The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders – 2 Volume Set by Gale Group

Mental illness is a major cause of disability in the U.S. Thirty million people visit physicians and two million spend time in hospitals every year because of mental disorders. The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Disor ders provides a good overview of mental illness, psychotherapy, and other treatments. It includes both traditional and alternative therapies. Medical writers, pharmacists, and mental health professionals wrote and edited the 400 signed, alphabetical entries in the set.

Brigham Narins
The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, 2nd Edition (2 Volume Set)

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders provides clear, complete information on genetic disorders, conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand. Presented in alphabetical sequence, entries range in length from 1,500 to 5,000 words. genetic disorder articles are arranged in a standardized format for quick comparison and ease of use. Other articles address common genetic concepts and are covered in detail in extended entries

Jacqueline L. Longe
The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: A Guide to Health and Nutrition, Two Volume Set

As the incidence of diabetes, heart disease, and other obesity-related disorders rise, weight-conscious Americans seek easy ways to pursue healthful diets. There is an abundance of information from the popular media on the topic, but to get a more objective presentation of diets, nutrition, and health, the library user may want to turn to The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: A Guide to Health and Nutrition. This reference contains 275 articles contributed by specialists in nutrition and medical writing. Topics are arranged alphabetically, with a master index at the end of the second volume

Jacqueline L. Longe
The Gale Encyclopedia of Children’s Health 4 volume set) : Infancy Through Adolescence (2nd edition)

The Gale Encyclopedia of Children’s Health: Infancy through Adolescence is a one-stop source for medical information that covers common and rare diseases and medical conditions, immunizations and drugs, procedures, and developmental issues. It particularly addresses parents’ concerns about their children’s health from before birth through age 18. The book avoids medical jargon, making it easier for the layperson to use.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Children’s Health presents authoritative, balanced information and is more comprehensive than single-volume family medical guides.

Laurie Fundukian
The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 4th edition

Can magnets relieve arthritis pain? Does the scent of lavender calm the nerves? Is St. John’s Wort a mood enhancer? Authoritative, objective and in tune with the subjects that matter to students and researchers, Gale presents four volumes of current, unbiased information on alternative and complementary medical practices. Covering all aspects of the subject through more than 800 entries, The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine identifies types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy. For the practitioner or interested patient, there are current training requirements, listings of organizations, as well as descriptions of treatments.
Information on recommended therapies for specific disorders and diseases and medicinal uses for plants and herbs are balanced by conclusions of studies on efficacy and analysis of current levels of acceptance by traditional scientists and doctors. Biographies of pioneers in the field — including Deepak Chopra, Edward Bach and David Palmer —appear as sidebars through the text. Included in each entry are glossary sidebars that define key terms. The four volumes contain more than 800 entries, approximately 400 color images, and many informative illustrations and charts pertaining to herbs and flowers, therapies and procedures, nutrition, and diseases and conditions. More than 50 new entries were added, on topics ranging from cherry juice, modified citrus pectin, oleander, and horticultural therapy; most existing entries were reviewed and updated, and many new images, charts and illustrations were added.

Jacqueline L. Longe
The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine (5 Volume Set)

This is authoritative, comprehensive, in-depth medical guide for information on more than 1,700 medical topics in language accessible to adult laypersons.

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