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 (1982), as it applies to American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs). The monograph offers comprehensive recommendations concerning the direction of future mental health research, with special emphasis on AI/ANs.

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 AI/AN 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

doi: 10.5820/


Stress, Coping and Health: Models of Interaction for Indian and Native Populations, 8-64

Norman G. Dinges, PhD, and Sandra K. Joos, PhD  

doi: 10.5820/aian.mono01.1988.8


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  

doi: 10.5820/aian.mono01.1988.65


Diabetes and Behavior: American Indian Issues, 94-115 

Charles J. Pine, PhD

doi: 10.5820/aian.mono01.1988.94


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

Gordon Neligh, MD

doi: 10.5820/aian.mono01.1988.116


Health and Aging among American Indians: Issues and Challenges for the Biobehavioral Sciences, 160-210

Spero M. Manson, PhD, and Donald G. Callaway, PhD 

doi: 10.5820/aian.mono01.1988.160


The Effects of Labeling on Health Behavior and Treatment Program among North American Indians, 211-243

Jerrold E. Levy, PhD 

doi: 10.5820/aian.mono01.1988.211


The Health Status of Indian Children: Problems and Prevention in Early Life, 244-289

Philip A. May, PhD 

doi: 10.5820/aian.mono01.1988.244


Mental Health Care in a General Health Care System: The Experience of the Puyallup, 290-324 

George M. Guilmet, PhD, and David L. Whited, MFA  

doi: 10.5820/aian.mono01.1988.290


Societies, Families, and Change: The Alaskan Example, 325-365

Gerald V. Mohatt, EdD, G. Williamson McDiarmid, EdD, and Valerie C. Montoya, MA

doi: 10.5820/aian.mono01.1988.325

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