Aug 162016
 

New Treatments for Addiction: Behavioral, Ethical, Legal, and Social Questions


By (author): National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Institute of Medicine, Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health, Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences Board on Behavioral, Committee on Immunotherapies and Sustained-Release Formulations for Treating Drug Addiction

New and improved therapies to treat and protect against drug dependence and abuse are urgently needed. In the United States alone about 50 million people regularly smoke tobacco and another 5 million are addicted to other drugs. In a given year, millions of these individuals attempt—with or without medical assistance—to quit using drugs, though relapse remains the norm. Furthermore, each year several million teenagers start smoking and nearly as many take illicit drugs for the first time. Research is advancing on promising new means of treating drug addiction using immunotherapies and sustained-release (depot) medications. The aim of this research is to develop medications that can block or significantly attenuate the psychoactive effects of such drugs as cocaine, nicotine, heroin, phencyclidine, and methamphetamine for weeks or months at a time. This represents a fundamentally new therapeutic approach that shows promise for treating drug addiction problems that were difficult to treat in the past. Despite their potential benefits, however, several characteristics of these new methods pose distinct behavioral, ethical, legal, and social challenges that require careful scrutiny. Such issues can be considered unique aspects of safety and efficacy that are fundamentally related to the distinct nature and properties of these new types of medications.

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Aug 152016
 

Handbook of Pediatric and Adolescent Obesity Treatment


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Aug 152016
 

Handbook of Obesity Treatment


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The contemporary successor to the editors’ earlier Obesity: Theory and Therapy, this comprehensive handbook guides mental health, medical, and allied health professionals through the process of planning and delivering individualized treatment services for those seeking help for obesity. Concise, extensively referenced chapters present foundational knowledge and review the full range of widely used interventions, including self-help, behavioral, and cognitive-behavioral approaches; pharmacotherapy; and surgery. Provided are state-of-the-art guidelines for assessing obese individuals for health risks and for mood and eating disorders; treatment algorithms for tailoring interventions to the severity of the client’s problem; details on adjunctive interventions for improving body image and self-esteem; recommendations for working with child clients; and much more.
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Jul 312016
 

Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Micro Level: Individuals and Families


By (author): Katherine van Wormer

In a fresh, elegant, and accessible manner, Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Micro Level explores the nuances of the biological, psychological, cultural, and spiritual dimensions of our social lives. Drawing on examples from social work, psychology, literature, philosophy, and current events, it richly illustrates human development and behavior, both normal and abnormal. Katherine van Wormer skillfully integrates recent research ranging from brain imaging to international surveys on happiness, lending extraordinary insight into our drives and motivations. The result is a singular textbook that truly bridges theory and practice by revealing the patterns and paradoxes of our behavior in the social context.

*Outlines theoretical concepts and practice implications in each chapter
*Places unique emphasis on biology’s influence on human behavior, employing the latest empirical data in discussions of matters such as gender differences, genetics, and mental disorders
*Focuses on evidence-based theory and research
*Teaches from a global, cross-cultural, perspective, highlighting themes of empowerment and social justice
*Features dynamic readings and personal narratives that highlight each chapter’s topic
*Accompanied by an online instructor’s manual with Power Points for lecture presentations, chapter summaries, key terms, suggested classroom activities, and a test bank with essay and multiple choice questions
Also available is a companion volume, Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Macro Level, written with Fred Besthorn and Thomas Keefe, which develops a sophisticated and original view of the cultural, global, spiritual, and natural worlds that people inhabit, and the impact of these worlds on human behavior.

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Jul 302016
 

Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Micro Level: Individuals and Families


By (author): Katherine van Wormer

In a fresh, elegant, and accessible manner, Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Micro Level explores the nuances of the biological, psychological, cultural, and spiritual dimensions of our social lives. Drawing on examples from social work, psychology, literature, philosophy, and current events, it richly illustrates human development and behavior, both normal and abnormal. Katherine van Wormer skillfully integrates recent research ranging from brain imaging to international surveys on happiness, lending extraordinary insight into our drives and motivations. The result is a singular textbook that truly bridges theory and practice by revealing the patterns and paradoxes of our behavior in the social context.

