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Immune System and Mental Health - by Hymie Anisman & Alexander Kusnecov & Shawn Hayley (Paperback)

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The Immune System and Mental Health fully investigates how immune-related cellular, molecular and anatomical changes impact mental functioning. The book combines human and animal studies to reveal immunological changes related to mental-health problems. In addition, users will find comprehensive information on new research related to the microbial composition of the gut, aka, the microbiome, and how it influences brain function and mental health. Common comorbidities with mental illness and their inherent immunological or inflammatory components are also covered. Written by leaders in the field, the book synthesizes basic and clinical research to provide a thorough understanding on the role of immunity in neuropsychiatry.

Sociology, psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience and genetics have provided considerable explanations and solutions to some of the most intractable mental-health problems. But researchers are increasingly relying on investigations of the immune system to identify factors that can undermine and impair mental health. This book covers devastating mental-health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and autism-like spectrum disorders. In addition, degenerative disorders of the brain, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s-like dementia are explored.

  • Considers both basic human and animal studies that address immunological changes relating to mental health problems across the lifespan
  • Incorporates techniques, concepts and ideas from a variety of social, behavioral and life sciences
  • Explores the relatively new area of the microbiome and how the microbial composition of the gut influences brain function and mental health
Number of Pages: 700
Genre: Medical, Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd
Author: Hymie Anisman & Alexander Kusnecov & Shawn Hayley
Language: English
Street Date: July 27, 2018
TCIN: 53920366
UPC: 9780128113516
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-1253
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