Taking Control of Anxiety

Author: Bret A. Moore
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
ISBN: 1433817470
Release Date: 2014-06
Genre: Psychology

Anxiety, in different forms, affects almost everyone at one time or another. It can actually be helpful when making decisions or performing, but when anxiety gets out of hand, whether it's from everyday stress or a severe chronic condition such as panic or posttraumatic stress, we need to learn how to manage it. In this concise how-to guide, free from scientific jargon, Moore has compiled the field's most well-established methods for reducing anxiety. Using compelling case examples and providing easy-to-use techniques, Moore teaches you to identify and prevent the negative effects of anxiety. He also explains the pros and cons of anxiety medications and offers guidance for finding professional help. By following step-by-step checklists and detailed action plans, you will learn how to adjust your daily (schedules, examine and improve thinking patterns, and manage reactions to the things you fear for maximum gains in life. APA LifeTools is an imprint of the American Psychological Association, the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and the largest association of psychologists worldwide. Book jacket.

25 Lessons in Mindfulness

Author: Rezvan Ameli
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 1433813238
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

The practice of mindfulness is a simple and effective means for maintaining physical and emotional health and well-being. This book presents a practical, step-by-step approach for establishing your own mindfulness practice.

Quality of Life Impairment in Schizophrenia Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Author: A. George Awad
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402057793
Release Date: 2007-06-28
Genre: Medical

A fascinating and worthy text that presents new insights into a hugely important area of mental health. Health-related quality of life (HRQL) impairment is a core domain of prevalent mental disorders such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective, mood and anxiety disorders. The authors present a new conceptual framework for this field by explaining how HRQL impairment arises from interactions between various multidimensional factors. They suggest several ways in which further research could enhance our understanding of HRQL impairment, its biological basis, and its relevance to psychopathology.

Creating Well Being

Author: Pamela A. Hays
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
ISBN: 1433815737
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Health & Fitness

This book presents a four-step process for overcoming negative thinking and building well-being. Each chapter demonstrates how taking small, manageable steps adds up, over time, to real and permanent change.

Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care

Author: Rhonda J. Moore
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441916501
Release Date: 2013-10-25
Genre: Medical

Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care:Biobehavioral Approaches for the Life Course Rhonda J. Moore, editor This book takes both a biobehavioral and a lifespan approach to understanding long-term and chronic pain, and intervening to optimize patients’ functioning. Rich in clinical diversity, chapters explore emerging areas of interest (computer-based interventions, fibromyalgia, stress), ongoing concerns (cancer pain, low back pain), and special populations (pediatric, elderly, military). This coverage provides readers with a knowledge base in assessment, treatment, and management that is up to date, practice strengthening, and forward looking. Subject areas featured in the Handbook include: ▪ Patient-practitioner communication ▪ Assessment tools and strategies ▪ Common pain conditions across the lifespan ▪ Biobehavioral mechanisms of chronic pain ▪ Pharmaceutical, neurological, and rehabilitative interventions ▪ Psychosocial, complementary/alternative, narrative, and spiritual approaches ▪ Ethical issue and future directions With the rise of integrative perspective and the emphasis on overall quality of life rather than discrete symptoms, pain management is gaining importance across medical disciplines. Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care stands out as a one-stop reference for a range of professionals, including health practitioners specializing in pain management or palliative care, clinical and health psychologists, public health professionals, and clinicians and administrators in long-term care and hospice.

Write It Up

Author: Paul J. Silvia
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 1433818140
Release Date: 2014-09
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

How do you write good research articles -- articles that are interesting, compelling, and easy to understand? How do you write papers that influence the field instead of falling into obscurity? Write It Up offers a practical and revealing look at how productive researchers write strong articles. The book's guiding idea is that academics should write to make an impact, not just to get something published somewhere. Your work will be more influential if you approach it reflectively and strategically. Based on his experience as an author, journal editor, and reviewer, Paul Silvia offers systematic approaches to problems like picking journals; cultivating the right tone and style; managing collaborative projects and co-authors; crafting effective Introduction, Method, Results, and Discussion sections; and submitting and resubmitting papers to journals. With its light-hearted style and practical advice, Write It Up will help graduate students struggling with writing their first paper, early career professors who need advice on how to write better articles, and seasoned academic writers looking to refresh their writing strategy or style.

The Pain Survival Guide

Author: Dennis C. Turk
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 1591470498
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Health & Fitness

Chronic pain sufferers can find hope and relief with this proven ten-step program that shows how gradual changes in specific behaviors can lead to great improvements in the ability to cope. Workbook exercises, behavior logs, and suggested readings help integrate these lessons into daily life.

