The Comprehensive Handbook of Behavioral Medicine

Volume 2: Syndromes and Special Areas

Editors: Ferguson, J.M., Taylor, C. Barr (Eds.)

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Many of the greatest strides in medical care have neither been glamorous nor made the front page of The New York Times. They have been simple measures such as sanitation, immunization, and provision of clean, whole­ some food. And even more glamorous medical breakthroughs and tech­ niques like heart transplants are often last-ditch responses to largely preventable medical problems that required a lifetime to develop. Chang­ ing those life styles which may cause, worsen, or exacerbate disease and uti­ lizing current medical knowledge may be the most important strides medicine will make in the next few decades. To meet this challenge, tech­ niques have already been developed to change eating and nutritional pat­ terns that may lead to obesity and heart disease. In addition, interventions are being developed for a wide variety of medical problems. Many of these techniques are based on behavioral principles. Several years ago, one of the editors of this book gave a behavioral medi­ cine seminar for psychiatry residents concerning behavioral principles and their application to medicine. As the seminar developed, it became evident that many of the important articles on the subject were scattered through­ out a wide body of literature, which encompassed a variety of disciplines and journals. No single source was available to provide the state of the art of this emerging field. This book was spawned, in part, as an attempt to overcome this deficit.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Psychological Aspects in the Understanding and Treatment of Bronchial Asthma

    Alexander, A. Barney (et al.)

    Pages 3-40

  • Diet, Exercise, Obesity, and Related Health Problems: A Macroenvironmental Analysis

    Jeffrey, D. Balfour (et al.)

    Pages 47-66

  • Behavioral Treatment of Obesity: Progress But Not Panacea

    Hagen, Richard L.

    Pages 67-94

  • Eating Styles: A Developmental Overview

    Drabman, Ronald S. (et al.)

    Pages 95-102

  • Treating Obesity in Children and Adolescents: Is There Any Hope?

    Coates, Thomas J. (et al.)

    Pages 103-128

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Comprehensive Handbook of Behavioral Medicine
Book Subtitle
Volume 2: Syndromes and Special Areas
Editors
  • J.M. Ferguson
  • C. Barr Taylor
Copyright
1981
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Spectrum Publications, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-7280-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-7280-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-011-7282-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
289
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