Mind as an immunomodulator


Authors: Cyril Höschl 1,2;  Jiří Horáček 1,2
Authors‘ workplace: Národní ústav duševního zdraví, Klecany 1;  3. LF UK, Praha 2
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2016; 62(Suppl 4): 36-41
Category: Reviews

Overview

Review paper highlights the connection between psyche and the body’s immune defense mechanisms and summarizes new findings on the relations between nervous and immune systems. The article also briefly describes the outcome of authors’ own original works on the relationship between infections and schizophrenia, and their notice about possible immunomodulatory effects of antipsychotics

Key words:
antipsychotics – immunity – infection – inflammation – mind – pain – schizophrenia


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