Item description for The Link between Religion and Health: Psychoneuroimmunology and the Faith Factor by Harold G. Koenig & Harvey J. Cohen...
This book is the first to present new medical research establishing a connection between religion and health and to examine the implications for Eastern and Western religious traditions and for society and culture. The distinguished list of contributors examine a series of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) topics that relate to religious faith and behavior. PNI studies the relationships between mental states and the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems. Among the issues it focuses upon are how mental states, in general, and belief states, in particular, affect physical health. The contributors argue that religious involvement and belief can affect certain neuroendocrine and immune mechanisms, and that these mechanisms, in turn, susceptibility to cancer and recovery following surgery. This volume is essential reading for those interested in the relationship between religion and health.
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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.28 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2002
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 0195143604 ISBN13 9780195143607
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More About Harold G. Koenig & Harvey J. Cohen
Harold G. Koenig, MD, is board certified in general psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and geriatric medicine. He is on the faculty at Duke as professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and associate professor of medicine. Dr. Koenig is Director of Duke s Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health and has published extensively in the fields of mental health, geriatrics, and religion, with over 350 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and close to 40 books in print or in preparation. He is also a registered nurse.
Harold G. Koenig has an academic affiliation as follows - Duke University Medical Center, Durham Duke University Duke Univ Medic.