Activity for Mental Health

Activity for Mental Health
Author: Brad Bowins
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-01-17
ISBN 10: 0128196254
ISBN 13: 9780128196250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Activity for Mental Health Book Review:

Activity For Mental Health explores all activities, including physical, social, natural, cognitive, art/hobby and music as a means to both preventing and treating mental illness. This book not only reviews evidence-based research behind activity, but also explores how these forms of activity can treat mental illnesses. First, the reader is introduced to the concepts of Formal Behavioral Activation Therapy (BAT) and informal activity as an effective treatment option. Case examples aid in connecting the benefits to real life scenarios. Following the introduction, each activity is introduced in separate chapters, including physical, social, natural, cognitive, art/hobby and music. This book will provide researchers and clinicians the information needed to help customize treatment options for their patients suffering from mental illness. Evaluates the effectiveness of Behavioral Activation Therapy (BAT) as compared to existing psychotherapy treatments Advocates creative activities to improve depression and anxiety Includes multiple case studies detailing experiences with BAT and other therapies Examines the relationship between physical activity and the nervous system, thus reducing sympathetic system stress responses Explores the role of cognitive activity in predicting cognitive health

Physical Activity And Mental Health

Physical Activity And Mental Health
Author: William P. Morgan
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2013-02-01
ISBN 10: 1134938217
ISBN 13: 9781134938216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Activity And Mental Health Book Review:

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity and Mental Health

Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity and Mental Health
Author: Panteleimon Ekkekakis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2013-08-21
ISBN 10: 1136477799
ISBN 13: 9781136477799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity and Mental Health Book Review:

A growing body of evidence shows that physical activity can be a cost-effective and safe intervention for the prevention and treatment of a wide range of mental health problems. As researchers and clinicians around the world look for evidence-supported alternatives and complements to established forms of therapy (medication and psychotherapy), interest in physical activity mounts. The Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity and Mental Health offers the most comprehensive review of the research evidence on the effects of physical activity on multiple facets of mental health. Written by a team of world-leading international experts, the book covers ten thematic areas: physical activity and the ‘feel good’ effect anxiety disorders depression and mood disorders self-perceptions and self-evaluations cognitive function across the lifespan psychosocial stress pain energy and fatigue addictions quality of life in special populations. This volume presents a balanced assessment of the research evidence, highlights important directions for future work, and draws clear links between theory, research, and clinical practice. As the most complete and authoritative resource on the topic of physical activity and mental health, this is essential reading for researchers, students and practitioners in a wide range of fields, including clinical and health psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience, behavioural and preventive medicine, gerontology, nursing, public health and primary care.

Sport and Physical Activity for Mental Health

Sport and Physical Activity for Mental Health
Author: David Carless,Kitrina Douglas
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2011-08-02
ISBN 10: 1444348205
ISBN 13: 9781444348200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sport and Physical Activity for Mental Health Book Review:

With approximately 1 in 6 adults likely to experience a significant mental health problem at any one time (Office for National Statistics), research into effective interventions has never been more important. During the past decade there has been an increasing interest in the role that sport and physical activity can play in the treatment of mental health problems, and in mental health promotion. The benefits resulting from physiological changes during exercise are well documented, including improvement in mood and control of anxiety and depression. Research also suggests that socio-cultural and psychological changes arising from engagement in sport and physical activity carry valuable mental health benefits. Sport and Physical Activity for Mental Health is an evidence-based practical guide for nurses, allied health professionals, social workers, physical activity leaders, and sport coaches. The authors provide comprehensive analysis of a broad range of client narratives, integrating theory and the latest research to explore the effectiveness of various interventions. The book offers readers detailed recommendations, suggestions, and ideas as to how sport and physical activity opportunities can be tailored to provide the greatest mental health benefits.

Exercise Based Interventions for Mental Illness

Exercise Based Interventions for Mental Illness
Author: Brendon Stubbs,Simon Rosenbaum
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2018-08-21
ISBN 10: 012812606X
ISBN 13: 9780128126066
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exercise Based Interventions for Mental Illness Book Review:

