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Behavioral Medicine and Women : A Comprehensive Handbook - Elaine A. Blechman

Behavioral Medicine and Women

A Comprehensive Handbook

By: Elaine A. Blechman (Editor), Kelly D. Brownell (Editor)

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Documenting significant recent advances in understanding women's psychosocial and physical health, this comprehensive resource covers both prevention and intervention and provides cutting-edge information on the links between behavior and disease. With contributions from over 100 leading experts, the book addresses a wide range of topics on women's health across the lifespan, including physiological and mental conditions, substance abuse, sexuality and reproduction, body image, and cultural issues and concerns. Succinct, accessible chapters with annotated references enable readers to find desired information quickly and easily. This volume would be invaluable to practitioners, students, and researchers in psychology, psychiatry, social work, nursing, and medicine, as well as other professionals and students involved with women's health issues.

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"This is a magnificent resource manual...140 chapters with detailed introductions to topics, easy-to-use annotated references written by leading experts in diverse fields, all contributing to building an up-to-date knowledge base in the exciting area of women's health." --Mary Roth Walsh, PhD, Editor of Women, Men and Gender "The enormous popular interest in the content areas covered by this handbook is reflected in the number of paperbacks devoted to many of these topics. Some of these are of dubious quality, departing from the scientific findings underpinning the field. Hence there is much misinformation in the public domain--misinformation that affects patients' attitudes toward their treatment. This handbook offers an excellent corrective to this situation, allowing clinicians treating women to obtain authoritative information quickly on topics with which they may have only a passing familiarity, and allowing them to convey such information to their patients in a balanced manner. This should result in better care for that half of humanity to whose care this book is addressed." --from the Foreword by W. Stewart Agras, MD, School of Medicine, Stanford University "Over 150 of the very best-known people in women's health and medicine cover an exhaustive compendium of topics....Perhaps, most importantly, the present volume brings new information about social and behavioral coping processes that are a major part of women's lives in regard to health, prevention, illness, and health care utilization. As new areas of interests emerge, scientists and clinicians depend heavily on an encyclopedic knowledge base that encompasses both theoretical understandings and practical applications. Usually such information is not available. Blechman and Brownell have done us all a service by incorporating women's health needs and treatments within a comprehensive behavioral model that covers the important aspects of individual well-being and public health across both psychological and physical disorders." --from the Foreword by Bonnie R. Strickland, PhD, ABPP, Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst "An authoritative compendium....A very useful book." --"Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter" "This volume is an excellent source which clinicians and citizens alike may well consult for information on a wide array of issues in women's health and for further reading on diverse related areas." --"Perceptual and Motor Skills" "Provides an excellent overview of the interface between behavioral medicine and women's health. The strengths include the breadth of information covered, the clarity of writing, and the helpful introductory chapters at the start of each section. Novel aspects of the book include a discussion of ways in which the health care system is changing to be more sensitive to the health needs of women and the diversity of populations and issues it examines....I recommend it as a handy reference on behavioral aspects of a wide range of women's health topics to diverse groups of health care educators and providers." --"Psychosomatic Medicine" "This handbook successfully explores the interplay between biology and psychology in all aspects of women's health....This book is appropriate for learners at all levels....it is an excellent supplemental text for women's health practitioners and provides important perspectives on behavioral issues in women's health." --"Family Medicine" "The strength of this comprehensive handbook is its contribution to expanding the traditional boundaries of the topic of women's behavioral health....The book is comprehensive and theoretical, yet it is also accessible for a quick answer to a clinical question. Even for mental health clinicians or physicians with expertise in women's behavioral health, the broad choice ofapplicable subject matter offers new and useful information about the rich interaction between biology and context.....Covers a great deal of ground in a comprehensive and useful way, and it should be of interest to a broad readership." --"Psychiatric Services"

Life Course Perspectives
Section Editors' Overview
Brain and Behavior Development
Maternal Cocaine Use and Fetal Development
Maternal Alcohol Use and Fetal Development
Childhood: Gender Role Development
Adolescent Sexuality
Teenage and Adolescent Pregnancy
Parenting of Adults with Mental Retardation
Stress and Coping
Section Editor Overview
Marital Quality
Marital Conflict
Social Support
Type A Behavior Pattern
Multiple Roles
Life Events
Social Comparison
Positive Mental Health
Section Editor Overview
HIV Prevention
HIV Prevention among Homeless Women
Breast Cancer Screening: Improving Adherence
Breast Cancer Screening: When to Begin?
Osteoporosis Prevention
Smoking Prevention
Preventing Alcohol Problems
Nutrition: Diet and Disease
Nutrition: Guidelines, Attitudes, and Behaviors
Nutrition Education
Oral Health
Exercise for Adolescents
Health Care Paradigms, Policies, and Settings
Section Editor Overview
Health Care Policy
Medical Curricula and Training
Substance Abuse and Health Care
School-Based Clinics
Worksite Nicotine Treatment
The Military and Health
Prenatal Care Access
Self-Administered Interventions
Alternative Medicine
Body Image and Substance Use
Section Editor Overview
Anorexia Nervosa
Bulimia Nervosa
Stress and Coping in Eating Disorders
Dieting, Exercise, and Body Weight
Social Physique Anxiety
Negative Body Image
The Emergence of Negative Body Images
Breast Implants
Alcohol Metabolism
Drug Abuse
Drug Abuse Treatment
Cigarette Smoking
Sexuality and Reproduction
Section Editor Overview
Sexual Functioning
Reproductive Endocrinology
Premenstrual Disorders
Gynecological Pain
Sexual Abuse
Pregnancy and Childbirth
Pregnancy in Women with Disabilities
Postpartum Depression
The Lactational Amenorrhea Method
Reproductive Technologies
Sexuality and Aging
Physiological Disorders with Behavioral and Psychosocial Components
Section Editors' Overview
Alzheimer's Disease: A General View
Alzheimer's Disease: Impact on Women
Arthritis: Behavioral and Psychosocial Aspects
Arthritis: Medical Aspects
Arthritis a
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ISBN: 9781572305229
ISBN-10: 1572305223
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 876
Published: 1st August 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.54