S E Sephton

Summary

Affiliation: University of Louisville
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Religiosity may help preserve the cortisol rhythm in women with stress-related illness
    Eric A Dedert
    University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 34:61-77. 2004
  2. doi request reprint Diurnal cortisol rhythm as a predictor of lung cancer survival
    Sandra E Sephton
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292 0001, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 30:S163-70. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Diurnal cortisol rhythm as a predictor of breast cancer survival
    S E Sephton
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY 40292 0001, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 92:994-1000. 2000
  4. doi request reprint Depression, cortisol, and suppressed cell-mediated immunity in metastatic breast cancer
    Sandra E Sephton
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 23:1148-55. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Spiritual expression and immune status in women with metastatic breast cancer: an exploratory study
    S E Sephton
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Breast J 7:345-53. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Mindfulness meditation alleviates depressive symptoms in women with fibromyalgia: results of a randomized clinical trial
    Sandra E Sephton
    University of Louisville and James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 57:77-85. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Circadian disruption in cancer: a neuroendocrine-immune pathway from stress to disease?
    Sandra Sephton
    James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine, 500 South Preston Street, Room 210, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 17:321-8. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Biological and psychological factors associated with memory function in fibromyalgia syndrome
    Sandra E Sephton
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
    Health Psychol 22:592-7. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Improving methods of assessing natural killer cell cytotoxicity
    Sandra E Sephton
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 15:12-21. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Social support and salivary cortisol in women with metastatic breast cancer
    J M Turner-Cobb
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA, USA
    Psychosom Med 62:337-45. 2000

