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PSYC 6747 Psychoneuroimmunology: Welcome & Course Readings

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PSYC 6747 Required Course Readings


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Abourjaily, P. (1999). Feverfew: A Practical Review. Nutrition in Clinical Care, 2(2), 87-94.

Ader, R. (2001). Psychoneuroimmunology. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 10(3), 94-98.

Altemus, M., Dhabhar, F., & Ruirong, Y. (2006). Immune function in PTSD. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1071(1), 167-183.

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.

Argaman, M., Gidron, Y. & Ariad, S. (2005). Intererleukin-1 may link helplessness-hopelessness with cancer progression: A proposed model. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 12(3), 161-170.

Barrett, L. F. (2009). The future of psychology: Connecting mind to brain. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 4(4), 326-339.

Biegler, K. A., Alejandro Chaoul, M., Cohen, L. (2009). Cancer, cognitive impairment, and meditation. Acta Oncologica, 48(1), 18-26.

Bollinger, T., Bollinger, A., Oster, H., & Solbach, W. (2010). Sleep, immunity, and circadian clocks: A mechanistic model. Gerontology, 56(6), 574-580.

Bonneau, R. H., Padgett, D. A., & Sheridan, J. F. (2007). Twenty years of psychoneuroimmunology and viral infections in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. Brain, Behavior, And Immunity, 21 (3), 273-80.

Bovbjerg, D. H. (2003). Conditioning, cancer, and immune regulation. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 17(Suppl. 1), S58-S61.

Bryant, R. A., Moulds, M. L., Guthrie, R. M., & Nixon, R. D. V. (2005). The additive benefit of hypnosis and cognitive-behavioral therapy in treating acute stress disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73(2), 334-340.

Cho, W. C., Yue, K. K., & Leung, A. W.(2005). An outline of diabetes mellitus and its treatment by traditional Chinese medicine & acupuncture. Journal of Chinese Medicine, (78), 33-41.

Collins L. G., & Swartz K. (2011). Caregiver care. American Family Physician,83 (11),1309-17.

Dantzer, R. (2001). Cytokine-induced sickness behavior: Where do we stand? Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 15(1), 7–24.

Dantzer, R. (2012). Depression and inflammation: An intricate relationship. Biological Psychiatry, 71(1), 4-5.

Dantzer, R., O'Connor, J. C., Freund, G. G., Johnson, R. W., & Kelley, K. W. (2008). From inflammation to sickness and depression: when the immune system subjugates the brain. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 9(1), 46-56.

Denollet , J., Gidron, Y., Vrints, C. J., & Conraads, V. M. (2010). Anger, suppressed anger, and risk of adverse events in patients with coronary artery disease. The American Journal of Cardiology. 105(11), 1555-1560.

Dimitrov, S., Lange, T., Tieken, S., Fehm, H. L., & Born, J. (2004). Sleep associated regulation of T helper 1/T helper 2 cytokine balance in humans. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 18(4), 341–348.

Dowd, J. B., Aiello, A. E., Chyu, L., Yuan-yen, H., & McDade, T. W. (2011). Cytomegalovirus antibodies in dried blood spots: A minimally invasive method for assessing stress, immune function, and aging. Immunity & Ageing, 8(1), 1-7.

Exton, M. S., Herklotz, J., Westermann, J., & Schedlowski, M. (2001). Conditioning in the rat: An in vivo model to investigate the molecular mechanisms and clinical implications of brain-immune communication. Immunological Reviews, 184, 226-235.

Fagundes, C. P., Bennett, J. M., Alfano, C. M., Glaser, R., Povoski, S. P., Lipari, A. M., …Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (2012). Social support and socioeconomic status interact to predict Epstein-Barr virus latency in women awaiting diagnosis or newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Health Psychology, 31(1), 11-19.

Frick, L. R., Arcos, M. L. B., Rapanelli, M. P. Zappia, M., Brocco, M., Mongini, M., … Cremaschi, G. A. (2009). Chronic restraint stress impairs T-cell immunity and promotes tumor progression in mice. Stress: International Journal on the Biology of Stress, 12(2), 134-143.

Garssena, B., Boomsmaa , M. F., & Beelen, R. H. (2010). Psychological factors in immunomodulation induced by cancer surgery: A review. In Biological Psychology 2010 85(1), 1-13.

Gill, J. M., Saligan, L., Woods, S., & Page, G. (2009). PTSD is associated with an excess of inflammatory immune activities. Perspectives In Psychiatric Care 45(4), 262-77.

Gill, J., Vythilingam, M., & Page, G. G. (2008). Low cortisol, high DHEA, and high levels of stimulated TNF-α, and IL-6 in women with PTSD. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 21(6), 530-539.

Glaser, R., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J. (2005). Stress-induced immune dysfunction: implications for health. Nature Reviews. Immunology, 5(3), 243-251.

Goebel, M., Meykadeh, N., Kou, W., Schedlowski, M., & Hengge, U. (2008). Behavioral conditioning of antihistamine effects in patients with allergic rhinitis. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 77(4), 227-234.