Exercise-Based Interventions for People with Mental Illness: A Clinical Guide to Physical Activity as Part of Treatment provides clinicians with detailed, practical strategies for developing, implementing and evaluating physical activity-based interventions for people with mental illness. The book covers exercise strategies specifically tailored for common mental illnesses, such as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and more. Each chapter presents an overview of the basic psychopathology of each illness, a justification and rationale for using a physical activity intervention, an overview of the evidence base, and clear and concise instructions on practical implementation. In addition, the book covers the use of mobile technology to increase physical activity in people with mental illness, discusses exercise programming for inpatients, and presents behavioral and psychological approaches to maximize exercise interventions. Final sections provide practical strategies to both implement and evaluate physical activity interventions. Covers interventions for anxiety, depression, eating disorders, alcohol use disorder, and more Provides the evidence base for exercise as an effective treatment for mental illness Demonstrates how to use mobile technology to increase physical activity in people with mental illness Features practical strategies for implementation and assessment Covers treatment approaches for patients of all ages

Physical Activity and Mental Health

Physical Activity and Mental Health
Author: Angela Clow,Sarah Edmunds
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2013-11-08
ISBN 10: 1450434339
ISBN 13: 9781450434331
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Activity and Mental Health Book Review:

Provides an evidence-based review of the connections between physical activity, mental health, and well-being, presenting research illustrating how the use of physical activity can reduce the impact of potentially debilitating mental health conditions.

Physical Activity and Psychological Well Being

Physical Activity and Psychological Well Being
Author: Stuart J.H. Biddle,Ken Fox,Steve Boutcher
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2003-08-27
ISBN 10: 1134566824
ISBN 13: 9781134566822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Activity and Psychological Well Being Book Review:

The 'feel-good' effect of physical activity is widely reported among participants. Physical Activity and Psychological Well-Being represents a research consensus on the relationship between physical activity and aspects of mental health, providing an overview of the case for the role of exercise in the promotion of psychological well-being. Topics covered include: * anxiety and stress * depression * mood and emotion * self-perceptions and self-esteem * cognitive functioning and ageing * psychological dysfunction This book is invaluable reading for students and researchers working in the exercise, sport and health sciences, and for health and clinical psychologists. It is also a foundation text for health promotion and health service professionals, particularly those working in the area of mental health.

100 Interactive Activities

100 Interactive Activities
Author: Carol A. Butler,MS Ed Butler
Publsiher: Bureau for At-Risk Youth
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781893277045
ISBN 13: 1893277046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 Interactive Activities Book Review:

This book includes 14 topics and 100 interactive activities with reproducible worksheets for mental health and substance abuse recovery programs.

The Exercise Effect on Mental Health

The Exercise Effect on Mental Health
Author: Henning Budde,Mirko Wegner
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN 10: 1498739539
ISBN 13: 9781498739535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Exercise Effect on Mental Health Book Review:

The Exercise Effect on Mental Health contains the most recent and thorough overview of the links between exercise and mental health, and the underlying mechanisms of the brain. The text will enhance interested clinicians’ and researchers’ understanding of the neurobiological effect of exercise on mental health. Editors Budde and Wegner have compiled a comprehensive review of the ways in which physical activity impacts the neurobiological mechanisms of the most common psychological and psychiatric disorders, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. This text presents a rigorously evidence-based case for exercise as an inexpensive, time-saving, and highly effective treatment for those suffering from mental illness and distress.

Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018 2030

Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018 2030
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 101
Release: 2019-01-21
ISBN 10: 9241514183
ISBN 13: 9789241514187
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018 2030 Book Review:

Regular physical activity is proven to help prevent and treat noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and breast and colon cancer. It also helps to prevent hypertension, overweight and obesity and can improve mental health, quality of life and well-being. In addition to the multiple health benefits of physical activity, societies that are more active can generate additional returns on investment including a reduced use of fossil fuels, cleaner air and less congested, safer roads. These outcomes are interconnected with achieving the shared goals, political priorities and ambition of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030. The new WHO global action plan to promote physical activity responds to the requests by countries for updated guidance, and a framework of effective and feasible policy actions to increase physical activity at all levels. It also responds to requests for global leadership and stronger regional and national coordination, and the need for a whole-of-society response to achieve a paradigm shift in both supporting and valuing all people being regularly active, according to ability and across the life course. The action plan was developed through a worldwide consultation process involving governments and key stakeholders across multiple sectors including health, sports, transport, urban design, civil society, academia and the private sector.

The Feeling Good Handbook

The Feeling Good Handbook
Author: David D. Burns
Publsiher: William Morrow & Company
Total Pages: 587
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:49015000559014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Feeling Good Handbook Book Review:

Discusses how to overcome fears, phobias, and panic attacks, improve intimate communication, cope with anxiety, and deal with many other everyday problems

Exercise Health and Mental Health

Exercise  Health and Mental Health
Author: Guy E. J. Faulkner,Adrian H. Taylor
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780415334310
ISBN 13: 0415334314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exercise Health and Mental Health Book Review:

The first of its kind, this book is written by internationally acclaimed scientists and presents an introduction to the emerging field of exercise as a strategy for mental health promotion, providing a platform for future research and practice.

