2 volumes : illustrations ; 29 cm
The U.S. Surgeon GeneralAes report on mental health notes oSurveys estimate that during a 1-year period, 22 to 23 percent of the U.S. adult populationuor 44 million peopleuhave diagnosable mental disorders, according the reliable, established criteria.o The report goes on to say, oepidemiological estimates have shifted over time because of changes in the definitions and diagnosis of mental health and mental illness.o Indeed, some experts believe there has been an astonishing rise in mental illness. According to one report, oin 1987, prior to Prozac hitting the market and the current ubiquitous use of antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs, the U.S. mental illness disability rate was 1 in every 184 Americans, but by 2007 the mental illness disability rate had more than doubled to 1 in every 76 Americans.o Discussion now revolves around the questions: Are there truly more mentally ill people now or are there just more people being diagnosed and treated? And what are the roles of economics and the pharmacological industry in this controversy? At the core of what is going on with mental illness in American and around the world, we believe, is cultural sociology: How differing cultures treat mental illness and, in turn, how mental health patients are affected by the culture. In this multidisciplinary reference, we look at the culture of mental illness from the non-clinical perspectives of sociology, history, psychology, epidemiology, economics, public health policy, and finally, the mental health patients themselves.Specifications:A two-volume work, available in a choice of print or electronic formats.375 to 400 articles and 150 photos.An Introduction, thematic ReaderAes Guide, Chronology, Glossary, and a Resource Guide to Key Books, Journals, and Associations and their web sites.
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116 pages : color illustrations ; 15 cm
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2 v. (xxix, 925 p.) : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • v. 1. A-M
  • v. 2. N-Z.
Americans are becoming more cognizant of the importance of mental wellness as incidents of bullying, random shootings, and eating disorders pervade our society. This comprehensive resource provides an expansive overview of mental health and illness in the United States, analyzing the current state of the health care system, and objectively examining the therapies and treatment options traditionally recommended by the medical community. Mental Health Care Issues in America: An Encyclopedia covers major mental disorders, theories, and treatments; delves into major advances and ongoing controversies in the field; and shares the most current research on the subject in varied disciplines, including ethnic studies, criminal justice, education, and social work. Each entry features a clear definition of the issue along with a brief review of its history. Additionally, the author situates the material within the mental health field, as well as within society in general. Organized alphabetically, topics include advocacy, legal issues, media portrayals of psychological disorders, and homelessness and mental illness.
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xxv, 812 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Assessment and diagnosis
  • Psychological testing
  • Individual adult treatment
  • Couples, family, and group treatment
  • Child and adolescent treatment
  • Biology and pharmacotherapy
  • Self-help resources-- Ethical and legal issues
  • Forensic practice
  • Financial and insurance matters
  • Practice management
  • Prevention, consultation, and supervision.
Fully revised and expanded, this third edition of the Psychologists' Desk Reference includes several new chapters on emerging topics in psychology and incoporates updates from top clinicians and program directors in the field. This classic companion for mental health practioners presents an even larger variety of information required in daily practice in one easy-to-use resource. Covering the entire spectrum of practice issues-from diagnostic codes, practice guidelines, treatment principles, and report checklists, to insight and advice from today's most respected clinicians-this peerless reference gives fingertip access to the whole range of current knowledge. Ideal for use by all mental health professionals, the Desk Reference covers assessment and diagnosis, testing and psychometrics, treatment and psychotherapy, biology and pharmacotherapy, self-help resources, ethical and legal issues, forensic practice, financial and insurance matters, and prevention and cosultation. Chapters have been clearly written by master clinicians and include easy-to-read checklists and tables as well as helpful advice. Filled with information psychologists use everyday, the Psychologists' Desk Reference, Third Edition, will be the most important and widely used volume in the library of psychologists, social workers, and counsellors everywhere.
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5. AIDS [2012]

208 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"What Causes AIDS? What Is the Status of the Global AIDS Epidemic?; How Can the Spread of AIDS Be Controlled?; How Should AIDS Be Treated?"-- Provided by publisher.
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6. Eating disorders [2012]

227 p. ; 24 cm.
"Eating Disorders: Are Eating Disorders a Serious Problem?; What Causes Eating Disorders?; What Role Does the Internet Play in Eating Disorders?; How Should Eating Disorders Be Treated?"-- Provided by publisher.
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xxii, 429 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm.
Encyclopedia of the Black Death is the first A-Z encyclopedia to cover the second plague pandemic, balancing medical history and technical matters with historical, cultural, social, and political factors and effects in Europe and the Islamic world from 1347-1770. It also bookends the period with entries on Biblical plagues and the Plague of Justinian, as well as modern-era material regarding related topics, such as the work of Robert Koch and Louis Pasteur, the Third Plague Pandemic of the mid-1800s, and plague in the United States. Unlike previous encyclopedic works about this subject that deal broadly with infectious disease and its social or historical contexts, including the author's own, this interdisciplinary work synthesizes much of the research on the plague and related medical history published in the last decade in accessible, compellingly written entries. Controversial subject areas such as whether "plague" was bubonic plague and the geographic source of plague are treated in a balanced and unbiased manner.
