Mental Epidemics: From Mobbing to Terrorism Handbook


Pavel I. Sidorov, MD, PhD
Institute of Mental Medicine, Northern State Medical University, Arkhangelsk, Russia
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Chief Scientific Officer, The Northern State Medical University, Arkhangelsk, Russia

Series: Mental Illnesses and Treatments
BISAC: MED105000

Mental Epidemics: From Mobbing to Terrorism Handbook focuses on a new research area: mental medicine as a psychiatric paradigm of integrative medicine. The scientific basis of mental medicine is “synergetics”. Synergetics is an interdisciplinary science of development and self-organization, which has allowed the successive and systematical combination of treatment and rehabilitation strategies of nosocentric clinical psychiatry with preventive and correctional methods of health-oriented mental preventology. Mental medicine strengthens mental health and treats mental illnesses. Its mission lies in enabling adaptive engineering and management of mind and health.

This book presents a synergetic biopsychosociospiritual concept of development of mental epidemics – that is, contagious polymodal and polymorphic mental diseases and states. The conceptual provisions of mental health services are proposed, and requirements for mental health system monitoring as an interface of the public conscience are included.

The features of anti-epidemic biopsychosociospiritual care are examined in this book. These features include somatotropic and psychotropic management, psychotherapeutic and sanogenetic management in multidisciplinary teams, as well as social, spiritual, and moral correction and rehabilitation. The principles and techniques of mental preventology are grounded. Mental preventology grows out of a synergetic rendering of mental hygiene and psychoprophylaxis, ethical and psychological support of adaptive professiogenesis and business communication, integration of healthy ways, and the moral meaning of life. The system of biopsychosociospiritual protection of the personality and society is represented by the resources of mental immunity, which is behaviorally embodied in the profile registers of mental resilience.

This book is intended for general practitioners and psychotherapists, psychiatrists and narcologists, clinical psychologists and educators, specialists in social work and bioethics, and churchmen and volunteers. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Introduction. Adaptive Engineering and Management of Mind and Health as the Mission of Mental Medicine

Section I. Conceptual and Methodological Basis of Mental Medicine and Epidemiology

Chapter 1. Mental Ecology

Chapter 2. Synthesis of Mental Medicine

Chapter 3. From Nosocentric Psychiatry to Health-Oriented Mental Medicine

Chapter 4. Synergic Methodology of Mental Medicine

Chapter 5. Mental Epidemiology

Chapter 6. Ethical Propaedeutics of Mental Epidemiology

Section II. Mental Epidemics of Psychosomatic Disorders

Chapter 7. Synergistic Biopsychosociospiritual Concept of Mental Epidemics of Psychosomatic Disorders’

Chapter 8. Arterial Hypertension

Chapter 9. Coronary Heart Disease

Chapter 10. Peptic Ulcer

Chapter 11. Bronchial Asthma

Chapter 12. Diabetes Mellitus

Chapter 13. Oncological Diseases

Chapter 14. Overweight and Obesity

Chapter 15. Rheumatoid Arthritis

Section III. Mental Epidemics of Somatoform Disorders

Chapter 16. Somatoform Disorders

Chapter 17. Induced Neuropsychiatric Disorders: History and Hystero-Demonical Renaissance

Chapter 18. Destructive Professiogenesis

Section IV. Mental Epidemics of Dependent Personality Disorders

Chapter 19. Dependent Personality Disorders

Chapter 20. Mobbing Syndrome: Mental Terrorism of “Office Wars”

Chapter 21. Terrorism as a Polymodal Dependent Disorder

Chapter 22. Mental Terrorism of Hybrid Wars and Synergetics of Protection

Section V. Mental Epidemics of Endoecological Mental Disorders

Chapter 23. Schizophrenia

Chapter 24. Depressive Disorders

Section VI. Preventive-Correctional and Medical-Rehabilitation Resources on Mental Medicine

Chapter 25. Biological Resources of Mental Medicine

Chapter 26. Psychological Resources of Mental Medicine

Chapter 27. Social Resources of Mental Medicine

Chapter 28. Spiritual and Moral Resources of Mental Medicine

Chapter 29. Religious Resources of Mental Medicine

Section VII. Synergetic Technological Platform of Mental Health Service

Chapter 30. Synergetic Integrativity and Health-Oriented Optimisticity of Mental Medicine

Chapter 31. Mental Health Service as an Interface of Public Conscience

Chapter 32. Mental Engineering of Public Conscience

Chapter 33. Mental Preventology as a System of Integration of Healthy Way and Moral Meaning of Life

Chapter 34. Mental Immunity as the Matrix of Identity and the Basis of Security

Conclusion. Development Strategies for Mental Epidemiology and Medicine



This book is intended for general practitioners and psychotherapists, psychiatrists and narcologists, clinical psychologists and educators, specialists in social work and bioethics, churchmen and volunteers. Also, this Handbook would be useful for politicians, employers, businessmen, law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Besides new methods in treating diseases, this book describes early prevention strategies of mental terrorism and gives a platform for the developing of mental security.

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