The Comprehensive Handbook of Behavioral Medicine

Volume 1: Systems Intervention

  • James M. Ferguson
  • C. Barr Taylor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N3-xxvii
  2. Introduction To The Cardiovascular System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
    2. Michael Feuerstein, Marcia M. Ward
      Pages 41-54
    3. C. Barr Taylor
      Pages 55-88
  3. Introduction To The Musculoskeletal System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-100
    2. Leonard H. Epstein, Rena R. Wing
      Pages 125-137
    3. John V. Basmajian
      Pages 139-148
  4. Introduction To The Central Nervous System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-152
    2. Mark R. Rosenzweig, Edward L. Bennett
      Pages 153-189
    3. Carl E. Thoresen, Thomas J. Coates, Vincent P. Zarcone, Kathleen Kirmil-Gray, Mark R. Rosekind
      Pages 213-234
  5. Introduction To Psychoneuroendocrinology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-237
    2. Stephen C. Woods, Susan R. Burchfield
      Pages 239-254
  6. Introduction To The Genitourinary System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-256
    2. Daniel M. Doleys
      Pages 257-272
    3. Jack S. Annon, Craig H. Robinson
      Pages 273-296
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 297-303

About this book


Many of the greatest strides in medical care have neither been glamorous nor made the front page of The New York Times. They have been simple measures such as sanitation, immunization, and provision of clean, whole­ some food. And even more glamorous medical breakthroughs and tech­ niques like heart transplants are often last-ditch responses to largely preventable medical problems that required a lifetime to develop. Chang­ ing those life styles which may cause, worsen, or exacerbate disease and uti­ lizing current medical knowledge may be the most important strides medicine will make in the next few decades. To meet this challenge, tech­ niques have already been developed to change eating and nutritional pat­ terns that may lead to obesity and heart disease. In addition, interventions are being developed for a wide variety of medical problems. Many of these techniques are based on behavioral principles. Several years ago, one of the editors of this book gave a behavioral medi­ cine seminar for psychiatry residents concerning behavioral principles and their application to medicine. As the seminar developed, it became evident that many of the important articles on the subject were scattered through­ out a wide body of literature, which encompassed a variety of disciplines and journals. No single source was available to provide the state of the art of this emerging field. This book was spawned, in part, as an attempt to overcome this deficit.


behavioral medicine nervous system neuroendocrinology psychiatry rehabilitation

Editors and affiliations

  • James M. Ferguson
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. Barr Taylor
    • 3
  1. 1.Gifford Mental Health Center, San Diego School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaLa JollaUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryVA HospitalLa JollaUSA
  3. 3.Stanford University Medical CenterStanfordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-7279-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-7277-6
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