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2 v. (xix, 1,828 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
  • v. 1. A-L
  • v. 2. M-Z.
"Alphabetically arranged encyclopedia (500 entries) that covers a wide variety of disorders, treatments, tests, and therapies, focused specifically on topics in mental health"--.
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1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
"The average person does not place love above his own security. Rocky Braat is not your average person. Rocky has devoted his life to working at an AIDS orphanage in Chennai, India. The children have been abandoned by their families and society. But despite all the pain that this world has shown them, they have learned to love. I Was Always Beautiful is the raw and unedited documentation of Braat's life in India and what the children have taught him. Experience his journey through personal journal entries and full-page photographs"--From publisher's website.
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10. Mental illness [2012]

215 p. ; 24 cm.
"Mental Illness: Is Mental Illness a Serious Problem?; How Should Society Address Mental Illness?; What Mental Health Issues Do Youths Face Today?; What Treatments for Mental Illness Are Effective?"-- Provided by publisher.
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xxiii, 1099 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
  • Part One: Foundational Principles and Methods -- 1. An Introduction to Social Neuroscience -- John T. Cacioppo and Jean Decety -- 2. Historical Perspectives on Social Neuroscience -- Svenja Matusall, Markus Christen and Ina Kaufman -- 3. Evolutionary Basis of the Social Brain -- Robin Dunbar -- 4. The Evolution of Social Behavior -- Lisa A. Parr and Bridget M. Waller -- 5. Social Affective Neuroscience: A Neuropsychological Perspective -- Janelle Beadle and Daniel Tranel -- 6. Essentials of Functional of Neuroimaging -- Tor D. Wager and Martin A. Lindquist -- 7. Electromagnetic brain mapping using MEG and EEG -- Sylvain Baillet -- 8. Psychoneuroimmunology in vivo: Methods and Principles -- Jos Bosch, Christopher Engel, and Victoria Burns -- Part Two: Motivation and Emotion -- 9. Neurobiology of Social Bonding and Attachment -- C. Sue Carter and Stephen W. Porges -- 10. Neural Basis of Motivation -- Greg J. Norman, John T. Cacioppo, and Gary Berntson -- 11. Processing social and non-social rewards in the human brain -- Lauren A. Leotti and Mauricio R. Delgado -- 12. Wanting and Liking: -- Piotr Winkielman and Kent Berridge -- 13. Attitudes -- William Cunningham, Ingrid R. Johnsen, and Andrew Jahn -- 14. The Emotion-Attention Interface: Neural, Developmental and Clinical Considerations -- Michael L. Kirwan, Lauren K. White, and Nathan Fox -- 15. The Neuroscience of Personality Traits: Descriptions and Prescriptions -- Angelina R. Sutin, Robert R. McCrae, and Paul T. Costa -- 16. Emotion Recognition -- Ralph Adolphs and Vanessa Janowski -- 17. Odor Evoked Memory -- Rachel Herz -- 18. Emotional Regulation: Neural Bases and Beyond -- Peter Mende-Siedlecki, Hedy Kober, and Kevin N. Ochsner -- Part Three: Social Cognition -- 19. Brain Development and Social Cognition -- Tomas Paus -- 20. An Overview of Self-Awareness and the Brain -- Julian Keenan, Hanna Oh, and Franco Amati -- 21. Note to Self -- Susanne Quadflieg and C. Neil Macrae -- 22. Unconscious Action Tendencies: Sources of 'Un-Integrated' Action -- Ezequiel Morsella and John A. Bargh -- 23. The Prefrontal Cortex and Goal-Directed Social Behavior -- Aron K. Barbey and Jordan Grafman -- 24. Staying in Control: The Neural Basis of Self-Regulation and its Failure -- Dylan D. Wagner, Kathryn E. Demos, and Todd F. Heatherton -- 25. Hearing voices: Neurocognition of the human voice -- Pascal Belin -- 26. Intersecting Identities and Expressions: The Compound Nature of Social Perception -- Reginald B. Adams, Jr. and Anthony J. Nelson -- 27. Person Perception -- Bruce D. Bartholow and Cheryl L. Dickter -- 28. Impression Formation: A Focus on Others' Intents -- Daniel L. Ames, Susan Fiske, and Alex Todorov -- 29. The Origin of First Impressions in Animal and Infant Face Perception -- Leslie A. Zebrowitz and Yi Zhang -- 30. Using ERPs to Understand the Process and Implications of Social Categorization -- Tiffany Ito -- 31. Real-world consequences of social deficits: Executive function and theory of mind in patients with ventral frontal damage and traumatic brain injury -- Valerie E. Stone and Catherine A. Hynes -- 32. The Neuroscience of Moral Cognition and Emotion -- Roland Zahn, Ricardo de Oliveira-Souza, and Jorge Moll -- 33. Embodiment and Social Cognition -- Paula Niedenthal, Jiska Eelen, and Marcus Maringer -- 34. Socioemotional functioning and the aging brain -- Gregory R. Samanez-Larkin and Laura L. Carstensen -- Part Four: Inter-Personal Processes -- 