Psychoneuroimmunology is the study of interactions between the brain and the immune system. This book provides a clearly written, extensively referenced summary of the behavioral, neural and endocrine regulation of immune responses and of the effects of immune system activity on neural and endocrine functions and behavior. It goes beyond previous editions, not only in the amount of basic research that is covered, but by the inclusion of several chapters that address the clinical implications of psychoneuroimmunology for a variety of disease processes. The underlying premise, evidenced by content of this book, is that the brain and immune system represent a single, integrated system of defense. It features: state-of-the-art reviews by established investigative teams; integrative, definitive, and multidisciplinary reviews; clinical and basic sciences coverage; new directions for clinical and basic research; and, extensive references and indexing.
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"The present edition of Psychoneuroimmunology provides a very useful resource for the researcher, full of pedagogical tables, giving overviews of studies conducted in a topic of interest... an excellent book of reference." -CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGYAbout the Author:
Dr. Ader is currently Director of the Division of Behavioral and Psychosocial Medicine and Director of the Center for Psychoneuroimmunology Research. Dr.Ader edited Psychoneuroimmunology, referred to as "the signature volume of anew field of research," and co-edited the second edition in 1991. He serves on the Editorial Board of several journals and is the Editor-in-Chief of Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. Dr. Ader is the past President of the American Psychosomatic Society, the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, the Academy of Behvaioral Medicine Research, and Founding President of the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society.
Dr. Felton was a co-editor ofPsychoneuroimmunology, Second Edition and Associate Editor of Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. Dr. Felton is currently Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Pathology and Director of the Center for Neuroimmunology at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine.
Dr. Cohen is currently Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Director of the Immunology, Microbiology, and Vaccine Biology Graduate Program. He holds secondary appointments as Professor of Psychiatry and Oncology and is an Associate Director of the Center for Psychonueuroimmunology Research.
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