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Overcoming Functional Neurological Symptoms: A Five Areas Approach

1st Edition

By Christopher Williams, Alan Carson, Sharon Smith, Michael Sharpe, Jonathan Cavanagh, Catriona Kent

CRC Press

320 pages

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Description

Overcoming Functional Neurological Symptoms uses the proven and trusted five areas model of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to help people experiencing a range of medically unexplained symptoms, including chronic headaches, fatigue, dizziness, loss of sensation, weakness and numbness.

Easy to use and practical, this CBT workbook:

  • Presents the insights of award-winning authors who are experts in the field
  • Contains therapeutic advice proven to work through years of research and practice
  • Ensures patients success through specific plans leading to positive results
  • Provides advice for friends and family of patients

This book is designed for CBT practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and healthcare workers to share with their patients.

A linked and completely free online support course is located at www.livinglifetothefull.com with additional resources at www.fiveareas.com

Table of Contents

Understanding how people respond to symptoms

Introduction

Understanding how people respond to symptoms

Your brain and body, and how these link to symptoms

Making changes

Five Areas Approach to improving things

Behaviors

Noticing and changing unhelpful thinking

Practical toolboxes

Overcoming reduced activity and avoidance

Practical problem solving

How to become more assertive

Healthy living

Illness, symptoms, and other people

About the Authors

Dr Chris Williams MBChB BSc MMedSc MD FRCPsych BABCP Accredited CBT practitioner Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Academic Unit of Mental Health and Wellbeing, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
Catriona Kent, Nurse Consultant, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, UK
Dr Sharon Smith, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
Dr Alan Carson, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
Professor Michael Sharpe, Psychological Medicine Research, University of Edinburgh, Royal Edinburgh
Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
Dr Jonathan Cavanagh, Academic Unit of Mental Health and Wellbeing, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, Glasgow UK

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED002000
MEDICAL / Administration
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health