35. Mirror Neuron System and social cognition -- Christian Keysers, Marc Thious, and Valeria Gazzola -- 36. Mirror Neuron System and Imitation -- Marco Iacoboni -- 37. Empathy -- Tania Singer and Jean Decety -- 38. Altruism -- Stephanie Preston and Frans de Waal -- 39. Why rejection hurts: What social neuroscience has revealed about the brain's response to social rejection -- Naomi Eisenberger -- 40. Neural Systems of Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Self-Esteem Maintenance -- Jennifer S. Beer -- 41. The Social Regulation of Emotion -- James Coan -- 42. From Melody to Words: The Importance of Melody -- Kathleen Wermke and Werner Mende -- 43. The Development of Language -- Pat Kuhl -- 44. Language and Communication -- Howard Nusbaum -- Part Five: Group Processes -- 45. The Neurobiology of Primate Social Behavior -- Melissa Bauman, Eliza Bliss-Moreau, Christopher J. Machado and David G. Amaral -- 46. Neural Representation of Social Hierarchy -- Caroline F. Zink and Joseph, W. Barter -- 47. Group Processes: Social Dominance -- Paul W. Czoty, Drake Morgan, and Michael A. Nader -- 48. Mechanisms for the Regulation of Intergroup Responses: A Social Neuroscience Analysis -- David Amodio and Kyle G. Ratner -- 49. Cultural neuroscience: Visualizing culture-gene influences on brain function -- Joan Chiao -- Part Six: Social Influences on Health and Clinical Syndromes -- 50. Perceived Social Isolation: Social Threat Vigilance and Its Implications for Health -- Louise C. Hawkley and John T. Cacioppo -- 51. Pathways Linking Early Life Stress to Adult Health -- Shelley Taylor -- 52. Physiological Effects of Social Threat: Implications for Health -- Sally S. Dickerson, Tara L. Gruenewald, and Margaret Kemeny -- 53. Social Neuroscientific Pathways Linking Social Support to Health -- Bert Uchino, Timothy Smith, Wendy Birmingham, and McKenzie Carlisle -- 54. Stress, Negative Emotions, and Inflammation -- Jean-Philippe Gouin, Liisa V. Hantsoo, and Janice K.Kiecolt-Glaser -- 55. Neural Endophenotypes of Social Behavior in Autism Spectrum Conditions -- Michael V. Lombardo, Simon Baron-Cohen, Matthew K. Belmonte, and Bhismadev Chakrabarti -- 56. Developmental disorders -- Yoko Kamio, Shozo Tobimatsu and Hiroki Fukui -- 57. The Asperger Syndrome -- Bruno Wicker and Marie Gonnot -- 58. Antisocial Personality Disorders -- Andrea Glenn and Adrian Raine -- 59. Psychopathy from the perspective of social and cognitive neuroscience -- James Blair -- 60. Alexythimia from the Affective Neuroscience Perspective -- Sylvie Berthoz -- 61. Theory of Mind Deficits in Neurological Patients -- Tal Shany-Ur and Simone Shamay-Tsoory -- Part Seven: Applications -- 62. The cognitive neuroscience of strategic thinking -- Meghana Bhatt and Colin F. Camerer -- 63. Functional magnetic resonance imaging of deception -- Daniel D. Langleben and Jonathan G. Hakun -- 64. Mutual Benefits of Using Humanoid Robots in Social Neuroscience -- Thierry Chaminade -- 65. The social brain in adolescence and the potential impact of social neuroscience on education -- Sarah-Jayne Blakemore -- 66. The Influence of Video Games on Social, Cognitive, and Affective Information Processing -- Kira Bailley, Robert West, and Craig Anderson -- Part Eight: Societal Significance -- 67. Ethical, legal and societal issues in social neuroscience. -- Martha J. Farah -- Part Nine: Conclusions -- 68. Epilogue -- John T. Cacioppo and Jean Decety.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195342161 20160606
The complexities of the brain and nervous system make neuroscience an inherently interdisciplinary pursuit, one that comprises disparate basic, clinical, and applied disciplines. Behavioral neuroscientists approach the brain and nervous system as instruments of sensation and response; cognitive neuroscientists view the same systems as a solitary computer with a focus on representations and processes. The Oxford Handbook of Social Neuroscience marks the emergence of a third broad perspective in this field. Social neuroscience emphasizes the functions that emerge through the coaction and interaction of conspecifics, the neural mechanisms that underlie these functions, and the commonality and differences across social species and superorganismal structures. With an emphasis on the neural, hormonal, cellular, and genetic mechanisms underlying social behavior, social neuroscience places emphasis on the associations and influences between social and biological levels of organization. This complex interdisciplinary perspective demands theoretical, methodological, statistical, and inferential rigor to effectively integrate basic, clinical, and applied perspectives on the nervous system and brain. Reflecting the diverse perspectives that make up this field, The Oxford Handbook of Social Neuroscience brings together perspectives from across the sciences in one authoritative volume.
