Nov 302016
 

Dopamine and Sleep: Molecular, Functional, and Clinical Aspects


This book offers a comprehensive but highly readable compilation of papers on the role of dopamine in sleep and sleep disorders. Leading experts in sleep medicine, psychiatry and neuroendocrinology provide a broad perspective on the field, from established theories to the latest research advances. Accordingly, it represents an interdisciplinary, cutting-edge guide for sleep disorder specialists, sleep researchers, psychiatrists, neurologists, pulmonologists, psychologists, and behavioral sleep medicine specialists.
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Nov 282016
 

Histamine Receptors: Preclinical and Clinical Aspects (The Receptors)


A comprehensive and detailed overview of the current state of preclinical research on histamine and histamine receptors. Part of the book focuses on novel approaches to the study of histamine receptors such as polymorphism, genetic linkage, and computational analysis, and on the use of new histaminergic ligands in diseases such as asthma and dermatitis. Several chapters will be devoted to the role of histamine in the control of homeostatic and behavioral responses such as the sleep-wake cycle, regulation of the blood brain barrier, food intake, alertness, itch, and memory formation and consolidation.
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Nov 052016
 

Enhancing Behavioral Health in Latino Populations: Reducing Disparities Through Integrated Behavioral and Primary Care


This timely volume examines the potential of integrated care in providing effective, accessible behavioral healthcare for Latino clients. The integrated care model is discussed in practical terms, with guidelines for the addressing the needs of Latinos in a coordinated, patient-focused setting. Specific points of attention include common behavioral and medical/mental health conditions (e.g., depression, chronic pain, tobacco use), special considerations in working with Puerto Rican and Cuban clients, and recommendations for working with children. These important issues are considered against the backdrop of opportunities and challenges inherent in integrated care and its implementation, in addition to the relevance of evidence-based interventions for this large and diverse population.

Among the topics covered:

  • Latino trends and health policy: from walking on eggshells to commitment
  • Integrated health care for Latino immigrants and refugees: what do they need?
  • Using a translator in integrated care settings
  • Enhancing and improving treatment engagement with Hispanic patients
  • Integrated depression care among Latinos
  • Chronic disease management and integrated care among Hispanic populations

Health psychologists, social workers, family physicians, and clinical psychologists will find Enhancing Behavioral Health in Latino Populations an important resource for their professional development, as well as part of the ongoing movement toward reduced disparities and more inclusive and culturally attuned care.

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Oct 272016
 

Overcoming Alcohol Use Problems: A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Program (Treatments That Work)


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By (author): Elizabeth E. Epstein, Barbara S. McCrady

Problems with alcohol use are common and often occur with other psychological and social problems as well. Left untreated, alcohol use disorder can have significant impact on a person’s functioning, health, and relationships. This cognitive-behavioral treatment has been scientifically proven to help individuals achieve and maintain abstinence. The treatment protocol has been developed with the benefit of each author’s 25+ years of clinical experience in treating substance abusers; it is user-friendly and easy to deliver in a clinically meaningful way. Rooted in the client’s individualized assessment and life context, the program can be tailored to gender-specific issues and personal needs.

The 12-session program is comprised of interventions to help the client stop drinking and prevent relapse. The client becomes aware of his or her drinking patterns and triggers through self-recording. Each session involves skill training and anticipating high-risk situations. The client learns how to manage triggers, deal with urges to drink, rearrange behavioral consequences, challenge alcohol-related thoughts and refuse drinks. Additional treatment components include managing anxiety and depression, building social support, assertiveness training, anger management, and problem solving.

This therapist guide provides detailed instructions for conducting each session, sample dialogues, and completed examples of forms. Introductory chapters offer important background information, a discussion of clinical issues, and recommendations for assessment and determining the level of care. The corresponding workbook allows the client to follow along with the information prsented in session and includes forms for homework. Overcoming alcohol problems is an attainable goal with this effective and comprehensive program.

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Oct 232016
 

The Word As Scalpel: A History of Medical Sociology


By (author): Samuel W. Bloom

“A doctor can damage a patient as much with a misplaced word as with a slip of the scalpel.” In this statement, from Lawrence J. Henderson, a famous physician whose name is part of the basic science of medicine, epitomizes the central theme of The Word as Scalpel. If words, the main substance of human relations, are so potent for harm, how equally powerful they can be to help if used with disciplined knowledge and understanding. Nowhere does this simple truth apply more certainly than in the behavior of a physician.
Medical Sociology studies the full social context of health and disease, the interpersonal relations, social institutions, and the influence of social factors on the problems of medicine. Throughout its history, medical sociology divides naturally into two parts: the pre-modern, represented by various studies of health and social problems in Europe and the United States until the second World War, and the modern post-war period. The modern period has seen rapid growth and the achievement of the full formal panoply of professionalism.
This engaging account documents the development of professional associations, official journals, and programs of financial support, both private and governmental. Written by a distinguished pioneer in medical sociology, The Word as Scalpel is a definitive study of a relatively new, but critically important field.
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Oct 232016
 

