How psychic states are translated into biological molecules and the consequences for medicine and psychology

Author/s Anna Giulia Bottaccioli, Francesco Bottaccioli
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2023/1 Language Italian
Pages 22 P. 107-128 File size 256 KB
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In April 2022 we published, by invitation of an international journal of molecular biology, an extensive review reporting the main scientific evidence on the relationship between psychic life and biology, drawing some general conclusions about psychology and medicine (Bottaccioli, Bologna & Bottaccioli, 2022). The present article takes up some of the key passages presented in that re-view and updates an earlier article published in issue no. 4/2014 of Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane (Bottaccioli, 2014b). Since the publication of that article, experimental and clinical evidence on the influence of the psyche on biological systems has enormously increased. At the same time, we know more about the pathways and mechanisms by which psychic states are translated into biology.

Keywords: Biology and psychology bidirectional relationships; Scientific evidence; Psy-choneuroendocrineimmunology (PNEI); Epigenetics; Reductionism

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