Studies indicate that the well-known effects of stress hormones-ACTH and corticosteroids-are modulated to a large degree by various cytokines-interferons and interleukins. Cytokines: Stress and Immunity provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary knowledge of the role of cytokines in interreactions between the neuroendocrine and immune systems, and the clinical implications of these interactions. This book examines all cytokines, including interleukins, interferons, enkephalins, and endorphins. With its focus on the immune, central nervous, and endocrine systems, this book will impact a broad range of scientists, including both basic researchers and clinicians.