Emotion, inhibition, and health

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Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, 1993 - Psychology - 279 pages
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In this health psychology book, a variety of practical approaches for investigating the complex links among emotion, inhibition, and health are carefully presented and criticized. The treatment is both conceptual, and very clinical, with direct application to a number of important medical disorders.

Rather than conclude that one specific method can be used to understand all psychosomatic disorders, the authors present and analyze a number of creative approaches that are especially sensitive to specific clinical problems which may result from inhibited emotional behavior.

Clinicians working with patients who have difficulties in this area will find this book to be very useful, as will researchers in psychology and medicine who are working on a daily basis to further improve our understanding of the relationship between emotion and health.

The first part of the book presents and critically analyzes various schools of thought relating to emotion, communication, and processes in the brain. The second half presents clinical chapters in which specific health problems are analyzed in the context of the interaction between emotions and health.

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