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Lifestyle Psychiatry Through the Lens of Behavioral Medicine 1st Edition

ISBN: 9781032230979
ISBN: 9781032230979
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Lifestyle medicine is a practice which adopts evidence-based lifestyle interventions as a primary modality to prevent, treat, and reverse chronic diseases. The six main pillars of this specialty include physical activity, nutrition, stress resilience, cessation or risk reduction of substance use, quality sleep, and connectivity.  Lifestyle Psychiatry: Through the Lens of Behavioral Medicine is grounded in the same pillars, drawing upon theories, methods, and empirical findings from health psychology and behavioral medicine.


Lifestyle psychiatry is a rapidly emerging area within healthcare informed by rigorous research within the social and biological sciences, public health, and medicine.  A volume in the Lifestyle Medicine series, this book uses a comprehensive biopsychosocial approach to prevent and treat psychiatric disorders and promote mental and physical well-being through evidenced-based lifestyle interventions.



Draws upon theories, methods, and empirical findings from health psychology and behavioral medicine.

Provides evidence-based research on the bi-directionality of mental and physical health.

Addresses fundamental neuroscience concepts and applies them to practical aspects of lifestyle practices, mental health, and brain health.

Appropriate for clinicians, primary care physicians, and those practicing in specialized areas, the information in this book provides users with practical tools to help explain, prevent, and treat psychiatric disorders and associated maladaptive health behaviors in patients.


Table of Contents

Lifestyle Psychiatry: Through the Lens of Behavioral Medicine

Part I. Theoretical frameworks

  1. Introduction
  2. Transdiagnostic processes
  3. Socioeconomic determinants of health
  4. Personality and Emotional Adjustment in Health Risk and Resilience
  5. Trauma Considerations
  6. Emotion regulation approaches
  7. Cognitive and behavioral approaches
  8. Positive psychology approaches
  9. Burnout: Risk Factors and Associations


Part II: Biopsychosocial processes; Basic Concepts and Disease Implications

  1. Neurobiology
  2. Neuroendocrine and Immune Pathways
  3. Health Neuroscience
  4. Mental health and cellular aging through the lifespan
  5. Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias
  6. Biopsychosocial perspective on sleep
  7. Exercise for mental health


Part III. Risk and protective lifestyle factors for mental health and psychological well-being

  1. Sleep-related disorders
  2. Physical activity
  3. Nutrition in Lifestyle Psychiatry
  4. Stress, diet, & metabolic processes
  5. Social Connections in Health and Well-Being
  6. Substance Use Approaches
  7. Brain Health


Part IV. Physical and Mental Health Conditions

  1. Cardiovascular Disease
  2. Cardiometabolic Disease
  3. Cancer Prevention and Management
  4. Depressive and Anxiety related conditions
  5. Bipolar Disorders
  6. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  7. Eating disorders
  8. Psychotic Disorders


Part V: Specific Populations

  1. Pediatric Mental and Physical Health
  2. Healthy Aging: A Lifestyle Approach to Cognitive Health
  3. Women’s Mental and Physical Health
  4. Physical and Mental Health at Work
  5. The Health of Sexually-Diverse and Gender-Diverse Populations
  6. Historically Marginalized Ethnic and Racial Communities