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Health is maintained by the coordinated operation of all the biological systems that make up the individual. The Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology 2e presents an overview of what has been discovered by scientists regarding how bodily systems respond to environmental challenges and intercommunicate to sustain health. The book touches on the main findings from the current literature without being overly technical and complex. The result is a comprehensive overview of psychoneuroimmunology, which avoids oversimplification, but does not overwhelm the reader. By Jorge H. Daruna, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. Table of Contents: Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Historical Antecedents. Immune System Basics. Endocrine-Immune Modulation. Neuro-Immune Modulation. Stress, Contextual Change, and Disease. Psychosocial Stress: Neuroendocrine and Immune Effects. Infection, Allergy, and Psychosocial Stress. Immune Activity and Psychopathology. Immune Function Enhancement. Integration and Implications. Glossary. Index.