Understanding the interaction between psychosocial stress and immune-related diseases: a stepwise progression.

@article{Kemeny2007UnderstandingTI,
  title={Understanding the interaction between psychosocial stress and immune-related diseases: a stepwise progression.},
  author={Margaret E. Kemeny and Manfred Schedlowski},
  journal={Brain, behavior, and immunity},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 8},
  pages={1009-18}
}
For many years, anecdotal evidence and clinical observations have suggested that exposure to psychosocial stress can affect disease outcomes in immune-related disorders such as viral infections, chronic autoimmune diseases and tumors. Experimental evidence in humans supporting these observations was, however, lacking. Studies published in the last 2 decades in Brain, Behavior and Immunity and other journals have demonstrated that acute and chronic psychological stress can induce pronounced… CONTINUE READING
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