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The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions

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Book News Annotation:

Tells of research involving the elusive mind-body connection and what it means for our health. Provides firsthand accounts of experiments revealing the physical mechanisms used by the brain and immune system to communicate with each other. Describes how stress can make us more susceptible to illness, and how the immune system can alter moods. Sternberg is director of the Molecular, Cellular, and Behavioral Integrative Neuroscience Program and Chief of the Section on Neuroendocrine Immunology and Behavior at the National Institute of Mental Health and National Institutes of Health.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A scientist explains her breakthrough research that offers new insights into why stress can cause illness. Illuminating the mind-body connection, Sternburg reveals how nerves, cells, and hormones are used by the brain and immune system to communicate with each other. 28 illustrations.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-227) and index.

Table of Contents

Emotions and disease : molecules and ancient myths — Where do emotions come from? — The dirty soup beyond our skin : how the immune system defends against the outside world — Putting the mind and body back together again — It's a two-way street : the immune system talks to the brain and the brain talks back — When the brain-immune communication breaks down — Can stress make you sick? — Connecting to others : relationships and the course of disease — Can believing make you well? — How the immune system changes our moods — Prometheus unbound : what does the future hold?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780716734796
Subtitle:
(the science connecting health and emotions )
Author:
Sternberg, Esther
Publisher:
W.H. Freeman & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Health
Subject:
Neuroscience
Subject:
Medicine, psychosomatic
Subject:
Emotions
Subject:
Human Physiology
Subject:
Immunology
Subject:
Clinical health psychology
Subject:
Pathology
Subject:
Holism
Subject:
Psychoneuroimmunology
Subject:
Mind and body
Subject:
Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
RP-520
Publication Date:
c2000
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xix, 250 p.
Dimensions:
9.58x6.43x.94 in. 1.20 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A scientist explains her breakthrough research that offers new insights into why stress can cause illness. Illuminating the mind-body connection, Sternburg reveals how nerves, cells, and hormones are used by the brain and immune system to communicate with each other. 28 illustrations.
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