Inner Relationship Focusing and Self-Awareness

November 20, 2014

As one of the mind-body techniques, inner relationship focusing is not only for emotional healing, it may also enhance self-awareness. …Read the Rest

The Effects of Mind-Body Medicine on Mindfulness and Quality of Life

November 17, 2014

Psychological stress has been associated with many chronic diseases. Such connections have suggested that holistic approaches that involve both of …Read the Rest

Mind-Body Medicine for Cognitive Decline

November 13, 2014

Peri- and post-menopausal women often have both mental and physical health problems, including sleep complaints, hot flashes, and depression. These …Read the Rest

Mind-Body Methods for Improving Anxiety and Depression

November 11, 2014

About 350 million people suffer from depression and various mental problems globally (Jacquart et al., 2014). This number is still …Read the Rest

The Potential Benefits of Tai Chi on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

November 9, 2014

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a globally common chronic disease that is incapacitating the patients gradually. Patients with COPD …Read the Rest

Mind-Body Methods May Improve Sleep Quality in Cancer Patients

November 7, 2014

Cancer patients often have sleep problems that influence their quality of life and disease recovery. Mind-body interventions (MBIs) are known …Read the Rest

Mind-Body Medicine and Heart Diseases

November 5, 2014

Even though medical treatments have successfully reduced the rate of cardiovascular deaths in recent years, it is still necessary to …Read the Rest

Stress Screening and Mind-Body Medicine for Chronic Diseases

October 31, 2014

Although many chronic and severe diseases such as cancer are apparently physical, they can also lead to psychological distress and …Read the Rest

Psychoneuroimmunology, Anxiety, and Inflammation

October 12, 2014

The emerging discipline of psychoneuroimmunology focuses on the interactions and cross talk among the immune system, the central nervous system …Read the Rest

Variations in Frontal Dysfunctions in BPD and ADHD

September 26, 2014

Impulsive behaviors are the important features of disorders including borderline personality disorder (BPD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Impulsivity has a …Read the Rest

Stress, Depression, and Serum Enzyme Activities

September 24, 2014

Depression has been associated with the activities of many enzymes, including the serum creatine kinase (CK) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) …Read the Rest

Anxiety and Polymorphisms in the Serotonin Transporter

September 19, 2014

Anxiety has been associated with transporter-assisted uptake of serotonin.  Many antidepressant and antianxiety drugs are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). …Read the Rest

Genetic Factors, Quantitative Trait Loci, and Human Personality

September 4, 2014

Both genetic and environmental factors can influence human personality. Genetic factors may affect about half of trait disparity. Their effects …Read the Rest

Aging, Social Support, and Leukocyte Telomere Length (LTL)

August 5, 2014

Aging and psychological conditions may influence the leukocyte telomere length (LTL) (Carroll et al., 2013; Müezzinler et al., 2013). A …Read the Rest

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia Syndrome, and Sleep Quality

August 1, 2014

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) often have poor sleep quality (Ulus et al., 2012; Nicassio et …Read the Rest

Depression, Anxiety, and Abnormal Diurnal Cortisol Patterns

July 26, 2014

The functional alterations of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis have been related to not only major depression disorder (MDD) and anxiety …Read the Rest

Stress, Depression, and Inflammation

July 9, 2014

Inflammation is a risk factor for many aging problems such as metabolic syndrome, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and frailty …Read the Rest

Depression, Antidepressant Treatment, and Herpes Zoster Vaccine

July 1, 2014

Depression and other psychological problems may influence the effects of vaccines, as studies in psychoneuroimmunology have shown. For example, the …Read the Rest

Psychoneuroimmunology, Stress Responses, and Chronic Inflammation

June 18, 2014

The interactions between the nervous and immune systems have been associated with psychosocial stress, peripheral inflammation, and chronic diseases (Liezmann …Read the Rest

PPARs, Psychoneuroimmunology, and Potential Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders

June 12, 2014

Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors (PPARs) are a group of transcription factors that play important roles in glucose homeostasis, fatty acid and …Read the Rest

The C-reactive Protein, Socioeconomic Status, Stress, and Inflammation

June 10, 2014

Psychological stress has been associated with elevated inflammation and the risks of many physical illnesses such as heart disease. However, …Read the Rest

Psychoneuroimmunology and Addictive Disorders: Potential New Therapies

June 6, 2014

Addictive disorders are often chronic relapsing problems with high health, social, and economic costs. Problems such as alcohol use disorders …Read the Rest

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Stress Responses, and Personalized Care

June 5, 2014

The symptoms of trauma-related disorders include both psychological and physiological signs. Evolutionary perspectives of trauma-related disorders have related the primitive …Read the Rest

Psychoneuroimmunology of Schizophrenia and Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

May 30, 2014

Studies in the psychoneuroimmunology of schizophrenia have revealed not only the neurological and cognitive alterations, but also the continuous systemic …Read the Rest

The Associations between Depression and Chronic Diseases

May 22, 2014

Depression is becoming a leading cause of disability with loss of work days globally. It is also one of the …Read the Rest

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