Cytokines and Mental Health

  • Ziad Kronfol

Part of the Neurobiological Foundation of Aberrant Behaviors book series (NFAB, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Brain Effects of Cytokines: Relevance to Mental Illness

    1. Lisa E. Goehler
      Pages 15-38
    2. Julio Licinio, Ma-Li Wong
      Pages 39-53
    3. Marni N. Silverman, Brad D. Pearce, Andrew H. Miller
      Pages 85-122
    4. Nicholas P. Plotnikoff, Robert E. Faith, Anthony J. Murgo
      Pages 123-128
  3. Behavioral Effects of Cytokines

    1. Robert Dantzer
      Pages 129-146
    2. James M. Krueger, Lynn Churchill
      Pages 147-165
    3. Wolfgang Langhans, Brian J. Hrupka
      Pages 167-209
    4. John M. Petitto, Martin J. Repetto, Zhi Huang, Ray D. Beck Jr., David A. Hartemink
      Pages 211-224
    5. Shawn Hayley, Zul Merali, Hymie Anisman
      Pages 225-258
  4. Cytokines and Neuropsychiatric Disorders

    1. Ziad Kronfol
      Pages 259-280
    2. Francesca Brambilla
      Pages 281-300
    3. Dewleen G. Baker, Thomas D. Geracioti Jr., John W. Kasckow, Emmanouil Zoumakis, George P. Chrousos
      Pages 301-338
    4. Thomas Pollmächer, Andreas Schuld, Dunja Hinze-Selch
      Pages 339-368
    5. Vijendra K. Singh
      Pages 369-383
    6. Robert E. Mrak
      Pages 385-402
    7. Michael Irwin
      Pages 403-421
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 423-426

About this book


Cytokines and Mental Health explores the relationship between cytokines, neural circuitry and mental health. It is interdisciplinary and "translational", bringing together information that spans the spectrum from the molecular and cellular levels to the patient and the clinic. Content includes chapters that discuss cytokine pathways in the brain, the neurochemical and neuroendocrine effects of cytokines, and the behavioral effects of cytokines including sickness behavior. These chapters in basic research are followed by a more clinical section that discusses the role of cytokines in neuropsychiatric disorders such as major depression, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. The book offers different things to different people. It should be of great interest to neuroscientists and immunologists working in the field of psychoneuroimmunology. It would also greatly benefit mental health professionals including psychiatrists, psychologists and clinicians of diverse background who are interested in mind-body medicine.



Alzheimer Psychoneuroimmunology depression neuropeptides psychiatric disorder

Editors and affiliations

  • Ziad Kronfol
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Michigan Health SystemAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5020-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0323-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2625
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