Monthly Archives: October 2014

Stress Screening and Mind-Body Medicine for Chronic Diseases

Although many chronic and severe diseases such as cancer are apparently physical, they can also lead to psychological distress and poor quality of life. On the other hand, chronic stress may affect the physical biological systems negatively and cause unfavorable … Continue reading

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Psychoneuroimmunology, Anxiety, and Inflammation

The emerging discipline of psychoneuroimmunology focuses on the interactions and cross talk among the immune system, the central nervous system (CNS), and behavior. For example, cytokines in the CNS have critical functions that can influence behavior. Such effects may result … Continue reading

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