Living Well with Asthma

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Guilford Publications, Feb 13, 1998 - Health & Fitness - 213 pages
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Meeting the needs of a growing clinical population, this reader-friendly, practical book offers a lifeline to asthma patients attempting to understand and cope with the psychological ramifications of their illness and its treatment. From embarrassment about the use of medications, to anxiety, body image problems, and problems in family functioning, the book is packed with real-life stories of commonly encountered problems and step-by-step strategies for solving them. Readers learn to:
*Identify and break free of faulty beliefs about asthma
*Cope with the emotional aftermath of diagnosis
*Collaborate with family members to solve asthma-related problems
*Manage occupational problems
*Maintain a healthy social life--and sex life
*Develop effective partnerships with doctors
*Locate relevant books, newsletters, websites, and organizations (listed in a handy appendix).

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An excellent text, written by authorities in the field, on the potentially serious psychological aspects of having a chronic disease. Aimed directly at the asthma sufferer, it includes case studies of ... Read full review

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Michael R. Freedman, PhD, teaches psychology at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he also maintains a private practice. Formerly, Dr. Freedman was Chief of Adult Clinical Psychology at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center, where he specialized in treating patients with asthma and other respiratory illnesses.

Samuel J. Rosenberg, PhD, is formerly Director of Adult Psychology Training at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He is now Vice President of Ross & Roberts, Inc., in Stratford, Connecticut.

Cynthia L. Divino, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in Boulder, Colorado. Specializing in working with children and adolescents, she served as a pediatric psychologist at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center.

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