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Emotions, Stress, and Health
Alex J. Zautra
0195133595
Mar 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this original work, Alex Zautra offers a fresh approach to understanding how emotions and stress influence health.

Book Info
Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Text offers insights on how stress and emotions can influence health and illness and demonstrates this perspective with relation to love and marriage, work, aging, and community. Discusses such clinical problems as chronic pain, depression, child abuse, and drug and alcohol addiction.


Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain
Antonio R. Damasio
014303622X
September 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In an important, gracefully written exploration of the neurochemical basis of mind, neurologist Damasio rejects the Cartesian notion of the human mind as a thinking organ more or less separate from bodily processes. Emotions and feelings, he argues, are essential to reasoning and decision-making. The human brain, he further contends, has a specialized region in the frontal lobes for making personal and social decisions, and this region works in concert with deeper brain centers that store emotional memories. To support this controversial claim, Damasio draws on his work with brain-injured patients at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, and also cites the case of Phineas Gage, a Vermont railway foreman who lost his ethical faculties after an explosion in 1848 drove a metal rod through his skull. Damasio's...


Emotions, Stress, and Health
Alex J. Zautra
0195307984
Jan 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
In this volume, Alex Zautra illustrates how experience with difficult or stressful emotional situations can, contrary to popular belief, be beneficial; for example, our ability to adapt to stress can be improved by experiencing difficult moments on emotional intensity. Zautra masterfully
integrates research and theory on emotion and stress, identifying a unique and important role for stressful life events. He offers new insights into how stress and emotions can influence health and illness and demonstrates the wide applicability of this perspective across domains of love and
marriage, work, aging, and community. By reviewing research on chronic pain, depression, child abuse, and addiction, Zautra also provides new insights into clinical problems.

Book Info
Arizona...


Deadly Emotions: Understand the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection That Can Heal or Destroy You
Don Colbert
0785267433
September 2003
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
It's refreshing when a physician provides research to back up claims in the sometimes ephemeral field of the mind-body connection. Dr. Colbert examines humans and the multitude of illnesses that stem from wrong thought and lifestyle with a near-religious fervor that doesn't detract from the value of this audiobook. The weaving of spiritual knowledge with scientific savvy make this especially palatable. Greg Wheatley is a straightforward narrator who doesn't stumble over medical terms or the author's occasional overzealousness. In general, DEADLY EMOTIONS is an eye-opening guide to our responsibility for many of the illnesses we experience and to the possibility of creating a healthier emotional state. D.J.B. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers...


Women's Health
Regina C. Casper
0521563410
Jan 1998
Hardcover
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From The New England Journal of Medicine, September 10, 1998
Gone are the days of the standard 70-kg man. The differences between men and women in health, illness, and lifestyle have encouraged the development of women's specialty clinics and new (sometimes premature) standards of treatment. This book is a timely, refreshing, and comprehensive set of reviews of the complex interactions between psychosocial and physical aspects of women's health. Women's Health could become a useful annual review of this area of escalating research interest, of ongoing longitudinal studies of women's health, and of findings generated since 1993, when the Food and Drug Administration lifted its ban on drug trials in women. Though directed to primary care practitioners, this book will also be useful to psychiatrists, gynecologists, endocrinologists, and...


Kira-Kira
Cynthia Kadohata
0689856393
February 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
In Cynthia Kadohata's lively, lovely, funny and sad novel -- winner of the 2005 Newbery Medal -- the Japanese-American Takeshima family moves from Iowa to Georgia in the 1950s when Katie, the narrator, is just in kindergarten. Though her parents endure grueling conditions and impossible hours in the non-unionized poultry plant and hatchery where they work, they somehow manage to create a loving, stable home for their three children: Lynn, Katie, and Sammy. Katie's trust in, and admiration for, her older sister Lynn never falters, even when her sisterly advice doesn't seem to make sense. Lynn teaches her about everything from how the sky, the ocean, and people's eyes are special to the injustice of racial prejudice. The two girls dream of buying a house for the family someday and even save $100 in candy money: "Our other...


