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A clearly structured, compact text on the behavioral sciences for medical and other health professions, including practical features such as chapter review questions and an annotated practice exam. The brand new edition of this highly readable text presents succinct information about how neurological, psychological, social and behavioral processes interact and together contribute to the health and wellness of individuals. Based around but expanding on the Integrated Sciences Model, and integrating the Institute of Medicine¿s key themes for medical training, this latest edition is organized in sections covering: ¿ Brain Systems ¿ Homeostatic Systems and Disorders ¿ Individual-Environment Interaction ¿ Development Through the Life Cycle ¿ Social and Cultural Issues ¿ Societal and Behavioral Health Challenges ¿ The Health Care System, Policy, and Economics ¿ The Clinical Relationship ¿ Psychopathology New chapters deal with Nutrition, Metabolism, and Feeding Disorders, Physician Health, Impairment, and Misconduct, the Psychiatric Evaluation, Principles of Psychotherapy, and Dementia. Clear appendices review principles of epidemiology and bio-statistics. Each chapter begins with guidance questions and ends with current recommended readings and review questions. A complete 350+ question-and-answer multiple choice-type review section not only allows readers to assess how well they have learned the material, but also highlights important points and adds additional specific information to supplement the text.