Positive Psychology Theory Research And Applications

Author: Hefferon, Kate
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335241958
Release Date: 2011-05-01
Genre: Psychology

"Kate Hefferon and Ilona Boniwell have done an excellent job on this introduction to Positive Psychology! I encourage educators, students and everyone else interested in an updated, well-written and culturally balanced approach to the scientific study of human flourishing, to read this highly accessible, yet rigorously crafted text; and to get it under your skin by ways of carefully chosen tests and exercises." Hans Henrik Knoop, Aarhus University, Denmark and President, European Network for Positive Psychology "This accessible, yet comprehensive, book provides an excellent new resource in the area of positive psychology. Students, researchers and practitioners alike will benefit from the skilful and lively integration of theory, research and application. The authors are prominent members of the international positive psychology movement and as such are able to deliver a confident, practical and overarching assessment of the area, integrated into psychology more widely." Angela Clow, University of Westminster, UK "This is an exceptional book that synthesizes more than a decade of positive psychology research into chapters that are engaging, accessible, and educational. Hefferon and Boniwell demonstrate a mastery of the literature through the ways in which they have marshaled the evidence from research and practice into this invaluable resource. This book will become an essential reference guide for researchers, educators and practitioners of positive psychology around the world." Professor Alex Linley, Founding Director, Capp "This book is a valuable resource for students looking for an introduction to Positive Psychology, but also wanting to get a comprehensive and updated overview of this innovative approach to the study of human behaviour and experience. It provides a broad coverage of the most relevant theories and constructs developed within Positive Psychology, and of their relevance for intervention and application in the most diverse life domains. Hefferon and Boniwell use a rigorous though accessible and friendly style of presentation. By means of effective learning supports, they stimulate readers' active engagement in critical reflections on each topic. The authors address the several issues and open questions which still characterize Positive Psychology as a relatively recent domain through a balanced and objective approach." Antonella Delle Fave, University of Milano, Italy "Kate Hefferon and Ilona Boniwell have produced the first textbook which has set out purposefully to support students and teachers in higher education in the exciting new area of positive psychology. The authors have experience of teaching the lectures described in each chapter and the book is written in a way that students will find engaging and fun. Each chapter has clear learning objectives, mock essay questions, measurement tools, summaries and a guide to further resources. The content has been well researched and the early chapters cover the main concepts of positive psychology such as emotions, happiness, wellbeing, optimism, and resilience. The later chapters are more novel and cover interventions and applications all with a critical eye. Of particular note is the chapter on the body in positive psychology - a topic which is frequently omitted from the 'thoughts and feelings' approach of other texts in this area. I would strongly recommend this book to all students and teachers of psychology." Nanette Mutrie, Professor of Exercise and Sport Psychology, Strathclyde University, UK Discover the latest research findings and thinking on the topics of happiness, flow, optimism, motivation, character strengths, love and more! Find out how happiness levels can be increased, what stops us from flourishing and how positive psychology can be applied to many professional disciplines. This new textbook combines a breadth of information about positive psychology with reflective questions, critical commentary and up to date research. It is written in a witty, engaging and contemporary manner and includes: Personal development exercises to help you meld together research and application Mock essay questions to get essay writing going Think about it boxes to get you thinking about the concepts and theories discussed Experiments boxes giving you most influential positive psychology experiments to date Suggested resources guiding you where to go next Measurement tools presenting popular positive psychology tools Time out boxes on key issues, concepts and thinkers Chapter summaries to help you check their understanding Review questions to enhance your learning Positive Psychology is key reading for students taking modules in positive psychology and well-being, and will also be of interest to students of applied, coaching and sports psychology, as well as psychologists, coaches, counsellors and researchers interested in this burgeoning field.

Treating PTSD in Military Personnel

Author: Bret A. Moore
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781609186371
Release Date: 2011-12-20
Genre: Psychology

This practical volume covers the full range of effective treatments for PTSD and discusses their implementation with service members and veterans. The focus is on how to meet this population's unique needs. From conducting a thorough assessment to choosing an appropriate psychosocial or pharmacological treatment, the expert editors and contributors provide guidance based on years of experience in military contexts. The norms and values of military culture are discussed. Chapters thoroughly describe available therapies, review their strengths and limitations, and use illustrative case examples to demonstrate the treatments in action. Also addressed are clinical issues and co-occurring problems that can arise in this population, such as traumatic brain injury and substance abuse, and strategies for dealing with them.

Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists

Author: Mark Muse
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118235089
Release Date: 2012-03-22
Genre: Psychology

Praise for Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists "Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists is a remarkably thorough introductory textbook for integrating psychotropic drug prescribing into psychological practices. It covers basic concepts in physiology, neurology, and pharmacology in easily understood language. Not only is this book a requirement for any psychologist seeking to gain prescriptive authority, but it is also helpful for any mental health clinician who collaborates with prescribers of any discipline. I recommend it highly." —Daniel Carlat, MD, Editor in Chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report "An important resource for any psychologist who is preparing to become a prescribing psychologist or for any psychologist who wants to be informed about the practice of medical psychology." —Joseph E. Comaty, PhD, MP, coauthor of A Primer of Drug Action "Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists is an excellent treatise written by psychologists for psychologists." —From the Foreword by Patrick H. DeLeon, PhD, and Jack G. Wiggins, PhD, former presidents of the American Psychological Association An essential and practical guide to integrating psychopharmacology into clinical practice Edited by medical psychologists with contributions by notable experts in their respective specialties, Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists covers key topics including: Ethics, standards of care, laws, and regulations relevant to clinical psychopharmacology Disorders of the nervous system, with particular relevance to psychopharmacology Use of comprehensive diagnostic strategies to establish differential diagnoses among possible medical and psychological symptoms Integration of pharmacotherapy with psychotherapy This essential book also provides an introduction to the qualifying exam for psychologists seeking specialty training in psychopharmacology, the Psychopharmacology Exam for Psychologists (PEP). The PEP-like practice test is available on the companion CD-ROM.

