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Stress and Immunity

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ISBN 9780849388453
Published October 23, 1991 by CRC Press
576 Pages

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Book Description

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

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