Psychological Stress, Immunity, and Upper Respiratory Infections:

@inproceedings{Cohen1996PsychologicalSI,
  title={Psychological Stress, Immunity, and Upper Respiratory Infections:},
  author={Sheldon Cohen},
  year={1996}
}
which are distributed throughout the organs of the body. Stress is thought to influence susceptibility to infectious disease by compro mising the effectiveness of the im mune system. Persons with sup pressed immune function are less able to fight off infectious agents and hence, given exposure to an agent, more likely to develop an infectious disease. A simplified view of how stress ful events in our lives might alter immunity is presented in Figure 1. When our demands are perceived to exceed… CONTINUE READING

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