This book investigates the relationship among behavior, psychosocial factors, the nervous, endocrine and immune systems, and disease. Each system affects the others in enhancing and inhibiting processes elsewhere in the body. Research in the field has grown enormously in recent years to understand these interdisciplinary systems and processes. The book begins with an interesting introduction of Psychoneuro-immunology and proceeds to first section to clarify physiology and immune system basics leading to neuroendocrine and immune functions, aging and psycho-neuroimmunology, method in psycho-neuroimmunology. The second section focuses on physical and psychological aspects such as cancer, HIV/AIDS and psychological disease. Third section of this book calls attention to psychological interventions in enhancing immune functioning and prevention/curing diseases.
This book will serve as a valuable tool to understand this complex interdisciplinary subject at the junction of molecular biology, genetic, the neuro-science, immunology, cell biology, edocrinology, pharmacology, bio-chemistry, and the behavioral sciences.
• Provides a wide coverage of topics.
• Presents a concise treatment of topics.
• Includes concluding comments after each chapter.
• Suggests treatment of disease and way of enhancing immune system.