Metabolic Syndrome and Psychiatric Illness Interactions Pathophysiology Assessment and Treatment

Metabolic Syndrome and Psychiatric Illness  Interactions  Pathophysiology  Assessment and Treatment
Author: Scott D Mendelson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-12-19
ISBN: 9780080556529
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metabolic Syndrome and Psychiatric Illness Interactions Pathophysiology Assessment and Treatment Book Excerpt:

Metabolic syndrome is a set of risk factors that includes: abdominal obesity, a decreased ability to process glucose (insulin resistance), dyslipidemia (unhealthy lipid levels), and hypertension. Patients who have this syndrome have been shown to be at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease and/or type 2 diabetes. Metabolic syndrome is a common condition that goes by many names (dysmetabolic syndrome, syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome, obesity syndrome, and Reaven's syndrome). This is the first book to fully explain the relationships between psychiatric illness, Metabolic Syndrome, diet, sleep, exercise, medications, and lifestyle choices. Metabolic Syndrome is a major risk factor in Major Depression, Alzheimer's Disease, Sleep Disorders, Sexual Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, and several other illnesses of psychiatric significance. Conversely, some psychiatric illnesses tend to predispose patients to Metabolic Syndrome. Of further interest is the fact that some of the medications used in the treatment of psychiatric illnesses have been found to cause or exacerbate Metabolic Syndrome. The author here provides basic information about what genetic predispositions, medical conditions, and lifestyle choices make Metabolic Syndrome more likely to occur. Among the contributing factors that are discussed are genetics, habitual intake of high glycemic index carbohydrates, fructose, saturated fats, trans fatty acids, vitamins, micronutrients, obesity, smoking, and lack of exercise. The author describes the actual mechanisms by which Metabolic Syndrome progresses and causes damage in the body, including the action of insulin and the pathophysiology of insulin resistance. Details are provided on what occurs in the liver, pancreas, muscle, fat cells, and immune system as Metabolic Syndrome progresses. New findings are presented on fat cells, including the fact that they are beginning to be considered as endocrine cells. There is a substantive discussion of leptin, which is one of the important adipocytokines. Also carbohydrate, 'bad fats', inflammation, oxidative damage, over-stimulation of the 'fight or flight' system, and high levels of the stress hormone cortisol can actually cause the manifestations of Metabolic Syndrome. These explanations set the stage for an explanation of the inter-relationships between Metabolic Syndrome, psychiatric illness, dementia and effects of not only diet and life choices, but also the effects of psychiatric medications. Finally, there is an important and unique section on the relationship between Metabolic Syndrome and various psychiatric illnesses, and how they exacerbate each other. The significance of Metabolic Syndrome in Major Depression, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Schizophrenia, fibromyalgia and Polycystic Ovary Disease is vast and it is important to realise the effects of psychiatric medications on Metabolic Syndrome. The author discusses antidepressants, mood stabilizers and the new atypical antipsychotics. There are dramatic differences among medications in the way they affect Metabolic Syndrome and pharmaceutical companies will want to promote patient awareness with this book.

Metabolic Syndrome and Psychiatric Illness

Metabolic Syndrome and Psychiatric Illness
Author: Scott D. Mendelson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0123742404
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metabolic Syndrome and Psychiatric Illness Book Excerpt:

New findings are presented on fat cells, including the fact that they are beginning to be considered as endocrine cells. There is a substantive discussion of leptin, which is one of the important adipocytokines. Also carbohydrate, 'bad fats', inflammation, oxidative damage, over-stimulation of the 'fight or flight' system, and high levels of the stress hormone cortisol can actually cause the manifestations of Metabolic Syndrome. These explanations set the stage for an explanation of the inter-relationships between Metabolic Syndrome, psychiatric illness, dementia and effects of not only diet and life choices, but also the effects of psychiatric medications. Finally, there is an important and unique section on the relationship between Metabolic Syndrome and various psychiatric illnesses, and how they exacerbate each other.-

