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El estrés crónico y la Terapia Cognitiva Centrada en Mindfulness: Una nueva dimensión en psiconeuroinmunología

Manolete S. Moscoso


En el presente artículo se hace una revisión del concepto de estrés crónico desde una perspectiva psiconeuroinmunólogica. Se examina un extenso número de estudios multidisciplinarios que demuestran las interacciones entre el cerebro y los sistemas nervioso, endocrino e inmune en el desarrollo de enfermedades. Se presenta una nueva visión acerca del estrés y se hacen las distinciones correspondientes en relación con la respuesta fisiológica, emocional, comportamental y estilo de vida del individuo. Se examina el impacto negativo del estrés crónico con un énfasis especial en la enfermedad del cáncer, y finalmente se hace referencia al programa de la Terapia Cognitiva Centrada en Mindfulness (TCCM) como una forma de intervención biopsicosocial promisoria para contrarrestar los efectos nocivos del estrés crónico.

Palabras clave

Estrés crónico; Calidad de vida; Cáncer; Mindfulness; Psiconeuroinmunología


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DOI: 10.26439/persona2010.n013.262

ISSN: 1560-6139