This is the long-awaited text on interdisciplinary treatment and assessment of, among other clinical topics, brain-derived behavioral, cognitive, and neurological disorders....[A] comprehensive textbook written by world-renowned experts in their field.
--Niels Birbaumer, PhD
University of Tubingen, Germany
Member of the German Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina
In order to maintain the highest standards of care, health practitioners must keep pace with the rapidly changing technology, trends, and practices in clinical psychology, psychiatry, and behavioral medicine. This book disseminates vast amounts of emerging research relevant to the health care practices of a wide range of clinicians, including psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, cardiologists, nutritionists, and many more.
The book comprehensively covers the new research on various mind-body and clinical procedures-ranging from hypnosis and sleep therapy to brain imaging and cardiovascular techniques. With this book, both physicians and psychologists can stay informed about the many disorders, assessments, and treatment methods that they may not specialize in and thereby vastly improve their practices.
Key Features: Presents assessment and treatment methods for various disorders, including the anxiety disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse, PTSD, and more Includes a wide range of interventions, such as behavioral cardiology, exercise psychotherapy, and evidence-based electroconvulsive therapy Discusses alternative treatment methods, such as meditation, nerve stimulation, and transcranial magnetic stimulation Critiques and challenges various prevalent approaches, paradigms, and practices that may need to be revised Includes contributions from internationally recognized psychologists, psychiatrists, physiologists, and more
Practicing clinicians and students will find this book to be an essential resource, fostering an interdisciplinary approach to health care. The book facilitates a sorely needed move toward integrative practice in an era in which specialization pervades.