Automotive User Interfaces

Author: Gerrit Meixner
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319494487
Release Date: 2017-02-27
Genre: Computers

This book focuses on automotive user interfaces for in-vehicle usage, looking at car electronics, its software of hidden technologies (e.g., ASP, ESP), comfort functions (e.g., navigation, communication, entertainment) and driver assistance (e.g., distance checking). The increased complexity of automotive user interfaces, driven by the need for using consumer electronic devices in cars as well as autonomous driving, has sparked a plethora of new research within this field of study. Covering a broad spectrum of detailed topics, the authors of this edited volume offer an outstanding overview of the current state of the art; providing deep insights into usability and user experience, interaction techniques and technologies as well as methods, tools and its applications, exploring the increasing importance of Human-Computer-Interaction (HCI) within the automotive industry Automotive User Interfaces is intended as an authoritative and valuable resource for professional practitioners and researchers alike, as well as computer science and engineering students who are interested in automotive interfaces.

Take Control of Your Anxiety

Author: Christopher Cortman
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 9781601634047
Release Date: 2015-01-19
Genre: Self-Help

Do you know what really triggers panic attacks? Are you aware of what thinking patterns create anxiety? Are you a chronic worrier? Have you ever self-medicated with alcohol or tranquilizers? According to mental health professionals, anxiety disorders have emerged as the common cold of mental illness. Every family is touched in some way or another by anxiety issues and, with ever-increasing frequency, diagnosable anxiety disorders. In Take Control of Your Anxiety—an easy-to-read, self-help book for the layperson—Drs. Cortman, Shinitzky, and O’Connor present the current understanding of anxiety: its genesis in the brain, its functions and contributions to human survival and growth, and its progression to pathology. Each of the five major anxiety disorders is featured in a chapter that explores its etiology, practical steps and exercises for successful resolution, and real-life case studies of patients who have overcome the disorder. The authors use some levity to teach their concepts, including Dr. Seuss-like poems, popular music parodies, and other easy-to-remember aids. A tool box of simple resources and self-help techniques is also included. Most importantly, the authors emphasize a non-pharmaceutical, evidence-based approach to mastering anxiety issues and living a productive, well-balanced life.

You Can Cope with Peripheral Neuropathy

Author: Norman Latov
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781458755988
Release Date: 2010-05-07
Genre:

Peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common diseases most people never heard ofand yet, upwards of 20 million Americans have it! It is estimated that 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes have mild to severe neuropathy. That fact alone is staggering. Other causes include vitamin deficiencies, autoimmune diseases, kidney, liver or thyroid disorders, cancer and a variety of other medical conditions. According to the Neuropathy Association the ''extent and importance'' of peripheral neuropathy has not yet been adequately recognized. The disease is apt to be misdiagnosed, or thought to be merely a side effect of another disease. However, people from all walks of life live with this neurological illness that has been described by those who have it as a tingling or burning sensation in their limbs, pins and needles and numbness. You Can Cope with Peripheral Neuropathy:365 Tips for Living a Full Life was written by both a patient-expert and doctor and is a welcome addition to the information on this subject. It covers such diverse topics as What to ask at doctor appointments Making the house easier to navigate with neuropathy Where to find a support group Using vitamins and herbs for treatment Tips for traveling And much, much more! You Can Cope With Peripheral Neuropathy is a compendium of tips, techniques, and life-task shortcuts that will help everyone who lives with this painful condition. It will also serve as a useful resource for their families, caregivers, and health care providers.

Pharmacotherapy for Psychologists

Author: Robert E. McGrath
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 1433808005
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Medical

Psychologists are becoming increasingly involved in pharmacotherapy-as prescribers of psychotropic medications, as collaborators with prescribers, and as sources of information, advice, and support to clients and health care professionals. These new roles represent one of the most significant changes in the practice of psychology in recent times. This book takes a comprehensive look at how pharmacotherapy is reshaping the practice of psychology. It argues the benefits of extending prescriptive authority to appropriately trained psychologists and chronicles the experiences of prescribing psychologists. Furthermore, it explores emerging issues that prescribing and collaborating psychologists face, such as the need to maintain a psychological orientation while integrating medication management with psychotherapy, the need to build and maintain strong relationships with physicians, issues with insurance companies and managed care agencies, professional practice standards and guidelines in relation to pharmacotherapy, and the evaluation of drug research. With its strong practical orientation, this book is a must-read for psychologists who have or want to obtain prescriptive authority, as well as those who wish to assume more collaborative roles within primary care and other settings.