What is Psychoneuroimmunology? - Definition & Impact


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Your colleague states he can understand the brain impacts the immune system, but doesn't think an immune reaction could make him depressed. You say:

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1. PNI has led to more acceptance of which of the following by insurance companies?

2. Researchers have discovered lower immune system response in which of the following people?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) with this convenient quiz and worksheet. The quiz requires you to recall an area of medicine/health that has gained increased support as a result of PNI, among other aspects of this topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Whether an immune reaction can cause depression
  • How PNI has affected insurance companies
  • People with a lower immune system response
  • The definition of 'psychoneuroimmunology'
  • What has gained increased support because of PNI

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on psychoneuroimmunology
  • Making connections - use what you've learned to make connections between an immune reaction and depression
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about a lower immune system response

Additional Learning

Keep learning about this topic with the lesson titled What is Psychoneuroimmunology? - Definition & Impact. Here's a quick look at what's covered:

  • An overview of psychoneuroimmunology
  • What PNI researchers study
  • Natural Killer (NK) t-cells
  • Activating the immune response