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Health psychology is a rapidly expanding discipline at the interface of psychology and clinical medicine. This new edition is fully reworked and revised, offering an entirely up-to-date, comprehensive, accessible, one-stop resource for clinical psychologists, mental health professionals and specialists in health-related matters. There are two new editors: Susan Ayers from the University of Sussex and Kenneth Wallston from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The prestigious editorial team and their international, interdisciplinary cast of authors have reconceptualised their much-acclaimed handbook. The book is now in two parts: part I covers psychological aspects of health and illness, assessments, interventions and healthcare practice. Part II covers medical matters listed in alphabetical order. Among the many new topics added are: diet and health, ethnicity and health, clinical interviewing, mood assessment, communicating risk, medical interviewing, diagnostic procedures, organ donation, IVF, MMR, HRT, sleep disorders, skin disorders, depression and anxiety disorders.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521605106
ISBN-10: 0521605105
Format: Paperback
(219mm x 276mm x 49mm)
Pages: 970
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Susan Ayers

Susan Ayers is Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology at the University of Sussex. Andrew Baum, is Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and deputy director for cancer control and supportive care sciences at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI). Chris McManus is Professor of Psychology and Medical Education in the Department of Psychology at University College London. Stanton Newman is Professor of Health Psychology at the Centre for Behavioural and Social Sciences in Medicine, University College London. Kenneth Wallston is Professor of Psychology in Nursing at the Vanderbile University Medical Center. John Weinman is Professor of Psychology as applied to Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London.

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