Originally published in 1982, this volume deals with behavioral medicine and clinical psychology. Much of what psychologists had been able to contribute to the study and treatment of health and illness had, to this point, been derived from clinical research and behavioral treatment. This volume presents some of this work, providing a fairly comprehensive view of the overlap between behavioral medicine and clinical psychology. Its purpose was to present some of the traditional areas of research and practice in clinical psychology that had directly and indirectly contributed to the development of behavioral medicine. Before the ‘birth’ of behavioral medicine, which subsequently attracted psychologists from many different areas ranging from social psychology to operant conditioning, the chief link between psychology and medicine consisted of the relationship, albeit sometimes fragile and tumultuous, between clinical psychology and psychiatry. Many of the behavioral assessment and treatment methods now being employed in the field of behavioral medicine were originally developed in the discipline of clinical psychology.
Preface. 1. Neuropsychological Assessment James C. Norton 2. Biofeedback: Clinical Applications in Medicine John P. Hatch, Robert J. Gatchel, and Rick Harrington 3. Pain: Its Assessment and Management Terence M. Murphy 4. Obesity: Etiology, Hazards and Treatment Neil E. Grunberg 5. Problem Drinking: A Social Learning Perspective Alan R. Lang and G. Alan Marlatt 6. Changing Smoking Behavior: A Critique William A. Hunt and Joseph D. Matarazzo 7. Sleep Disorders Peter J. Hauri 8. Childhood Hyperactivity: Diagnosis, Etiology, Nature and Treatment William E. Pelham 9. Sexual Dysfunctions James H. Geer and Madelyn Messé 10. Psychosomatic Disorders: Basic Issues and Future Research Directions Robert J. Gatchel, Andrew Baum and Peter J. Lang 11. Anxiety: Mechanisms and Management Phil Skolnick and Steven M. Paul 12. Affective Disorders A. John Rush and Carl Fulton 13. Lifestyle, Behavioral Health, and Heart Disease Jack F. Hollis, William E. Connor, and Joseph D. Matarazzo. Author Index. Subject Index.