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Monograph 1, 1988

Behavioral Health Issues among American Indians and Alaska Natives: Explorations on the Frontiers of the Biobehavioral Sciences

This monograph, edited by Spero M. Manson and Norman G. Dinges, reviews the National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine publication titled, Health and Behavior: Frontiers of Research in the Biobehavioral Sciences, as it applies to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The monograph offers comprehensive recommendations concerning the direction of future mental health research, with special emphasis on American Indians and Alaska Natives.
A conference at Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood, Oregon, in April of 1985 was convened to address the issues and concerns raised by the Health and Behavior volume. The monograph reports the results and findings of twenty nationally recognized experts on the American Indian and Alaska Native population. It contains nine chapters, ranging in coverage from children to older adults, cross cut by numerous substantive themes. This is part of the first volume of The Journal of the National Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research.

Introduction, 1-7
Spero M. Manson, PhD, and Norman G. Dinges, PhD

Stress, Coping and Health: Models of Interaction for Indian and Native Populations, 8-64
Norman G. Dinges, PhD, and Sandra K. Joos, PhD  

Alcoholism, Alcohol Abuse, and Health in American Indians and Alaska Natives, 65-93
Patricia Silk-Walker, RN, MS, R. Dale Walker, MD, and Daniel Kivlahan, PhD  

Diabetes and Behavior: American Indian Issues, 94-115 
Charles J. Pine, PhD

Major Mental Disorders and Behavior among American Indians and Alaska Natives, 116-159
Gordon Neligh, MD

Health and Aging among American Indians: Issues and Challenges for the Biobehavioral Sciences, 160-210
Spero M. Manson, PhD, and Donald G. Callaway, PhD 

The Effects of Labeling on Health Behavior and Treatment Program among North American Indians, 211-243
Jerrold E. Levy, PhD 

The Health Status of Indian Children: Problems and Prevention in Early Life, 244-289
doi: 10.5820/aian.mono01.1988.244
Philip A. May, PhD 

Mental Health Care in a General Health Care System: The Experienceof the Puyallup, 290-324 
George M. Guilmet, PhD, and David L. Whited, MFA  

Societies, Families, and Change: The Alaskan Example, 325-365
Gerald V. Mohatt, EdD, G. Williamson McDiarmid, EdD, and Valerie C. Montoya, MA

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