Editura Universitara Health psychology - Volume VII - Psychosomatic interactions

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Publisher: Universitară

Author: Eugen Avram - Coordonator

ISBN: 978-606-591-885-6

DOI: 10.5682/9786065918856

Publisher year: 2014

Edition: I

Pages: 197

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Health psychology is an extremely vast field of study, with profound implications in psychological practice in all areas of human and social life. This paper aims to provide those with additional training modern landmarks in this discipline. The set of volumes entitled “Health psychology - applied approaches - includes specialized studies, signed by Romanian authors, university teachers, practitioners from health organizations, but also young aspirants to a career in health. The objective of these publications is represented by the increase of the informative capital, the updating of the information within the university curriculum, the highlighting of some Romanian, international contributions, and, especially, of the personal contributions of the authors, capitalizing the current scientific interests and practical experience.

Both the studies in the volumes published in 2010 and those that will follow aim to cover general and specific topics in health psychology. In a review of the topics we mention the following topics: the need to study health psychology, models in health psychology (eg, biopsychosocial model), body systems (nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, etc.), diseases and psychology (in heart disease, diabetes, congestion, brain damage, arthritis, HIV, etc.), applications in specialized subfields (psychoendocrinology, psychoneuroimmunology, psychocardiology, etc.), promoting healthy behavior (eg, maintaining a healthy diet, weight control, sleep , smoking and alcoholism - psychological, social aspects, treatment strategies), patterns of behavior change, accident prevention, behavior and severe diagnoses, such as cancer, stress and determinants, illness, personality and coping, well-being, social and family support , couple, mental balance, the role of the psychologist in the therapy of sick people, answer emotional disorders in chronic diseases (denial, anxiety, depression), techniques for controlling thoughts, emotions or other maladaptive symptoms, pain and chronic disease management, pain psychotherapy (hypnosis, guided imagery, patient distraction, etc.), quality of life, psychological intervention in chronic disease, patient education, health promotion programs, methodological aspects (evaluation, measurement of health status and countless psycho-behavioral variables), challenges of research and applications of health psychology in certain existential settings (family, clinics, organizations , etc.), use of health services, interventions in hospitals or specialized units, hospitalization of children, preparation for medical interventions, characteristics of people working in the field of health, psychologist-patient communication, patient-doctor, analysis of costs necessary to run programs health etc.


To these topics are added modern contributions: the boundaries of psycho-behavioral normality, studies of healthy personality, positive personality, psychological aspects in brain pathologies, maladaptive phenomena, mental fragility in psychosomatic disorders, studies on family and partnership dynamics, activities and therapeutic relationships, current standards of practice in the field of health psychology, etc. The intention of the publisher, but also of the authors is to continue this editorial approach in the years to come, having the will to consolidate the training of applicants for employment in the field of health, but also of those who already work in these structures.
Eugen Avram is an Associate Professor, Doctor of Psychology, Director of the Department of Psychology at the University of Bucharest; clinical psychologist at Bagdasar-Arseni Hospital in Bucharest. He is the coordinator of the master's program in Health Psychology: Research and Behavioral Optimization, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest.

Antoaneta Bugner is a senior psychologist, scientific researcher at the National Institute of Transfusion Hematology in Bucharest since 1983. Adviser in the international federation of donation organizations - FIODS and president of the Foundation of Voluntary Blood Donors in Romania.

Claudia-Iuliana Draganescu is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist with training in cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy (graduate of Babes-Bölyai University, Cluj-Napoca), practitioner at the Williams Syndrome Association in Bucharest.

Simona-Alexandra Geacar is a clinical psychologist in supervision and master student of the program of Health Psychology - Clinical Research and Behavioral Optimization, within the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest. He is the co-author of two studies on health and longevity.

Daniela Ionescu is a psychotherapist and researcher, she graduated from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest and two master's programs (Occupational Health at the University of Bucharest and psychotherapy at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca). He is a doctoral student at Al. Cuza from Iasi.

Cornel Mihalache primary neurosurgeon, doctor of medicine, head of the neurosurgery department at the Emergency Clinical Hospital “St. Andrei ”from Galati, head of works at the Faculty of Medicine,“ Dunarea de Jos ”University, Galati.

