The lack of balance and the failure of regulation in life has traditionally been recognized in such extreme symbolic acts as overconscientiousness or a criminal lack of conscience. This volume shows how the neurotic process affects biologic functions, distorting natural functioning. Three distinct functions and their respective extremes are discussed: eating (obesity, bulimia nervosa), sleeping (insomnia, excessive somnolence), and sex (hypersexuality including child molestation, hyposexuality including inhibited sexual desires).

chapter |8 pages


ByAlbert J. Stunkard

chapter 1|22 pages

Perspectives on Human Obesity

ByAlbert J. Stunkard

chapter 2|7 pages

Sexual Dimorphism and Obesity

ByM. R. C. Greenwood

chapter 4|19 pages

Parallels in Neurotransmitter Control of Feeding and Memory

ByJohn E. Morley, James F. Flood, Arthur Cherkin, James E. Mitchell

chapter 5|26 pages

The Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa: A Cognitive-Social Learning Analysis

ByG. Terence Wilson

chapter 6|9 pages

Does the “Best” Body Weight Change with Age?

ByReubin Andres

chapter 7|21 pages

Cardiovascular and Noncardiovascular Consequences of Obesity

ByWilliam B. Kannel, L. Adrienne Cuppies

chapter 8|15 pages

Slow-Wave Sleep as a “Protective” Factor

ByDavid J. Kupfer, Charles F. Reynolds

chapter 9|33 pages

The Nature of Sleepiness: Causes, Contexts, and Consequences

ByDavid F. Dinges

chapter 10|14 pages

The Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia

ByPeter Hauri

chapter 11|8 pages

Low Sexual Desire: Biological Implications

ByPatricia Schreiner-Engel

chapter 12|19 pages

The Organic Treatment of Violent Sexual Offenders

ByJohn Bradford

chapter 13|20 pages

Behavioral Treatment of Child Molesters

ByGene G. Abel