Environmental Stress Factors and Bronchial Asthma

  • Yukihiro Ago
  • Shoji Nagata
  • Hideki Teshima
  • Masakazu Miyata
  • Tetsuya Nakagawa
  • Mineyasu Sugita
  • Yujiro Ikemi

Abstract

The stressors in the environment, especially psychosocial factors, do not always act pathogenically upon the individual. Whether or not psychosocial factors become pathogenic depends not only upon the power of these factors but also upon the individual’s predisposition, how he perceives and copes with them.

Keywords

Depression Eosinophilia 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yukihiro Ago
    • 1
  • Shoji Nagata
    • 1
  • Hideki Teshima
    • 1
  • Masakazu Miyata
    • 1
  • Tetsuya Nakagawa
    • 1
  • Mineyasu Sugita
    • 1
  • Yujiro Ikemi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychosomatic Medicine Faculty of MedicineKyushu UniversityHigashi-ku, Fukuoka 812Japan

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