Research: LESERMAN,

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LESERMAN, Department of Psychiatry, CB #7160, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7160, USA,, reviews (67 references) the effects of stressful life events, coping skills, and cortisol on HIV infection. Abstract: There is substantial evidence to show that stressful life events as well as passive coping strategies may have a detrimental effect on HIV disease progression. The limited research on the effectiveness of interventions to promote more active coping skills is reviewed. The evidence is examined for the mediating and direct effects of cortisol, a hormone associated with stress, on disease progression.






Leserman J. The effects of stressful life events, coping, and cortisol on HIV infection. CNS Spectrums 8 (1): 25-30, Jan 2003.

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