Mind/Body Health: The Effects of Attitudes, Emotions and Relationships / Edition 3

Mind/Body Health: The Effects of Attitudes, Emotions and Relationships / Edition 3

by Keith J. Karren, Kathryn J. Frandsen, Brent Q. Hafen, Kathryn J. Frandsen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805378863

ISBN-13: 9780805378863

Pub. Date: 07/01/2005

Publisher: Benjamin Cummings

Mind/Body Health: The Effects of Attitudes, Emotions, and Relationships, Third Edition details the latest scientific findings regarding the relationship between the mind and body, and discusses how attitudes and emotions directly affect physical health and well-being. Written by an interdisciplinary team of authors, including a professional health educator who

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Mind/Body Health: The Effects of Attitudes, Emotions, and Relationships, Third Edition details the latest scientific findings regarding the relationship between the mind and body, and discusses how attitudes and emotions directly affect physical health and well-being. Written by an interdisciplinary team of authors, including a professional health educator who is deeply involved in Mind/Body research and an MD/Internist who specializes in Mind/Body practices, this text details current global findings on the relationship between the mind, body, and health. The authors show that negative emotions such as anger, depression, and anxiety can adversely affect physical health while positive emotions such as humor and optimism can serve to improve health and increase longevity. Relationships between physical health and spirituality, attitude, medicine, and various social factors are explored. The authors stress the importance of health choices and lifestyle factors on overall health and well-being, while laying groundwork for continued research in Mind/Body medicine in the 21st century. New to this edition is a chapter on the role nutrition plays in emotional, mental, and physical health.

Psychoneuroimmunology - The Mind/Body Connection, The Impact of Stress on Health, The Disease - Prone Personality, Anger, Hostility, and Health, Worry, Fear, and Health, Depression, Despair, Anxiety, and Health, Insomnia and Sleep Deprivation: Health Effects and Treatment, The Disease - Resistant Personality, Social support, Relationships, and Health, Loneliness and Health, Marriage and Health, Families and Health, Grief, Bereavement, and Health, The Healing Power of Spirituality, Altruism and Health, The Healing Power of Hope and Optimism, Explanatory Style and Health, Locus of Control and Health, Self-Esteem and Health, The Healing Power of Humor and Laughter, Nutrition and Mind/Body Health, Behavior Medicine Treatment: Effects on Medical Outcomes and Costs, Methods of Intervention and the Principles of Stress Resilience

For all readers interested in learning about the effects of attitudes, emotions, and relationships.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805378863
Publisher:
Benjamin Cummings
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.14(h) x 1.51(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Psychoneuroimmunology : the connection between the mind and the body3
Ch. 2The impact of stress on health42
Ch. 3The disease-prone personality87
Ch. 4Anger, hostility, and health139
Ch. 5Worry, anxiety, fear, and health172
Ch. 6Depression, despair, and health192
Ch. 7Insomnia and sleep deprivation : health effects and treatment228
Ch. 8The disease-resistant personality251
Ch. 9Social support, relationships, and health275
Ch. 10Loneliness and health310
Ch. 11Marriage and health340
Ch. 12Families and health362
Ch. 13Grief, bereavement, and health388
Ch. 14The healing power of spirituality417
Ch. 15The healing power of altruism452
Ch. 16The healing power of faith and religion471
Ch. 17The healing power of optimism502
Ch. 18Explanatory style and health523
Ch. 19Locus of control and health534
Ch. 20Self-esteem and health547
Ch. 21The healing power of humor and laughter559
Ch. 22The importance of nutrition of mind and body health585
Ch. 23Behavioral medicine treatment : effects on medical and health outcomes and costs610
Ch. 24Methods of intervention and the principles of stress resilience642
App. AThe elements of human fulfillment
App. BThe seven habits of highly effective people
App. CThe misunderstood alternative : effective type B characteristics that can protect from heart disease

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