Psychological and Behavioral Aspects of Physical Disability

A Manual for Health Practitioners

  • James E. Lindemann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. James E. Lindemann
    Pages 21-37
  3. Ann M. Garner
    Pages 39-67
  4. Russell H. Jackson
    Pages 69-116
  5. James E. Lindemann
    Pages 117-145
  6. Leif G. Terdal
    Pages 147-178
  7. Leif G. Terdal
    Pages 179-216
  8. James E. Lindemann
    Pages 217-241
  9. James E. Lindemann, Robert D. Boyd
    Pages 243-271
  10. James E. Lindemann, Mary Ellen Stanger
    Pages 273-300
  11. James E. Lindemann
    Pages 301-316
  12. James E. Lindemann
    Pages 317-333
  13. Robert D. Boyd, Maurine Otos
    Pages 335-374
  14. Robert D. Boyd, Norton B. Young
    Pages 375-411
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 413-426

About this book


A relationship between the disciplines of psychology and medicine is evident in writings from the beginnings of recorded history. This inter­ action was characterized in some epochs by mutual interest and support, only to be followed by periods of relative disinterest. During the past century there have been several formal attempts to acknowledge this interdependence and to revive and codify on a more permanent basis the working relationships between practitioners and scientists from both psychology and medicine. These twentieth-century waves of interest, which have also come and gone, have been identified by such names as psychosomatic medicine and rehabilitation psychology. For a variety of reasons, notably the lack of a sufficient knowledge base in either disci­ pline, the desired partnership has not come to full flower. This state of affairs seems to be changing as we enter the last two decades of the twentieth century. In the American Psychologist in September, 1980, I reviewed recent developments in psychology and in medicine and in federal and private funding patterns, which give evidence of revitalizing this partnership between these two disciplines and their relevant subspecialties. For ex­ ample, after six decades of spectacular biomedical scientific advances which have all but eradicated such life-threatening diseases as polio­ myelitis and tuberculosis, leaders in medicine, the behavioral sciences, and other segments of society reached a consensus during the 1970s that the behavior of the individual is one of today's unexplored frontiers for modern medical practice and related good health care.


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Authors and affiliations

  • James E. Lindemann
    • 1
  1. 1.The Oregon Health Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA

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