The Link Between Religion and Health
Psychoneuroimmunology and the Faith Factor
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Link Between Religion and Health by Harold G. Koenig
Book DescriptionThis 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, positively affect a wide variety of health outcomes, such as 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195143607
(243mm x 163mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Religion and Spirituality in Psychiatry, Paperback (July 2012)
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Handbook of Religion and Health, Hardback (March 2012)
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Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Pastoral Counseling, Hardback (November 2006)» View all books by Harold G. Koenig
Introduces a treatment model based on Quaker ideas and practices that can be used in conjunction with medical and psychological practice for treating manic-depressive illness. This book examines the interplay between religion and psychoanalysis.
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