Gouin, J., Hantsoo, L., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J. (2008). Immune dysregulation and chronic stress among older adults: a review. Neuroimmunomodulation, 15(4-6), 251-259.

Graham, J. E., Christian, L. M., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (2006). Stress, age, and immune function: Toward a lifespan approach. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 29(4), 389-400.

Guidi, L., Tricerri, A., Frasca, D., Vangelia, M., Errani, A. R., & Bartoloni, C. (1998). Psychoneuroimmunology and aging. Gerontology, 44(5), 247-261.

Halsband, U., Mueller, S., Hinterberger, T., & Strickner, S. (2009). Plasticity changes in the brain in hypnosis and meditation. Contemporary Hypnosis, 26(4), 194-215.

Hamzah, M. O., & Turki, K. M. (2011). Serum Levels of Interleukin-1 Alpha and Interleukin-6 in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients. Iraqi Journal of Medical Sciences, 9(3), 281-284.

How the gut was won: A probiotics roundtable. (2011). Functional Ingredients, (107), 30-36.

Howk, C., & Bennett, M. (2010). Immune function and health outcomes in women with depression. BioPsychoSocial Medicine, 4(3), 3-11.

Irwin, M. R. (2008). Human psychoneuroimmunology: 20 years of discovery. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 22(2), 129-139.

Irwin, M. R., Olmstead, R., Oxman, M. N. (2007). Augmenting immune responses to Varicella Zoster virus in older adults: A randomized, controlled trial of Tai Chi. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 55(4), 511-517.

Kendall-Tackett, K. (2009). Psychological trauma and physical health: A psychoneuroimmunology approach to etiology of negative health effects and possible interventions. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 1(1), 35-48.

Kiecolt-Glaser J.K. &. Glaser R. (1989). Psychoneuroimmunology: Past, Present & Future. Health Psychology, 8(6), 677-682.

Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K., (2009). Psychoneuroimmunology: Psychology's gateway to biomedical future. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 4(4), 367-369.

Koschwanez, H., & Broadbent, E. (2011). The use of wound healing assessment methods in psychological studies: a review and recommendations. British Journal Of Health Psychology, 16(Pt 1), 1-32.

Krantz, D. S., Olson, M. B., Francis, J. L., Phankao, C., Merz, C. N. B., Sopko, G., … Matthews, K. A.(2006). Anger, hostility, and cardiac symptoms in women with suspected coronary artery disease: The women's ischemia syndrome evaluation (WISE) study. Journal of Women's Health, 15(10), 1214-1223.

Krause, M. L., Davis, J. M., Knutson, K. L., Strausbach, M. A., Crowson, C. S., Therneau, T. M., …Gabriel, S. E. (2011). Assessing immune function by profiling cytokine release from stimulated blood leukocytes and the risk of infection in rheumatoid arthritis. Clinical Immunology, 141(1), 67-72.

Leandro, C. G., de Lima, T. M., Folador, A., Alba-Loreiro, T., do Nascimento, E., de Castro, R. M., … Curi, R. (2006). Physical training attenuates the stress-induced changes in rat t-lymphocyte function. Neuroimmunomodulation, 13(2), 105–113.

Leonard, B. E. (2010). The concept of depression as a dysfunction of the immune system. Current Immunology Reviews, 6(3), 205-212.

Lewitus, G. M., & Schwartz, M. (2009). Behavioral immunization: Immunity to self-antigens contributes to psychological stress resilience. Molecular Psychiatry 14(5), 532–536.

Littrell, J. (2008). The mind-body connection: not just a theory anymore. Social Work in Health Care, 46(4), 17-37.

Logan, R. W., & Sarkar, D. K. (2012). Circadian nature of immune function. Molecular & Cellular Endocrinology, 349(1), 82-90.

Matchim, Y., & Armer, J. M. (2007). Measuring the psychological impact of mindfulness meditation on health among patients with cancer: A literature review. Oncology Nursing Forum, 34(5), 1059-1066.

McCain, N. L., Gray, D. P., Walter, J. M., & Robins, J. (2005). Implementing a comprehensive approach to the study of health dynamics using the psychoneuroimmunology paradigm. Advances in Nursing Science, 28(4), 320-332.

Motivala, S. J., Sollers, J., Thayer, J., & Irwin, M. R. (2006). Tai Chi Chih acutely decreases sympathetic nervous system activity in older adults. The Journals of Gerontology, 61A(11), 1177-1180.

Myers, C. E., Mirza, N. N., Lustgarten, J., (2011). Immunity, cancer and aging: Lessons from mouse models. Aging & Disease, 2(6), 512-523.

O'Cleirigh, C., Safren, S., (2008). Optimizing the effects of stress management interventions in HIV. Health Psychology, 27(3), 297-301.

Olszanecka-Glinianowicz, M., Zahorska-Markiewicz, B., KoceĊ‚ak, P., Janowska, J., Semik Grabarczyk, E., Wikarek, T., …Dabrowski, P. (2009). Is chronic inflammation a possible cause of obesity-related depression? Mediators Of Inflammation, 2009, 1-4.

