Mental and Holistic Health: Some International Perspectives

Joseph L. Calles, Jr., PhD (Editor)
Department of Psychiatry, Western Michigan University
Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Donald E. Greydanus, MD (Editor)
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, USA

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Health and Human Development
BISAC: MED040000

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The search for optimal medications to support health has been part of human history since early times. One concept that was learned in early human civilizations was that medications can be harmful as well as potentially beneficial. Folklore and anecdotal information dominated human knowledge for more than 50,000 years until the work of the Chinese emperor, Shen-Nung (2737 BCE), who became a pristine, official, and erudite classifier of medicinal herbs.

Pharmacologic management of human disease is clearly part of the 21st century medical armamentarium. Adolescents of the second decade of the 21st century and those adolescents soon to come will determine the outcome of our planet and life into the 22nd century. Pharmacology will remain an ever-growing part of clinicians’ efforts to improve their patients’ mental and medical health, but in this book, the authors’ have taken a holistic approach, which they hope will please and interest the reader.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1
Introduction to Mental and Holistic Health
(Joav Merrick and Donald E. Greydanus)

Section One: Mental Health Issues

Chapter 2
Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
(Joseph L. Calles Jr., Department of Psychiatry, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States of America)

Chapter 3
Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Disorders
(Joseph L. Calles Jr., Department of Psychiatry, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States of America)

Chapter 4
Aggressive Behaviors
(Joseph L. Calles Jr., Department of Psychiatry, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States of America)

Chapter 5
Two Depressive Disorders: Major Depressive and Dysthymic Disorders
(Joseph L. Calles Jr., Department of Psychiatry, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States of America)

Chapter 6
Chronic Illness: Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
(Amy E. West, and Mani N. Pavuluri, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America)

Chapter 7
Fear and Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents
(Lauren Boydston, William P. French, and Christopher K. Varley, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, Washington, United States of America)

Chapter 8
Psychiatric Disorders: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
(William P. French, Lauren Boydston, and Christopher K. Varley, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA, United States of America)

Section Two: A Holistic Worldview

Chapter 9
World Health Organization Model List of Essential Medicines
(Søren Ventegodt, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark, and Research Clinic for Holistic Medicine and 3Nordic School of Holistic Medicine, Copenhagen, Denmark)

Chapter 10
Alternative Medicine (Non-Drug Medicine, CAM) Versus Pharmacological Medicine
(Søren Ventegodt, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark, and Research Clinic for Holistic Medicine and 3Nordic School of Holistic Medicine, Copenhagen, Denmark)

Chapter 11
Medical use of the Hallucinogenic Tea Ayahuasca in Peru
(Søren Ventegodt, and Pavlina Kordova, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark, Research Clinic for Holistic Medicine, Copenhagen, Denmark, and others)

Chapter 12
South Africa and Botswana: Traditional Healing and Ritualized Cannibalism
(Søren Ventegodt, and Pavlina Kordova, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark, Research Clinic for Holistic Medicine, Copenhagen, Denmark, and others)

Section Three: Acknowledgments

Chapter 13
About the Editors

Chapter 14
About the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine (WMED), Kalamazoo, Michigan USA

Chapter 15
About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel

Chapter 16
About Health and Human Development Book Series

Section Four: Index

Index

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