Summary: This book details the latest scientific proof that attitudes and emotions do indeed affect physical health and can play a major role in the treatment and prevention of disease. Drawing on landmark studies conducted by distinguished researchers, this book presents a solid foundation of evidence that negative emotions such as worry, anxiety, depression, hostility, and anger can increase susceptibility to disease - and that positive emotions such as optimism, humor, and
a fighting spirit can protect health and increase longevity.
Summary: This book details the latest scientific proof that attitudes and emotions do indeed affect physical health and can play a major role in the treatment and prevention of disease. Drawing on landmark studies conducted by distinguished researchers, this book presents a solid foundation of evidence that negative emotions such as worry, anxiety, depression, hostility, and anger can increase susceptibility to disease - and that positive emotions such as optimism, humor, and a fighting spirit can protect health and increase longevity. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:3RD 06 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Co. Year Published: 2006 International: No
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Psychoneuroimmunology : the connection between the mind and the body
The impact of stress on health
The disease-prone personality
Anger, hostility, and health
Worry, anxiety, fear, and health
Depression, despair, and health
Insomnia and sleep deprivation : health effects and treatment
The disease-resistant personality
Social support, relationships, and health
Loneliness and health
Marriage and health
Families and health
Grief, bereavement, and health
The healing power of spirituality
The healing power of altruism
The healing power of faith and religion
The healing power of optimism
Explanatory style and health
Locus of control and health
Self-esteem and health
The healing power of humor and laughter
The importance of nutrition of mind and body health
Behavioral medicine treatment : effects on medical and health outcomes and costs
Methods of intervention and the principles of stress resilience
The elements of human fulfillment
The seven habits of highly effective people
The misunderstood alternative : effective type B characteristics that can protect from heart disease
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