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Psychology for Medicine and Healthcare

Third Edition


April 2021 | 568 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
As our understanding of what constitutes ‘good health’ grows, so does our need to understand the psychological aspects of medicine and health, as well as the psychological interventions available in healthcare.

This new edition of this bestselling textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the research, theory, application and current practices in the field, covering topics from epigenetics to social determinants of health and transdiagnostic approaches to mental health and everything in between. An essential read for all medicine and healthcare students, this text is now accompanied by a suite of online resources for all your learning needs.  

 
Chapter 1: Psychology and medicine
 
Section I: Psychology and Health
 
Chapter 2: Motivation, emotion, and health
 
Chapter 3: Stress and health
 
Chapter 4: Symptoms and illness
 
Chapter 5: Health and behavior
 
Chapter 6: Chronic illness, death, and dying
 
Section II: Basic Foundations of Psychology
 
Chapter 7: Brain and behavior
 
Chapter 8: Psychosocial development across the lifespan
 
Chapter 9: Social psychology
 
Chapter 10: Cognitive psychology
 
Section III: Body Systems
 
Chapter 11: Immunity and protection
 
Chapter 12: Cardiovascular and respiratory health
 
Chapter 13: Gastrointestinal health
 
Chapter 14: Reproduction and endocrinology
 
Chapter 15: Genitourinary medicine
 
Chapter 16: Psychiatry and neurology
 
Section IV: Healthcare Practice
 
Chapter 17: Evidence-based practice
 
Chapter 18: Clinical interviewing
 
Chapter 19: Psychological intervention
  • Main update is the addition of a comprehensive companion website with powerpoint slides, associated videos, case studies and questions, MCQs and relevant journal articles
  • Content wise the authors have:
    • Revised all chapters with a clearer focus on psychological approaches to addressing the emotional/psychological elements of various conditions.
    • Revised chapters on psychiatry and neuroscience, with an enhanced  focus on a need to consider transdiagnostic approaches to mental health/illness.
    • Increased the engagement with epigenetic processes.
    • Within each chapter the research boxes have been revised so that wherever possible they focus on psychological interventions to show how psychology can be useful in treatment rather than simply as a way to understand aetiology.
    • Expanded the coverage of social determinants of health and diversity.

 

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