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Online Resources for Behavioral Medicine

Behavioral Medicine for Mental Health Professionals

A Training Resource

By Jim Messina, Ph.D., CCMHC, NCC, DCMHS-T

Professional Association Relating to Behavioral Medicine

Society of Behavioral Medicine  -The Society of Behavioral Medicine is a multidisciplinary organization of clinicians, educators, and scientists dedicated to promoting the study of the interactions of behavior with biology and the environment, and the application of that knowledge to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and populations. It has over 2,000 behavioral and biomedical researchers and clinicians from nursing, medicine, psychology, and public health who study the interactions of behavior, physiological and biochemical states, and morbidity and mortality

Journals Related Directly to Behavioral Medicine

Journal of Behavioral Medicine -   Theoretical and review articles, experimental and case studies aimed at furthering our understanding of physical health and illness through the knowledge and techniques of behavioral science; application to prevention, treatment and rehabilitation

American Journal of Health Promotion -   Covers the science and art of helping people change their lifestyle to move toward a state of optimal health:

Internet Resources with Behavioral Medicine Articles and Strategies Medscape is the home of a variety of up to date Full-Text Journal Articles on a full range of medical issues and excellent source of documents on evidenced based practices in Behavioral Medicine is the US National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health. It has an extensive library of biomedical articles and online books which is a great resource for researching Behavioral Medicine issues. The Behavioral Medicine Report (BMED Report) publishes articles on new and informative developments from the world of psychology, health and behavior, neuroscience, medicine, electromedicine, immunology, genetics, and psychophysiology, including quantitative EEG (QEEG), neurofeedback, and biofeedback with a strong emphasis on empirically validated information and research. You can subscribe to get notification of their most current articles as they are posted online. Evidence-Based Behavioral-Practice provides training resources to help professionals from all of the major health disciplines to collaborate in learning, teaching and implementing evidence-based behavioral practices.  Training Portal of the Evidence- Based Behavioral-Practice organization on which professionals can enroll for free in their online training programs Health Clock is a source of excellent articles, videos and materials covering a multitude of medical issues for which behavioral medical approaches are suggested and reviewed Stanford University School of Medicine contain self-management guides for individuals to utilize in managing the treatment of their own medical conditions The Continuum Center for Health and Healing of the Beth Israel Medical Center which present specific information on appropriate treatment approaches to three chronic illnesses: diabetes, heart disease and chronic pain. Neuro Behavioral Systems has excellent information on Managing Chronic Pain, Managing Medical Illness, and Improving CPAP Utilization The Behavioral Medicine Report which address topics of: Medical Science, Neuroscience, Psychology, Public Health, Resources for Practitioners and therapeutic approaches. BehaveNet which is a source of Behaviroal health care information and resource on the web Health Psychology and Rehabilitation which is a source for research, viewpoints and practical suggestions about the practice of health psychology in medical and rehabilitation settings The Health Psychology Division of the British Psychology Society The Mashpedia page on Behavioral Medicine Prochange is located at the University of Rhode Island this private group have developed a series of evidenced based practice life style management tools which can be purchased from them on such topics as exercise, stress management, weight management, healthy eating, health risk intervention, depression prevention, smoking cessation and medication adherence.

Medical Condition Related Behavioral Medicine Site


Headaches Resource Behavioral Medicine for Migraine


Plasticity of the Brain Resources about the training programs for adults; about employing brain plasticity to maintain brain fitness and about strategies designed to prevent and treat neurological and psychiatric illnesses about training programs for children; about revising the goals of education and changing the world one kid at a time


Sleep related Resources Sleepnet offers a series of links to other sites on the web which address various issues related to sleep disorders The National Sleep Foundation is an organization which provides information on a variety of topics related to sleep and its disorders

Substance Abuse Problems Impacting Health

The Addiction Group provides you an overview of all of the different types of substance abuse and variety of treatment options and support program on its website at:
Statistics on Effectiveness of Healthcare by State HEALTHCARE REPORT 2018: BEST & WORST STATES FOR HEALTHCARE. This study looked at multiple ways to determine if a state has good healthcare. The three main points that define its quality is affordability, availability, and result.