Identifies the major components of cognitive behavioral therapy and the causative relationship between environmental events, thoughts, emotions, and behavior. Lists the common types of flawed and irrational beliefs that create depression, anxiety, and stress. Describes the “ABC” process of converting irrational thinking into rational thinking. Describes cognitive-behavioral treatment strategies for depression and anxiety. Defines “allostasis” and “allostatic load” aspects of stress and describe the “Stress Inoculation Training” approach to stress management.
Identifies the proper classification, co-morbidities, and diagnostic approaches to eating disorders. Outlines the etiology and prognosis in eating disorders. Discusses the issues of oromaxillary pathology observed in eating disorders. Describes the various aspects of effective management of eating disorders. Explains the unhealthy weight obsession, self-image issues, and erroneous beliefs about food, diet, weight, and health.
Explains the concept of emotional intelligence. Describes the relationship between emotions and the brain. Outlines how to use emotional intelligence to reduce negative moods. Explains the concept of social intelligence and its components. Identifies the neural circuitry underlying interpersonal behavior. Describes educational programs designed to heighten emotional and social intelligence.
Describes some of the effects of chronic pain on the brain. Lists the major chronic pain disorders and their treatments. Explains the differences between migraine and tension headaches. Identifies the major sources of back pain and their effective treatments. Describes the differences between trigger points and tender points. Lists methods and techniques of lowering the risk of chronic pain disorders. Discusses the concept of multidisciplinary pain management. Describes the applications of non-pharmacologic pain treatments like cognitive-behavioral therapy, biofeedback, and meditation.
Discusses the goals and challenges involved in palliative care. Lists key aspects of addressing advanced medical directives, do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders, mechanical ventilation, and tube feedings at the end of life. Describes major symptoms encountered in terminal illness and treatment options. Outlines common sources of mental, emotional, and spiritual suffering at the end of life and measures to ease them. Identifies key factors to improve communication with the patient and family members and ease caregiver stress.
Describes the different definitions of humor. Identifies the various theories of humor. Discusses the physiology and therapeutic effects of laughter. Discusses the use of humor in health care settings and the role of humor for health care professionals. Defines the relationship between children and humor and the elderly and humor. Identifies some strategies for adding humor to health care practices.
Irritating the Ones You Love explores how “unconscious” reasons control so much of our choices and behavior in relationships—the hidden reasons we are drawn to particular partners, and how, unknowingly, the past affects our reactions in present situations. This book provides tools to help readers uncover the hidden influences on them so that they can choose partners for the “right” reasons, grow as human beings, stop making the same mistakes when issues arise with their partner, and make their relationships more intimate and happy.
Evaluates the issues related to stress-induced feelings of loss of control, the physiological and psychological mechanisms behind these issues, and means of coping with them. Identifies grief-, aggression- and suicide-related trends in both society and the individual and identify the neurobiologic mechanisms involved. Develops approaches to the rehabilitation of patients who have loss of control issues that lead to substance abuse. Screens and pre-diagnoses patients at risk for disorders that may be triggered by the feeling of loss of control.