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Stimulants: Caffeine, Amphetamines, etc.

Identifies the physiologic, pharmacologic, and psychoneurologic properties of stimulants. Outlines the issues of caffeine toxicity, caffeine withdrawal, and management of caffeine-related disorders. Describes the mechanisms involved in amphetamine addiction and approaches to management of this condition. Identifies stimulants and stimulant-like medications used in weight reduction and appetite suppression.

Stop Losing Sleep

Outlines the classification and diagnosis of sleep disorders, including various insomnias and circadian rhythm anomalies, restless legs syndrome (RLS), and periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD). Identifies other conditions that may contribute to sleep disorders, including neurological, endocrinological, and psychological disorders. Describes the approaches to management of sleep disorders, both pharmacological and nonpharmacological (e.g., dietary, hygienic, and psychosocial). Identifies clinical ramifications of sleep apnea and RLS/PLMD pertinent to dental practice and general clinical practice.

Successful Aging, 2nd ed

This home-study course describes the best ways to age healthfully and improve your patients` quality of life at any age, including tips on how to cultivate a youthful attitude, safeguard against stress and chronic illness, improve dietary and exercise habits, maximize memory and beef up energy, enhance financial security, and live a long and rewarding life.

The Hungry Brain

The Hungry Brain explores new discoveries about the brain`s hunger for pleasure and calories-the so-called "irresistable" foods - and how one can control temptation. The book discusses the latest scientific findings about nutrients that speed memory processing and protect against Alzheimer`s disease - including a brain homework and a grocery list to make it happen!

Types of Pain & Pain Pathways

Lists and describes major steps in the historical development of pain concepts and treatment. Discusses the difference between acute and chronic pain. Describes the characteristics of nociceptive, neuropathic, and psychogenic pain. Lists and describes the four components of the pain pathway. Identifies parts of the brain involved in pain processing. Describes the methods and accuracy of measuring pain. Explains sex and gender differences in pain. Discusses the impact of chronic pain on healthcare and dental professional practice.

Understanding Anger

Identifies definitions of anger. Describes the anatomy of anger. Defines common types of anger. Identifies the phases of the anger cycle. Describes gender differences in anger expression. Discusses ways in which anger is measured. Describes ways of managing and treating problematic anger. Discusses how expressed or repressed anger can affect physical health.

Understanding Anxiety 3rd Edition

Explains the difference between normal anxiety and an anxiety disorder. Describes the causes of anxiety. Outlines the demographics of anxiety. Describes the anxious personality. Recognizes and describes the most common anxiety disorders in adults and children including symptoms and treatment. Describes the role of exercise in treating anxiety. Describes common methods of assessing anxiety in primary care settings. Explains how state anxiety and trait anxiety differ. Outlines common comorbidities frequently seen with anxiety.

Understanding Emotions

Describes several meanings for the term “emotion.” Defines the relation between emotions and the brain. Explains the relation between thinking and emotions. Explains anger, envy, jealousy, sadness, depression and stress and discuss steps that can be taken to handle each of these emotions. Describes what is meant by “positive emotions” and how they can be enhanced.