Psychoimmunology : CNS Immune Interactions
Author(s): Alan J. Husband
First published in 1993, Psychoimmunology: CNS-Immune Interactions is based on papers presented at the Second International Scientific Meeting of the Australian Behavioral Immunology Group, held at the University of Newcastle in Australia on March 7 and 8, 1992. Information featured in the volume confirms the longstanding perception that state of mind and behavioral patterns have an impact on general health. Clinicians discuss correlations between lifestyle, stress, and disease, while scientists reveal their findings on ways in which deliberate manipulations of the central nervous systems and behavioral patterns are reflected in changes in immunological outcome. Other papers present findings regarding the mediators of these interactions, which include cytokines, hormones, and neurotransmitters. Psychoimmunology: CNS-Immune Interactions will be a useful reference for psychoimmunologists, immunologists, psychologists, microbiologists, and all medical and behavioral scientists interested in the links between brain behavior and disease.