Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Three-Volume Set

Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Three-Volume Set, 1st Edition

Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Three-Volume Set, 1st Edition,Howard Friedman,ISBN9780122266751

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Key Features

Key Features
* Provides fully up-to-date descriptions of neurological, social, genetic, and psychological factors that effect the individual and society
* Contains 196 articles written by more than 250 leaders in the field
* Written in an accessible style using terms that an educated layperson can understand
* Of interest to public as well as research libraries with coverage of many important topics such as marital health, divorce, couples therapy, fathers, child custody, day care and day care providers, extended families, and family therapy


Mental health is arguably one of the biggest issues facing modern society. The Encyclopedia of Mental Health presents a comprehensive overview of the many genetic, neurological, social, and psychological factors that affect mental health. It describes the impact of mental health on the individual and society, and illustrates the factors that aid positive mental health. 196 peer-reviewed articles written by more than 250 expert authors include essential material on assessment, theories of personality, specific disorders, therapies, forensic issues, ethics, cross-cultural and sociological aspects. Professionals and libraries find this timely work indispensable.


Libraries, especially those specializing in mental health and social sciences; hospitals; psychology laboratories.

Howard Friedman

Howard S. Friedman, Editor-in-Chief, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. For his work on “changing how we think about the nature of health,” he received the James McKeen Cattell Award from the Association for Psychological Science (APS), the top award for applied scientific research in psychology. His research on disease-prone and self-healing personalities (terms he coined) led to his receipt of the Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology senior award from the American Psychological Association (APA Division 38). Dr. Friedman attended Yale University, graduating magna cum laude with Honors in psychology. He was awarded a National Science Foundation graduate fellowship at Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D. Professor Friedman is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, an Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an elected Fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and a thrice-elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association. In 2015, he was selected as the Faculty Research Lecturer at the University of California, Riverside, which is “the highest honor that the Academic Senate bestows.” Dr. Friedman’s research centers around the relations of mental and physical health. He has received research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute on Aging. His wide-ranging interests and integrative orientation served him well in editing this Encyclopedia. Devoted also to teaching, Professor Friedman has received many teaching awards, including the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award, for “inspiring students to make a difference in the community.” He has also received UC Riverside’s Distinguished Teaching Award and the Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research mentoring.

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University of California, Riverside, CA, USA

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Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Three-Volume Set, 1st Edition