The Physical Care of People with Mental Health Problems

The Physical Care of People with Mental Health Problems
Author: Eve Collins,Mandy Drake,Maureen Deacon
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2013-02-06
ISBN: 0857029207
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physical Care of People with Mental Health Problems Book Excerpt:

This accessible, practical text provides mental health practitioners with the core knowledge and skills they need to be able to care effectively for the physical health of those who have been diagnosed with mental illness. Linked closely to professional standards, and with a clear values- and evidence-base, the book aims to raise awareness of the physical health needs of individuals with mental health problems, outline the physical health assessment process and suggest health enhancing interventions for use in clinical practice. Consideration will be given to the following aspects of physical wellbeing; - cardiovascular health - diabetes - sexual health - respiratory health - cancer - wound care - substance misuse - infection control - medicine management Further chapters on legal and ethical issues explain the need to practise appropriately within the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act, while a linking theme throughout the book stresses the importance of health promotion. Backed up by case examples and with a range of reflective exercises throughout, The Physical Care of People with Mental Health Problems is a key text for students and practitioners working in mental health services. It will also be useful reading for practice nurses, district nurses, midwives and all allied health practitioners.

Metabolic Effects of Psychotropic Drugs

Metabolic Effects of Psychotropic Drugs
Author: Jogin H. Thakore,B. E. Leonard
Publsiher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 3805590016
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metabolic Effects of Psychotropic Drugs Book Excerpt:

Major depression and bipolar disorder are chronic enduring serious mental illnesses (SMI) with devastating effects on psychosocial functioning and may culminate in suicide. Over the past years, it has become apparent that subjects with these conditions can also develop the metabolic syndrome, which is a series of obesity-related physical conditions with an endocrine basis. This book brings together reviews that help put into context exactly why subjects with SMI develop obesity, prediabetic status, overt type 2 diabetes mellitus and related cardiovascular events. The relationship between prolactin and bone mineral density in subjects under medical treatment and the underlying dopaminergic mechanisms as well as the immunological changes occurring as an integral part of SMI and their effects on endocrine function are discussed and reviewed. Psychiatrists, diabetologists, cardiologists, family practitioners, public health physicians as well as basic science researchers will find valuable guidelines when screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease in SMI.

The Metabolic Syndrome

The Metabolic Syndrome
Author: Christopher D. Byrne,Sarah H. Wild
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-08-22
ISBN: 1444336584
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Metabolic Syndrome Book Excerpt:

The Metabolic Syndrome is a valuable reference text, covering all aspects of the metabolic syndrome and its constituent diseases including inflammation, oxidation and adipocytokines. This book explains the aetiology, pathogenesis and clinical treatment of all risk factors as well as the relationship with diabetes, non alcoholic fatty liver disease, polycystic ovary syndrome and coronary heart disease. The Metabolic Syndrome has been further improved from the 1st edition that was highly commended in 2006 Annual British Medical Association medical books competition. All chapters from the first edition are fully updated and this new edition contains an increase in international contributions and five new chapters on: Childhood obesity and metabolic syndrome Bariatric surgery for obesity Fitness Brain insulin resistance and appetite The nature of the insulin resistance seen in metabolic syndrome. This brand new edition of The Metabolic Syndrome will be an indispensable resource for all clinical researchers, physicians and scientists requiring detailed up-to-date information on the metabolic syndrome to further their own research or to treat and manage the syndrome and its complications. Specifically, the text will be of particular relevance to those involved and working in the fields of diabetes, endocrinology, obesity, cardiology, vascular disease and hepatology.

