The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Menopause: A Step-by-Step Program for Overcoming Hot Flashes, Mood Swings, Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression, and Other Symptoms

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New Harbinger Publications, Nov 1, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 208 pages

No woman experiences menopause in exactly the same way. Some may endure hot flashes, irritability, or mood swings, while others experience insomnia, anxiety, or even depression. And while you have probably heard about the benefits and drawbacks of hormone-replacement therapy (HRT), you should also know that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been proven effective not only in treating the emotional symptoms of menopause, but the physical aspects as well.

With this workbook, you will learn exactly what is happening to your body during this transition and create a personalized treatment plan to help you feel better right away. Also included are easy-to-use worksheets and charts so that you can track and manage your symptoms and determine which treatments are working. Whether you are looking for an alternative to HRT, or simply want to supplement your treatment, this workbook is an essential resource for gaining control over your menopause symptoms.

This comprehensive program will help you:

• Recognize symptoms and create an individualized treatment plan
• Manage hot flashes, night sweats, and insomnia
• Cope with anxiety, depression, and mood swings
• Discover natural and alternative therapies
• Make diet, lifestyle, and environmental changes
 

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Contents

Foreword
RECOGNIZING YOUR SYMPTOMS
TAKING A COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL
MANAGING HOT FLASHES AND NIGHT
COPING WITH ANXIETY
DEALING WITH DEPRESSION
GETTING A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP
ADDRESSING UROGENITAL PROBLEMS
CONSOLIDATING YOUR GAINS
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Sheryl M. Green, PhD, is a clinical health psychologist within the Women’s Health Concerns Clinic and Consultation Liaison service at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton in Ontario, Canada. She is also assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.

Randi E. McCabe, PhD, is psychologist-in-chief and director of the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. She is also associate professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioural neurosciences at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.

Claudio N. Soares, MD, PhD, is a psychiatrist and director of the Women’s Health Concerns Clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. He is also the academic head of the mood and anxiety disorders division and professor within the departments of psychiatry and behavioural neurosciences and obstetrics and gynecology at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.

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