The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Behavioral Medicine

A Clinician's Guide to Evidence-based Psychosocial Interventions for Individuals with Medical Illness

  • Ana-Maria Vranceanu
  • Joseph A. Greer
  • Steven A. Safren

Part of the Current Clinical Psychiatry book series (CCPSY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ana-Maria Vranceanu, Joseph A. Greer, Steven A. Safren
    Pages 1-5
  3. Health Risk Behaviors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Elyse R. Park, Christina M. Luberto, Conall O’Cleirigh, Giselle K. Perez, Julianne G. Wilner
      Pages 9-35
    3. Noreen A. Reilly-Harrington, Stephanie S. Sogg, Rachel A. Millstein, Mark J. Gorman
      Pages 37-63
    4. Allison K. Labbe, Julie Yeterian, Julianne G. Wilner, John F. Kelly
      Pages 65-89
  4. Chronic Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Ana-Maria Vranceanu, Melissa Stone, Tim Wallace, Ronald Kulich
      Pages 93-114
    3. Jeffrey S. Gonzalez, Naomi S. Kane, Trina E. Chang
      Pages 115-137
    4. Jonathan A. Lerner, Julianne G. Wilner
      Pages 139-157
    5. Lara Traeger, Jamie M. Jacobs, Giselle Perez-Lougee, Joseph A. Greer, Elyse R. Park
      Pages 159-183
    6. Jennifer A. Burbridge, Catherine L. Leveroni
      Pages 185-209
    7. Rachel A. Millstein, Jeff C. Huffman
      Pages 211-229
    8. HIV
      Aaron Blashill, Sannisha Dale, Jonathan Jampel, Steven Safren
      Pages 231-247
  5. Emerging Areas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Christina Psaros, Jocelyn Remmert, Nicole Amoyal, Rebecca Hicks
      Pages 251-276
    3. Joseph A. Greer, Vicki A. Jackson, Juliet C. Jacobsen, William F. Pirl, Jennifer S. Temel
      Pages 277-296
    4. Jessica F. Magidson, Hetta Gouse, Christina Psaros, Jocelyn E. Remmert, Conall O’Cleirigh, Steven A. Safren
      Pages 297-320
    5. C. Andres Bedoya, Sannisha K. Dale, Peter P. Ehlinger
      Pages 321-334
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 335-342

About this book


This text outlines the importance of biopsychosocial factors in improving medical care, and illustrates evidence-based, state-of-the-art interventions for patients with a variety of medical conditions. Each chapter is focused on a particular health concern or illness, which is described both in terms of prevalence and frequent psychological and psychiatric comorbidities that may present to clinicians working with these populations. Consistent with evidence-based care, information on the efficacy of the treatments being described is presented to support their continued use. To accommodate the needs of clinicians, we describe population specific approaches to treatment, including goal settings, modules and skills as well as strategies to assess and monitor progress.  To facilitate learning, each chapter contains one or more case examples that explicate the skills described to convey change within a behavioral medicine protocol. Each chapter also includes resources in the form of books and websites to gain additional knowledge and detail as needed. Authors are experts in the field of each chapter, ensuring that information presented is recent and of high quality.


behavioral health behavioral medicine biopsychosocial disease management mental health psychosocial

Editors and affiliations

  • Ana-Maria Vranceanu
    • 1
  • Joseph A. Greer
    • 2
  • Steven A. Safren
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry Behavioral Medicine ServiceMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Psychiatric Oncology & BehaviorMassachusetts General Hospital Cancer CeBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29292-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29294-6
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