G.N. Holmbeck, Adolescence.
R.W. Novaco, Aggression.
M.M. Baltes and A.L. Horgas, Aging and Mental Health.
G.L. Thorpe, Agoraphobia.
M.E. Bennett, and W.R. Miller, Alcohol Problems.
M.W. Bondi and K.L. Lange, Alzheimer's Disease.
J.F. Kihlstrom and E.L. Glisky, Amnesia.
D. Zillmann, Anger.
M.P. Mussell and J.E. Mitchell, Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa.
R.G. Meyer, D. Wolverton, and S.E. Deitsch, Antisocial Personality Disorder.
N. Amir and M.J. Kozak, Anxiety.
R.B. Friedman and G. Glosser, Aphasia, Alexia, and Agraphia.
C.M. Aldwin and M.R. Levenson, Assessment of Mental Health in Older Adults.
L. Robin and P.R. Pietromonaco, Attachment.
R.A. Barkley and G.H. Edwards, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
D.Fein, L. Green, and L. Waterhouse, Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
C.T. Nagoshi, Behavioral Genetics.
R.M. Kaplan and D.N. Kerner, Behavioral Medicine.
M.C. Maultsby, Jr. and M. Wirga, Behavior Therapy.
M. Stroebe, W. Stroebe, H. Schut, and J. van den Bout, Bereavement.
E.E. Labbé, Biofeedback.
T.F. Heatherton and M.R. Hebl, Body Image.
J.C. Florez, L.D. Wilsbacher, and J.S. Takahashi, Body Rhythms/Body Clocks.
J. Kroll, Borderline Personality Disorder.
B. Kolb, I.Q. Whishaw and J. Cioe, Brain.
J.H. Ashe and V.B. Aramakis, Brain Development and Plasticity.
R.J. Haier, Brain Scanning/Neuroimaging.
D. Anthony and T. Robbins, Brainwashing and Totalitarian Influence.
M.P. Leitner and C. Maslach, Burnout.
J.P. Blount, W.M. Cox, Caffeine: Psychosocial Effects.
B.L. Anderson, Cancer.
A.J. Friedhoff and R. Silva, Catecholamines and Behavior.
R.E. Riggio, Charisma.
A.M. Atkinson, Child Care Providers.
B.G. Melamed and B. Floyd, Childhood Stress.
R.H. Starr, Jr. , Child Maltreatment.
K.C. Faller, Child Sexual Abuse.
R. Leake and R. Friend, Chronic Illness.
T.R. Sarbin and E. Keen, Classifying Mental Disorders: Nontraditional Approaches.
E. Gambrill, Clinical Assessment.
R. Gelman, Cognitive Development.
M.E. Weishaar, Cognitive Therapy.
E. Seidman and S.E. French, Community Mental Health.
M. Koslowsky, Commuting and Mental Health.
A.E. Kazdin, Conduct Disorder.
R.A. Neimeyer and A.E. Stewart, Constructivist Psychotherapies.
B.A. Morling and S.T. Fiske, Control.
G.P. Knight, G. Carlo, and S.C. Roesch, Cooperation, Competition, and Individualism.
A. DeLongis and S. Newth, Coping with Stress.
K.T. Sullivan and A. Christensen, Couples Therapy.
D.K. Simonton, Creativity and Genius.
R. Richard, Creativity, Everyday.
J. McCord, Criminal Behavior.
S.J. Lepore, Crowding: Effects on Health and Behavior.
R.E. Emery, Custody (Child).
V.D. Allhusen, Day Care.
B. DePaulo, Deception.
P. Cramer, Defense Mechanisms.
J. Woodard, Dementia.
R.F. Bornstein, Dependent Personality.
R.E. Ingram, Depression.
R.F. Munoz, Depression-Applied Aspects.
T. McFarlane, Dieting.
R.P. Kluft, Dissociative Disorders.
M.D. Johnson, Divorce.
S.A. Graham-Germann, Domestic Violence Intervention.
J.S. Antrobus, Dreaming.
J.J.B. Allen, DSM-IV.
R. Kastenbaum, Dying.
B.G. Stanley, Eating and Body Weight: Physiological Controls.
M. Pasupathi, Emotion and Aging.
A. Scioli, Emotion and Cognition.
N. Eisenberg, Emotional Regulation.
C.E. Izard, Emotions and Mental Health.
R. Kessler, Epidemiology: Psychiatric.
H.A. Buchtel, Epilepsy.
D. Scott-Jones, Ethics and Mental Health Research.
J. Kaplan, Ethnicity and Mental Health.
A. Troisi, Evolution and Mental Health.
L.M. Leith, Exercise and Mental Health.
T.C. Antonucci, Extended Family Relationships.
L. Combrinck-Graham, Family Systems.
P. Barker, Family Therapy.
J. Snarey, Fathers.
B.J. Kaplan, Food, Nutrition, and Mental Health.
D. Carroll, Gambling.
E.R. Greenglass, Gender Differences in Mental Health.
B. Fagot, Gender Identity.
D. DiLalla, Genetic Basis of Mental Health.
C. Wortman, Grief and Loss.
D.L. Mosher, Guilt.
E.F. Diener, Happiness: Subjective Well Being.
S.R. Maddi, Hardiness in Health and Effectiveness.
G.D. Solomon, Headache.
M.R. DiMatteo, Health Beliefs and Patient Adherence to Treatment.
H. Freeman, Healthy Environments.
H.S. Friedman, Heart Disease: Psychological Predictors.
L.R. Temoshok, HIV/AID.
M. Shinn, Homelessness.
S.L. Hershberger, Homosexuality.
C.R. Snyder, Hope.
M.W. Schustack, Human-Computer Interaction.
N.A. Kuiper, Humor and Mental Health.
B.S. McCann, Hypertension.
J.F. Kihlstrom, Hypnosis and the Psychological Unconscious.
R.F. Baumeister, Impulse Control.
J.H. Daruna, Individual Differences in Mental Health.
A.L. Stanton, Infertility.
P.W. Corrigan, Information Processing and Clinical Psychology.
M. Zeidner, Intelligence and Mental Health.
J.M. Harackiewicz, Intrinsic Motivation and Goals.
R.A. Thompson, Legal Dimensions of Mental Health.
R. Joseph, Limbic System.
L.A. Peplau, Loneliness.
E. Hatfield, Love and Intimacy.
M.A. Hoge, Managed Care.
F.D. Fincham, Marital Health.
R. Friedman, Meditation and the Relaxation Response.
L. Gannon, Menopause.
E. Langer, Mental Control Across the Lifespan.
L.C. Kihlstrom, Mental Health Services Research.
H.R. Lamb, Mental Hospitals and Deinstitutionalization.
L.E. Weinberger, Mental Institutions: Legal Issues and Commitments.
S.A. Borthwick-Duffy, Mental Retardation and Mental Health.
C.D. Ryff, Middle Age and Well-Being.
C. DeBattista, Mood Disorders.
F.C. Power, Moral Development.
T.S. Szasz, The Myth of Mental Illness.
S. Akhtar, Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
L. Greenhalgh, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.
N. Ambady, Nonverbal Communication.
K. Brownell, Obesity.
R. Frost, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
J.E. Marcia, Optimal Development from an Eriksonian Perspective.
C.S. Carver, Optimism, Motivation, and Mental Health.
L. Sperry, Organizational and Occupational Psychiatry.
D.C. Turk, Pain.
R.J. McNally, Panic Attacks.
A. Fenigstein, Paranoia.
M.H. Bornstein, Parenting.
T. Millon, Personality.
P.T. Costa, Jr. , Personality Assessment.
K. MacDonald, Personality Development.
R.G. Meyer, Personality Disorders.
G.A. Clum, Phobias.
R.K. Dishman, Physical Activity and Mental Health.
C.D. Clark, Play.
S.E. Taylor, Positive Illusions.
L.H. Jaycox, Posttraumatic Stress.
J.R. Smith, Poverty and Mental Health.
M. Lobel, Pregnancy and Mental Health.
L. Roberts, Premenstrual Syndrome Treatment Interventions.
K. Dalton, Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS).
P. Wadhwa, Pre-Natal Stress and Life-Span Development.
J.R. Ferrari, Procrastination.
N. Grizenko, Protective Factors in Development of Psychopathology.
M. Horowitz, Psychoanalysis.
L. Temoshok, Psychoneuroimmunology.
K.S. Dobson, Psychopathology.
N.E. Grunberg and C.B. Murray, Psychopharmacology.
M.P. Koss, Rape.
J. Blascovich, Reactivity.
H.G. Koenig, Religion and Mental Health.
P. Moen, Retirement.
E.F. Walker, Schizophrenia.
C.L. Park, Self-Disclosure.
A. Bandura, Self-Efficacy.
R.A. Wicklund, Self-Esteem.
A. Stukas, Self-Fulfilling Prophecies.
H.S. Friedman, Self-Healing Personalities.
J.D. Baldwin, Sexual Behavior.
R.M. Doctor, Sexual Disorders.
D. Bhugra, Sexual Dysfunction Therapy.
L. Henderson, Shyness.
R. Armitage, Sleep: Biological Rhythms and Human Performance.
R.M. Mills, Smoking.
B. Wellman, Social Networks.
M. Rodriguez, Social Support.
D. Pilgrim, Societal Influences.
N.E. Adler, Socioeconomic Status.
J.M. Burger, Solitude.
J. Escobar, Somatization and Hypochondriasis.
J.L. Van Raalte, Sport and Mental Status.
R.M. Dawes, Standards for Psychotherapy.
A. Baum, Stress.
T.A. Wills, Substance Abuse.
R.F. Diekstra, Suicide.
B.H. Gottlieb, Support Groups.
D. Singer, Television Viewing.
J. Suls, Type A- Type B Personalities.
S.H. Osipow, Unemployment and Mental Health.
M.M. Black, Urban Life and Mental Well-Being.
E. Cowen, Wellness and Children.
P.B. Baltes, Wisdom.
T. Revenson, Women's Health.