Educating the Student Body

Educating the Student Body
Author: Committee on Physical Activity and Physical Education in the School Environment,Food and Nutrition Board,Institute of Medicine
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 475
Release: 2013-11-13
ISBN 10: 0309283140
ISBN 13: 9780309283144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Educating the Student Body Book Review:

Physical inactivity is a key determinant of health across the lifespan. A lack of activity increases the risk of heart disease, colon and breast cancer, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression and others diseases. Emerging literature has suggested that in terms of mortality, the global population health burden of physical inactivity approaches that of cigarette smoking. The prevalence and substantial disease risk associated with physical inactivity has been described as a pandemic. The prevalence, health impact, and evidence of changeability all have resulted in calls for action to increase physical activity across the lifespan. In response to the need to find ways to make physical activity a health priority for youth, the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Physical Activity and Physical Education in the School Environment was formed. Its purpose was to review the current status of physical activity and physical education in the school environment, including before, during, and after school, and examine the influences of physical activity and physical education on the short and long term physical, cognitive and brain, and psychosocial health and development of children and adolescents. Educating the Student Body makes recommendations about approaches for strengthening and improving programs and policies for physical activity and physical education in the school environment. This report lays out a set of guiding principles to guide its work on these tasks. These included: recognizing the benefits of instilling life-long physical activity habits in children; the value of using systems thinking in improving physical activity and physical education in the school environment; the recognition of current disparities in opportunities and the need to achieve equity in physical activity and physical education; the importance of considering all types of school environments; the need to take into consideration the diversity of students as recommendations are developed. This report will be of interest to local and national policymakers, school officials, teachers, and the education community, researchers, professional organizations, and parents interested in physical activity, physical education, and health for school-aged children and adolescents.

Mental Health Emergencies

Mental Health Emergencies
Author: Nick Benas,Michele Hart
Publsiher: Hatherleigh Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-08-29
ISBN 10: 1578266750
ISBN 13: 9781578266753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mental Health Emergencies Book Review:

Ready reference to mental and emotional health crises and concerns, providing overviews and expert guidance on more serious problems. Ideal for first-responders, teachers, counselors, and human resource professionals. Developed from best-practices of psychiatry, psychology and mental health counseling, Mental Health Emergencies is a guide to providing much-needed care and support to the people in distress who most need help including self-injury, eating disorders, substance abuse, psychosis, and suicidal thoughts. Mental Health Emergencies will help you provide exactly the right kind of support--where and when it's needed most.

Can I Catch It Like a Cold

Can I Catch It Like a Cold
Author: Centre For Addiction And Mental Health
Publsiher: Tundra Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2011-11-24
ISBN 10: 177049121X
ISBN 13: 9781770491212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Can I Catch It Like a Cold Book Review:

In partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Tundra is proud to launch an important series of books for children who have to cope with adult-sized problems. Young Alex’s father had been a policeman until he began to suffer from depression, perhaps the most common mental health issue we face. Alex’s questions are those that are often asked by the children of parents who have depression: is the parent simply lazy? Does he no longer care? And is it something I can catch, like a cold? In simple, straightforward language, the book explains what depression is and how it is treated. It also prepares a child for working with a helping professional. And perhaps most important, it reassures a child that he or she is not alone. Written by Canada’s foremost experts in the field, this is an important book to spur discussion and allay fears of those affected by depression.

Physical Activity and Mental Health

Physical Activity and Mental Health
Author: Angela Clow, Sarah Edmunds
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2013-11-08
ISBN 10: 1450468446
ISBN 13: 9781450468442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Activity and Mental Health Book Review:

Provides an evidence-based review of the connections between physical activity, mental health, and well-being, presenting research illustrating how the use of physical activity can reduce the impact of potentially debilitating mental health conditions.