Brain Metabolic Crossroads in Severe Mental Disorders Focus on Metabolic Syndrome

Brain Metabolic Crossroads in Severe Mental Disorders     Focus on Metabolic Syndrome
Author: Virginio Salvi,Tomas Hajek
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 97
Release: 2019-10-23
ISBN: 288963079X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Antipsychotic Induced Metabolic Syndrome

Antipsychotic Induced Metabolic Syndrome
Author: Parth Singh Meena
Publsiher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2012-05
ISBN: 9783659002137
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antipsychotic Induced Metabolic Syndrome Book Excerpt:

Schizophrenia is definitely the most debilitating yet most enigmatic psychiatric illness. it changes the way a person perceive the world and the way the world perceive him. schizophrenia affects all the domains of personality - emotions, feelings, behaviour and mood but the central to the pathology is the defect in thought formation and processing. with the invention of chlorpromazine in 1952, a new era of pharmacological intervention arrived.today we have a huge basket of antipsychotic drugs to choose the perfect medicine for the individual patient. Due to lower rates of extra pyramidal side effects and other movement disorders as well as superior and potentially broader efficacy than conventional antipsychotics, atypical antipsychotics are widely prescribed for treatment of schizophrenia. Concerns about the adverse effects of atypical antipsychotics on weight regulation and glucose and lipid metabolism have led researchers to inquire whether the development of metabolic syndrome in otherwise healthy schizophrenic patients is the consequence of use of atypical antipsychotics

Diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome in Mental Health

Diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome in Mental Health
Author: Jennifer A. Rosen,Donna Wirshing
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780781782708
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome in Mental Health Book Excerpt:

Written by a multidisciplinary group of psychiatrists, endocrinologists, pharmacists, and dietitians, this handbook is a practical guide to the prevention and management of diabetes in patients with mental illnesses. Chapters examine the prevalence of diabetes in patients with various mental illnesses. Close attention is given to the link between psychotropic medications—including antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and second-generation antipsychotics—and the development of obesity, diabetes, lipid abnormalities, and other metabolic disorders. The book offers guidance on nutritional and other interventions for preventing obesity and diabetes and on monitoring and management of patients with diabetes. An appendix provides useful patient education handouts.

Neuroinflammation Metabolism and Psychiatric Disorders

Neuroinflammation  Metabolism  and Psychiatric Disorders
Author: Zachary Freyberg,Ryan W. Logan,Marion Leboyer,Brenda Penninx
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2022-11-21
ISBN: 283250664X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuroinflammation Metabolism and Psychiatric Disorders Book Excerpt:

Preventive Medical Care in Psychiatry

Preventive Medical Care in Psychiatry
Author: Robert M. McCarron,Glen L. Xiong,Craig R. Keenan,Henry A. Nasrallah
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN: 1585625469
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preventive Medical Care in Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

Preventive Medical Care in Psychiatry: A Practical Guide for Clinicians was written for psychiatrists in training and in clinical practice, as well as other health care providers who wish to learn an evidence-based and user-friendly approach to prevent commonly encountered, treatable, and potentially deadly illnesses in their patients. The poor health and early mortality of people with serious mental illnesses has been well documented: People who have serious mental illness have increased general medical comorbid conditions, receive minimal preventive medical services, and have a reduced life span of as much as thirty years when compared to the general population. In addition, there is now extensive data showing bidirectional interactions between chronic medical illnesses and mental disorders. Clearly, treating the whole person, instead of the disorder in isolation, is critical to improving outcomes and reducing suffering. The book's logical structure makes it easy to use, with sections devoted to general principles of preventive psychiatry, cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders, endocrine and metabolic disorders, infections disorders, and oncologic disorders. In addition, the volume: Provides evidence-based approaches to care across the prevention spectrum, from primary prevention (how to keep people healthy), to secondary prevention (how to detect early signs of common illnesses), through tertiary prevention (how to prevent disability and adverse outcomes once patients develop medical problems). Informs clinicians about how to more effectively interface with general medical practitioners, and instructs them in providing screening for common medical problems, as well as ensuring that preventive measures, such as vaccinations, are performed. Covers, in a section addressing "special topics," child, adolescent, and geriatric populations, as well as strategies for assessing and managing chronic pain. Concludes with an appendix that features a health questionnaire, Preventive Medicine in Psychiatry (PMAP), for use in screening and follow-up, and a handy summary of age based preventive medicine recommendations, references to which clinicians will return repeatedly. The Affordable Care Act has provided mental health practitioners with new opportunities to develop integrated models of care that better serve patients and populations, furthering the existing trend of treating the whole patient. Preventive Medical Care in Psychiatry: A Practical Guide for Clinicians is a critical resource which will prove indispensable to clinicians dedicated to improving the quality of life and longevity for patients who suffer from serious mental illness. Twenty-five percent of royalties help support Resident-Fellow Members (RFM) within the California Psychiatric Association.