*Outlines theoretical concepts and practice implications in each chapter
*Places unique emphasis on biology’s influence on human behavior, employing the latest empirical data in discussions of matters such as gender differences, genetics, and mental disorders
*Focuses on evidence-based theory and research
*Teaches from a global, cross-cultural, perspective, highlighting themes of empowerment and social justice
*Features dynamic readings and personal narratives that highlight each chapter’s topic
*Accompanied by an online instructor’s manual with Power Points for lecture presentations, chapter summaries, key terms, suggested classroom activities, and a test bank with essay and multiple choice questions
Also available is a companion volume, Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Macro Level, written with Fred Besthorn and Thomas Keefe, which develops a sophisticated and original view of the cultural, global, spiritual, and natural worlds that people inhabit, and the impact of these worlds on human behavior.

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Jul 262016
 

Health Promotion and Wellness: An Evidence-Based Guide to Clinical Preventive Services


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By (author): Cheryl Hawk, Will Evans DC PhD

Health Promotion and Wellness is designed to provide health care providers with both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills they need to provide high-quality clinical preventive services. This unique resource is separated into two sections: The first section gives information on risks, ways providers can assess for risk and tools they can use to advise and help patients move forward. The second section is a tool kit with information, resources, tools and other items that can help the clinician provide evidence-based, patient-centered information to their patients.

This accessible reference provide readers with the basic elements necessary to help their patients change their health behavior related to the most prevalent risk factors, and to serve as a springboard to keep pace with the latest evidence arising in the applied science of wellness, prevention and health promotion.

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:
• Screening, prevention, health promotion and advising information and resources that will complement your routine care of the patients you serve
• Instructions for how to appropriately use CPT codes for billing preventive services

Become well-versed in prevention and health promotion approaches, purchase your copy today!

 

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Jul 232016
 

Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism: Building A Future Together


Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is an effective behavioural treatment programme widely used with children with autism to improve socially significant behaviours. This practical book gives detailed guidance on how to develop a tailored ABA programme that includes the key features of ABA: detailed individual behaviour assessment, reinforcement strategies to encourage new behaviours and systematic programme implementation.

Chapters also include individual family case studies and discuss relevant issues such as day-to-day management of programmes for both younger and older children, collaboration in the community, sibling support, school-based programmes and obtaining services. The international contributors offer practical advice on the approach needed for the successful implementation of ABA.

Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism will be a key resource for parents, teachers, social workers, psychologists, researchers, nurses, health visitors and anyone with an interest in improving the ability to cope with the world of children with autism.

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Jul 222016
 

Lead Babies: Breaking the Cycle of Learning Disabilities, Declining IQ, ADHD, Behavior Problems, and Autism


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By (author): Joanna Cerazy MEd, Sandra Cottingham PhD

This groundbreaking study reveals the continuing danger that lead contamination presents to health—particularly in the earliest stages of life. Disclosure about the lead content in house paint, gasoline, canned food, and tap water revolutionized the manufacturing of those products a generation ago, but lead-based products are still produced and pose a health hazard as lead remains in the environment years after its initial use. The deleterious effects of lead on early cognitive development are well documented, but the data in this reference regarding in utero lead transfer contains critical new information that shows the effects on infants and families. Week-by-week brain development in unborn and newborn children is demonstrated, explaining lead’s damage potential at each stage and how that household sources and surroundings—including soil, plumbing, imported canned goods, and house dust—are outlined and simple precautions that can reduce or minimize exposure are discussed. With an awareness that has allowed a generation of injured children to be born, and empowers the reader to break this destructive cycle.

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Jul 182016
 

Family-Focused Behavioral Pediatrics


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By (author): William L. Coleman, Coleman

This handbook addresses behavioral problems that patients and their parents frequently bring to the pediatrician’s attention, such as school avoidance, nightmares, and ‘hanging around with the wrong friends’. Because these behaviors are the family’s problem rather than just the child’s, Dr. Coleman presents family-focused, solution-oriented techniques that primary care practitioners can implement. This handbook is particularly timely in light of the growing importance of behavioral and developmental pediatrics.
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Jul 162016
 

Acute Stress Disorder: What It Is and How to Treat It


By (author): Richard A. Bryant PhD

Drawing on extensive research and clinical experience, leading authority Richard A. Bryant explores what works–and what doesn’t work–in managing acute traumatic stress. He reviews the current state of the science on acute stress disorder (ASD) and presents diagnostic guidelines based on DSM-5. In a straightforward, highly readable style, Bryant shares rich insights into how to provide effective, compassionate care to specific populations, including those with mild traumatic brain injury, military personnel and first responders, and children. Evidence-based intervention procedures are described. Reproducible assessment tools and handouts can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2″ x 11″ size.
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