The Comprehensive Handbook of Behavioral Medicine

Volume 2: Syndromes and Special Areas

  • James M. Ferguson
  • C. Barr Taylor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-vi
  2. Introduction to Bronchial Asthma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. A. Barney Alexander, Larry S. Solanch
      Pages 3-40
  3. Introduction to The Gastrointestinal System (Including Eating Disorders)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-45
    2. Ronald S. Drabman, Glenn Cordua y Cruz
      Pages 95-102
    3. Thomas J. Coates, Carl E. Thoresen
      Pages 103-128
    4. James Ferguson
      Pages 129-143
    5. Daniel M. Doleys
      Pages 145-157
  4. Introduction to Pain Syndromes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-170
    2. Alan H. Roberts
      Pages 171-189
    3. Michael J. Corley, Steven Zlutnick
      Pages 191-206
    4. Paul M. Cinciripini, Donald A. Williamson, Leonard H. Epstein
      Pages 207-227
    5. Leonard H. Epstein, Paul M. Cinciripini
      Pages 229-240
    6. Barbara G. Melamed, Wallace L. Mealiea Jr.
      Pages 241-259
  5. Introduction to Skin Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Craig Risch, James Ferguson
      Pages 263-275
    3. Dan G. Perkins
      Pages 277-282
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 283-289

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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James M. Ferguson
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • C. Barr Taylor
    • 4
  1. 1.Gifford Mental Health CenterUSA
  2. 2.San Diego School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryVA HospitalLa JollaUSA
  4. 4.Stanford University Medical CenterStanfordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-7282-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-7280-6
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