The Psychoneuroimmunology of Chronic Disease

The Psychoneuroimmunology of Chronic Disease explores the links between inflammation and illnesses, such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's, and MS. It also fully describes the mind-body by describing how negative mental states, such as depression and anxiety, increase inflammation, thereby increasing risk of disease.

The relationship of chronic stress to structural, biomedical disease is an important and broad-ranging subject in which, counterintuitively, the body's natural defenses sometimes become part of the problem. This book brings us up to date in a rapidly expanding field in which the intermediary mechanisms are being discovered by which life experirence transforms into chronic disease.

Vincent J. Felitti, M.D.
Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program

For all those who continue to believe that "social problems" are just that, this book explains in great detail the biologic basis of some of our most vexing problems.

Richard D. Krugman, M.D. Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, Dean, School of Medicine, University of Colorado
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