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Biofeedback, Second Edition: A Practitioner's Guide / Edition 2

Biofeedback, Second Edition: A Practitioner's Guide / Edition 2

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In recent years, biofeedback has been firmly established as an important component of health care for a range of common symptoms and disorders. Now available in paper, this comprehensive text offers state-of-the-science coverage of current biofeedback research, applications, clinical procedures, and biomedical instrumentation. Extensive glossaries are featured throughout, and chapters have been streamlined for easy reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572304130
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 07/22/1998
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 908
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mark S. Schwartz, PhD, is Chair of Psychology at the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. He has been with the Mayo Clinic for more than 30 years and is a former President of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.

Table of Contents

I. History, Entering, and Definitions
1. A Historical Perspective on the Field of Biofeedback and Applied Psychophysiology, Mark S. Schwartz and R. Paul Olson
2. Entering the Field of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and Assuring Competence, Mark S. Schwartz
3A. Definitions of Biofeedback and Applied Psychophysiology, R. Paul Olson
3B. Definitions of Biofeedback and Applied Psychophysiology, Nancy M. Schwartz and Mark S. Schwartz
II. Instrumentation and Computers
4. A Primer of Biofeedback Instrumentation, Charles J. Peek
5. Computers in Biofeedback: Megabyte is Not a Dental Problem, Jack C. Hartje
III. Office Assessment and Compliance
6. Intake Decisions and Preparation of Patients for Therapy, Mark S. Schwartz
7. Baselines, Mark S. Schwartz
8. Therapist Presence or Absence, Mark S. Schwartz and Audrey L. Gemberling
9. Compliance, Mark S. Schwartz
IV. Cultivating Lower Arousal
10. Dietary Considerations: Rationale, Issues, Substances, Evaluation, and Patient Education,
Keith L Block and Mark S. Schwartz
11. Breathing Therapies, Mark S. Schwartz
12. Problems with Relaxation and Biofeedback: Assisted Relaxation and Guidelines for Management, Mark S. Schwartz and Nancy M. Schwartz
13. The Use of Audiotapes for Patient Education and Relaxation, Mark S. Schwartz
V. Disorders Needing Lower Tension and Arousal
14. Headache: Selected Issues and Considerations in Evaluation and Treatment, Part A: Evaluation, Mark S. Schwartz
15. Headache: Selected Issues and Considerations in Evaluation and Treatment, Part B: Treatment, Mark S. Schwartz
16. Temporomandibular Disorders, Richard N. Gevirtz, Alan G. Glaros, Deborah Hopper, and Mark S. Schwartz
17. Raynaud's Disease: Selected Issues and Considerations in Using Biofeedback Therapies, Mark S. Schwartz and Mark F. Kelly
18. Biobehavioral Treatment of Essential Hypertension, Angele McGrady, R. Paul Olson, and J. Suzanne Kroon
VI. Nontraditional Applications
19. Biofeedback-Assisted Relaxation and Diabetes Mellitus, Angele McGrady and Barbara Bailey
VII. Neurofeedback Applications
20. Neurofeedback for the Management of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Joel F. Lubar
VIII. Neuromuscular Applications
21. Biofeedback in Neuromuscular Re-Education and Gait Training, David E. Krebs

22. Biofeedback-Assisted Musculoskeletal Therapy and Neuromuscular Re-Education, Eric R. Fogel
IX. Elimination Disorders
23. Urinary Incontinence: Evaluation and Biofeedback Treatment, Jeannette Tries and Eugene Eisman
24. Fecal Incontinence, Jeannette Tries, Eugene Eisman, and Susan P. Lowery
25. Nocturnal or Sleep Enuresis: The Urine Alarm as a Biofeedback Treatment, Mark S. Schwartz
X. Professional Issues, Considerations, and Guidelines
26. Professional Ethical Behavior for Providers of Biofeedback, Sebastian Striefel
27. Models of Practice: The Delivery of Biofeedback Service, R. Paul Olson
28. Professional Communications, Mark S. Schwartz
29. Job Descriptions, Mark S. Schwartz
XI. Quality Control and Research
30. Biofeedback Quality Control: Evaluating The Professionals and the Therapies, J. Suzanne Kroon
31. Evaluating Research in Clinical Biofeedback, Mark S. Schwartz
XII. Perspective: Other Applications, Status, and the Future
32. The Biofeedback Journey: The Biofeedback Odyssey, Mark S. Schwartz
33. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Mark S. Schwartz
34. Tinnitus: Nothing is as Loud as a Sound You Are Trying Not to Hear, Mark S. Schwartz
35. Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Mark S. Schwartz
36. Treating Special Populations, Mark S. Schwartz
37. The Frontier: Old and New, Mark S. Schwartz
38. Status of Professionals and Publications and One More Look Forward, Mark S. Schwartz and R. Paul Olson


Practitioners in health psychology, behavioral medicine, and other areas of health care; novice and experienced biofeedback clinicians; students in these fields. Serves as a text for courses in biofeedback, applied psychophysiology, behavioral medicine, and health psychology.

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