Encyclopedia Of Mental Health

Hardcover | September 17, 2015

byHoward S. FriedmanEditorHoward S. Friedman

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Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Second Edition, tackles the subject of mental health, arguably one of the biggest issues facing modern society. The book presents a comprehensive overview of the many genetic, neurological, social, and psychological factors that affect mental health, also describing the impact of mental health on the individual and society, and illustrating the factors that aid positive mental health.
The book contains 245 peer-reviewed articles written by more than 250 expert authors and provides essential material on assessment, theories of personality, specific disorders, therapies, forensic issues, ethics, and cross-cultural and sociological aspects. Both professionals and libraries will find this timely work indispensable.


*Provides fully up-to-date descriptions of the neurological, social, genetic, and psychological factors that affect the individual and society
*Contains more than 240 articles written by domain experts in the field
*Written in an accessible style using terms that an educated layperson can understand
Of interest to public as well as research libraries with coverage of many important topics, including marital health, divorce, couples therapy, fathers, child custody, day care and day care providers, extended families, and family therapy

Canadian Contributors:

Gillian A. Wilson, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
Kirstyn L. Krause, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
Martin M. Antony, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
Rod A. Martin, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
Christiane A. Hoppmann, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Markus H. Schafer, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Michael P. Leiter, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Stephen J. Wormith, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Chantal C. Schafers, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Valarie E. Whiffen, PsychWorks, West Vancouver, BC
Fuschia M. Sirois, Bishop's University, Sherbrooke, Quebec
Timothy A. Pychyl, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
Anne C. Wagner, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
Meredith S. H. Landy, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
Candice M. Monson, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
Darcy Harris,Kings University College, London, Ontario
Andrea, Gonzalez, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
Christine Wekerle, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

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Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Second Edition, tackles the subject of mental health, arguably one of the biggest issues facing modern society. The book presents a comprehensive overview of the many genetic, neurological, social, and psychological factors that affect mental health, also describing the impact of mental health on the indi...

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 psy...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:2000 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:September 17, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123970458

ISBN - 13:9780123970459

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Table of Contents

Topics include: Adolescence Aggression Aging and Mental Health Alcohol Problems Anger Anxiety Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Behavioral Genetics Behavior Therapy Bereavement Body Image Body Rhythms/Body Clocks Borderline Personality Disorder Brain Development and Plasticity Coping Cognitive Development Chronic Illness and Mental Health Depression Dying Emotional intelligence Food, nutrition and mental health Guilt and shame Humour and mental health Moral development Obesity Personality Assessment Personality Disorders Psychotherapy Positive psychology Religion, Spirituality, and Mental Health Resilience Schizophrenia Self-esteem Sexual Disorders and Dysfunction Smoking and nicotine Suicide Sport and mental health

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"The articles are excellent resources"--Choice"This comprehensive set encompasses all levels of analysis, from the molecular and biological, through the social and family, to the cultural. Intended for students, practicing clinicians, and research professionals, these articles also prove accessible and useful for lay readers. The excellent survey essays cover such timely topics as Alzheimer's disease, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, HIV/AIDS and suicide. Alphabetically arranged, signed articles range from 10 to 20 pages, with a topic outline, a glossary, cross references, and a biography. This is an essential purchase for most health science, academic, and large public libraries".--Library Journal, Best Reference Sources, 1998