Titel: Low-Cost Approaches to Promote Physical and Mental Health: Theory, Research, and Practice
Theory, Research, and Practice.
Herausgegeben von Luciano L'Abate
1. März 2007 - gebunden - 526 Seiten
Most health professionals would agree that time and funds are in short supply, even under optimal conditions. Patients, too, would admit similar shortfalls, even with optimal motivation. This book offers self-administered and easily administered interventions designed to promote positive health behaviors while requiring little or no outside funding. Editor Luciano L'Abate continues his long tradition of prolific innovations by identifying major changes in today's health care systems and explaining how targeted, prescriptive promotion/prevention strategies can enhance traditional primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions in key behavioral and relational areas.
Low-Cost Approaches to Promote Physical and Mental Health.- Primary Interventions: Nutritional Approaches.- Diets, Health, and Weight Control: What Do We Know?.- Low-Cost Obesity Interventions: The Market for Foods.- Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Health.- Vitamins, Minerals and Health.- Herbal Medicines in the Treatment of Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders.- Primary Nonverbal Approaches.- Daily Practices for Mindful Exercise.- Relaxation and Meditation.- Expressive Movement.- Pleasant, Pleasurable, and Positive Activities.- Secondary Writing Approaches.- The Recording of Personal Information as an Intervention and~as~an Electronic Health Support.- Teaching to Remember Ourselves: The Autobiographical Methodology.- Expressive Writing: An Alternative to Traditional Methods*.- Workbooks for the Promotion of Mental Health and Life-Long Learning.- Computers and the Internet.- Secondary Relational Approaches.- Maternal-Infant Contact and Child Development: Insights from the Kangaroo Intervention.- Touch Interventions Positively Affect Development.- Non-Erotic Physical Affection: It's Good for You.- Sex, Sexuality, and Sensuality.- Intimacy and Fear of Intimacy.- Low-Cost Interventions for Promoting Forgiveness.- Spirituality in Achieving Physical and Psychological Health and Well-Being: Theory, Research and Low Cost Interventions*.- Tertiary Multi-Personal Approaches.- Friendship, Social Support, and Health.- Animal Companions.- Applications of Emotional Intelligence to Schools and Workplace.- Conclusion.- Implications of Prescriptive Approaches for Policy, Health Promotion, Epidemiology, and Public Health.
Luciano L Abate is Professor Emeritus in Psychology at Georgia State University. He has co-edited/authored two previous books with Springer: Handbook of Homework Assignments in Psychotherapy and Personality in Intimate Relationships: Socialization and Psychopathology.
From the reviews:
"A volume that proposes to describe what is known about inexpensive approaches to health promotion is a welcome overview, indeed. This survey of health promotion has a cohesive, pleasing structure that reflects the organization created by the editor. ... Overall, the qualities of the presented work, especially the sections devoted to mental health promotion, are sufficient that the book is a useful start for a discussion of the benefits and risks of health promotion." (Keith E. Isenberg, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 53 (11), 2008)