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Cambridge handbook of psycology, health and medicine / edited by Andrew Baum... [et al.]

Contributor(s): Braum, Andrew.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBook; Format: print Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1997ISBN: 0-521-43073-9.Subject(s): Psychology, Medical -- handbooks | Behavioral Medicine -- handbooks | Psicología -- Tratados, manuales, etc | Salud -- Tratados, manuales, etc | Medicina -- Tratados, manuales, etc
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Health psychology is a rapidly expanding discipline combining psychology and clinical medicine. This important text collates international and interdisciplinary expertise to form a unique encyclopedic handbook to this field that will be valuable to medical practitioners as well as psychologists. To facilitate easy reference, the handbook's chapters are alphabetically organized with extensive crossreferencing. The first of three sections introduces the nonspecialist reader to broad areas of psychology relevant to the practice of medicine. The second and third sections examine behavioral factors in relation to practice by citing specific medical conditions. This book will prove to be an invaluable resource to all those with an interest in the psychological aspects of health care.

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  • Part I Psychology and Health and Illness
  • Part II Medical topics

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Health psychology is a rapidly expanding discipline, an interface between medicine and psychology. With contributions mainly from British experts but also including Americans, Dutch, Norwegians, Canadians, Australians, and others, this handbook attempts to sum up current knowledge in short articles, mostly of two or three pages, under more than 200 topic titles ranging from abortion to weight control. The volume is organized in three sections. "Psychological Foundations," "Psychology, Health and Illness," and "Medical Topics." Information is aimed at both physicians and psychologists. Physicians might find most helpful the articles on various psychological assessments and interventions, such as behavior and group therapy, and cognitive therapy, as well as the section on psychological foundations. There is a summary of current findings on memory, child development, and psychoimmunology. Psychologists in turn can benefit from the discussion of a wide range of medical diagnoses and problems, such as cleft lip, allergies, or malaria. They should also find helpful descriptions of breast and testicle self-examination, pregnancy and childbirth, the effects of lead poisoning, and similar topics. Each article has a highly selected list of references. All levels. V. L. Bullough; University of Southern California

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