Behavioral Integrative Care: Treatments That Work in the Primary Care Setting


Integrated care is arguably one of the most important developments in the delivery of health care over the last few years. This new approach to health care, roughly defined as the provision of behavioral or mental health care in a way that is more coordinated with the primary medical healthcare setting, has the focused goal of providing a more complete care for the patient. This book focuses on three main content areas. Firstly, the treatment of psychological problems in the context of primary medical care will be addressed in several chapters. Secondly, several chapters address co-morbid psychological factors that play a key role in the effective medical management of physical diseases, either acute or chronic. Finally, several chapters address issues relevant to the overall practice of integrated care. This book is intended to extend and bridge the existing literatures of integrated care, behavioral medicine, consultation-liaison psychiatry, medical cost offset, and healthcare economics, by providing a comprehensive and current handbook of the clinical protocols that might be applied to the practice of integrated care.
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Oct 192016
 

Living with Peer Pressure and Bullying (Teen’s Guides (Hardcover))


By (author): Thomas Paul Tarshis

Peer pressure can take many forms including making hurtful comments. Bullying is different from peer pressure because there is a direct threat of physical or emotional harm for not doing something, which is repeated over time by the same person. This book examines the nature of these two common behaviors.
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Oct 032016
 

Water Recreation and Disease: Plausibility of Associated Infections: Acute Effects, Sequelae and Mortality


By (author): K. Pond

Worldwide, the popularity of recreational activities, which involve contact with water, is continuing to grow. Moreover, ease of travel and change in human behavior has altered the use of water for recreational purposes. Users should be aware that recreational exposures to pathogens may result in disease. Susceptible populations including people with reduced immune function (e.g. resulting from disease (cancer, HIV) genetic susceptibility, age, etc.) or lack of immunity to locally endemic diseases (e.g. tourists) may be at higher risk of contracting illnesses. In most cases the primary disease symptoms associated with recreational water contact are acute, such as diarrhea and respiratory infections. Although less frequently reported, more serious and potentially fatal disease is a risk to recreational users of water especially in certain susceptible populations.

In addition to diseases which have severe primary outcomes (e.g. primary amoebic meningoencephalitis, typhoid, leptospirosis) a number of infections may lead to sequelae with serious consequences including renal disease (from E. coli O157:H7 for example) cardiac and nutritional disorders. This is the first book to provide a comprehensive review and analysis of potential severe disease outcomes, including acute effects and sequelae associated with recreational water activities. This book will be useful to all those concerned with recreational water quality, including environmental and public health professionals, local authorities, user groups, and tourists.

Water Recreation and Disease sets out to identify the more severe waterborne diseases and their sequelae, which may be acquired while undertaking water-based recreation in marine, freshwater, spas/whirlpools and swimming pools. The review systematically brings information together on the ecology and health aspects of a variety of pathogens where cases attributed to recreational use of water have been documented.

This is the only available guide to bring together information on the more severe waterborne diseases to assist decision-making in recreational water management.

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Oct 032016
 

Face Reading in Chinese Medicine, 2e


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By (author): Lillian Bridges

An exciting new, full-colour edition of Face Reading in Chinese Medicine featuring over 200 colour photographs and practical instructions on how to conduct a face reading!

 Face reading has been part of Traditional Chinese Medicine for many centuries, and Professor Lillian Bridges is a popular academic and international lecturer on the subject who gained her fascinating knowledge through her family line of Master Face Readers in China.

 Based on an understanding of the shapes, markings and features of a face, practitioners can learn about the health and life of a patient relating to the principles of Chinese medicine. In addition to understanding how the body’s internal functions – physical, psychological and emotional – can be seen on a face, practitioners can also learn how to evaluate Shen to understand non-verbal expressions. Technical and detailed information is presented in an upbeat, insightful and highly readable manner. This was the first book to focus on the deeper aspects of  face reading and diagnosis, this edition includes ancient Taoist knowledge regarding the Original Face and Facial Jing and Qi markers which have previously only been taught through the oral tradition.

  • Clear discussions demonstrate how this technique can be used as a supplement to other diagnostic tools in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  • Engaging, insightful, highly readable text is written by a well-known and experienced lecturer in the field.
  • Extensive illustrations give you a clear understanding of theories and techniques.
  • A focus on the deeper aspects of face reading and diagnosis helps readers become more conscious of their actions, reactions, and the health consequences of behavior.
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    Sep 262016
     

    Behavioural Methods in Consciousness Research


    The past two decades have seen a surge of interest in the topic of consciousness, with the result that the research literature has expanded greatly. However, until now, there has been little consensus on just which methods are the most effective for the study of consciousness. As a result, a wide range of experimental paradigms have been employed, sometimes making it different to compare and contrast experimental findings.

    ‘Behavioural methods in consciousness research’ is the first book of its kind, providing an overview of methods and approaches for studying consciousness. The chapters are written by leading researchers and experts, who describe the methods they actually use in their own studies, along with their pitfalls, problems, and difficulties.

    For all students and researchers embarking on research in this area – and even seasoned researchers – this book is a valuable source of information in helping them design, perform, and analyse scientifically rigorous experiments.

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