Emotions, morbidity, and mortality: new perspectives from psychoneuroimmunology.

  title={Emotions, morbidity, and mortality: new perspectives from psychoneuroimmunology.},
  author={Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser and Lynanne Mcguire and Theodore F. Robles and Ronald Glaser},
  journal={Annual review of psychology},
Negative emotions can intensify a variety of health threats. We provide a broad framework relating negative emotions to a range of diseases whose onset and course may be influenced by the immune system; inflammation has been linked to a spectrum of conditions associated with aging, including cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, Alzheimer's disease, frailty and functional decline, and periodontal disease. Production of proinflammatory cytokines that… 


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