Assessment And Therapy: Specialty Articles From The Encyclopedia Of Mental Health

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byFriedman, Howard S., Howard S. Friedman

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Assessment and Therapyis a derivative volume of articles pulled from the award-winningEncyclopedia of Mental Health, presenting a comprehensive overview of assessing and treating the many disorders afflicting mental health patients, including alcohol problems, Alzheimer's disease, depression, epilepsy, gambling, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, and suicide.

According to 1990 estimates, mental disorders represent five of the ten leading causes of disability. Among "developed" nations, including the United States, major depression is the leading cause of disability. Also near the top of these rankings are bipolar depression, alcohol dependence, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. In addition, mental disorders are tragic contributors to mortality, with suicide perennially representing one of the leading preventable causes of death worldwide.

Assessment and Therapydescribes the impact of mental health on the individual and society and illustrates the factors that aid positive mental health. Twenty-six peer-reviewed articles written by more than 40 expert authors include essential material on assessing and treating schizophrenia, manic-depressive illness, major depression, anxiety disorders, and other mental illnesses. Professionals and libraries will find this timely work indispensable.

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Assessment and Therapyis a derivative volume of articles pulled from the award-winningEncyclopedia of Mental Health, presenting a comprehensive overview of assessing and treating the many disorders afflicting mental health patients, including alcohol problems, Alzheimer's disease, depression, epilepsy, gambling, obsessive-compulsive di...

Howard S. Friedman, Editor-in-Chief, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. For his work on "changing how we think about the nature of health," he received the James McKeen Cattell Award from the Association for Psychological Science (APS), the top award for applied scientific research in p...

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Format:OtherDimensions:341 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:June 1, 2001Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

About the Editors
How to Use the Encyclopedia
M.C. Maultsby, Jr., and M. Wirga, Assessment of Mental Health in Older Adults, Behavior Therapy.
R.M. Kaplan and D.N. Kerner, Behavioral Medicine.
E.E. Labbé, Biofeedback.
R.J. Haier, Brain Scanning/Neuroimaging.
K.C. Faller, Child Sexual Abuse.
T.R. Sarbin and E. Keen, Classifying Mental Disorders: Nontraditional Approaches.
E. Gambrill, Clinical Assessment.
M.E. Weishaar, Cognitive Therapy.
E. Seidman and S.E. French, Community Mental Health.
R.A. Neimeyer and A.E. Stewart, Contstructivist Psychotherapies.
A. DeLongis and S. Newth, Coping with Stress.
K.T. Sullivan and A. Christensen, Couples Therapy.
R.F. Muñoz, Depression--Applied Aspects.
S.A. Graham-Bermann, Domestic Violence Intervention.
J.J.B. Allen, DSM-IV.
P. Barker, Family Therapy.
J.F. Kihlstrom, Hypnosis and the Psychological Unconscious.
R. Friedman, P. Myers, and H. Benson, Meditation and the Relaxation Response.
P.T. Costa, Jr., and R.R. McCrae, Personality Assessment.
L.W. Roberts, T. McCarty, and S.K. Severino, Premenstrual Syndrome Treatment Interventions.
M.J. Horowitz, Psychoanalysis.
N.E. Grunberg, L.C. Klein, and K.J. Brown, Psychopharmacology.
D. Bhugra and P. de Silva, Sexual Dysfunction Therapy.
R.M. Dawes, Standards for Psychotherapy.
B.H. Gottlieb, Support Groups.
Encyclopedia of Mental HealthExecutive Advisory Board.
Contributors.
Index.