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint Religiosity may help preserve the cortisol rhythm in women with stress-related illness
    Eric A Dedert
    University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 34:61-77. 2004
    ..This study investigated associations of religiosity and spirituality with psychological and physiological (endocrine) measures of stress in a sample of women with fibromyalgia...
  2. doi request reprint Diurnal cortisol rhythm as a predictor of lung cancer survival
    Sandra E Sephton
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292 0001, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 30:S163-70. 2013
    ..Poorly coordinated diurnal cortisol and circadian rest-activity rhythms predict earlier mortality in metastatic breast and colorectal cancer, respectively. We examined the prognostic value of the diurnal cortisol rhythm in lung cancer...
  3. ncbi request reprint Diurnal cortisol rhythm as a predictor of breast cancer survival
    S E Sephton
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY 40292 0001, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 92:994-1000. 2000
    ..We explored relationships between cortisol rhythms, circulating natural killer (NK) cell counts and activity, prognostic indicators, medical treatment, and psychosocial variables...
  4. doi request reprint Depression, cortisol, and suppressed cell-mediated immunity in metastatic breast cancer
    Sandra E Sephton
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 23:1148-55. 2009
    ..This study highlights the relationships among depression, stress, and immune function in the context of advanced breast cancer...
  5. ncbi request reprint Spiritual expression and immune status in women with metastatic breast cancer: an exploratory study
    S E Sephton
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Breast J 7:345-53. 2001
    ..Upon examination of relationships with lymphocyte subsets, both helper and cytotoxic T-cell counts were greater among women reporting greater spirituality...
  6. ncbi request reprint Mindfulness meditation alleviates depressive symptoms in women with fibromyalgia: results of a randomized clinical trial
    Sandra E Sephton
    University of Louisville and James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 57:77-85. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to test the effects of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) intervention on depressive symptoms in patients with fibromyalgia...
  7. ncbi request reprint Circadian disruption in cancer: a neuroendocrine-immune pathway from stress to disease?
    Sandra Sephton
    James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine, 500 South Preston Street, Room 210, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 17:321-8. 2003
    ..Thus, stress-related circadian disruption may have negative implications for cancer prognosis. Psychosocial effects on cancer progression may be measured, and possibly mediated, by disruption of circadian function...
  8. ncbi request reprint Biological and psychological factors associated with memory function in fibromyalgia syndrome
    Sandra E Sephton
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
    Health Psychol 22:592-7. 2003
    ..Depressive symptoms were negatively associated with verbal recall. These findings suggest that a basic disorder of endocrine stress responses may contribute to the cognitive symptoms experienced by fibromyalgia patients...
  9. ncbi request reprint Improving methods of assessing natural killer cell cytotoxicity
    Sandra E Sephton
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 15:12-21. 2006
    ..Examples of these interpretation methods are presented using NK cytotoxicity data from a group of metastatic breast cancer patients. This approach will be useful in applications of NK cell measurement in psychoneuroimmunology research...
  10. ncbi request reprint Social support and salivary cortisol in women with metastatic breast cancer
    J M Turner-Cobb
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA, USA
    Psychosom Med 62:337-45. 2000
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  11. ncbi request reprint Psychoneuroimmune and endocrine pathways in cancer: effects of stress and support
    D Spiegel
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5718, USA
    Semin Clin Neuropsychiatry 6:252-65. 2001
    ..NK cells are of great interest because they are involved in tumor surveillance, and because their activity can be measured in vitro...
  12. ncbi request reprint Sleep disturbances in women with metastatic breast cancer
    Cheryl Koopman
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Breast J 8:362-70. 2002
    ..These results suggest that women with metastatic breast cancer who are at higher risk for having sleeping problems are those who are less educated, in pain, depressed, have bony metastases, or lack social support...
  13. doi request reprint Mindfulness meditation for symptom reduction in fibromyalgia: psychophysiological correlates
    Elizabeth Lush
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, 2301 South Third Street, Life Sciences Building, Suite 317, Louisville, KY, 40202, USA
    J Clin Psychol Med Settings 16:200-7. 2009
    ..Arthr Rheum 57:77-85, 2007). This second study explores the effects of MBSR on basal sympathetic (SNS) activation among women with fibromyalgia...
  14. ncbi request reprint Repression and high anxiety are associated with aberrant diurnal cortisol rhythms in women with metastatic breast cancer
    Janine Giese-Davis
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 5718, USA
    Health Psychol 23:645-50. 2004
    ..Diurnal slope was similar for repressers and high-anxious groups. Groups did not differ on mean cortisol levels, nor did they differ on intercept (morning) values...
  15. ncbi request reprint The interaction of social network size and stressful life events predict delayed-type hypersensitivity among women with metastatic breast cancer
    Julie M Turner-Cobb
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Int J Psychophysiol 54:241-9. 2004
    ..The relationship between social network size and immune response in women with metastatic breast cancer depends on prior stressful life experience...
  16. doi request reprint Circadian effects in cancer-relevant psychoneuroendocrine and immune pathways
    Emily A Eismann
    University of Louisville, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 35:963-76. 2010
    ..Taken together, data from clinical, systemic, cellular, and molecular research suggest the circadian clock is a tumor suppressor under both biological and behavioral control...
  17. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity, stress, and cortisol function in Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women: A preliminary study of family dementia caregivers and noncaregivers
    Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:334-42. 2006
    ..Dependent variables were perceived stress, depression, and salivary cortisol...
  18. pmc Interleukin-6, cortisol, and depressive symptoms in ovarian cancer patients
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:4820-7. 2008
    ..The objective of the current study was to examine associations between IL-6, diurnal cortisol rhythms, and facets of depression in epithelial ovarian cancer patients...
  19. pmc The influence of bio-behavioural factors on tumour biology: pathways and mechanisms
    Michael H Antoni
    Department of Psychology, Sylvestor Cancer Center, University of Miami, P O Box 248185, Coral Gables, Florida 33124, USA
    Nat Rev Cancer 6:240-8. 2006
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  20. pmc Engagement and arousal: optimism's effects during a brief stressor
    Lise Solberg Nes
    University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 31:111-20. 2005
    ..The results support the notion that the increased engagement that arises from optimism may lead to short-term physiological costs...