Dianne Hales is one of the most widely published and honored health writers in the country. Her bestselling textbooks include AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH BRIEF, AN INVITATION TO WELLNESS, and AN INVITATION TO PERSONAL CHANGE. Her trade books include the award-winning compendium of mental health information CARING FOR THE MIND: THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO MENTAL HEALTH, THINK THIN, BE THIN (with Doris Helmering), JUST LIKE A WOMAN: HOW GENDER SCIENCE IS REDEFINING WHAT MAKES US FEMALE, THE MIND-MOOD PILL BOOK, INTENSIVE CARING: NEW HOPE FOR HIGH RISK PREGNANCY (with Dr. Timothy Johnson), HOW TO SLEEP LIKE A BABY, THE U.S. ARMY TOTAL FITNESS PROGRAM, NEW HOPE FOR PROBLEM PREGNANCIES, and THE COMPLETE BOOK OF SLEEP. The President of Italy has named Dianne Hales a "cavaliere dell' Ordine della Stella della Solidarieta Italiana" (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity) in recognition of her best-selling book LA BELLA LINGUA as an "invaluable tool for promoting the Italian language." Her other writing awards include prizes from the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, the National Women's Political Caucus, California Psychiatric Society, CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), Council for the Advancement of Scientific Education, and the New York City Public Library.