Accession Number : ADA194646
Title : Mood in Relationship to Immuno-Competence and Physical Illness.
Descriptive Note : Annual rept. Mar 87-Feb 88,
Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA
Personal Author(s) : Luborsky, Lester ; Crits-Christoph, Paul ; Cacciola, John ; Prystowsky, Michael
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Report Date : 25 Apr 1988
Pagination or Media Count : 3
Abstract : We selected subjects who were cyclothymic and started to evaluate them in mood, immune functioning and illness at 6 times: 2 with low mood and 2 hypomanic mood. We have now screened 500 students and have 8 of these in the research protocol. We have also started to assemble a comparison group of subjects diagnosed as major depression unipolar to be tested for mood immune function and illness at 3 times: before psychotherapy, at its end and 6 months later. So far we have assessed 20 patients at the initial point and 4 at termination.
Descriptors : *ILLNESS, *IMMUNITY, *EMOTIONS, *PSYCHOTHERAPY, COMPARISON, FUNCTIONS, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY
Subject Categories : Psychology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE