Behavioral Treatment of Disease

  • Richard S. Surwit
  • Redford B. WilliamsJr.
  • Andrew Steptoe
  • Robert Biersner

Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Behavioral Treatment of Disease: Introduction

    1. Richard S. Surwit
      Pages 1-4
  3. Coronary Heart Disease

  4. Ischemic Disorders

  5. Hypertension

  6. Neuromuscular Rehabilitation

  7. Headache

    1. Jackson Beatty
      Pages 273-284
    2. Niels Birbaumer, G. Haag
      Pages 285-297
  8. Chronic Pain

    1. Blaine S. Nashold, J. Ovelmen Levitt
      Pages 315-327
    2. Bernard Tursky, Larry D. Jamner
      Pages 329-351
    3. Wilbert E. Fordyce
      Pages 353-369
    4. Francis J. Keefe, Andrew R. Block
      Pages 371-387
  9. Military Applications

    1. Robert J. Biersner
      Pages 389-403
  10. Theoretical Issues in Behavioral Medicine

    1. Stephen M. Weiss, Gary E. Schwartz
      Pages 421-435
    2. Charles Mertens de Wilmars
      Pages 453-456
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 457-470

About this book


Behavioral Treatment of Disease: A NATO Symposium on Behavioral Medicine was held on June 30th through July 3rd, 1981 at Porto Carras, Neo Marmaras, Greece. It was a multi­ disciplinary meeting which provided an opportunity for North American and European scientists from ten different NATO member countries to share the emerging principles and technology of behavioral treatment of disease. In addition, it served as a forum whereby continued high level research in the area was stimulated. Financial support for the symposium was initially provided by the Scientific Affairs Division or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as part of their continuing of scientific symposia. Funds made available by a grant from the United States Office of Naval Reseach permitted widespread inter­ national participation in the symposium. We would like to thank each of these organizations for their support in making the symposium possible. In particular, we would like to thank Dr. B. A. Bayraktar of the Scientific Affairs Division of NATO and Dr. Donald Woodward of the U.S. Office of Naval Research. Though both of these men were unable to attend the meeting personally, they provided invaluable assistance in its planning.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Richard S. Surwit
    • 1
  • Redford B. WilliamsJr.
    • 1
  • Andrew Steptoe
    • 2
  • Robert Biersner
    • 3
  1. 1.Duke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  2. 2.St. George’s Hospital Medical SchoolUniversity of LondonLondonEngland
  3. 3.Naval Medical Research and Development CommandBethesdaUSA

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