Conclusion

The research reviewed in this article indicates that much progress has been made in the field of behavioral neuroimmunology. However, although we currently have a greatly increased understanding of the bidirectional relationship between the CNS and the immune system, the implications of this association for health and disease have not been fully realized. Although many studies have demonstrated that the experience of stress is related to decreased immune functioning, the resulting health consequences of stress-induced im-munosuppression have yet to be determined. Also, research on the effects of immune activation on the CNS and subsequent behavior has not fully examined potential health consequences. Therefore, although findings have begun to change the way we think about health and disease, the applied aspects of behavioral neuroimmunology are merely in their infancy. We are only now beginning to translate the meanings of bidirectional communication into investigations of the onset, progression, and outcomes of disease. Future research will continue to provide basic knowledge concerning the relationships between behavior and immunity, and applications of these findings will further our understanding of the vast and complicated interrelationships of health, immunity, and disease.

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