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General