Title

Psychological Stress and Disease

Date of Original Version

10-2007

Type

Response or Comment

Abstract or Description

Despite widespread public belief that psychological stress leads to disease, the biomedical community remains skeptical of this conclusion. In this Commentary, we discuss the plausibility of the belief that stress contributes to a variety of disease processes and summarize the role of stress in 4 major diseases: clinical depression, cardiovascular disease (CVD), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/AIDS, and cancer.

DOI

10.1001/jama.298.14.1685

 

Published In

JAMA, 298, 14, 1685-1687.