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Overcoming Functional Neurological Symptoms: A Five Areas Approach





ISBN 9781444138344
Published August 26, 2011 by CRC Press
320 Pages

 
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Book 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

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Biography

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