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Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology [Kindle Edition]

Jorge H. Daruna
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Health is maintained by the coordinated operation of all the biological systems that make up the individual. The Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology, 2e, presents an overview of what has been discovered by scientists regarding how bodily systems respond to environmental challenges and intercommunicate to sustain health. The book touches on the main findings from the current literature without being overly technical and complex. The result is a comprehensive overview of psychoneuroimmunology, which avoids oversimplification, but does not overwhelm the reader.



  • Single authored for consistency of breadth and depth, with no redundancy of coverage between chapters
  • Covers endocrine-immune modulation, neuro-immune modulation, and the enhancing or inhibiting processes of one or more systems on the others
  • Expanded use of figures, tables, and text boxes
  • Online test bank for professors


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"This is a book that certainly comes with a Wow factor. This updated version from a first edition published in 2004 presents itself as a succession of bioessays structured as units with subunits, so chapters and titled paragraphs. However the structure disappears into the background with the softness and strength in his writing and gently helps you to relax in your seat only to be taken on a journey of discovery of none other than your innerspace . It truly reads as a novel."--Immunology News, November 2012, page 46 """After a historical overview and basic introduction to the immune system and endocrine-immune and neuroimmune interactions, the text discusses the concept of stress and how it influences the neuroendocrine and immune systems; the influence of psychosocial stress on specific diseases, including infection, allergy, cancer, and autoimmunity; the link between immune activity and psychopathology, using examples of autism and schizophrenia; factors that can lead to immune enhancement and protect against disease, such as the role of suggestion, beliefs and expectations, social involvement and emotional expression, sleep, relaxation, exercise, and diet; and implications for healthcare research and practice. This edition has been updated to incorporate new scientific developments, such as research on additional signaling pathways that modulate the impact of stress, genome wide association studies, and the role of exposure to microbes and physical aspects of the environment. Chapters on infectious diseases, allergy, cancer, and autoimmune disorders have been reorganized to introduce the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and genetics of each disorder."--"Reference and Research Book News, Inc."


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1335 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0123820499
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 2 edition (9 Mar. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007KID8SG
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #771,803 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A breath-taking effort. 18 Dec. 2012
Format:Hardcover
This book certainly comes with a "Whoa" factor. This updated version from a first edition published in 2004 presents itself with a succession of bioessays structured as units with subunits, so chapters and titled paragraphs. However the structure disappears in the background with the softness and strength in his writing and gently helps you to relax in your seat only to be taken on a discovery journey none other than your "Innerspace". It truly reads itself as a novel. The author carefully keeps your attention on the content by not intentionally distracting you with cluttered reference quotes as you would expect in reviews. All the source material is referenced at the end of each chapter, from which, the author creates and portrays a marvelous synthesis. A breath-taking effort. I must admit I did like the historical sporadic inputs all along, only to emphasis the evolutionary component of human health and that disease is not impervious to the timeline continuum. Consequently each bioessay will take you on a little stroll leaving plenty of space to stop at the end, expand on what you read, or just take it all in and move on. Intended for students for life, health or medical sciences, it is very approachable, even for the general public I would say, as the technical jargon is kept to a minimum placing the content of this book as truly introductory. "Psychoneuroimmunology" (PNI) is a term, as you may know, introduced by Robert Ader in 1980. The main emphasis of this trend is to portray that complex biological systems are integrated systems and by applying complexity theory emphasising that the study focus should be placed on the relationship between components rather than on the individual components. This was so well described by a Harvard scholar William Aird 10 years ago (Aird, W.C., 2002. Read more ›
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Complicated.
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