Handbook of Human Stress and Immunity

Author: Ronald Glaser
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 1483295125
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In 1964, George Solomon coined the term psychoneuroimmunology. In the intervening 30 years, this term has emerged into a dynamic field of study which investigates the unique interactions between the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems. The Handbook of Human Stress and Immunity is a comprehensive reference for this dynamic new field. Focusing on how stressors impact the central nervous system and the resulting changes in immune responses, the Handbook is the first to describehow stress specifically affects human immune systems. It discusses how stress generally makes people more susceptible to infection, how personal support systems can counteract the physiological effects of stress, and how stress, or lack of stress, affects the aging process. Chapters are authored by the leading names in the field and cover such diseases as autoimmune disease, viral pathogenesis, herpes, HIV, and AIDS.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Psychoneuroimmunology

Author: Alexander W. Kusnecov
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 111997951X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This comprehensive resource details the history, methodology anddevelopment of research into psychoneuroimmunology, balancing itwith meticulous coverage of both the clinical aspects and practicalapplications of the subject. A much-needed reference including overviews of key advances inthe field Discusses how psychoneuroimmunological research is conceivedand executed Includes contributions from a wealth of experts in thefield Forward by Robert Ader and Nicholas Cohen, founders of thediscipline Authoritative and interdisciplinary in scope - integratingbiological and behavioral science

The Immune System and Mental Health

Author: Hymie Anisman
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128113529
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Immune System and Mental Health fully investigates how immune-related cellular, molecular and anatomical changes impact mental functioning. The book combines human and animal studies to reveal immunological changes related to mental-health problems. In addition, users will find comprehensive information on new research related to the microbial composition of the gut, aka, the microbiome, and how it influences brain function and mental health. Common comorbidities with mental illness and their inherent immunological or inflammatory components are also covered. Written by leaders in the field, the book synthesizes basic and clinical research to provide a thorough understanding on the role of immunity in neuropsychiatry. Sociology, psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience and genetics have provided considerable explanations and solutions to some of the most intractable mental-health problems. But researchers are increasingly relying on investigations of the immune system to identify factors that can undermine and impair mental health. This book covers devastating mental-health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and autism-like spectrum disorders. In addition, degenerative disorders of the brain, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s-like dementia are explored. Considers both basic human and animal studies that address immunological changes relating to mental health problems across the lifespan Incorporates techniques, concepts and ideas from a variety of social, behavioral and life sciences Explores the relatively new area of the microbiome and how the microbial composition of the gut influences brain function and mental health

Handbook of Stress Coping and Health

Author: Virginia Hill Rice
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761918219
Format: PDF, Docs
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Selected for inclusion in this book is material on stress, coping and health that is considered to be the most thoroughly developed and studied within the nursing perspective. There is a balance between theoretical development, research, measurement and implications for practice.

Functional Neurology for Practitioners of Manual Medicine E Book

Author: Randy W. Beck
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702051047
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Fuctional Neurology for Practitioners of Manual Medicine takes the reader from the embryonic beginnings of the nervous system, through the biochemistry of receptor activation and on to the functional systems of the nervous system. Concepts, relationships and scientific mechanisms of the nervous system function are covered, and this aids the practitioner in developing their clinical approach to a wide variety of patient presentations. The text is fully referenced, which allows the reader to immediately apply the concepts to practice situations. New for this edition are new chapters on pain (including headache) and theoretical evidence, plus extensive electronic resources supporting the text. Utilizes our understanding of how the nervous system works in the treatment of a variety of clinical conditions Demystifies the clinical results seen in the practice of Functional Neurology and scientifically validates its clinical success Addresses function rather than pathology, allowing the reader to gain a firm understanding of the neurological processes seen in health and disease Contains clinical cases which are designed to be read and answered before starting the chapter to allow the reader to gauge their current state of knowledge ‘Quick Facts’ introduce new concepts or allow rapid review of information already presented in the text in a brief and succinct manner Contains a detailed overview of the concepts relating to our understanding of the development of emotion to demonstrate the link between physical health and the mind Contains abundant references to support controversial concepts Contains new chapters on theoretical evidence and the management of pain (including headache) Contains a wide range of additional case studies, ‘clinical conundrums’ and key questions and answers for each topic Bonus DVD contains fully searchable text, a downloadable image bank, brain dissection and video clips of the manipulative techniques and examination procedures found within the volume plus 200 multiple choice questions

Stress Elimination Handbook

Author: Grandmaster Adrian Simon Lowe
Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
ISBN: 9780892546602
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Stress has its roots at the very essence of life, and has caused more suffering and diminishment of the human spirit than any other affliction. The stress-disease epidemic of our times confronts us both with the financial cost and political issues around obtaining and dealing with health and our health-care systems. Stress has become a part of our everyday existence. This handbook addresses the medical and scientific aspects of the effects of stress on our immune system and bodies and explores the importance of breathing properly, and Qi in nutrition. The importance of boosting the immune system and taking action to reduce stress on all levels becomes very clear to why we need make our health a first priority and is expanded upon with text and charts.