The Balance Within
Esther Sternberg
0716744457
May 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The immune system was long believed to be autonomous--unconnected to the brain; Sternberg, a neuroscientist at the National Institute of Mental Health, focuses here on research done over the last few decades that disproves this belief. She methodically details the history of this science--describing, for example, the Nobel prize-winning work of three French scientists who, in 1958, discovered the "interleukins" (molecules that signal between cells), which led to further investigations into how immune cells communicate with the brain, and discussing the seminal but controversial work of Hans Selye, who in the 1950s explored the body's response to stress. Although Sternberg leavens her account with anecdotes and historical snapshots of early medical treatment, her litany of scientific experiments (mostly performed...


Don't Die, My Love
Lurlene McDaniel
0553567152
February 1997
Mass Market Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 6-9?Julie Ellis and football star Luke Muldenhower had everything going for them?popularity, good grades, and love. Then Luke develops Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Shaken to the core, Julie is determined to help him through his chemotherapy and get through this ordeal so their lives can return to normal. Then masses are discovered in his chest and groin area. Soon after he begins radiation therapy, their close relationship begins to deteriorate as Luke pushes Julie away. This novel contains excellent information on cancer treatments and the emotional world of cancer victims and those who love them. The characters are convincing enough to draw readers into the drama and the inevitable conclusions that occur when one is faced with a life-threatening illness. McDaniel shows her literary expertise by humanizing a...


Diabetes
Jerry Edelwich
0738200212
Dec 1998
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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From Library Journal
This comprehensive book's main objective is to offer support for the 11 million Americans who have diabetes. Although it does include factual medical information about the disease, the emphasis here is on changes in lifestyle and family relations resulting from the disease. Covered extensively are diet, exercise, work, medications, sexuality, and new technology. Each chapter addresses the needs of both juvenile and adult onset diabetes patients and includes suggestions for further reading. The style is clear and interesting, with case histories used to illustrate problems and solutions. This is an excellent addition to any general medical collection, as it covers an area usually overlooked. Recommended. Debra Berlanstein, Towson State Univ. Lib., BaltimoreCopyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This...


Healing for Damaged Emotions
David A. Seamands
0896939383
December 1981
Paperback
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Book Description
Preface Early in my pastoral experience, I discovered that I was failing to help two groups of people through the regular ministries of the church. Their problems were not being solved by the preaching of the Word, commitment to Christ, the filling of the Spirit, prayer, or the Sacraments. I saw one group being driven into futility and loss of confidence in God's power. While they desperately prayed, their prayers about personal problems didn't seem to be answered. They tried every Christian discipline, but with no result. As they played the same old cracked record of their defeats, the needle would get stuck in repetitive emotional patterns. While they kept up the outward observances of praying and paying and professing, they were going deeper and deeper into disillusionment and despair. I...


Mind/Body Health
Keith S. Karren
0805378863
Jan 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Mind/Body Health: The Effects of Attitudes, Emotions, and Relationships, Third Edition details the latest scientific findings regarding the relationship between the mind and body, and discusses how attitudes and emotions directly affect physical health and well-being. Written by an interdisciplinary team of authors, including a professional health educator who is deeply involved in Mind/Body research and an MD/Internist who specializes in Mind/Body practices, this text details current global findings on the relationship between the mind, body, and health. The authors show that negative emotions such as anger, depression, and anxiety can adversely affect physical health while positive emotions such as humor and optimism can serve to improve health and increase longevity. Relationships between physical health and...


Freckle Juice
Judy Blume
0440428130
January 1978
Paperback
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Review
"Spontaneous humor, sure to appeal to the youngest reader." -- The Horn Book Magazine

Review
"Spontaneous humor, sure to appeal to the youngest reader." -- The Horn Book Magazine

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Las Emociones, La Salud y La Mujer de Hoy (Emotions, Health and Today's Woman)
Abel Delgado
1579542034
Mar 2000
(Paperback) - Spanish
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Book Description
Las Emociones, la salud y la Mujer de Hoy: Expertas comparten 300 consejos para Lograr el Bienestar Emocional

Las emociones son una parte innegable de nuestras vidas. La alegría que sentimos al dar a luz, la tristeza que sentimos al perder un ser querido y el enojo que sentimos cuando nuestros hijos nos desobedecen son unos ejemplos comunes do los sentimientos que nos definen en todo momento. Desafortunademente, esas emociones que forman una parte tan integral de nuestro ser también pueden llegar a dañarnos. Por ejemplo, el estrés se ha vinculado con los problemas cardíacos, la depresión puede conducir al suicidio ya hasta se teoriza que el aburrimiento puede causar cáncer.
Por eso decidimos investigar este tema. De esa investigación...


