The Environment and Mental Health: A Guide for Clinicians / Edition 1

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This book offers the first overview of the many ways the environment can affect mental health and illness. It will prove to be an important and valuable resource for physicians in psychiatry, public health, and environmental medicine; for clinical and counseling psychologists and social workers; and for environmental researchers and advocates worldwide.

Offers overview of ways environment can affect mental hlth & illness, incl. social disruption, spread of infections, etc.

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Editorial Reviews

Excluding cases of environmentally-related illnesses which have physiological symptoms directly related to specific environmental factors, this book considers other cases in which patients seeking treatment for environmental illness present psychological issues. Discusses the effects of lead, mercury, and PCB exposure on mental health, as well as the lesser-known effects of other chemicals. Discusses how these effects interact with fear, stress, and depression to cause symptoms. Also discusses the healing effects of exposure to nature and natural images, and the beneficent effects of pets on victims of mental illness. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805829075
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 246
  • Lexile: 1420L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents: H. Frumkin, Foreword. A. Lundberg, Introduction. A. Lundberg, Environmental Change and Human Health. B. Weiss, Behavioral Manifestations of Neurotoxicity. A.A. Rahill, A. Lundberg, The Psychiatric Evaluation of Patients With Suspected Toxic Exposure. A. Lundberg, A.L. Santiago-Rivera, Psychiatric Aspects of Technological Disasters. M.J. Roy, Environmental Influences on Illnesses in Persian Gulf War Veterans. K. Brailey, J.J. Vasterling, P.B. Sutker, Psychological Aftermath of Participation in the Persian Gulf War. S.E. Spedden, Risk Perception and Coping. B.B. Arnetz, Environmental Illness: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Sick Building Syndrome, Electric and Magnetic Field Disease. H.L. Freeman, S.A. Stansfeld, Psychosocial Effects of Urban Environments, Noise, and Crowding. R. White, J. Heerwagen, Nature and Mental Health: Biophilia and Biophobia. A. Katcher, G.C. Wilkins, Animal-Assisted Therapy in the Treatment of Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Children. R. White, Psychiatry and Ecopsychology. Appendix: Environmental Information Resources for the Clinician.

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