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Adamec, Christine A. 1949-

Works: 54 works in 229 publications in 1 language and 21,820 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Reference works  Popular works  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Christine A Adamec
The encyclopedia of adoption by Christine A Adamec( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 2,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information on the social, legal, economic, psychological, and political aspects of adoption
The encyclopedia of child abuse by Robin E Clark( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than 3 million children are the victims of child abuse each year. The task of preventing child abuse is difficult because maltreatment is not limited to physical violence but includes psychological and sexual abuse as well as neglect. The Encyclopedia of Child Abuse, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide to understanding and recognizing child abuse, as well as the factors that contribute to it, and how to protect children at risk. Topics include: protective laws, such as the Model Protection Act; battered child syndrome; controversial child abuse cases, such as Prince v. Massachusetts, 1944; statistics on fatalities, as well as on child abusers and victims; common physical and psychological injuries; and helpful organizations, such as VOCAL (Victims of Child Abuse Laws)." "Extensive appendixes include tables of state-by-state information about public notification of the release of sex offenders, grounds for termination of parental rights, and mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect, in addition to directories of helpful organizations and other resources." "Though there have been many attempts to identify and explain child abuse, more than 500 detailed entries contained in this encylopedia offer the comprehensive coverage needed to shed light on this tragic and persistent social problem."--Jacket
Fibromyalgia for dummies by Roland Staud( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents information and guidance for fibromyalgia sufferers and their loved ones, covering diagnosis, medications and other treatments, lifestyle adjustments, coping, and other topics
The encyclopedia of diabetes by William A Petit( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Encyclopedia of Diabetes provides reference to all aspects of this serious condition. More than 300 detailed entries cover the types of diabetes, as well as characteristics, prevention, current research and treatment, and helpful organizations." "Extensive appendixes include lists of useful sources and websites for information on diabetes, periodicals, often overlooked key issues in diabetes, research and training centers, state diabetes control programs, and body mass index charts. The Encyclopedia of Diabetes is a resource for those suffering from diabetes, for their families, or anyone in need of information on the disease's causes and signs."--Jacket
The encyclopedia of addictions and addictive behaviors by Esther Gwinnell( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing some 300 alphabetically arranged entries, this reference covers signs, symptoms, and causes of addictive behaviors and discusses treatments and therapies. It is written at a level accessible to general readers, and it may be useful for counselors and others who need basic information or a starting point for research on a broad range of topics. Entries range from a few paragraphs to several pages and include references and cross-references. Tables containing statistical information on addictions among various populations are found in the appendices, as are lists of state substance abuse agencies and other relevant organizations. Gwinnell is a psychiatrist affiliated with Oregon Health Sciences U.; Adamec is a seasoned writer of medical self-help books
When your adult child breaks your heart : coping with mental illness, substance abuse, and the problems that tear families apart by Joel L Young( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind nearly every adult who is accused of a crime, becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol, or who is severely mentally ill and acting out in public, there is usually at least one extremely stressed-out parent. This parent may initially react with the bad news of their adult child behaving badly with "Oh no!" followed by "How can I help to fix this?" A very common third reaction is the thought "Where did I go wrong -- was it something I said or did, or that I failed to do when my child was growing up that caused these issues? Is this really somehow all my fault?" These parents then open their homes, their pocketbooks, their hearts, and their futures to "saving" their adult child -- who may go on to leave them financially and emotionally broken. Sometimes these families also raise the children their adult children leave behind: 1.6 million grandparents in the U.S. are in this situation. This book presents families with quotations and scenarios from real suffering parents (who are not identified), advice, and tested strategies for coping. It also discusses the fact that parents of adult children may themselves need therapy and medications, especially antidepressants. The book is written by Dr. Joel L. Young, medical director of the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine in Rochester Hills, Michigan; with medical writer Christine Adamec. In the wake of the Newtown shooting and the viral popularity of the post "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother," America is now taking a fresh look not only at gun control, but also on how we treat mental illness. Another major issue is our support or stigmatization of those with adult children who are a major risk to their families as well to society itself. This book is part of that conversation
The encyclopedia of the digestive system and digestive disorders by Anil Minocha( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than 61 million Americans suffer from chronic and acute digestive diseases, and 135 million cases of food-borne digestive diseases occurred in the year 2000 alone. Now more than ever, health-conscious people must understand the intricacies of the human digestive system. The Encyclopedia of the Digestive System and Digestive Disorders is an invaluable resource for those interested in gaining a deeper knowledge and awareness of this complex and vital body system." "This comprehensive volume provides a detailed guide to the sophisticated functioning of the gastrointestinal system and to various threats to good digestive health. More than 300 in-depth entries clearly discuss the medical problems of the digestive system, normal digestive function, diseases and disorders, causes, treatments, pathological problems, and preventative measures."--Jacket