Advances in Psychiatry

Advances in Psychiatry
Author: Afzal Javed,Kostas N. Fountoulakis
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 740
Release: 2018-07-06
ISBN: 3319705547
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

This book is the newest edition on the series ‘advances in psychiatry’. The previous 3 volumes can be found online at http://www.wpanet.org/detail.php?section_id=10&content_id=660 . They were highly successful in covering a broad area of psychiatry from different perspectives and angles and by reflecting both specialized but also international and global approaches. This series have guaranteed quality therefore can be used by different scientific groups for teaching and learning and also as a means for fast dissemination of advanced research and transformation of research findings into the everyday clinical practice.

Beyond Alzheimer s

Beyond Alzheimer s
Author: Scott D. Mendelson
Publsiher: Government Institutes
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-09-16
ISBN: 1590771583
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Alzheimer s Book Excerpt:

Explains that rather than being the inevitable result of age and genetics, dementia is primarily due to poor lifestyle choices, and offers prescriptive advice to mitigate or delay its onset.

Physical Health and Schizophrenia

Physical Health and Schizophrenia
Author: David J. Castle,Peter F. Buckley,Fiona P. Gaughran
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2017-09-14
ISBN: 0192539825
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Health and Schizophrenia Book Excerpt:

In comparison to the general population, people with schizophrenia and related disorders have poorer physical health and increased mortality. Whilst it is recognised that serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia carry a reduced life expectancy, it is often assumed that suicide is the main cause of this disparity. In actuality, suicide accounts for no more than a third of the early mortality associated with schizophrenia: the vast majority is due to cardiovascular factors Physical Health and Schizophrenia offers a user-friendly guide to the physical health problems associated with schizophrenia and a clear overview of strategies and interventions to tackle these issues. Spanning eight chapters this resource covers the essential topics in a practical and easy-to-read format to suit the needs of busy clinicians. It also includes an appendix designed specifically for patients and carers, with practical tips on how to be actively involved in monitoring and managing physical health problems. Part of the Oxford Psychiatry Library series, Physical Health and Schizophrenia offers readers a fully up-to-date and valuable insight into this complex issue. With helpful key points at the start of each chapter and a clear layout, this is an essential resource for busy clinicians and researchers in any mental health field as well as those working in primary care.

Health and Wellness in People Living With Serious Mental Illness

Health and Wellness in People Living With Serious Mental Illness
Author: Patrick W. Corrigan, Psy.D.,Sonya L. Ballentine
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2021-03-03
ISBN: 1615373799
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health and Wellness in People Living With Serious Mental Illness Book Excerpt:

"People with serious mental illness get sick and die 10-20 years younger, compared to others in their same age cohort. The reasons, and possible interventions, are many, but further research is necessary for the continued development and evaluation of strategies to combat the health challenges faced by these patients. In thoroughly describing community-based participatory research (CBPR)-an approach that includes people in a community as partners in all facets of research, rather than just the subjects of that research-Health and Wellness in People Living With Serious Mental Illness provides a template for continued study. It is through this lens that this volume examines the health and concerns of people with mental illness, as well as possible solutions to these health problems. Through multiple case vignettes, the book delves into the challenges of health and wellness for people with mental illness, summarizing the research on mortality and morbidity in this group, as well as information about the status quo on wellness, and offers a grounded, real-world illustration of CBPR in practice"--

