Psychoneuroimmunology

Epilepsy and the Gene KCNT1 (Potassium Sodium-Activated Channel Subfamily T member 1)

February 25, 2016
Brain

The KCNT1 gene has other symbols as “ENFL5”, “SLACK”, “EIEE14”, “KCa4.1”, “Slo2.2”, and “bA100C15.2”. It is located at 9q34.3. Encoding …Read the Rest

Neuropsychiatric Disorders and the Gene COMT (Catechol-O-Methyltransferase)

February 23, 2016
Mind-Body

The COMT gene has another symbol as “HEL-S-98n”. It is located at 22q11.21. It is an important enzyme in the …Read the Rest

Psychiatric Diseases and the Gene DISC1 (Disrupted in Schizophrenia 1)

February 20, 2016
Mind-Body

The DISC1 gene has other symbols as “SCZD9” and “C1orf136”. It is located at 1q42.2. It is involved in the …Read the Rest

Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Personalized Medicine

February 19, 2016
Mind-Body

Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Personalized Medicine Psychological stress has been associated with higher levels of inflammation and the risks of …Read the Rest

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology

October 10, 2015
Psychiatric Genetics

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology Although many chronic diseases such as cancer are apparently physical, they can lead to psychological …Read the Rest

Psychoneuroimmunology, Anxiety, and Inflammation

October 12, 2014
Psychoneuroimmunology

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
Psychoneuroimmunology

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
Psychoneuroimmunology

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
Psychoneuroimmunology

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
Psychoneuroimmunology

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
Psychoneuroimmunology

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
Psychoneuroimmunology

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
Psychoneuroimmunology

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
Psychoneuroimmunology

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
Psychoneuroimmunology

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
Psychoneuroimmunology

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
Psychoneuroimmunology

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
Psychoneuroimmunology

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
Psychoneuroimmunology

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
Psychoneuroimmunology

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
Psychoneuroimmunology

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
Psychoneuroimmunology

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

Childhood Abuse and Higher Health Risks across Multiple Systems in Adulthood

April 23, 2014
Psychoneuroimmunology

Although childhood abuse occur in the early stages of life, the powerful adverse influences on health extend to the adulthood …Read the Rest

Behavioral Problems in Cancer Patients and Survivors: Factors in Psychoneuroimmunology

April 4, 2014
Psychoneuroimmunology

Behavioral symptoms are commonly seen in cancer patients and survivors. For example, in breast cancer patients, such symptoms include depression, …Read the Rest

Effects of Psychosocial Therapies for Cancer Patients: Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI)-Based Analysis

March 28, 2014
Psychoneuroimmunology

Cancer patients often have psychological problems too, such as stress and depression. It is critical to address the psychosocial demands …Read the Rest

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