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Handbook of Preventive Interventions for Adults

ISBN: 978-0-471-56970-1
480 pages
February 2005
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This timely handbook provides practical information and evidence-based findings on the most effective and current prevention interventions and programmes available regarding adult emotional, mental health, and social problems. Each innovative chapter summarizes the problem, addressing trends, incidence, and risk factors; describes effective prevention interventions; and discusses practice and policy implications, as well as areas for future research. An exceptional resource for practitioners, researchers, and students alike, the Handbook of Preventive Interventions for Adults is an important addition to the mental health field.
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Part I: Introduction.

Chapter 1: Prevention across the Adult Life Span (Lisa A. Rapp-Paglicci and Catherine N. Dulmus).

Part II: Preventive Interventions for Adult Emotional and Mental Problems.

Chapter 2: Anxiety (Dominique E. Roe-Sepowitz, Laura E. Bedard, and Bruce A. Thyer).

Chapter 3: Cognitive Loss (Bert Hayslip Jr. and Robert J. Maiden).

Chapter 4: Suicide (John H. Pierpont and Kaye McGinty).

Chapter 5: Unresolved Grief (Carolyn Hilarski).

Chapter 6: Substance Abuse (Matthew O. Howard, Jorge Delva, Jef frey M. Jenson, Tonya Edmond, and Michael G. Vaughn).

Chapter 7: Sexual Dysfunction (Karen M. Sowers, William S. Rowe, and Andrea K. McCarter).

Part III: Preventive Interventions for Adult Health Problems.

Chapter 8: Hypertension (Thomas M. Vogt).

Chapter 9: Heart Disease (J. David Curb, Gina C. Belleau, Bradley J. Willcox, and Robert D. Abbott).

Chapter 10: Diabetes Mellitus (Mayte Lopez-Sandrin and Jay S. Skyler).

Chapter 11: Breast Cancer (Cindy Davis).

Chapter 12: HIV/AIDS and STDs (Andres G. Gil and Jonathan G. Tubman).

Chapter 13: Obesity (Cynthia J. Stein and Graham A. Colditz).

Chapter 14: Sleep Disturbances (Mary Ann Leitz).

Part IV: Preventive Interventions for Adult Social Problems.

Chapter 15: Problem Gambling (Thomas Broffman).

Chapter 16: Ineffective Parenting (Barbara Thomlison and Shelley Craig).

Chapter 17: Partner Violence (Gretchen Ely and Karen McGuffee).

Chapter 18: Elder Abuse and Neglect (Patricia Brownell).

Chapter 19: Institutionalization and Residential Living (Mary Ann Overcamp-Martini).

Chapter 20: Economic Instability (Sondra J. Fogel).

Part V: Conclusion.

Chapter 21: The Future of Prevention (Matthew T. Theriot and William D. Lemley).

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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CATHERINE N. DULMUS, PhD, is Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee and coeditor or coauthor of several Wiley books, including Handbook of Preventive Interventions for Children and Adolescents, Essentials of Child Welfare, and The Social Work and Human Services Treatment Planner.

LISA A. RAPP-PAGLICCI, PhD, is Associate Professor at the University of South Florida and coeditor or coauthor of several Wiley books, including Handbook of Preventive Interventions for Children and Adolescents, Handbook of Violence, and The Social Work and Human Services Treatment Planner.

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"It is a timely book in an age when the high cost of our technologically focused and disease-centered health care is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain." (Psychiatric Services; March 2007)
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