This text outlines the importance of biopsychosocial factors in improving medical care, and illustrates evidence-based, state-of-the-art interventions for patients with a variety of medical conditions. Each chapter is focused on a particular health concern or illness, which is described both in terms of prevalence and frequent psychological and psychiatric comorbidities that may present to clinicians working with these populations. Consistent with evidence-based care, information on the efficacy of the treatments being described is presented to support their continued use. To accommodate the needs of clinicians, we describe population specific approaches to treatment, including goal settings, modules and skills as well as strategies to assess and monitor progress. To facilitate learning, each chapter contains one or more case examples that explicate the skills described to convey change within a behavioral medicine protocol. Each chapter also includes resources in the form of books and websites to gain additional knowledge and detail as needed. Authors are experts in the field of each chapter, ensuring that information presented is recent and of high quality.
Introduction 1. Introduction to the MGH Handbook of Behavioral Medicine: The contribution of psychosocial factors to medical illness management- Ana-Maria Vranceanu, Joseph Greer & Steven Safren Preventive Health: 2. Smoking cessation- Elyse Park & Connal O'Cleirigh 3. Behavioral medicine and substance use - Allison Labbe & John Kelley 4. Sleep - to be determined 5. Obesity and weight conditions - Stephanie Sogg & Mark Gorman Acute and Chronic Medical Conditions 6. Acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain - Ana-Maria Vranceanu, Tim Wallace, & Ron Kulich 7. Diabetes - Trina Chang &Jeffrey Gonzalez 8. HIV - Aaron Blashill & Steven Safren 9. Cardiovascular issues - Jeffrey Huffman 10. Cancer - Lara Traeger & Joseph Greer 11. Epilepsy and other Neurological conditions - Jennifer Burbridge 12. Management of gastro-intestinal issues - Jonathan Lerner 13. Women's health - Christina Psaros Cultural Factors and Vulnerable Populations 14. Palliative Care and End of Life issues - Joseph Greer, Jennifer Temel, & William Pirl 15. Cultural competence - Andres Bedoya & Sannisha Dale 16. Task Shifting and Delivery of Behavioral Medicine Interventions in Resource Poor Global Settings - Jessica Magidson, Christina Psaros, Conall O'Cleirigh, & Steven Safren. Resources