Lifestyle medicine is a practice which adopts evidence-based lifestyle interventions as a primary modality to prevent, treat, and reverse chronic diseases. The six main pillars of this specialty include physical activity, nutrition, stress resilience, cessation or risk reduction of substance use, quality sleep, and connectivity. Lifestyle Psychiatry: Through the Lens of Behavioral Medicine is grounded in the same pillars, drawing upon theories, methods, and empirical findings from health psychology and behavioral medicine.

Lifestyle psychiatry is a rapidly emerging area within healthcare informed by rigorous research within the social and biological sciences, public health, and medicine. A volume in the Lifestyle Medicine series, this book uses a comprehensive biopsychosocial approach to prevent and treat psychiatric disorders and promote mental and physical well-being through evidence-based lifestyle interventions.


  • Draws upon theories, methods, and empirical findings from health psychology and behavioral medicine
  • Provides evidence-based research on the bi-directionality of mental and physical health
  • Addresses fundamental neuroscience concepts and applies them to practical aspects of lifestyle practices, mental health, and brain health

Appropriate for clinicians, primary care physicians, and those practicing in specialized areas, the information in this book provides users with practical tools to help explain, prevent, and treat psychiatric disorders and associated maladaptive health behaviors in patients.

part Section I|108 pages

Theoretical Frameworks

chapter 5|8 pages

Trauma Considerations

chapter 9|9 pages


Risk Factors and Associations

part Section II|94 pages

Biopsychosocial Processes

chapter 11010|21 pages


chapter 12|8 pages

Health Neuroscience

part Section III|88 pages

Risk and Protective Lifestyle Factors for Mental Health and Psychological Well-Being

part Section IV|92 pages

Physical and Mental Health Conditions

chapter 29224|10 pages

Cardiovascular Disease

chapter 29|12 pages

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

chapter 30|14 pages

Eating Disorders

part Section V|72 pages

Specific Populations