The Psychoneuroimmunology of Chronic Disease

Author: Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Recent years have witnessed considerable growth in the field of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), which describes how psychological factors, such as stress and depression, impact the neurological and immune systems. Research increasingly indicates that psychological states play a key role in the development and exacerbation of inflammatory diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimers, and autoimmune disorders. In this book, editor Kathleen Kendall-Tackett and an elite group of researchers explore the ways physical and psychological stressors such as poor sleep, PTSD, and depression, trigger the inflammatory response and increase the risk of disease. They approach this material from a variety of perspectives. Chapters in Part I describe the biological processes involved in inflammation, focusing on both the typical bodily response to threat as well as on the long-term deleterious effects of stress upon the immune system; while chapters in Part II examine the role of psychosocial stress in disease etiology. Throughout, chapter authors present evidence of connections between mind and body, and emphasize the need for improved communication between physicians and mental health care providers. This book will be a valuable resource for researchers as well as practitioners who hope to share the benefits of these findings with their clients.

Development and Causality

Author: Gerald Young
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441994226
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book sets forth a new model of development from a causal perspective. As this is an area vital to several disciplines. It has been written at multiple levels and for multiple audiences. It is based on the work of Piaget and Neo-Piagetians, but also covers other major models in development. It has elements that make it attractive as a teaching text, but it is especially research-focused. It has clinical applications. It presents many new ideas and models consistent with the existing literature, which is reviewed extensively. Students, researchers, and practitioners should find it useful. The models presented in the present work build on models introduced in prior publications (e.g., Young, 1990a, 1990b; 1997).

Stress Management and Prevention

Author: David D. Chen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131744342X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Gain a critical understanding of the nature of stress from a positive psychology framework that allows you to look beyond a simple pathology of stress-related symptoms. This new edition of Stress Management and Prevention integrates Eastern and Western concepts of stress while emphasizing an experiential approach to learning through the use of exercises, activities, and self-reflection. This student-friendly text contains chapters on conflict resolution, mindfulness meditation, time management, prevention of health risks, and cognitive restructuring. Included throughout are an emphasis on mindfulness and the neuroscience behind it, more theories, and new techniques for stress reduction and time management. An updated companion website includes even more video-based activities so students can see techniques in practice.

An Invitation to Health

Author: Dianne Hales
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 113370851X
Format: PDF
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In this new edition of the market-leading personal health text, Dianne Hales invites your students to build their future of healthy living by applying the concepts to evaluate their current lifestyle and make healthy changes. Delivering the most current and thorough coverage available, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: BUILD YOUR FUTURE integrates a comprehensive presentation of health concepts--body, mind, and spirit--with a wealth of applications for the students' lives, including Your Strategies for Change, Your Strategies for Prevention and Making Change Happen. New to this edition is a feature called Health in Action, which provides a brief list of Do's and Don'ts for specific behaviors. Recognizing the impact of the current economic environment, Health on a Budget demonstrates practical ways that students can achieve their goals by drawing on internal resources. The most student-oriented text on the market, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: BUILD YOUR FUTURE is packed with relevant examples, colorful photos, figures, and new research and statistics presented in an engaging way. This complete textbook program provides an outstanding set of resources for both students and instructors to accomplish key goals of the course and reinforce learning. Choose AN INVITATION TO HEALTH for your course and motivate your students to change. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology

Author: Jorge Hilarion Daruna
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123820499
Format: PDF, ePub
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Health is maintained by the coordinated operation of all the biological systems that make up the individual. The Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology 2e presents an overview of what has been discovered by scientists regarding how bodily systems respond to environmental challenges and intercommunicate to sustain health. The book touches on the main findings from the current literature without being overly technical and complex. The result is a comprehensive overview of psychoneuroimmunology, which avoids oversimplification, but does not overwhelm the reader. Single authored for consistency of breadth and depth, with no redundancy of coverage between chapters Covers endocrine-immune modulation, neuro-immune modulation, and the enhancing or inhibiting processes of one or more systems on the others Expanded use of figures, tables, and text boxes Online test bank for professors

Psychology Mental Health Sleep apnea

Author: Nancy A. Piotrowski
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 9781587655616
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This comprehensive five-volume set covers notable theories, people, social issues, life stages, the physiology and anatomy of the nervous system, and various mental illnesses or conditions --from publisher description.

Mental Health

Author: Joseph W. Donnelly
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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This book takes a comprehensive approach to all aspects of mental health, holistically examining the cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual dimensions of mental health.By examining mental health from a variety of perspectives, the authors have created a holistic view that incorporates public health, medicine and psychiatry, psychology, counseling, and health education. Both classic and contemporary sources support the basic premise of the text, that total health is a complex tapestry of many wellness factors, but that mental health is the integrating cloth woven throughout that lends substance and support to the quality of human experience.For mental or emotional health counselors.

The Oxford Handbook of Psychoneuroimmunology

Author: Suzanne Segerstrom
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195394399
Format: PDF, Docs
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This volume collects the state-of-the-art applications of psychological theory to the interactions among the mind, the nervous system, and the immune system, including applications drawn from affective science, developmental psychology, behavioral neuroscience, and clinical psychology.

Depression in New Mothers

Author: Kathleen A Kendall-Tackett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317310292
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Depression is the most common complication of childbirth and results in adverse health outcomes for both mother and child. It is vital, therefore, that health professionals be ready to help women who have depression, anxiety, or posttraumatic stress disorder in the perinatal period. Now in its third edition, Depression in New Mothers provides a comprehensive approach to treating postpartum depression in an easy-to-use format. It reviews the research and brings together the evidence-base for understanding the causes and for assessing the different treatment options, including those that are safe for breastfeeding mothers. It incorporates research from psychoneuroimmunology and includes chapters on: assessing depression mother-infant sleep traumatic birth experiences infant temperament, illness, and prematurity childhood abuse and partner violence psychotherapy complementary and integrative therapies community support for new mothers antidepressant medication suicide and infanticide. This most recent edition incorporates new research findings from around the world on risk factors, the use of antidepressants, the impact of breastfeeding, and complementary and integrative therapies as well as updated research into racial/ethnic minority differences. Rich with case illustrations and invaluable in treating mothers in need of help, this practical, evidence-based guide dispels the myths that hinder effective treatment and presents up-to-date information on the impact of maternal depression on the mother and their infants alike.

Mind Immunity and Health

Author: Phil Evans
Publisher: Free Assn Books
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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There is a growing consensus that the mind can affect the immune system and over the past decade a new field - known as psychoneuroimmunology or PNI for short - has established itself to investigate the effects of the mind upon the immune system and vice versa. The authors of this exciting new area of research in the field of health psychology provide a comprehensive and detailed account informed by the latest research. Topics covered are stress and immunity, depression and immunity and assessment of the evidence that PNI effects are directly related to health.