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(p. 219) Infectious disease and psychoneuroimmunology 

(p. 219) Infectious disease and psychoneuroimmunology
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(p. 219) Infectious disease and psychoneuroimmunology
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Gregory E. Miller

and Sheldon Cohen

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780198568841.003.0009
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date: 24 November 2020

Interest in the hypothesis that stressful experiences contribute to morbidity andmortality in the domain of infectious disease has grown steadily in recent decades. This chapter provides an overview of research in this area. It begins withstudies linking stressful experience to acute infection. These are cases in whichthe immune system eradicates invading pathogens (sometimes with the help ofantibiotics) and returns the host to good health after a period of illness. The chapter also explores role of stress in chronic and latent infections.

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