The encyclopedia of phobias, fears, and anxieties by Ronald M Doctor( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the meaning of terms and concepts related to specific phobias, forms of therapy, and medicines, and identifies key researchers
The encyclopedia of drug abuse by Esther Gwinnell( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a comprehensive reference of various types of drugs and how they function
How to live with a mentally ill person : a handbook of day-to-day strategies by Christine A Adamec( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caring for a mentally ill loved one presents a unique set of problems and challenges. This book shows you how to provide much-needed, effective, and compassionate care without sacrificing your own well-being or the needs of other family members. As the mother of a schizophrenic daughter, Christine Adamec knows firsthand the emotional, logistic, and financial difficulties caregivers face. Here, she draws on her own experiences and the shared experiences of others, as well
The complete idiot's guide to adoption by Christine A Adamec( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A resource on the adoption process offers advice on making an adoption application stand out, the latest adoption trends, ways to spot scams, and the legal aspects of adoption
The encyclopedia of endocrine diseases and disorders by William A Petit( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than two hundred fifty alphabetically arranged entries cover symptoms, illnesses, treatments, medications, social issues, and anatomy related to endocrine diseases and disorders
Is adoption for you? : the information you need to make the right choice by Christine A Adamec( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to decide if you are ready; what to ask the experts; types of adoption to consider
The encyclopedia of alcoholism and alcohol abuse by Mark S Gold( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines history of alcoholism and provides detailed information about alcohol abuse and dependene. Discusses enevironmental and genetic factors that contribute to alcoholism. Appendixes include directories of national agencies and organizations. Topics include alcohol and the elderly, alcohol-related child neglect and abuse, psychiatric disorders, adolescents and drinking, and more
The encyclopedia of senior health and well-being by Joseph Kandel( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The number of senior citizens in the United States is growing steadily and is expected to double from the current 35 million to 70 million by 2030. Life expectancy has increased at a startling rate. In 1900 the average life expectancy for an American born that year was 49 years. By 2000 the average American born in that year could expect to live to the age of 77. While increased longevity gives individuals the chance to interact with loved ones and gain from years of accumulated experience, the older population also faces a wide range of social, medical, ethical, and legal issues that exclusively affect their quality of life. The Encyclopedia of Senior Health and Well-Being offers comprehensive coverage of the health issues, diseases, global and ethnic factors concerning aging, common illnesses, and social issues that affect the daily lives of mature adults." "Tables of current health and population statistics illustrate health care and lifestyle trends among mature adults from a variety of ethnic groups. All entries are thoroughly cross-referenced and indexed. With appendixes and additional resources, including lists of important organizations and agencies on aging, this encyclopedia is an invaluable reference for aging adults and their families and caregivers."--Jacket
Parenting your adopted child : a positive approach to building a strong family by Andrew Adesman( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a guide to parenting an adopted child, and offers advice on when to tell children they are adopted, how to nuture strong relationships between siblings, and on how to understand and counter myths that are harmful to adopted children
Prostate cancer for dummies by Paul H Lange( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an overview of prostate cancer, discussing the disease's symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and physical, psychological, and emotional effects
The encyclopedia of elder care by Joseph Kandel( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The number of people in this country over the age of 65 is expected to rise dramatically in the coming years. As Baby Boomers age, many require assistance ranging from transportation for daily errands to round-the-clock medical care. Younger people face difficult choices in caring for aging family members and helping them select the best assistance and living options. From choosing between assisted living or nursing homes and paying for costly prescriptions and health care to resolving sibling squabbles over caring for an elderly parent and facing difficult end-of-life decisions, "The Encyclopedia of Elder Care" serves as a comprehensive and objective guide for students and professionals alike. In more than 250 entries, this new book relies on statistical information to paint a picture of aging and its key issues in the United States and around the globe. Appendixes provide statistical data, directories of resources, and helpful information on planning and caring for the elderly
How to stop heartburn : simple ways to heal heartburn and acid reflux by Anil Minocha( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the causes of gastroesophageal reflux disease, its symptoms, and its potentially serious complications if left untreated; and explores treatment options ranging from nutritional and lifestyle changes to drugs and surgery
Pathological gambling by Christine A Adamec( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the nature of pathological or compulsive and problem gambling, their causes, effects, and possible treatments
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The encyclopedia of child abuse
Alternative Names
Adamec, Chris.

Adamec, Chris 1949-

Adamec, Christine.

Adamec, Christine 1949-

Adamec, Christine A.

Adamec, Christine A. 1949-

아다멕, 그리스틴

아다멕, 그리스틴 A

アダメック, クリスティン

English (152)

The encyclopedia of child abuseFibromyalgia for dummiesThe encyclopedia of diabetesThe encyclopedia of addictions and addictive behaviorsThe encyclopedia of the digestive system and digestive disordersThe encyclopedia of phobias, fears, and anxietiesThe encyclopedia of drug abuseHow to live with a mentally ill person : a handbook of day-to-day strategies