Dan A. Nica is a primary neurosurgeon, doctor of medicine, Emergency Clinical Hospital "St. Pantelimon ”from Bucharest.
Horia Ples is a primary neurosurgeon, doctor of medicine. Head of the Neurosurgery Clinical Department Timisoara, Head of the Neurosurgery Discipline UMF Timisoara, President of C.A. of the Imaging Diagnostic Center "Neuromed" Timisoara, President of the Association of Private Ambulance Services in Romania.

Marius Stanciu is a doctoral student in the field of psychology at the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest.

Dan Florin Stanescu - senior psychologist, associate professor at the Faculty of Communication and Public Relations within the National School of Political and Administrative Studies, Bucharest, director of the Communication and Public Relations department.

Antoaneta Bugner & Dan Florin Stanescu
Thalassemia - bio-psycho-social classification / 7
Eugen Avram & Daniela Ionescu
Disability, cognition, emotionality / 28
Horia Ples
The experience of pain / 42
Horia Ples
Pain and disability in lumbar disc herniation / 57
Cornel Mihalache
Vertebromedullary traumatology - functional, psychological aspects and complications / 84
Dan Nica
Social support in the doctor - patient - companion triad / 109
Simona Geacar
Psychological aspects of longevity / 123
Cornel Mihalache
Sleep and health / 133
Claudia-Iuliana Draganescu
Drug use in adolescence: prevention programs
and intervention / 152
Marius Stanciu
Neurobiological approaches to creativity / 169

Health psychology is an extremely vast field of study, with profound implications in psychological practice in all areas of human and social life. This paper aims to provide those with additional training modern landmarks in this discipline. The set of volumes entitled “Health psychology - applied approaches - includes specialized studies, signed by Romanian authors, university teachers, practitioners from health organizations, but also young aspirants to a career in health. The objective of these publications is represented by the increase of the informative capital, the updating of the information within the university curriculum, the highlighting of some Romanian, international contributions, and, especially, of the personal contributions of the authors, capitalizing the current scientific interests and practical experience.

Both the studies in the volumes published in 2010 and those that will follow aim to cover general and specific topics in health psychology. In a review of the topics we mention the following topics: the need to study health psychology, models in health psychology (eg, biopsychosocial model), body systems (nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, etc.), diseases and psychology (in heart disease, diabetes, congestion, brain damage, arthritis, HIV, etc.), applications in specialized subfields (psychoendocrinology, psychoneuroimmunology, psychocardiology, etc.), promoting healthy behavior (eg, maintaining a healthy diet, weight control, sleep , smoking and alcoholism - psychological, social aspects, treatment strategies), patterns of behavior change, accident prevention, behavior and severe diagnoses, such as cancer, stress and determinants, illness, personality and coping, well-being, social and family support , couple, mental balance, the role of the psychologist in the therapy of sick people, answer emotional disorders in chronic diseases (denial, anxiety, depression), techniques for controlling thoughts, emotions or other maladaptive symptoms, pain and chronic disease management, pain psychotherapy (hypnosis, guided imagery, patient distraction, etc.), quality of life, psychological intervention in chronic disease, patient education, health promotion programs, methodological aspects (evaluation, measurement of health status and countless psycho-behavioral variables), challenges of research and applications of health psychology in certain existential settings (family, clinics, organizations , etc.), use of health services, interventions in hospitals or specialized units, hospitalization of children, preparation for medical interventions, characteristics of people working in the field of health, psychologist-patient communication, patient-doctor, analysis of costs necessary to run programs health etc.


To these topics are added modern contributions: the boundaries of psycho-behavioral normality, studies of healthy personality, positive personality, psychological aspects in brain pathologies, maladaptive phenomena, mental fragility in psychosomatic disorders, studies on family and partnership dynamics, activities and therapeutic relationships, current standards of practice in the field of health psychology, etc. The intention of the publisher, but also of the authors is to continue this editorial approach in the years to come, having the will to consolidate the training of applicants for employment in the field of health, but also of those who already work in these structures.

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