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Link Between Religion and Health Psychoneuroimmunology and the Faith Factor

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ISBN-10: 0195143604

ISBN-13: 9780195143607

Edition: 2002

Authors: Harold G. Koenig, Harvey J. Cohen, Harold G. Koenig, Harvey J. Cohen

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This book is the first to present new medical research establishing a connection between religion and health and to examine the implications for Eastern and Western religious traditions and for society and culture. The distinguished list of contributors examine a series of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) topics that relate to religious faith and behavior. PNI studies the relationships between mental states and the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems. Among the issues it focuses upon are how mental states, in general, and belief states, in particular, affect physical health. The contributors argue that religious involvement and belief can affect certain neuroendocrine and immune mechanisms,…    
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Book details

List price: $61.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/17/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 316
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628

Contributors
Introduction
The Connection between Psychoneuroimmunology and Religion
The Development and History of Psychoneuroimmunology
Understanding How Stress Affects the Physical Body
Stress, Natural Killer Cells, and Cancer
Psychosocial Interventions and Prognosis in Cancer
Psychosocial Stress, Social Networks, and Susceptibility to Infection
Psychosocial Factors, Immunity, and Wound Healing
Psychosocial Factors, Spirituality/Religiousness, and Immune Function in HIV/AIDS Patients
Hostility, Neuroendocrine Changes, and Health Outcomes
Psychological Stress and Autoimmune Disease
Immune, Neuroendocrine, and Religious Measures
Psychoneuroimmunology and Eastern Religious Traditions
Psychoneuroimmunology and Western Religious Traditions
Psychoneuroimmunology and Religion: Implications for Society and Culture
Avenues for Future Research
Conclusions
Index