Psychotherapy and Chronic Illness
| Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: An Integrative
Approach To Evaluation and Treatment
Medical, psychiatric, and neuropsychological assessments; medical and cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychotherapy and more. Medical, psychiatric, and neuropsychological assessments; medical and cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychotherapy and more. Mark Demitrack (Editor), Susan E. Abbey (Editor), Stephen E. Straus, 1999. While often villified by PWCs, the fact is that chronic illness - any chronic life-altering illness - presents challenges, both in adapting and coping and learning how to do things differently. It is also helpful to learn how the "enemy" thinks.
FEELING GOOD, The New Mood Therapy, and/or The FEELING GOOD HANDBOOK, by David Burns MD, disciple of Aaron Beck, MD, guru of Cognitive Behavior Therapy which is highly recommended by Fibromyalgia practitioners and researchers. An extremely successful therapy that works wonders in coping with FMS. Burns' books constitute very inexpensive psychotherapy. Just the price of the softcover book(s). In bookstores.
Paper Available Online:
The Scientific Rationale for Behavioral Medicine in CFIDS, by William Collinge, Ph.D.
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