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Stress, Stress Hormones and the Immune System


Stress, Stress Hormones and the Immune System

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    J. C. Buckingham(Author) Julia C. Buckingham(Author) J.E. Ed. Buckingham(Author)
In recent years hard scientific evidence has emerged which links stress and various disease states. The mechanisms underlying the interplay between brain–neuroendocrine and immune systems are the focus of much current research. Unlike other recent publications which are for specialists and frequently compromise detailed accounts, this book is for researchers who require a general insight into the topic.

The influence of our emotions on the fine balance between health and disease has been observed since the second century. Only recently, however, has the interplay between the neuroendocrine and immune system and its importance in coordinating host?defence mechanisms been appreciated. This has far reaching implications in organic and psychological medicine. The stress hormones have a critical role in maintaining bodily homeostasis in the face of an ever–changing external and emotional environment. If present at raised levels for prolonged periods these hormones become immunosuppressive, thus predisposing an individual to a variety of diseases, including infection, autoimmune disorders, inflammatory disease and cancer. Stress, Stress Hormones and the Immune System

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  • By stuart on 20 May 2016

    It not reader friendly too scientific

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