It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health
Robie H. Harris
0763624330
January 1994
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In this intelligent, amiable and carefully researched book, Harris ( Before You Were Three ) frankly explains the physical, psychological, emotional and social changes that occur during puberty--and the implications of these changes. Taking a conversational, relaxed tone, Harris also discusses such subjects as sexual orientation, sexual reproduction, pregnancy, birth control, sexually transmitted diseases and sexual abuse. The author intentionally and effectively repeats certain crucial information, especially on the subject of the possible consequences of sexual intercourse. Alternately playful and realistic (and occasionally graphic), Emberley's ( Ruby ) watercolor-and-pencil art reinforces Harris's message that bodies come in all sizes, shapes and colors--and that each variation is "perfectly normal." Cartoon...


Healing Emotions
Daniel P. Goleman
1590300106
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Become a fly on the wall at the Mind and Body Conference III, and eavesdrop on the world's leading Western physicians, psychologists, and meditation teachers as they discuss the mind-body connection with the Dalai Lama. East meets West in this important melding of contemporary research on the interrelationship between emotional states and physical well-being with the ancient Buddhist thinking on this obvious connection. Contributors include Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., author of Emotional Intelligence, Jon Kabat- Zinn, Ph.D., author of Wherever You Go, There You Are, and Francisco Varela, Ph.D., director of research at the National Center for Scientific Research, Paris. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Card catalog description
Can the mind heal...


Walk Two Moons
Sharon Creech
0064405176
September 1996
Paperback
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Book Review
Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle's mother has disappeared. While tracing her steps on a car trip from Ohio to Idaho with her grandparents, Salamanca tells a story to pass the time about a friend named Phoebe Winterbottom whose mother vanished and who received secret messages after her disappearance. One of them read, "Don't judge a man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins." Despite her father's warning that she is "fishing in the air," Salamanca hopes to bring her home. By drawing strength from her Native American ancestry, she is able to face the truth about her mother. Walk Two Moons won the 1995 Newbery Medal. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From School Library Journal
Grade 6-9AIn this Newbery Award book by Sharon Creech...


Your Body Speaks Your Mind
Debbie Shapiro
1591794188
Apr 2006
Hardcover
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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens: Simple Ways to Keep Your Cool in Stressful Times
Richard Carlson
0786885971
September 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Richard Carlson has written numerous books encouraging folks not to "sweat the small stuff", and his title for teens is as warm, wise, and witty as his previous works. His tone is one of an older family friend who manages to advise while still maintaining the minimum level of coolness that teens require from those who intend to guide them into adulthood.

With 100 different chapters, each just a few pages in length, this little book works especially well as a bedside companion or tucked in a backpack for the morning commute to school. Each chapter is devoted to a single, simple idea such as "trust your inner signals" and "root for the underdog," and plenty of real-life examples from teens are used to illustrate principles. In the second chapter, a teen volunteering at an animal shelter is used to show how just...



Bridge to Terabithia
Katherine Paterson
0064401847
June 1987
Paperback
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Book Review
The story starts out simply enough: Jess Aarons wants to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade--he wants it so bad he can taste it. He's been practicing all summer, running in the fields around his farmhouse until he collapses in a sweat. Then a tomboy named Leslie Burke moves into the farmhouse next door and changes his life forever. Not only does Leslie not look or act like any girls Jess knows, but she also turns out to be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. After getting over the shock and humiliation of being beaten by a girl, Jess begins to think Leslie might be okay. Despite their superficial differences, it's clear that Jess and Leslie are soul mates. The two create a secret kingdom in the woods named Terabithia, where the only way to get into the castle is by swinging out over a gully on an enchanted...


Emotion, Social Relationships, and Health
Carol D. Ryff
0195145410
Jan 2001
Paperback
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