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Title: The role of psychosocial factors in the progression and recurrence of illness : a study of herpes virus infectious illness and chronic fatigue syndrome
Author: Faulkner, Susan
ISNI:       0000 0004 2746 9511
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2005
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The longitudinal studies in this thesis found evidence for a causal relationship between psychological stress/negative mood and the subsequent recurrence of latent herpes virus and URTIs in chronically ill participants. These effects were much clearer than associations between stress and infection in volunteers with no chronic illness and it is possible that the latent infection leads to an immunological cost which in turn means a greater risk of URTIs
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BF Psychology