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xvii, 278 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Editorial Board Preface The Dictionary of Psychopathology Dictionary Resources in Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology.
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Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, theoreticians, practitioners, and other allied professionals who together represent the entire arc of the mental health field must be versed in psychopathology, the study of mental and emotional phenomena, abnormal psychology, and specific symptoms and behaviors. Building a reference that speaks to all of these professions and subjects, Henry Kellerman assembles the first dictionary to focus exclusively on psychopathology, featuring more than two thousand entries (over fifteen hundred primary and more than five hundred subentries) on specific symptoms and disorders, general syndromes, facets of personality structure, and diagnosis. He also includes a sampling of benchmark contributions by theoreticians and researchers that cover the history of psychopathology. These contributions reflect those of a psychodynamic nature as well as cognitive and behavioral approaches, and represent the relatively new field of neuropsychoanalysis as well. This branch of neuroscience is concerned with the relation between the brain and the mind, specifically with reference to brain architecture and function.Monitored by a distinguished editorial board, the Dictionary of Psychopathology mostly adheres to the latest DSM nomenclature while also retaining useful residual diagnoses of previous DSM formulations, as well as diagnostic formulations outside of traditional nosologies. The aim of the Dictionary is to broadly contribute to the synthesis of psychopathology.
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xxv, 613 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
There is no more central topic to mental health professionals than depression. In the last 20 years, theory and research in depression has grown rapidly. The wealth of information now available on depression is enormous, but has not been summarized into a comprehensive encyclopedia until now.The entries in this book include: behavioral treatment, cognitive theories, cognitive therapy, epidemiology, heredity, personality disorders, double depression, and prevention. In summarizing the vast amount of information on depression, "The International Encyclopedia of Depression" serves as an important resource for researchers, patients, students, and educated laypeople. This book presents holistic, interdisciplinary coverage of an important but misunderstood medical disorder.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780826137937 20160528
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2 v. : ill., port.
  • v. 1. A-I
  • About the editor
  • Introduction
  • Reader's guide
  • List of articles
  • List of contributors
  • Body mass index
  • Access to nutritious foods
  • Accessibility of foods
  • Acomplia
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Adipocytes
  • Adiponectin
  • Adrenergic receptors
  • Advertising
  • Africa, North
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • African Americans
  • Agouti and agouti related protein
  • Akokine
  • Alcohol
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Sports medicine
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Dietetic Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Obesity Association
  • American Society for Bariatric Surgery
  • Amphetamines
  • Animal models of obesity
  • Animal QTLs (Quantitative trait locus)
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Antidepressants
  • Anxiety
  • Appearance
  • Appetite control
  • Appetite signals
  • Asia, Central
  • Asia, East
  • Asia, South
  • Asia, Southeast
  • Asian Americans
  • Assessment of obesity and health risks
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis in children
  • Atkins diet
  • Australia and Pacific
  • Autonomic nervous system
  • Axokine
  • Back pain
  • Bardet-Biedl Syndromes
  • Bariatric surgery in children
  • Bariatric surgery in women
  • Barker hypothesis
  • Behavioral treatment of child obesity
  • Beverage choices in children
  • Bioelectrical impedance analysis
  • Blood lipids
  • Bod pod and pea pod
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Body fat distribution in African Americans
  • Body fat distribution in Asian Americans
  • Body fat distribution in Hispanic Americans
  • Body image
  • Body image disorders
  • Body mass index
  • Bombesin
  • Breast cancer
  • Breastfeeding
  • Built environments
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Caffeine
  • Calcium and dairy products
  • Caloric restriction
  • Cannabinoid system
  • Carbohydrate "addictions"
  • Carbohydrate and protein intake
  • Cardiovascular disease in African Americans
  • Cardiovascular disease in Asian Americans
  • Cardiovascular disease in Hispanic Americans
  • CART peptides
  • Caucasians
  • CD36 and FAT (fatty acid transporters)
  • Center for Maternal and Child Health
  • Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
  • Center for Science in the Public Interest
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Central America and Caribbean
  • Central nervous system
  • Central obesity
  • Changing children's food habits
  • Childhood obesity as a risk factor for adult overweight
  • Childhood obesity treatment centers in the United States
  • Childhood onset eating disorders
  • Child obesity programs
  • Children and diets
  • Children's television programming
  • Cholecystokinin
  • Chromium picolinate
  • CNS/hypothalmic energy sensing
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Colon cancer
  • Combined approaches to treatment
  • Community programs to prevent obesity
  • Compulsive overeating
  • computerized tomography
  • Computers and the media
  • Conditioned food preferences
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary heart disease in women
  • Corticotropin-releasing hormone
  • Cortisol
  • Cost of medical obesity treatments
  • Council on Size and Weight Discrimination
  • C-reactive protein
  • Cushing syndrome
  • Cytokines
  • Db/Db mouse
  • Department of agriculture
  • Department of Health and Human SErvices
  • Depression
  • DEXA (Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry)
  • Dexatrim
  • Dietary restraint
  • Dieting : good or bad?