Handbook of Stress Medicine

Author: John R. Hubbard
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420048421
Format: PDF, ePub
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Psychological stress is often overlooked by medical doctors as a major factor in physiologically based illness; however, clinical studies show that stress has a vital impact on both the mental and physical well-being of patients. Handbook of Stress Medicine: An Organ System Approach focuses on the relationship between stress and the physiology and pathology of the major organ systems of the body. It suggests that understanding how stress impacts on illnesses can help hold down medical costs through more accurate diagnoses and promote improved preventative care. Section I offers a general background on stress as it relates to medicine and the difficulties in conducting stress-related research. The primary focus of the text, how stress effects specific organ systems, is examined using scientific and clinical data in Section II. The third section addresses the impact of stress on important medical problems of current interest, such as AIDS, cancer, and substance abuse. It also discusses anxiety disorders. The next section covers topics related to stress, such as stress measurement, stress in the workplace, and the psychodynamics of stress. The final section explores the major pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to the treatment of stress and anxiety disorders. This book will assist physicians, psychologists, nurses, physical therapists, and other health care professionals recognize possible stress-related problems, educate their patients, and develop therapeutic strategies for reducing stress and stress-related illnesses.

The Immune System Recovery Plan

Author: Susan Blum
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451695004
Format: PDF
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One of the most sought-after experts in the field of functional medicine shares her proven four-step program to treat, reverse, and prevent autoimmune conditions and repair your immune system. • Are you constantly exhausted? • Do you frequently feel sick? • Are you hot when others are cold, or cold when everyone else is warm? • Do you have trouble thinking clearly, aka “brain fog”? • Do you often feel irritable? • Are you experiencing hair loss, dry skin, or unexplained weight fluctuation? • Do your joints ache or swell but you don’t know why? • Do you have an overall sense of not feeling your best, but it has been going on so long it’s actually normal to you? IF you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have an autoimmune disease, and this book is the “medicine” you need. Among the most prevalent forms of chronic illness in this country, autoimmune disease affects nearly 23.5 million Americans. This epidemic—a result of the toxins in our diet; exposure to chemicals, heavy metals, and antibiotics; and unprecedented stress levels—has caused millions to suffer from autoimmune conditions such as Graves’ disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, lupus, and more. In The Immune System Recovery Plan, Dr. Susan Blum, one of the most sought-after experts in the field of functional medicine, shares the four-step program she used to treat her own serious autoimmune condition and help countless patients reverse their symptoms, heal their immune systems, and prevent future illness. DR. BLUM’S INNOVATIVE METHOD FOCUSES ON: • Using food as medicine • Understanding the stress connection • Healing your gut and digestive system • Optimizing liver function Each of these sections includes an interactive workbook to help you determine and create your own personal treatment program. Also included are recipes for simple, easy-to-prepare dishes to jump-start the healing process. The Immune System Recovery Plan is a revolutionary way for people to balance their immune systems, transform their health, and live fuller, happier lives.

The Handbook of Stress Science

Author: Andrew Baum, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826117717
Format: PDF, ePub
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"[F]or those who are entering the field or who want to broaden their perspective, Ibelieve that this Handbook is indispensible. More than just a contribution to the field, theHandbook may well become a classic."--PsycCRITIQUES "The editors fully achieved their goal of producing a state-of-the-science stress reference for use by investigators, educators, and practitioners with clinical and health interests."--Psycho-Oncology "This is an important book about the scientific study of stress and human adaptation. It brings together both empirical data and theoretical developments that address the fundamental question of how psychosocial variables get inside the body to influence neurobiological processes that culminate in physical disease." From the Foreword by David C. Glass, PhD Emeritus Professor of Psychology Stony Brook University Edited by two leading health psychologists, The Handbook of Stress Science presents a detailed overview of key topics in stress and health psychology. With discussions on how stress influences physical health-including its effects on the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, and immune systems-the text is a valuable source for health psychologists, as well as researchers in behavioral medicine, neuroscience, genetics, clinical and social psychology, sociology, and public health. This state-of-the-art resource reviews conceptual developments, empirical findings, clinical applications, and investigative strategies and tools from the past few decades of stress research. It represents all major approaches to defining stress and describes the themes and developments that characterize the field of health-related stress research. The five sections of this handbook cover: Current knowledge regarding the major biological structures and systems that are involved in the stress response Social-contextual contributions to stress and to processes of adaptation to stress, including the workplace, socioeconomic status, and social support The concept of cognitive appraisal as it relates to stress and emotion psychological factors influencing stress such as, personality, gender, and adult development The evidence linking stress to health-related behaviors and mental and physical health outcomes Research methods, tools, and strategies, including the principles and techniques of both laboratory experimentation and naturalistic stress research

Handbook of Religion and Health

Author: Harold Koenig
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199912718
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Handbook of Religion and Health has become the seminal research text on religion, spirituality, and health, outlining a rational argument for the connection between religion and health. The Second Edition completely revises and updates the first edition. Its authors are physicians: a psychiatrist and geriatrician, a primary care physician, and a professor of nursing and specialist in mental health nursing. The Second Edition surveys the historical connections between religion and health and grapples with the distinction between the terms ''religion'' and ''spirituality'' in research and clinical practice. It reviews research on religion and mental health, as well as extensive research literature on the mind-body relationship, and develops a model to explain how religious involvement may impact physical health through the mind-body mechanisms. It also explores the direct relationships between religion and physical health, covering such topics as immune and endocrine function, heart disease, hypertension and stroke, neurological disorders, cancer, and infectious diseases; and examines the consequences of illness including chronic pain, disability, and quality of life. Finally, the Handbook reviews research methods and addresses applications to clinical practice. Theological perspectives are interwoven throughout the chapters. The Handbook is the most insightful and authoritative resource available to anyone who wants to understand the relationship between religion and health.