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Low-Cost Approaches to Promote Physical and Mental Health

Theory, Research, and Practice

Editors: L'Abate, Luciano (Ed.)

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  • First book to focus on the low-cost aspect of preventive health interventions; all others focus on long-term, prolonged-interaction models
  • Funding is not necessary in most of the interventions discussed in this book. To the contrary, the interventions covered in this book require little or no external support
  • A future-oriented sourcebook for mental and public health professionals
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About this book

Most physical and mental health professionals will agree that their time, space, and funds are generally in short supply, even under optimal conditions. Their participants (clients or patients), too, will admit to similar deficits of time and patience, even with optimal motivation. Overburdened mental health facilities are trying to cope with limited budgets and overworked and underpaid personnel.

Low-Cost Approaches to Promote Physical and Mental Health addresses both sides of this shortfall by offering either self-administered or easily administered verbal and non-verbal interventions designed to promote positive health behaviors while requiring little or no outside funding. Editor Luciano L’Abate continues his long tradition of prolific innovations by identifying major changes in today’s health care systems and explaining how targeted, prescriptive promotion/prevention strategies can enhance traditional primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions in key behavioral and relational areas:

-Nutrition: weight/obesity control, diets, meal planning, vitamins and minerals, herbal supplements.

-Exercise, expressive movement, relaxation, meditation, and mindfulness.

-Writing for mental health promotion, from structured protocols/workbooks to less structured focused, expressive, and guided writing, including diaries and autobiographies.

-Sex, sexuality, affection, intimacy and fear of intimacy.

-Mother/child bonding as well as couple and family togetherness.

-Spirituality and forgiveness in dealing with inevitable life hurts and disappointments.

-Friendships and support groups

-Plus leading-edge interventions, including emotional intelligence, animal companionship, and computer technology

Reviews of each promotional approach are engaging, effective, and consistent with standard psychological practice for lasting results, either away from or in addition to non-clinical and clinical settings (schools, hospitals, senior citizen centers, etc.). L’Abate and his fifty colleagues have designed a future-oriented sourcebook for mental and public health professionals who want to maximize their resources—and those of their participants.

About the authors

Luciano L’Abate is Professor Emeritus in Psychology at Georgia State University. He has co-edited/authored two previous books with Springer: Handbook of Homework Assignments in Psychotherapy and Personality in Intimate Relationships: Socialization and Psychopathology.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"A volume that proposes to describe what is known about inexpensive approaches to health promotion is a welcome overview, indeed. This survey of health promotion has a cohesive, pleasing structure that reflects the organization created by the editor. … Overall, the qualities of the presented work, especially the sections devoted to mental health promotion, are sufficient that the book is a useful start for a discussion of the benefits and risks of health promotion." (Keith E. Isenberg, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 53 (11), 2008)


Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)
  • Low-Cost Approaches to Promote Physical and Mental Health

    Pages 3-46

    L’Abate, Luciano

  • Diets, Health, and Weight Control: What Do We Know?

    Pages 47-72

    Katz, David L. (et al.)

  • Low-Cost Obesity Interventions: The Market for Foods

    Pages 73-86

    Finke, Michael S. (et al.)

  • Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Health

    Pages 87-101

    Umhau, John C. (et al.)

  • Vitamins, Minerals and Health

    Pages 103-118

    Giovannucci, Edward

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Hardcover 80,07 €
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Softcover 80,07 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Low-Cost Approaches to Promote Physical and Mental Health
Book Subtitle
Theory, Research, and Practice
Editors
  • Luciano L'Abate
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-36899-3
DOI
10.1007/0-387-36899-X
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-36898-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2273-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 526
Number of Illustrations
47 b/w illustrations
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