  • Diet myths
  • Dilution techniques
  • Disinhibited eating
  • Disordered eating
  • Dominican Americans
  • Dopamine
  • Doubly labeled water
  • Down's syndrome
  • Drugs and food
  • Drugs that block fat cell formation
  • Drug targets that decrease food intake/appetite
  • DSM-IV
  • Early onset menarche and obesity in women
  • Eating disorders and athletes
  • Eating disorders and gender
  • Eating disorders and obesity
  • Eating disorders in school children
  • Eating out in the United States
  • Economic disparities among obesity in women
  • Economics of obesity
  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Endometrial and uterine cancers
  • Energy density
  • Energy expenditure technologies
  • Ephedra
  • Epistatic effects of genes on obesity
  • Estrogen levels
  • Estrogen-related receptor
  • Ethnic disparities in obesity among women
  • Ethnic disparities in the prevalence of childhood obesity
  • Ethnic variations in body fat storage
  • Ethnic variations in obesity-related health risks
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Europe, Western
  • Exercise
  • Expanded food and nutrition program
  • External controls
  • Familial lipodystrophies
  • Families of eating disorder patients
  • Family behavioral interventions
  • Family therapy in the treatment of overweight children
  • Fast food
  • Fat acceptance
  • Fat intake
  • Fat taste
  • Fatty acid transport proteins
  • Fatty liver
  • Federal initiatives to prevent obesity
  • Feminist perspective and body image disorders
  • Fenfluramine
  • Fertility
  • Fiber and obesity
  • Fitness
  • Flavor : taste and smell
  • Flavor programming and childhood food preferences
  • Folic acid and neural tube defects
  • Food "addictions"
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Food guide pyramid
  • Food insecurity and obesity
  • Food intake assessments in children
  • Food intake patterns
  • Food labeling
  • Food marketing to children
  • Food preferences
  • Food reward
  • Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Functional foods
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging
  • Future of medical treatments for obesity
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Gastroplasty
  • Genetic influences on eating disorders
  • Genetic mapping of obesity-related genes
  • Genetics
  • Genetic taste factors
  • Genomics
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Ghrelin
  • Glucagon receptor
  • Glucocordicoids
  • Glucokinase
  • Gout
  • Government agencies
  • Governmental policy and obesity
  • Governmental subsidizing of energy dense foods
  • G-protein coupled receptors
  • Growth hormone
  • Gustatory system
  • Habituation
  • HDL receptors
  • Head start
  • Health coverage of gastric surgeries
  • health disparities
  • NIH strategic plan
  • Healthy eating index
  • Healthy people 2010
  • High-carbohydrate diets
  • High-density diets
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Histamines
  • Hormone disorders
  • Hormone sensitive lipase
  • Human QTLs
  • Hunger
  • Hydrodensitrometry
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension in African Americans
  • Hypertension in animal models
  • Hypertension in Asian Americans
  • Hypertension in children
  • Hypertension in Hispanic Americans
  • Hypertension pharmacotheraphy
  • Hypothalamus
  • Hypothryrodism
  • Immigration and obesity
  • Implications of gestational development
  • Implications of restriction of foods on child feeding habits
  • Impotence
  • Impulsivity
  • Inaccessibility of exercise
  • Income level
  • Increased reliance on automobiles
  • Increasing portion sizes
  • Increasing portion sizes
  • Indirect calorimetry
  • Infant growth rate
  • Infant weight gain and childhood overweight
  • Inflammation
  • Inherited taste preferences
  • Insulin
  • Insulin-like growth factors
  • Interleukins
  • International Obesity Task Force
  • Intestinal microflora concentrations
  • Intrauterine growth restriction
  • In utero programming
  • Jenny Craig
  • Kidney failure
  • Kidney stones
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lap band
  • L.A. Weight Loss
  • LDL receptors
  • Leptin
  • Leptin supplements
  • Liking vs. wanting
  • Lipoprotein lipase
  • Liquid diets
  • Loneliness
  • Low birth weight
  • Low-calorie diets
  • Low-density lipoproteins
  • Low-fat diets
  • Macrodiets
  • Magnetic resonance imaging scans
  • Maternal influences on child feeding
  • Medical interventions for children
  • Medications that affect nutrient partitioning
  • Medications that increase body weight
  • Medication therapy after bariatric surgery
  • Medifast
  • Mendelian disorders related to obesity
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual problems
  • Metabolic disorders and childhood obesity
  • Metabolic rate
  • Metformin
  • Mexican Americans
  • Microarray analysis
  • Middle East
  • Monogenic effects that result in obesity
  • Mood and food
  • Morbid obesity in children
  • Morbid obesity in men
  • Morbid obesity in women
  • Mortality and obesity
  • Multidisciplinary bariatric programs
  • National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance
  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Center for Health Statistics
  • National Eating Disorders Association
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National weight loss efforts for children
  • Native Americans
  • Neuropeptides
  • Neurotransmitters
  • New candidate obesity genes
  • New drug targets that prevent fat absorption
  • New drug targets to improve insulin sensitivity
  • New drug targets to increase metabolic rate
  • Night eating syndrome
  • Non-diet approaches
  • Noradrenergic drugs
  • Norepinephrine
  • North America
  • North American Association for the Study of Obesity
  • NPY (neuropeptide Y)
  • Nutrient reward
  • Nutrisystem
  • Nutrition and nutritionists
  • Nutrition education
  • Nutritions fads
  • Obese women and marriage
  • Obese women and social stigmatization
  • Obesity Action Coalition
  • Obesity and academic performance
  • Obesity and cancer
  • Obesity and drug use
  • Obesity and socioeconomic status
  • Obesity and sports
  • Obesity and the brain
  • Obesity and the immune system
  • Obesity and the media
  • Obesity and viruses
  • Obesity in schools
  • Ob/Ob mouse
  • Obsessive compulsive disorders
  • Office of Dietary Supplements
  • Office of Minority Health
  • Olfactory system
  • Opioid receptor
  • Opioids
  • Optifast
  • Orlistat (Xenical)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Overall diet quality
  • Overweight children and school performance
  • Overweight children and the media
  • Oxytocin and food intake
  • Palatability
  • Parental and home environments
  • Patient sensitivity
  • Peer influences on obesity in children
  • Perilipins
  • Peripheral nervous system
  • Personal relationships and obesity
  • Pharmacological treatment of childhood obesity
  • Physical activity and obesity
  • Physical activity in children
  • Physical activity patterns in the obese
  • Physician-assisted weight loss
  • Physiological aspects of anorexia nervosa
  • Physiological aspects of bulimia nervosa
  • Pima Indians
  • Pituitary gland
  • Policy to prevent obesity
  • Polycystic ovary disease
  • POMC (proopiomelanocortin)
  • Portion control
  • PPAR (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors)
  • Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Pregnancy
  • President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
  • Prevalence of childhood obesity in developing countries
  • Prevalence of childhood obesity in the Unites States
  • Prevalence of childhood obesity worldwide
  • Prevalence of disordered eating
  • Prevalence of obesity in U.S. women
  • Prevention
  • Prostate cancer
  • Protein kinase
  • Psychiatric medicine and obesity
  • Puerto Rican Americans
  • Qualifications for gastric surgery
  • Quality of life
  • Quantitative trait locus mapping
  • Respiratory problems
  • Rimonabant
  • Roux-en-y-gastric bypass
  • Safe play opportunities for children
  • Safety of urban environments
  • Satietin
  • School-based interventions to prevent obesity in children
  • School lunch programs
  • Self-esteem and children's weight
  • Self-esteem and obesity
  • Self-esteem in obese women
  • Sensory-specific satiety
  • Serotonergic medications
  • Set or settling point
  • Sexual abuse and eating disorders
  • Sexual health
  • Shape Up America!
  • Sibutramine (Meridia)
  • Sisters Together
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sleep duration and obesity
  • Slim-Fast
  • Smoking
  • SNP Technologies
  • Social marketing and obesity
  • Soda and soft drinks
  • South America
  • South Beech diet
  • State and local initiatives to prevent obesity
  • Stereotypes and obesity
  • Steroids
  • Stigmas against overweight children
  • Stress
  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Stroke
  • Sugar and fat substitutes
  • Suicidality
  • Supersizing
  • Supplements and obesity
  • Support groups
  • Support groups for obese women
  • Sweet taste
  • Sympathetic nervous system
  • Taste aversion learning
  • Taste reactivity
  • Taxation of unhealthy foods
  • Television
  • Three-D image reconstruction
  • Thrifty gene hypothesis
  • Thyroid gland
  • Thyroid medications
  • TNF (tumor nucrosis factors)
  • Toxic environment
  • Transgenics and knockouts for obesity-related genes
  • Translational research
  • Treatment Centers for Eating Disorders
  • Tryptophan
  • Tubby candidate gene
  • Twin studies and genetics of obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Uncoupling proteins
  • Urinary incontinence in severe obesity in women
  • Uterine cancers
  • Variety of foods and obesity
  • Vegetarianism
  • Vertical banded gastroplasty
  • Very low-calorie diets
  • Viral causes
  • Visceral adipose tissue
  • Volumetrics
  • Waist circumference
  • Waist-to-hip ratio
  • Water and obesity
  • Weight-control information network
  • Weight cycling and yo-yo dieting
  • Weight discrimination
  • Weight Watchers
  • Well-being
  • Western diet
  • Whole-body potassium counting
  • Women and diabetes
  • Women and dieting
  • World patterns
  • Zone, The
  • Resource guide
  • Appendix
  • Glossary
  • Index.