Metabolic and Immune Disorders Associated with Psychiatric Disease Potential Etiology and Pathway for Treatment

Metabolic and Immune Disorders Associated with Psychiatric Disease  Potential Etiology and Pathway for Treatment
Author: Richard Eugene Frye,Shannon Rose,Lourdes Martorell,Richard G. Boles
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2020-08-27
ISBN: 2889639584
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metabolic and Immune Disorders Associated with Psychiatric Disease Potential Etiology and Pathway for Treatment Book Excerpt:

Reducing the Mortality Gap in People with Severe Mental Disorders the Role of Lifestyle Psychosocial Interventions

Reducing the Mortality Gap in People with Severe Mental Disorders  the Role of Lifestyle Psychosocial Interventions
Author: Andrea Fiorillo,Maurizio Pompili,Mario Luciano,Norman Sartorius
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN: 2889631095
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reducing the Mortality Gap in People with Severe Mental Disorders the Role of Lifestyle Psychosocial Interventions Book Excerpt:

Patients with severe mental disorders (SMD), including major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and related spectrum disorders, have a reduced life expectancy of 10-25 year compared with the general population. This life expectancy gap is mainly due to the co-occurrence of many physical diseases, such as hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, tuberculosis, hepatitis and HIV. Factors contributing to the reduced life expectancy can be grouped into three main categories: a) factors related to the patient; b) factors related to clinicians; and c) factors related to the health system. As regards the first group, patients with SMD often adopt unhealthy lifestyle behaviors, including heavy smoking, reduced physical activity, sedentary behaviors, poor diet and alcohol or drug abuse, and are reluctant to seek for physical care with GPs and other medical specialists. Increasing the levels of physical activity, improving the dietary patterns, and reducing the smoking habits of people with severe mental disorders represent a global health challenge and a public health priority. Until now, attempts made to reduce this mortality gap have acted at three different levels: health system level, physician level, and patient level. The third-level interventions include electronic alerts through smartphones and web-based platforms, intensive case management, promotion of healthy habits, complex psychosocial interventions. Several population-based studies have showed that lifestyle behaviors are amenable to change through the adoption of specific psychosocial interventions. However, most clinical guidelines, although emphasizing the importance of health monitoring and regular check-ups for patients with severe mental illnesses, do not make specific recommendations on the provision of lifestyle interventions. These lifestyle-oriented interventions, consisting of behavioral, educational, and psychological components, have been conducted mainly in research settings, and have shown a good impact on patients’ physical health. Despite this, their feasibility in routine settings has not been tested yet. It seems to be clinically and ethically relevant to develop, validate and carry out interventions to improve the lifestyle’s behaviors of patients with severe mental disorders, to reduce the presence of comorbidities and to improve their life expectancy. In this Research Topic we will summarize the available knowledge of the efficacy and effectiveness of psychosocial interventions aimed at improving healthy lifestyle behaviors and promoting the physical health of patients with severe mental disorders. Total number of articles: 19

Blood Sugar

Blood Sugar
Author: Anthony Ryan Hatch
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-04-10
ISBN: 1452950075
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blood Sugar Book Excerpt:

Why do African Americans have exceptionally high rates of hypertension, diabetes, and obesity? Is it their genes? Their disease-prone culture? Their poor diets? Such racist explanations for racial inequalities in metabolic health have circulated in medical journals for decades. Blood Sugar analyzes and challenges the ways in which “metabolic syndrome” has become a major biomedical category that medical researchers have created to better understand the risks high blood pressure, blood sugar, body fat, and cholesterol pose to people. An estimated sixty million Americans are well on the way to being diagnosed with it, many of them belonging to people of color. Anthony Ryan Hatch argues that the syndrome represents another, very real crisis and that its advent signals a new form of “colorblind scientific racism”—a repackaging of race within biomedical and genomic research. Examining the cultural discussions and scientific practices that target human metabolism of prescription drugs and sugar by African Americans, he reveals how medical researchers who use metabolic syndrome to address racial inequalities in health have in effect reconstructed race as a fixed, biological, genetic feature of bodies—without incorporating social and economic inequalities into the equation. And just as the causes of metabolic syndrome are framed in racial terms, so are potential drug treatments and nutritional health interventions. The first sustained social and political inquiry of metabolic syndrome, this provocative and timely book is a crucial contribution to the emerging literature on race and medicine. It will engage those who seek to understand how unjust power relations shape population health inequalities and the production of medical knowledge and biotechnologies.