Quotes and reviews

"This comprehensive set 'encompasses all levels of analysis, from the molecular and biological, through the social and family, to the cultural.' Intended for students, practicing clinicians, and research professionals, these articles also prove accessible and useful for lay readers. The excellent survey essays cover such timely topics as Alzheimer's disease, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, HIV/AIDS, and suicide. Alphabetically arranged, signed articles range from ten to 20 pages, with a topic outline, a glossary, cross references, and a bibliography. This is an essential purchase for most health science, academic, and large public libraries."

"The articles cover a wide range of subjects. As one would expect, there are entries for various disorders and therapies: Alzheimer's disease, behavior therapy, mood disorders, to name a few. Other entries examine traits such as charisma and shyness or discuss problems associated with substances like alcohol and caffeine. Numerous articles focus on the mental health aspects of stressful situations--bereavement, chronic illness, commuting. Neurology is treated in articles such as brain scanning/neuroscanning. In his preface, the editor states that particular attention has also been paid to 'the family and developmental context for mental health and impairment,' evident in articles like family therapy, child sexual abuse, and divorce. This is a fine encyclopedia with a great deal of excellent information on subjects of interest to both professional and educated lay readers. Academic, health science, and large public libraries will find it very useful."

"Friedman's attractive reference work recommends promoting mental health rather than concentrating only on pathology... The articles are excellent resources... Recommended for college students or anyone interested in reading about current theories dealing with mental health."

"This excellent source of 3 volumes includes articles covering major disciplines in the study of mental health, common topics of research by professionals, and areas of public interest and concern... from the molecular and biological, through the social and family, to the cultural."
--Resources in Psychology: A Subject Guide

"Professionals and libraries will find this timely work indispensable."

"...I found the Encyclopedia of Mental Health a very useful resource. Its broad scope and interdisciplinary focus was very appealing, especially since many of the professionals working in mental health range from anthropologists to social workers. I would recommend this as an essential resource for collections needing a comprehensive, readable guide to mental health and its myriad issues."

"...It emphasizes health by looking at ways to promote wellness and prevent mental illness... This is...a fine encyclopedia with a great deal of excellent information on subjects of interest to both professional and educated lay readers. Academic, health science, and large public libraries will find it useful."
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