Handbook of mind-body medicine for primary care

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Sage Publications, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 545 pages
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The Handbook of Mind-Body Medicine for Primary Care introduces an evidence-based mind-body approach to the medical and behavioral problems of primary care patients. Evidence-based mind-body practice draws on the best available scientific research, advocating the integration of well-documented mind-body therapies into primary health care. The handbook summarizes current mind-body practice and provides an overview of the basic techniques, including biofeedback, neurofeedback, relaxation therapies, hypnotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapies, acupuncture, and spiritual therapies. The editors also thoroughly demonstrate the application of these techniques to common disorders such as headache, chronic pain, and essential hypertension, as well as anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and sleep disorders.

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The High Risk Model of Threat Perception
Psychophysiological Foundations of the MindBody
Complementary Alternative and Integrative Medicine

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About the author (2003)

Donald Moss, Ph.D., is a partner in West Michigan Behavioral Health Services, adjunct graduate faculty for Saybrook Graduate School, San Francisco and mental health director for the humanitarian Trelawny Outreach Project in Western Jamaica. He is President of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Editor of the Biofeedback Newsmagazine, and Consulting Editor for the Journal of Neurotherapy. He serves on advisory boards for the Advanced Learning Foundation in Colorado, BioCom Technologies of Seattle, Washington, and the Behavioral Medicine Research and Training Foundation of Suquamish, Washington. His third book, Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology, is a 1998 release by Greenwood. He has published numerous book chapters and journal articles on humanistic psychology, philosophy of medicine, anxiety disorders, and behavioral medicine.




Angele McGrady, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Adjunct Professor of Physiology and Molecular Medicine at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. Dr. McGrady is the past-president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, and is an Editor of the journal Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. She is a reviewer for Physiology and Behavior and Diabetes Care. Dr. McGrady is the author of numerous journal articles applying physiological research methodology to chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension.


Terence C. Davies, MD, is Professor and Chair of Family and Community Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and a practicing family physician. He is the Glennan Endowed Chair of Generalist Medicine at EVMS. Dr. Davies has a special interest in behavioral medicine interventions in primary care settings, and established a Division of Behavioral Medicine in his department three years ago.