Obesity is a serious health issue and is a key discussion and research area in many disciplines from the social sciences and physical education to the health sciences. "The Encyclopedia of Obesity" is a comprehensive set containing nearly 500 entries that addresses the broad scope of the obesity epidemic, from molecular and genetic causes to the treatment of this disease at a large scale, public policy level. The editors have chosen topics that capture the current climate of obesity research, while still addressing and defining the core concepts related to this disease. Additionally, the majority of entries have been provided by experts from the medical and scientific research community. In many cases, entries are written by pioneering or premiere researchers in the topic at hand.This two-volume Encyclopedia provides a catalogue of entries from a variety of expert contributors from a vast array of disciplines, including molecular biology, psychology, medicine, public health and policy, food science, environmental health, pharmaceuticals, and many others to summarize pertinent topics in obesity, and related health conditions.Scholars, educators, researchers, physicians, and the general public will be able to access this resource for current, factual details on topics related to this growing epidemic. This new encyclopedia will be the most reliable, accurate, and thorough resource for information about obesity.'Moving Forward in an Ever Expanding World' in this section Kathleen Keller addresses the topic of a changing society that is slowly adapting to accommodate obesity. Covering recent lawsuits on fast food industries and airlines, discussing how these are telling of the decades to come. In addition, this text will look at the new frontiers on obesity treatment and research and the importance of prevention in children, and in studying obesity in a variety of ethnic groups and in developing countries.This publication will serve as a general and non-technical resource for biology, sociology, health studies, and other social science students and educators who wish to understand the development of obesity as it prevails in the United States and worldwide. It will for the first time, allow scholars who are conducting research to access hundreds of topics related to obesity, all within a single text. The convenient organization of this text will assist readers most when they have a specific term they wish to investigate, however, for readers who do not know the specific search term, each article is cross-referenced with other article headings.Major themes that are addresses are as follows: the prevalence of obesity (worldwide and U.S.), gender and obesity, leading institutions that are dedicated to fighting obesity, food industries, biological and genetic contributors, environmental contributors, social influences and outcomes on obesity, psychological influences//outcomes of obesity, health implications of obesity, treatments for obesity (medical and dietary), disordered eating patterns, public health issues related to obesity, obesity and the brain, ethnicity and obesity, and new frontiers in obesity research.
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The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) provides public datasets of data collected from emergency departments and ambulatory surgery facilities in California. Each record within the dataset consists of one outpatient encounter, also known as a service visit, for each time a patient is treated. Data collected for these encounters include demographic, clinical, expected payer, and facility information. Emergency department data includes encounters from hospitals licensed to provide emergency medical services, including basic, standby, or comprehensive. The emergency department encounter includes those patients who had a face-to-face contact with the provider.
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This title is autobiographical in orgin, based on Lauren Singer's personal journey with multiple sclerosis, but it also addresses many issues common to every facing a new and difficult life situation. It seeks to shed light on ways in which such people may be able to find healing. The title will inspire people to look more closely at their own lives in a different way. It will provide comfort for people who might be troubled. It does not provide comfort for people who might be troubled. It does suggest how people can best take action in situation over which they have little control.
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  • List of Entries Preface About the Author Standard Hierarchy of Brain Areas Schematic Illustrations Alphabetized Entries Bibliography and Resources Index.
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'A delicious and nutritious alphabet soup for brain aficionados. How to Explain a Brain serves a generous portion of savory topics for the hearty neural appetite. From amygdala to emotion; from hippocampus to memory; from neurotransmitter to serotonin, the brain is explained as skillfully as one simmers a sumptuous stock' - Robin Fogarty, President, Robin Fogarty & Associates, Chicago Unlock the mysteries of the brain with the help of this jargon-free guide! Noted author, Robert Sylwester, offers educators and general readers his own definitions for terms used in the cognitive neurosciences. This unique look into the marvelous brain uses language and descriptions that are accessible to readers, even those with just a limited understanding of biology. Discover how the brain works, how the brain learns, and the educational significance of brain functions and processes.This ready-reference guide to essential concepts and terms in cognitive neurosciences includes: - nearly 300 definitions and cross-references created by Robert Sylwester to help educators understand key concepts about how the brain learns - 11 newly created anatomic models and illustrations that focus on key brain functions - references and recommended print and Internet resources. How to Explain a Brain celebrates the brain in all its wonder and is sure to become a ready reference book of choice for educational psychologists, teachers and managers and lecturers in education.
