By Robert L. Woolfolk PhD, Lesley A. Allen Phd

ISBN-10: 1593853505

ISBN-13: 9781593853501

ISBN-10: 1593856318

ISBN-13: 9781593856311

This lucidly written consultant offers an cutting edge method for treating somatization ailment and comparable difficulties, comparable to fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, and protracted fatigue syndrome. The authors' software integrates cognitive-behavioral strategies with suggestions to construct emotional self-awareness and interventions to aid sufferers comprehend and change their affliction habit. Systematic but versatile, it's supported by means of managed medical learn. The booklet stories the conceptual underpinnings of the technique, discusses its ongoing trying out and refinement, and provides uncomplicated guidance for overview and therapy. distinct positive factors contain illustrative case fabric, many tips for perform, and reproducible appendices that supply a 10-session mini-manual and necessary handouts and kinds.

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Short-term dynamically oriented treatments that explore the stress and emotional distress associated with physical symptoms have been studied systematically with patients with IBS. In one study, a short-term dynamic therapy, aimed at “modifying maladaptive behaviour and finding new solutions to problems,” resulted in significantly greater improvement in IBS symptoms than did a standard medical care treatment condition (Svedlund, Sjodin, Ottosson, & Dotevall, 1983). Differences between groups were observed after treatment as well as 1 year later.

DEFINITIONS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY Somatization Disorder Although medicine has long recognized the existence of a group of patients with multiple medically unexplained symptoms and abnormal illness behavior, there has been and continues to be disagreement over the precise diagnostic criteria for somatization disorder. The term somatization disorder was introduced in the third edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s classification system, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III; American Psychiatric Association, 1980).

2000). , 2005). , 1994). Controlled trials have not produced convincing evidence to support the use of most other pharmacological interventions for CFS or for fibromyalgia. , 2001). , 1996; Tofferi, Jackson, & O’Malley, 2004; Yunus, Masi, & Aldag, 1989b). , 2005). Research on pharmacotherapy for IBS provides some support for the use of a few agents. , 2000; Klein, 1988; Talley, 2003). , 2000). Also, two serotonergic medications, tegaserod and alosetron, have received FDA approval for the treatment of IBS, the former for the constipation-predominant type and the latter 36 TREATING SOMATIZATION for the diarrhea-predominant type.

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