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Clinical Behavioral Medicine : Some Concepts and Procedures

Author: Ian E Wickramasekera
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US : Imprint : Springer, 1988.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is an effort to integrate some clinical observations, theoretical concepts, and promising clinical procedures that relate psychological variables to physiological variables. My primary emphasis is on what psychological and behavioral concepts and procedures are most likely to enable us to influence physiological functions. The book covers ques­ tions that have fascinated me and with which I have struggled  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian E Wickramasekera
ISBN: 9781475797060 1475797060 9781475797084 1475797087
OCLC Number: 859586363
Description: 1 online resource (XIX, 313 pages)
Contents: 1. What Kinds of People Are at High Risk to Develop Chronic Stress-Related Symptoms? --
2. Clinical Behavioral Medicine and Its Cutting Edges: Biofeedback, Behavior Therapy, and Hypnosis --
3. Hypnosis: Scientific Status and Clinical Relevance --
4. Crocks, Quacks, and Shrinks --
5. What Is the Placebo Effect and How Does It Work? --
6. Initial Patient Interview --
7. Psychophysiological Role Induction or the Trojan Horse Procedure --
8. The Diagnosis and Psychophysiological Management of Chronic Pain and Anxiety --
9. High-Risk Profile: Assessment, Patient Feedback, and Therapy Planning --
10. Self-Hypnosis and the Common Components of Other Stress-Reduction Techniques: A Theory --
Appendixes --
A. Problems with Hypnosis and Crucial Clinical Concepts --
B. Brief Procedures to Assess Hypnotic Ability and Attitude --
C. Unobtrusive Procedures --
Low Frontal EMG and Eyes Closed --
EEG Alpha Density and Hypnotic Ability --
The Conjugate Lateral Eye Movement Test --
Experience Inventories --
D. Wickram Experience Inventory --
E. Wickram's Modification of the Spiegel Hypnotic Induction Procedures --
F. Informal Clinical Testing for Hypnotic Ability with Test Suggestions --
G. Subjective Response Inquiry --
H. Wickramasekera's Diagnostic Interview for Headache --
I. Hypnotic Procedure to Reduce Headache Pain --
K. Background Questionnaire --
L. Behavioral Medicine Clinic and Stress Disorders Research Laboratory: Statement of Procedures --
M. Behavioral Medicine Clinic and Stress Disorders Research Laboratory: Assessment for Admission --
N. Psychophysiological Profile --
Selected Bibliography.
Responsibility: by Ian E. Wickramasekera.

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