Human Diseases and Conditions: Behavioral Health

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Overview

Following an introduction to behavioral health and the brain and nervous system, chapters covering 98 alphabetically arranged topics from "abuse" (including hate crimes) to "violence" (including the media variety) feature keywords for Internet/reference searches; definitions; sidebars on recent developments, notable cases, and personalities; color illustrations; and resources. The index is cumulative for volumes 1-3 of the base set and this supplement. Published in association with the Nemours Foundation of the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, which Dr. Izenberg (MD) heads. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Presents articles dealing with all kinds of diseases and disorders, from acne and brain tumor to tobacco-related diseases and yellow fever.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780684806433
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Edition description: SUPPLEMENT
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 8.68 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.37 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
What Is Behavioral Health? xi
The Brain and Nervous System 1
Abuse 13
Addiction 19
Agoraphobia 28
Alcoholism 30
Alzheimer Disease 37
Amnesia 40
Anorexia 42
Antisocial Personality Disorder 46
Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders 48
Asperger Disorder 54
Attention 57
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 60
Autism 66
Bedwetting (Enuresis) 71
Binge Eating Disorder 73
Bipolar Disorder 75
Birth Defects and Brain Development 78
Body Dysmorphic Disorder 83
Body Image 86
Brain Chemistry (Neurochemistry) 89
Brain Injuries 93
Bulimia 100
Bullying 102
Cerebral Palsy 107
Chronic Illness 109
Conduct Disorder 112
Consciousness 115
Conversion Disorder 117
Death and Dying 121
Delusions 124
Dementia 126
Depression 131
Disability 139
Dissociative Identity Disorder 146
Divorce 149
Eating Disorders 155
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) 159
Emotions 162
Families 169
Fears 173
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 176
Fugue 179
Gender Identity 181
Gender Identity Disorder 184
Genetics and Behavior 187
Habits and Habit Disorders 193
Hallucination 195
Homelessness 197
Hypnosis 200
Hypochondria 202
Impulsivity 205
Intelligence 207
Learning Disabilities 213
Love and Intimacy 219
Lying and Stealing 221
Malingering 225
Medications 226
Memory 230
Mental Retardation 235
Munchausen Syndrome 241
Obesity 245
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 247
Oppositional Defiant Disorder 251
Panic 253
Paranoia 257
Peer Pressure 261
Personality 264
Personality Disorders 266
Pervasive Developmental Disorders 269
Phobias 272
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 276
Psychosis 281
Rape 287
Relaxation 290
Resilience 292
Rett Disorder 294
Schizophrenia 297
School Avoidance 305
School Failure 308
Seasonal Affective Disorder 312
Selective Mutism 314
Self-Esteem 316
Sexual Development 319
Sleep 326
Social Anxiety Disorder 331
Soiling (Encopresis) 334
Somatoform Disorders 336
Stress 339
Stuttering 344
Substance Abuse 347
Suicide 356
Testing and Evaluation 361
Therapy 365
Tic Disorders 376
Tobacco Addiction 380
Tourette Syndrome 384
Trichotillomania 390
Violence 395
Bibliography 399
Index 403
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    Posted December 14, 2001

    A MUST FOR THE FAMILY LIBRARY, SCHOOLS & CLINICS

    Human Diseases and Conditions is an up to date, comprehensive and readable encyclopedia of information thoroughly covering issues of mental and emotional health, addiction and compulsive disorders and related topics. It includes community resources, websites and other relevant references for kids, adolescents, and families who need more information and support. It is a must for the family library, schools and clinics, and any organization that serves families.

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