• Introduction to Biosocial Medicine: The Social, Psychological, and Biological Determinants of Human Behavior and Well-Being

    While 40 percent of premature deaths in the United States can be attributed to such dangerous behaviors as smoking, overeating, inactivity, and drug or alcohol use, medical education has generally failed to address how these behaviors are influenced by social forces. This new textbook from Dr. Donald A. Barr was designed in response to the growing recognition that physicians need to understand the biosocial sciences behind human behavior in order to be effective practitioners. Introduction to Biosocial Medicine explains the determinants of human behavior and the overwhelming impact of behavior on health. Drawing on both recent and historical research, the book combines the study of the biology of humans with the social and psychological aspects of human behavior. Dr. Barr, a sociologist as well as physician, illustrates how the biology of neurons, the intricacies of the human mind, and the power of broad social forces all influence individual perceptions and responses. Addressing the enormous potential of interventions from medical and public health professionals to alter these patterns of human behavior over time, Introduction to Biosocial Medicine brings necessary depth and perspective to medical training and education.

    • Brand: John Hopkins University Press
    • ASIN: 1421418606

  • Mind Matters: Psychological Medicine in Holistic Practice

    This is an exploration of psychological medicine in holistic practice, written especially for students and practitioners of, and those with an interest in, alternative medicine. It is aimed at those wishing to look more deeply into the emotional and mental aspects of illness. The book weaves a balance between a scientific approach towards health psychology and humanistic conceptions of medicine as a healing art. It presents a rigorous exposition of the theory and practice of health psychology from the standpoint of natural medicine and sets the causes of illness into perspective from a multicausal, biopsychosocial point of view.

    • Brand: Brand: Eastland Pr
    • ASIN: 0939616211

  • Psychological Treatment for Patients With Chronic Pain (Clinical Health Psychology)

    Chronic pain is the most common long-term health condition in the United States. For the nearly 100 million Americans who struggle with this burden, the substantial risks of prescription opioid treatment have left many searching for safer, more effective alternatives. While multidisciplinary pain treatment programs can help, they are few in number—and few mental health practitioners receive adequate training in pain treatment. This book provides a comprehensive overview of treating patients with chronic pain, using evidence-based therapies. Taking a multidisciplinary approach that includes cognitive–behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and chronic pain self-management, Darnall shows mental health professionals how to utilize mindfulness interventions, hypnosis, and biofeedback, and also address comorbid problems such as depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Included are compelling case studies, and resources for clinical and patient training.  

    • ASIN: 1433829428

  • Psychological Evaluations for the Courts, Fourth Edition: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers

    "The most practical, user-friendly, and comprehensive forensic mental health book on the market."--Robert D. Morgan, PhD, Texas Tech University Tens of thousands of readers have relied on this leading text and practitioner reference--now revised and updated--to understand the issues the legal system most commonly asks mental health professionals to address. The volume demystifies the forensic psychological assessment process and provides guidelines for participating effectively and ethically in legal proceedings. Presented are clinical and legal concepts and evidence-based assessment procedures pertaining to criminal and civil competencies, the insanity defense and related doctrines, sentencing, civil commitment, personal injury claims, antidiscrimination laws, child custody, juvenile justice, and other justice-related areas. Case examples, exercises, and a glossary facilitate learning; 19 sample reports illustrate how to conduct and write up thorough, legally admissible evaluations. New to This Edition *Extensively revised to reflect important legal, empirical, and clinical developments. *Increased attention to medical and neuroscientific research. *New protocols relevant to competence, risk assessment, child custody, and mental injury evaluations. *Updates on insanity, sentenci...

    • ASIN: 1462532667

  • The Psychological Management of Chronic Pain: A Treatment Manual (SPRINGER SERIES ON BEHAVIOR THERAPY AND BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE)

    This newly revised and updated volume provides the clinician with a practical guide to help clients manage and alleviate problems associated with chronic pain and places an emphasis on the cognitive components of treatment. Based on the Gate Control Model, the manual illustrates a time-limited, therapist-guided / self-management program.

    • Brand: Brand: Springer Publishing Company
    • ASIN: 0826161111

  • Stress and Health: Biological and Psychological Interactions (BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY)

    Stress and Health: Biological and Psychological Interactions, Second Edition examines the biological links between our emotions and changes in our health. Author William R. Lovallo provides an introduction to the concept of psychological stress, its physiological manifestations, and its effects on health and disease. The book concentrates on the psychophysiological relationship between cognitions, emotions, brain functions, and the peripheral mechanisms by which the body is regulated. Stress and Health is the only book on the biology of psychological stress for students and researchers in the behavioral sciences.