O'Malley, D., Quigley, E. M., Dinan, T. G., & Cryan, J. F. (2011). Do interactions between stress and immune responses lead to symptom exacerbations in irritable bowel syndrome? Brain, Behavior, And Immunity 25(7), 1333-41.

Poole, L., Dickens, C., & Steptoe, A. (2011). The puzzle of depression and acute coronary syndrome: Reviewing the role of acute inflammation. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 71(2), 61-68.

Prasher, D. (2009). Is there evidence that environmental noise is immunotoxic? Noise & Health, 11(44), 151-155.

Prochaska, J. O., DiClemente, C. C., & Norcross, J. C. (1992). In search of how people change: Applications to addictive behaviors. American Psychologist, 47(9), 1102-1114.

Reiche, E. M., Morimoto, H. K., & Nunes, S. M. (2005). Stress and depression-induced immune dysfunction: Implications for the development and progression of cancer. International Review of Psychiatry, 17(6), 515-527.

Robertshawe, P. (2007). Treating fibromyalgia with massage. Journal of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society, 13(3), 151-154.

Scott-Tilley, D., Tilton, A., & Sandel, M. (2010). Biologic correlates to the development of post traumatic stress disorder in female victims of intimate partner violence: Implications for practice. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 46(1), 26-35.

Segerstrom, S. C. (2010). Resources, stress, and immunity: An ecological perspective on human psychoneuroimmunology. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 40(1), 114–125.

Sharma, H., Chandola, H. M., Singh, G., & Basisht, G. (2007), Utilization of ayurveda in health care: An approach for prevention, health promotion, and treatment of disease. Part 1—Ayurveda, the science of life. Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, 13(9), 1011-1020.

Sharma, H., Chandola, H. M., Singh, G., & Basisht, G. (2007). Utilization of ayurveda in health care: An approach for prevention, health promotion, and treatment of disease. Part 2—Ayurveda in primary health care. Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, 13(10), 1135-1150.

Smith, E. M. (2005). Antioxidants: A fountain of youth for the brain? Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 19(6), 510-511.

Solowiej, K. (2010). Take it easy: how the cycle of stress and pain associated with wound care affects recovery. Nursing & Residential Care 12(9), 443-446.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2004). The placebo puzzle: Putting together the pieces. Health Psychology, 23(2), 198-206.

Todd, P. B. (2008). The psychoneuroimmunological database for psychological interventions in HIV infection. Gay & Lesbian Issues & Psychology Review, 4(2), 141-147.

Upton, D., & Solowiej, K. (2010). Pain and stress as contributors to delayed wound healing. Wound Practice & Research, 18(3), 114-122.

Vedhara, K., Miles, J. N., Wetherell, M. A., Dawe, K., Searle, A., Tallon, D., …Campbell, R., (2010). Coping style and depression influence the healing of diabetic foot ulcers: observational and mechanistic evidence. Diabetologia, 53(8), 1590-1598.

Walburn, J., Vedhara, K., Hankins, M., Rixon, L., Weinman, J. (2009). Psychological stress and wound healing in humans: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 67(3), 253-255.

Waltman, M. A., Russell, D. C., Coyle, C. T., Enright, R. D., Holter, A. C., & Swoboda, C. M. (2009). The effects of a forgiveness intervention on patients with coronary artery disease. Psychology & Health, 24(1), 11-27.

Weichselbaum, E. (2009). Probiotics and health: A review of the evidence. Nutrition Bulletin, 34(4), 340-73.

Wilson, D. R. (2010). Health consequences of childhood sexual abuse. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 46(1), 56-64.

Wilson, D. R. (2012). Birthing traditions in Tibetan culture. International Journal of Childbirth Education, 27(1), 33-38.

Wilson, D. R., & Warise, L. (2008). Cytokines and their role in depression. Perspectives In Psychiatric Care , 44(4), 285-289.

Witek-Janusek, L., Albuquerque, K., Chroniak, K. R., Chroniak, C., Durazo-Arvizu, R., & Mathews, H. L. (2008). Effect of mindfulness based stress reduction on immune function, quality of life and coping in women newly diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. Brain Behavior and Immunity 22(6), 969-981.

Wolden-Kirk, H., Overbergh, L., Christesen, H. T., Brusgaard, , K., & Mathieu, C. (2011). Vitamin D and diabetes: Its importance for beta cell and immune function. Molecular & Cellular Endocrinology, 347(1-2), 106-120.

Yarnell, E., & Abascal, K. (2008). Holistic approaches to prostate cancer. Alternative & Complementary Therapies, 14(4), 164-80.

Yehuda, R., Sarapas, C., Cai, G., Bierer, L. M., Golier, J. A., Galea, S., & ... Buxbaum, J. D. (2011). Genetic markers for PTSD risk and resilience among survivors of the World Trade Center attacks. Disease Markers, 30(2/3), 101-110.

Zachariae, R. (2009). Psychoneuroimmunology: a bio-psycho-social approach to health and disease. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 50(6), 645-651.

Ziemssen, T., & Kern, S. (2007). Psychoneuroimmunology--cross-talk between the immune and nervous systems. Journal Of Neurology, 254 Suppl 2II8-II11.

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