Psychosocial Stress and Chronic Viral Hepatitis

Psychosocial Stress and Chronic Viral Hepatitis

Overview Article Psychological stress is defined as a “state in which homeostasis is actually threatened or perceived to be so”, whereas homeostasis represents the complex and dynamic equilibrium between all systems functioning in a living organism [1, 2]. The above definition and context excludes psychiatric disorders that may impair the integrative capacities of the individual. […]