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