Kenneth E Freedland Robert M Carney Judith A Skala

Controlled treatment trials have shown that cognitive therapy (CT) is efficacious for a wide range of problems, but medically ill patients have been excluded from many of these studies. Consequently, less is known about CT for problems such as depression, stress, or anxiety in medically ill patients than in healthy individuals. This is starting to change as a number of research groups are testing cognitive-behavioral interventions for these problems in a variety of medical patient populations. Researchers have also been working on cognitive-behavioral interventions for problems that are specific to medically ill patients, such as difficulties in coping with frightening or painful symptoms. This chapter focuses primarily on CT for depression in various medical conditions, but it extends to the treatment of related problems as well.

Free Yourself from Panic Attacks

Free Yourself from Panic Attacks

With all the stresses and strains of modern living, panic attacks are become a common problem for many people. Panic attacks occur when the pressure we are living under starts to creep up and overwhelm us. Often it's a result of running on the treadmill of life and forgetting to watch the signs and symptoms of the effects of excessive stress on our bodies. Thankfully panic attacks are very treatable. Often it is just a matter of learning to recognize the symptoms and learn simple but effective techniques that help you release yourself from the crippling effects a panic attack can bring.

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