Lifestyle Psychiatry

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Author: Douglas Noordsy, M.D.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publication Date: 2019
ISBN 10: 1615371664
ISBN 13: 9781615371662
eISBN: 9781615372522
Edition: 1st
Lifestyle Psychiatry collates and analyzes the burgeoning body of evidence that supports the efficacy of physical activity, mind-body practices, diet, and sleep management in preventing and managing psychiatric disorders. In these pages, providers will find detailed discussions on the impact of a range of lifestyle interventions on disorders that include depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and addiction. Regardless of a patient's specific disorder, readers will readily find data to support the use of a specific intervention. The mechanisms of each lifestyle intervention are clearly presented so that practitioners can educate their patients on the specific neurobiological and psychological effects of these interventions. With sections that focus on developing a robust therapeutic alliance and motivating patients to assume responsibility for their own well-being, this guide provides a framework for lasting, sustainable lifestyle changes. Additionally, chapters that discuss the impact of the provider's own lifestyle on clinical behavior and the implications of lifestyle psychiatry for health care systems and population health offer a ground-up examination of the important role this new field can play in a sophisticated, holistic approach to optimizing wellness.
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