Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-227) and index.
Emotions and disease : molecules and ancient myths -- Where do emotions come from? -- The dirty soup beyond our skin : how the immune system defends against the outside world -- Putting the mind and body back together again -- It's a two-way street : the immune system talks to the brain and the stress makes you sick? -- Connecting to others : relationships and the course of disease -- Can believing make you well? -- How the immune system changes our moods -- Prometheus unbound : what the future hold?