Advances in Electrodermal Activity Processing with Applications for Mental Health

Advances in Electrodermal Activity Processing with Applications for Mental Health
Author: Alberto Greco,Gaetano Valenza,Enzo Pasquale Scilingo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2016-11-17
ISBN 10: 3319467050
ISBN 13: 9783319467054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Electrodermal Activity Processing with Applications for Mental Health Book Review:

This book explores Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) dynamics as investigated through Electrodermal Activity (EDA) processing. It presents groundbreaking research in the technical field of biomedical engineering, especially biomedical signal processing, as well as clinical fields of psychometrics, affective computing, and psychological assessment. This volume describes some of the most complete, effective, and personalized methodologies for extracting data from a non-stationary, nonlinear EDA signal in order to characterize the affective and emotional state of a human subject. These methodologies are underscored by discussion of real-world applications in mood assessment. The text also examines the physiological bases of emotion recognition through noninvasive monitoring of the autonomic nervous system. This is an ideal book for biomedical engineers, physiologists, neuroscientists, engineers, applied mathmeticians, psychiatric and psychological clinicians, and graduate students in these fields. This book also: Expertly introduces a novel approach for EDA analysis based on convex optimization and sparsity, a topic of rapidly increasing interest Authoritatively presents groundbreaking research achieved using EDA as an exemplary biomarker of ANS dynamics Deftly explores EDA's potential as a source of reliable and effective markers for the assessment of emotional responses in healthy subjects, as well as for the recognition of pathological mood states in bipolar patients

Therapy Games

Therapy Games
Author: Alanna Jones
Publsiher: Rec Room Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-08-05
ISBN 10: 9780966234152
ISBN 13: 0966234154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Therapy Games Book Review:

In this book, you will find 102 new and exciting ways to turn ordinary games into Therapy Games. Each game used in the book comes with five or more ways to make simple changes that create a new and unique therapeutic experience. In addition to the 102 game options, there's also a section on how playing the game itself without any changes can have therapeutic value. Turn the following games into various new Therapy Games: Apples to Apples; Operation; Taboo; Chutes and Ladders; Monopoly; Jenga; Let's Go Fishin; Jigsaw Puzzles; Cards and Dice; and more.

Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders

Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on the Science of Changing Behavioral Health Social Norms
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2016-09-03
ISBN 10: 0309439124
ISBN 13: 9780309439121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders Book Review:

Estimates indicate that as many as 1 in 4 Americans will experience a mental health problem or will misuse alcohol or drugs in their lifetimes. These disorders are among the most highly stigmatized health conditions in the United States, and they remain barriers to full participation in society in areas as basic as education, housing, and employment. Improving the lives of people with mental health and substance abuse disorders has been a priority in the United States for more than 50 years. The Community Mental Health Act of 1963 is considered a major turning point in America's efforts to improve behavioral healthcare. It ushered in an era of optimism and hope and laid the groundwork for the consumer movement and new models of recovery. The consumer movement gave voice to people with mental and substance use disorders and brought their perspectives and experience into national discussions about mental health. However over the same 50-year period, positive change in American public attitudes and beliefs about mental and substance use disorders has lagged behind these advances. Stigma is a complex social phenomenon based on a relationship between an attribute and a stereotype that assigns undesirable labels, qualities, and behaviors to a person with that attribute. Labeled individuals are then socially devalued, which leads to inequality and discrimination. This report contributes to national efforts to understand and change attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that can lead to stigma and discrimination. Changing stigma in a lasting way will require coordinated efforts, which are based on the best possible evidence, supported at the national level with multiyear funding, and planned and implemented by an effective coalition of representative stakeholders. Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders: The Evidence for Stigma Change explores stigma and discrimination faced by individuals with mental or substance use disorders and recommends effective strategies for reducing stigma and encouraging people to seek treatment and other supportive services. It offers a set of conclusions and recommendations about successful stigma change strategies and the research needed to inform and evaluate these efforts in the United States.

Psychology of Physical Activity

Psychology of Physical Activity
Author: Stuart J. H. Biddle,Nanette Mutrie
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2007-09-12
ISBN 10: 1134211929
ISBN 13: 9781134211920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychology of Physical Activity Book Review:

As modern lifestyles offer ever more opportunities for a sedentary existence, physical activity has become, for many, a marginal aspect of life. Too little physical activity is linked to common, often serious, health problems, and although this link is now widely acknowledged, levels of sedentary behaviour continue to increase throughout western society. Psychology of Physical Activity, 2nd Edition addresses this concern, bringing together a wealth of up to date information about exercise behaviour including: motivation and psychological factors associated with activity or inactivity the psychological outcomes of exercising including the 'feel–good' factor understanding specific clinical populations interventions and applied practice in the psychology of physical activity current trends and future directions in research and practice. Updated to reflect new findings and research directions, this new edition includes full textbook features, and is accompanied by a dedicated website providing lecturers and students with extensive support materials, including powerpoint slides and student MCQ's. Visit the companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415366656.