    • Brand: Brand: SAGE Publications, Inc
    • ASIN: 1412904781

  • A Dictionary of Psychological Medicine: Giving the Definition, Etymology and Synonyms of the Terms Used in Medical Psychology With the Symptoms, ... Lunacy in Great Britain and Ireland; Volume 1

    This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

    • ASIN: 1375692291

  • Psychological Approaches to Pain Management, Third Edition: A Practitioner's Handbook

    This authoritative handbook--now significantly revised with more than 50% new material--introduces practitioners and students to the state of the art in psychological interventions for managing pain. Leading experts review the most effective treatment approaches for enhancing patients' coping and self-efficacy and reducing pain-related disability, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, group therapy, and more. Strategies for integrating psychosocial and medical treatments for specific populations are described, with chapters on back pain, headache, cancer, and other prevalent chronic pain disorders. Attention is given to customizing intervention for individual patients, maximizing treatment adherence, and preventing overuse of opioids and other medications.   New to This Edition *Chapter on resilience, focusing on mindfulness-and acceptance-based approaches. *Chapters on managing pain with comorbid psychological disorders (posttraumatic stress disorder and substance use disorder). *Chapter on emerging uses of technology. *Even more practitioner friendly: every chapter concludes with bulleted "Clinical Highlights." *Many new authors; extensively revised with over 15 years of research and clinical advances. 

    • ASIN: 1462528538

  • Behavior and Personality: Psychological Behaviorism (Springer Series on Behavior Therapy and Behavioral Medicine)

    In this capstone work, Arthur Staats synthesizes more than four decades of research, theory, and study into a new generation of behaviorism that offers insights and future directions for researchers, professionals, and students. Staats's unified theory of psychological behaviorism builds on current theories in child development, personality, psychological measurement, and abnormal behavior. His theoretical model provides new ways to consider human behavior as a whole that will have implications for research, theory, and practice.

    • Brand: Brand: Springer Publishing Company
    • ASIN: 0826193110

  • Elements of Psychological Medicine: An Introduction to the Practical Study of Insanity (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Elements of Psychological Medicine: An Introduction to the Practical Study of Insanity I have had great pleasure in complying with that request. I know that a very large proportion of medical students are but little impressed with the responsi bilities which, in after life, they may be called upon to assume with reference to patients afflicted with disorders of the mind; and I am sure that great numbers commence practice with absolutely no ac quaintance with this branch of medicine, and entirely devoid of those particular habits of thought which qualify for its successful practical study. Psychological Medicine, it is true, may be regarded as a Specialty in the practice of our profession. On this account, some may contend that it will be quite time enough to study the subject, when the necessity for more than a passing acquain tance with it Shall have become apparent. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the ori...

    • ASIN: 0260111082

  • Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach (Lifetools: Books for the General Public)

    Over the past 30 years, Dr. Monastra has treated more than 15,000 clients who have ADHD. In this indispensable book he shares the knowledge he has gained. Engaging and straightforward, the book is directed at parents of children who have, or might have, ADHD. In a conversational style, Monastra offers a series of sequential lessons, beginning with the causes of ADHD and the most common medical treatments. He discusses all the relevant issues for parents, including psychological treatment, diet, educational laws, and practical coping strategies for both parents and children.

    • Brand: Vincent J Monastra
    • ASIN: 1433815710

  • Psychological Medicine: A Manual on Mental Diseases for Practitioners and Students (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Psychological Medicine: A Manual on Mental Diseases for Practitioners and StudentsAs sleeplessness is both a frequent cause of, and an important symptom in, most forms of mental disorder, a chapter has been reserved for its consideration.The subject-matter throughout the book has been broken up into sections for the benefit of those who wish to refer to special matters only.This book is designedly simple in both arrangement and language, and is, to a great extent, a summary of many years' asylum experience digested for the student. If it in any way helps the student to a better understanding of insanity.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

    • ASIN: 0666943540

  • When Psychological Problems Mask Medical Disorders, Second Edition: A Guide for Psychotherapists

    Widely regarded as a standard clinical resource, this book helps practitioners think outside the mental health box and recognize when a client may need a medical evaluation. Part I provides an accessible overview of symptoms that can be observed in a standard mental status examination and may point to medical illness. Engaging case vignettes and interviewing pointers help readers hone their diagnostic skills. Part II presents concise facts--including basic medical information and physical and mental symptoms--on more than 60 diseases and syndromes. An easy-to-read chart in Part III cross-tabulates all of the disorders and symptoms for quick reference and comparison.   New to This Edition *Reflects more than 15 years of advances in medical and mental health knowledge.  *Updated throughout for DSM-5. *Additional medical disorders: celiac disease, traumatic brain injury, heavy-metal toxicity, and others. *Updated links to further reading on each health condition. Winner (First Place)--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Category

    • ASIN: 1462521762

  • The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine

    Narrative medicine is a fresh discipline of health care that helps patients and health professionals to tell and listen to the complex and unique stories of illness. The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine expresses the collective experience and discoveries of the originators of the field. Arising at Columbia University in 2000 from roots in the humanities and patient-centered care, narrative medicine draws patients, doctors, nurses, therapists, and health activists together to re-imagine a health care based on trust and trustworthiness, humility, and mutual recognition.Over a decade of education and research has crystallized the goals and methods of narrative medicine, leading to increasingly powerful means to improve the care that patients receive. The methods described in this book harness creativity and insight to help the professionals in being with patients, not just to diagnose and treat them but tobear witness to what they undergo. Narrative medicine training in literary theory, philosophy, narrative ethics, and the creative arts increases clinicians' capacity to perceive the turmoil and suffering borne by patients and to help them to cohere or endure the chaos of illness.Narrative medicine has achieved an international reputation and reach. Many health care set...