The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus

The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus
Author: Jean Marie Ekoé,Marian Rewers,Rhys Williams,Paul Zimmet
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2008-09-15
ISBN: 0470779764
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus Book Excerpt:

The first edition of this book gained recognition as the definitive textbook of diabetes epidemiology. The second edition builds on this success, gathering recent information on international trends and data for diabetes mellitus. In particular, the book highlights the dramatic rise of Type 2 diabetes in children, adolescents and the elderly throughout the world. One new section features prevention and screening of both Type1 and Type 2 diabetes. Other new chapters cover the epidemiology of obesity and the impact of nutrition, and review available guidelines for better worldwide glycemic control. Future challenges, including the effects of antipsychotic treatment and HIV infection and therapy on diabetes, are also addressed. All chapters have been completely revised and updated, covering: definitions, classification and risk factors for diabetes new evidence for screening and prevention of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes epidemiology of complications and associated risk factors economic aspects: the direct and indirect costs of diabetes. The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus fills the need for a current compendium of diabetes epidemiology in the tradition of the first monumental text of the late Kelly West. It is essential reading for general practitioners, diabetologists, clinical endocrinologists, cardiologists, epidemiologists, nurses, dieticians, and other diabetes care providers, as well as health care decision makers.

Brain Energy

Brain Energy
Author: Christopher M. Palmer, MD
Publsiher: BenBella Books
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2022-11-15
ISBN: 1637741596
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brain Energy Book Excerpt:

This is the book that will forever change the way we understand and treat mental health. If you or someone you love is affected by mental illness, it might change your life. We are in the midst of a global mental health crisis, and mental illnesses are on the rise. But what causes mental illness? And why are mental health problems so hard to treat? Drawing on decades of research, Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Chris Palmer outlines a revolutionary new understanding that for the first time unites our existing knowledge about mental illness within a single framework: Mental disorders are metabolic disorders of the brain. Brain Energy explains this new understanding of mental illness in detail, from symptoms and risk factors to what is happening in brain cells. Palmer also sheds light on the new treatment pathways this theory opens up—which apply to all mental disorders, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, alcoholism, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, autism, and even schizophrenia. Brain Energy pairs cutting-edge science with practical advice and strategies to help people reclaim their mental health. This groundbreaking book reveals: Why classifying mental disorders as “separate” conditions is misleading The clear connections between mental illness and disorders linked to metabolism, including diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, pain disorders, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, and epilepsy The link between metabolism and every factor known to play a role in mental health, including genetics, inflammation, hormones, neurotransmitters, sleep, stress, and trauma The evidence that current mental health treatments, including both medications and therapies, likely work by affecting metabolism New treatments available today that readers can use to promote long-term healing Palmer puts together the pieces of the mental illness puzzle to provide answers and offer hope. Brain Energy will transform the field of mental health, and the lives of countless people around the world.

Obesity and Mental Disorders

Obesity and Mental Disorders
Author: Susan L. McElroy,David B. Allison,George A. Bray
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2006-01-13
ISBN: 1000611361
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Obesity and Mental Disorders Book Excerpt:

Currently, there are a limited amount of guidelines to help clinicians manage patients with obesity and comorbid mental disorders. This expertly written source fills the gap in the literature by providing a clear overview of obesity and its relationship to mental illness while reviewing the most recent methods to manage and control the condition wi