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The Hormone Factor in Mental Health

Bridging the Mind-Body Gap
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Endocrine imbalances can cause a whole host of physical and mental health problems. Yet, there is currently no definitive source of information that shows how hormones can bridge the gap between mental health and medical health modalities.

This book is a bold crossover between the disciplines of medical and mental health, exploring the understanding that some of the major mental diagnoses belong not only to the field of mental health but also to that of medicine. Clients with depression, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, infertility, suicidality, anger and rage, fatigue, apathy, cognitive impairments, confusion, eating disorders, and poor body image may actually be presenting symptoms of hormonal disorders. Beginning with patient stories that display the devastating effects of misdiagnosis and the struggle to obtain the correct treatment, it provides members of the mental health profession with an authentic understanding of the impact of endocrine imbalances and disorders. With contributions from some of the world's most respected physicians, psychiatrists and psychotherapists, it provides accurate medical and psychological information about hormone imbalances and disorders, how to recognise the signs in patients, and how to treat them effectively.

A comprehensive resource that provides all the information needed to identify endocrine disorders in patients successfully; this book will be of immeasurable value to clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, doctors, nurses and mental health clinicians.
  • Published: Sep 21 2013
  • Pages: 416
  • 246 x 172mm
  • ISBN: 9781849059299
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Press Reviews

  • Shereen Ezzat, MD, Professor of Medicine & Oncology, University of Toronto

    “Linda Rio has managed to skilfully delve into the black box that guides our thoughts and feelings. With support from experts across the globe, this book covers the history, current knowledge, and future challenges in understanding the hormonal connections. I highly recommend it for anyone with immediate or remote interest into what makes us tick.”
  • Vicky Cole, Play Therapist

    Play for Life
    The book is divided into 15 chapters which explore further a variety of disorders and the impact of these on mental and physical health both for the individual and for the wider family network... The book not only looks at medical or genetic reasons for hormonal imbalances or dysfunction but the effects of stress and trauma that can also cause these problems.
  • Michelle Choi, Chinese University of Hong Kong, P.R. China

    Journal of Mental Health
    As a clinical psychology student, I found this book informative and relevant in that it broadens our knowledge of pituitary related diseases and how they can be easily confused and muddled with psychological symptoms. Written by medical and mental health practitioners, each chapter opens with well-documented research, scientific evidence and case studies that associate psychological symptoms with various types of pituitary diseases or hormonal dysfunctions otherwise rarely known to psychology students. This is a good source of information for clinical psychologists... I recommend thus book to mental health professionals.