    • ASIN: 0199360197

  • How To Deal With And Overcome Depression Self Hypnosis CD - Hypnotherapy CD Natural Treatment for Depression

    End this depression now.Hypnosis CD to naturally and effectively assist you to overcoming depressionYOU CAN'T JUST SNAP OUT OF IT People tell you, "Just cheer up! Life isn't so bad! Look on the bright side." They mean well, but they don't understand that it's not that easy. You want to feel better, but you can't just will away depression. Medications aren't always the answer either. They can cause dangerous side effects and make it hard for you to work. In some cases, they don't even completely alleviate symptoms of depressions.But it is possible to deal with depression and overcome it for good... HYPNOSIS CAN HELP YOU BEAT DEPRESSION WITHOUT SIDE EFFECTS How to Deal With and Overcome Depression Hypnosis CD uses scientifically proven hypnotherapy techniques to act on the subconscious mind and address depression. The program: ★ Allows you to gain a deeper understanding of your depression ★ Taps into your subconscious to address deep-seeded pains that contribute to depression ★ Begins easing depression symptoms quickly Start dealing with depression with 3 tracks:1. Introduction and full explanation of the program 2. Hypnotherapy for daytime 3. Hypnotherapy for night with alternate ending that will help you sleep better as an added bonus SEE A CHANGE OR PAY NOTHINGMark has su...

    • Brand: Mark Bowden Hypnotherapy
    • UPC: 796158568270

  • Food as Medicine Part 2

    These are the next two lectures in the Food as Medicine series: The Foods to Eat; The Actions to Take for a BETTER BRAIN and Autoimmunity and the Role of Food Allergies. Dr. Wahls summarizes her use of intensive nutrition in her recovery from severe disability due to secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. Dr. Wahls reviews the data on how poor our nutrition is. She then teaches us how to eat and actions to take to ensure our mitochondria and brain cells have all the building blocks on hand for the mitochondria to generate the power we need to live and for our brain cells to do the work of being a brain. In the second lecture she summarizes the information on the epidemic of autoimmune disease in America. She then discusses how the foods we eat can either contribute to increasingly severe or a reduction in autoimmune symptoms. She then outlines a program of eating to reduce the fires of inflammation in autoimmune diseases. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this DVD will be used to support research into the use of intensive, directed nutrition in the setting of autoimmune disease.When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.

    • ASIN: B003L783JO
    • UPC: 885444356575

  • Five Spirits: Alchemical Acupuncture for Psychological and Spiritual Healing

    The Five Spirits are the Taoist map of the human psyche. The system provides a view of the nervous system and forms the basis of Chinese medical psychology. It also describes a precise and efficient technology for spiritual transformation, the process through which a human being rediscovers their essential wholeness and innate connection to the divine. The Five Spirits themselves can be understood as the Taoist version of the chakra system of Vedic India. Like the chakras, the spirits exist as centers of consciousness in the subtle body rather than as structures in the physical body. Just as each chakra relates to a particular level of consciousness, each spirit relates to a particular aspect of human awareness, a particular vibration or frequency of psychic energy. An understanding of the Five Spirits is the key that opens the doorway to the mysteries of Taoist psycho-spiritual alchemy. By taking advantage of the discoveries of Western archetypal psychology and new discoveries about the mind and nervous system, we can decipher the Five Spirits and reorganize the system in a way that has proven to be clinically invaluable in treating psychosomatic, emotional, and psychospiritual distress.

    • ASIN: 1590560922

  • Meaning, Medicine and the 'Placebo Effect' (Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology)

    Traditionally, the effectiveness of medical treatments is attributed to specific elements, such as drugs or surgical procedures. However, many other factors can significantly effect the outcome. Drugs with nationally advertised names can work better than the same drug without the name. Inert drugs (placebos, dummies) often have dramatic effects on some patients and effects can vary greatly among different European countries where the "same" medical condition is understood differently. Daniel Moerman traverses a complex subject area in this detailed examination of medical variables. Since 1993, Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology has offered researchers and instructors monographs and edited collections of leading scholarship in one of the most lively and popular subfields of cultural and social anthropology. Beginning in 2002, the CSMA series presents theme booksworks that synthesize emerging scholarship from relatively new subfields or that reinterpret the literature of older ones. Designed as course material for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and for professionals in related areas (physicians, nurses, public health workers, and medical sociologists), these theme books will demonstrate how work in medical anthropology is carried out and convey the importance of...

    • ASIN: 0521000874