Behavioral Medicine

  • Neal E. Miller
Part of the Readings from the Encyclopedia of Neuroscience book series (REN)


Behavioral medicine is an interdisciplinary field integrating basic research and applications from behavioral and biomedical sciences that are relevant to problems of physical medicine. The behavioral sciences involved are psychology, sociology, anthropology, and economics. In addition to the basic biomedical sciences, epidemiology and clinical observations are involved.


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Further reading

  1. Levy SM, ed (1982): Biological Mediation of Behavior and Disease: Neoplasia. New York: Elsevier BiomedicalGoogle Scholar
  2. Lindemann JE (1981): Psychological and Behavioral Aspects of Physical Disability. New York: Plenum PressCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Matarazzo JD, Miller NE, Weiss SM, Herd JA, Weiss SM, eds (1984): Behavioral Health: A Handbook of Health Enhancement and Disease Prevention. New York: Wiley-InterscienceGoogle Scholar
  4. Melamed BG, Siegel LJ (1980): Behavioral Medicine: Practical Applications in Health Care. New York: SpringerGoogle Scholar
  5. Miller NE (1983): Behavioral medicine: Symbiosis between laboratory and clinic. Ann Rev Psychol 34: 1–31CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Miller NE, Brucker BS (1979): Learned large increases in blood pressure apparently independent of skeletal responses in patients paralyzed by spinal lesions. In: Biofeedback and Self-Regulation, Birbaumer N, Kimmel HD, eds. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum Associates, pp 287–304Google Scholar
  7. Pomerleau O, Brady JP, eds (1979): Behavioral Medicine: Theory and Practice. Baltimore: Williams & WilkinsGoogle Scholar

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