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Clinical Behavioral Medicine

Some Concepts and Procedures

Authors: Wickramasekera, I.E.

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This book is an effort to integrate some clinical observations, theoretical concepts, and promising clinical procedures that relate psychological variables to physiological variables. My primary emphasis is on what psychological and behavioral concepts and procedures are most likely to enable us to influence physiological functions. The book covers ques­ tions that have fascinated me and with which I have struggled in daily clinical practice. What types of people are most at risk for physical disor­ ders or dysfunctions? Why do some people present psychosocial con­ flicts somatically and others behaviorally? What is the placebo effect and how does it work? How do you arrange the conditions to alter maladap­ tive belief systems that contribute to psychopathology and patho­ physiology? Do beliefs have biological consequences? When I was in private clinical practice, and even today in my medi­ cal school clinical practice situation, I set aside one day each week to puzzle over the theoretical questions that my clinical experience gener­ ates. Often isolating these underlying theoretical questions provides guidance into the most relevant empirical literature. I have found that this weekly ritual, which I started in private practice many years ago, appears to increase my clinical efficacy or at least makes clinical work more exciting. I find the unexamined clinical practice hard to endure. Kurt Lewin once said, "There is nothing so practical as a good theory.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • What Kinds of People are at High Risk to Develop Chronic Stress-Related Symptoms?

    Wickramasekera, Ian E., Ph.D.

    Pages 1-32

  • Clinical Behavioral Medicine and Its Cutting Edges

    Wickramasekera, Ian E., Ph.D.

    Pages 33-53

  • Hypnosis

    Wickramasekera, Ian E., Ph.D.

    Pages 55-78

  • Crocks, Quacks, and Shrinks

    Wickramasekera, Ian E., Ph.D.

    Pages 79-95

  • What is the Placebo Effect and How Does it Work?

    Wickramasekera, Ian E., Ph.D.

    Pages 97-134

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Clinical Behavioral Medicine
Book Subtitle
Some Concepts and Procedures
Authors
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-9706-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-9706-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-42734-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-9708-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 313
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