Psychological immune system

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  • The Effects Of Caregiving On Stress And Immune Function

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    create changes in employment or financial status. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser and her colleagues (1991) studied the effects of caregiving on stress and immune function and found that caregivers were more depressed and had poorer immune function than a control group of people with similar age, sex, and martial status. The effect of chronic stress on the immune system also likely accounted for why caregivers were also less likely to produce a sufficient number of antibodies to protect them against the flu virus

  • Stress and Health

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    Stress and Health Psychology Andrew Arnold March 25, 2010 Ever wonder about how stress affects our bodies and our health? This word stress is thrown around by the media so much it’s losing its meaning but have you ever wondered how they define stress? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines stress as a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation. Our text book defines stress as the term used to describe the physical

  • Psych Exam Chapter 12

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    Chapter 12, Exam 3 Name: ___________________________________ Date: ______________ 1. The definition of _____ is a negative emotional state occurring in response to events that are perceived as taxing or exceeding a person's resources or ability to cope. A) a hassle B) stress C) a stressor D) appraisal 2. Which of the following is the BEST definition of stress? A) the demands that are made on you by other people B) deadlines, daily hassles, or inconveniences C) a negative emotional state caused

  • Laughter Improves Health Essay example

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    laughter: mirthful laughter, pathological laughter, etc. Mirthful laughter, a lesser studied, but highly interesting type will be the focus of this discussion. A commonly held belief is that mirthful laughter and humor result in positive physical, psychological, and social fitness. With such a expansive area of influence, it is difficult to understand how such laughter influences the body. Laughter in healing Studies of the physiology of mirthful laughter, scientifically known as gelotology

  • Effects Of Long Term Space Flight

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    “see” flashes of light while their eyes are closed, these are actually cosmic rays slashes through their brains [5]. This form of radiation can damage human cells, potentially leading to a diminished immune system and a higher risk of cataracts, cancer, heart disease, damage to the central nervous system

  • The Effects Of Stress On Physical Health

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    like: tension, headaches, rapid breathing, anxiety, anger etc, is usually not viewed as bodily threats (Ademola, 2005). Chronic stressors which inhibits physical health; triggering the body’s hormones; provoking the central nervous system, respiratory and cardiovascular systems,

  • What Is Brain Gut Axis?

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    What is brain-gut axis : The brain-gut axis refers to bi-directional communication between gastrointestinal tract and the nervous system, often involving intestinal microbiota. It involves nerves, hormones and other molecules such as cytokines and other products of immune system. Function: The function of brain-gut axis is to monitor and integrate gastrointestinal functions and to mediate impact of stress and emotions on gut. Many emotions are reflected in terms of changes in gut physiology. It

  • Loneliness And Symptoms Of Loneliness

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    cold. On top of loneliness making you feel unhappy, it also makes the human body feel mentally and physically unsafe due to the feeling of loneliness (Gammon). Some believe that it can cause an early death, while others believe it is more of a psychological issue that needs to be dealt with. Despite the existing controversy, new research demonstrates that there is a biological link between feeling the sensation of loneliness and illness (Gammon). The discovery that loneliness can actually cause you

  • The Effects Of Optimism On Cancer Survival Rate

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    optimism to cancer survival outcomes. One of the potential mediators of optimism and survival outcome might be immune system. In other words, optimism tends to enhance the immune system which in turn enhance cancer survival rate. Indeed, Ah (2007) examines the intimate connections among social support, optimism, and immune response. Ah hypothesized that optimism plays a mediating role for immune response and cancer outcome. 54 cancer patients participated in the study. They completed questionnaires regarding

  • The Health Benefits Of Laughter

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    American Association for Therapeutic Humor (AATH), have been created solely to the study and promotion of humor in health care. Existing research has shown that provoked laughter from humor has both physiological and psychological effects on the body. It increases the activity of immune system defenses including: T-cells that are known to attack and kill tumor cells and viruses, certain antibodies that protect the body against foreign invaders and harmful organisms, and