The role of psychosocial factors in human disease: lessons from animal models.

Journal Article (Review)

Studies with humans have identified certain psychosocial characteristics that are associated with increased risk of developing life-threatening illnesses, as well as biological and behavioral mechanisms whereby risk is mediated. In this paper I review research wherein the use of animal models increases our understanding of the mechanisms acting in humans, using research on psychosocial risk factors and the "SES gradient" as examples.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Williams, RB

Published Date

  • 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 640 /

Start / End Page

  • 100 - 102

PubMed ID

  • 9401617

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0302-2994

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • England