Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Second Edition

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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.

  • Provides fully up-to-date descriptions of neurological, social, genetic, and psychological factors that affect the individual and society
  • Contains more than 250 articles written by domain experts 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

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Howard S. Friedman is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. He also holds an adjunct appointment as Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Diego Medical School. 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. in 1976. Dr. Friedman is the author of many influential scientific articles in leading journals and was named "most-cited psychologist" by the publishers of the Social Science Citation Index. His books include a textbook, three edited scholarly volumes, and a comprehensive trade analysis. Friedman is a thrice-elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a Fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. His research centers around the relations of mental and physical health, and he has received research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the American Cancer Society, and the American Heart Association. Dr. Friedman also directs a project on health and longevity funded by the National Institute on Aging.

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