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  • 1. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)-- 2. African Trypanosomiasis (Sleeping Sickness-- 3. Ainhum-- 4. Alzheimer's disease-- 5. Amebic dysentery n-- 6. Anemia-- 7. Anorexia Nervosa-- 8. Anthrax-- 9. Apoplexy and Stroke-- 10. Arboviruses-- 11. Arenaviruses-- 12. Arthritis (rheumatoid)-- 13. Ascariasis-- 14. Bacillary dysentery-- 15. Beriberi-- 16. The Black Death-- 17. Black and brown lung disease-- 18. Bleeding disorders-- 19. Botulism-- 20. Brucellosis (Malta Fever, Undulant Fever)-- 21. Bubonic plague-- 22. Cancer-- 23. Carrion's disease (Oroya fever)-- 24. Catarrh-- 25. Cestode infection-- 26. Chagas' disease-- 27. Chlorosis-- 28. Cholera-- 29. Cirrhosis-- 30. Clonorchiasis-- 31. Croup-- 32. Cystic Fibrosis-- 33. Cytomegalovirus infection-- 34. Dengue-- 35. Diabetes-- 36. Diarrheal diseases (Acute)-- 37. Diphtheria-- 38. Down Syndrome-- 39. Dracunculiasis-- 40. Dropsy-- 41. Dysentery-- 42. Dyspepsia-- 43. Ebola virus disease-- 44. Echinococcosis (Hydatidosis)-- 45. Eclampsia-- 46. Emphysema-- 47. Encephalitis Lethargica-- 48. Enterobiasis-- 49. Epilepsy-- 50. Ergotism-- 51. Erysipelas-- 52. Fascioliasis-- 53. Fasciolopsiasis-- 54. Favism-- 55. Filariasis-- 56. Fungus infections (Mycoses)-- 57. Fungus poisoning-- 58. Gallstones (Cholelithiasis)-- 59. Gangrene-- 60. Genetic disease Eric J. Devor-- 61. Giardiasis-- 62. Glomerulonephritis (Bright's disease)-- 63. Goiter-- 64. Gonorrhea-- 65. Gout-- 66. Heart-related diseases-- 67. Herpes Simplex-- 68. Herpesviruses-- 69. Histoplasmosis-- 70. Hookworm infection-- 71. Huntington's disease (Chorea)-- 72. Hypertension-- 73. Infectious hepatitis-- 74. Infectious Mononucleosis 75. Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative, Colitis)-- 76. Influenza-- 77. Japanese B Encephalitis-- 78. Lactose intolerance and malabsorption-- 79. Lassa fever-- 80. Lead poisoning 81. Legionnaires' disease (Legionellosis, Pontiac Fever, Legionella Pneumonia)-- 82. Leishmaniasis-- 83. Leprosy (Hansen's disease)-- 84. Leptospirosis 85. Leukemia-- 86. Lupus Erythematosus-- 87. Lyme Borreliosis (Lyme Disease) 88. Malaria-- 89. Marburg virus disease-- 90. Mastoiditis-- 91. Measles-- 92. Meningitis-- 93. Milk sickness (tremetol poisoning)-- 94. Multiple Sclerosis-- 95. Mumps-- 96. Muscular dystrophy-- 97. Myasthenia Gravis-- 98. Nematode infection-- 99. Onchocerciasis-- 100. Ophthalmia (trachoma, conjunctivitis)-- 101. Osteoarthritis-- 102. Osteoporosis-- 103. Paget's disease of Bone-- 104. Paragonimiasis-- 105. Parkinson's disease (Parkinsonism)-- 106. Pellagra-- 107. Periodontal disease (Pyorrhea)-- 108. Pica-- 109. Pinta-- 110. Plague of Athens-- 111. Pneumocystis pneumonia (interstitial plasma cell pneumonia, pneumocystosis)-- 112. Pneumonia-- 113. Poliomyelitis-- 114. Protein-energy malnutrition-- 115. Protozoan infection-- 116. Puerperal fever-- 117. Q fever-- 118. Rabies-- 119. Relapsing fever-- 120. Rheumatic fever and Rheumatic heart disease-- 121. Rickets and Osteomalacia-- 122. Rickettsial diseases-- 123. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and related diseases-- 124. Rubella-- 125. Saint Anthony's Fire 126. Scarlet fever-- 127. Schistosomiasis-- 128. Scrofula-- 129. Scurvy-- 130. Sickle-Cell Anemia-- 131. Smallpox-- 132. Streptococcal diseases-- 133. Strongyloidiasis-- 134. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)-- 135. Sudden unexplained death syndrome (Asian SUDS)-- 136. Sweating sickness 137. Syphilis-- 138. Syphilis, nonvenereal-- 139. Tapeworm infection-- 140. Tay-Sachs disease-- 141. Tetanus-- 142. Tetanus, neonatal-- 143. Tetany-- 144. Toxoplasmosis-- 145. Trematode infection-- 146. Trench fever-- 147. The Treponematoses-- 148. Trichinosis-- 149. Trichuriasis-- 150. Tuberculosis-- 151. Tularemia-- 152. Typhoid fever-- 153. Typhomalarial fever-- 154. Typhus, epidemic-- 155. Typhus, Murine-- 156. Typhus, scrub (Tsutsugamushi)-- 157. Urolithiasis-- 158. Varicella-Zoster virus disease (Chickenpox)-- 159. Whooping cough-- 160. Yaws-- 161. Yellow fever.
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The Cambridge World History of Human Disease (CWHHD) was first published by Cambridge University Press in 1993 and reprinted in 2001. Part VIII, the last section of the work, comprises a history and description of the world's major diseases of yesterday and today in chapters that are organized alphabetically from 'Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)' to 'Yellow Fever'. The Cambridge Historical Dictionary of Human Disease makes this last section of CWHHD available to a wider general audience. It condenses the essays into shorter entries, with up-to-date information on AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, Ebola virus disease, and tuberculosis. The Dictionary also makes available three chapters from other parts of the CWHHD on 'Heart-Related Diseases', 'Cancer', and 'Genetic Disease'. This Dictionary contains contributions from over 100 medical and social scientists from all over the globe, making it a truly interdisciplinary history of medicine and human disease.
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