Feel Better Fast: Overcoming the Emotional Fallout of Your Illness or Injury

Feel Better Fast: Overcoming the Emotional Fallout of Your Illness or Injury

by Charles Foster
     
 

A pioneering book that explores the impact that injuries and illnesses have on the mind. Severe emotional problems can stem from an ailment. Dr. Charles Foster outlines how a positive mental recovery can lead to a healthier and rejuvenated sense of self.See more details below

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A pioneering book that explores the impact that injuries and illnesses have on the mind. Severe emotional problems can stem from an ailment. Dr. Charles Foster outlines how a positive mental recovery can lead to a healthier and rejuvenated sense of self.

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Library Journal
There is no question that sickness and injury have an emotional component, which psychotherapist Foster calls the second illness. Noting the frequent lack of "personal medicine" that treats the whole individual, not just the physical disorder, he offers direct and specific tactics for dealing with emotional fallout, e.g., ask yourself what's the worst that can happen and concentrate on what you can do, not what you can't. Throughout, Foster emphasizes that "everything you do to feel less helpless will make you recover faster and feel better overall." In an especially useful section, he delineates rules for good medical decision making. Overall, the book is almost chatty in tone, using slang like damn shame. It's certainly aimed at a popular audience, and sections are akin to a good pep talk. Nevertheless, Foster's advice is sound. While there are many books on the psychological components of chronic illness and cancer, this one differs somewhat in that it refers to recovery from illness/injury. Recommended for consumer health collections. Linda M.G. Katz, Drexel Univ. Health Sciences Libs., Philadelphia Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590770443
Publisher:
M. Evans & Company
Publication date:
08/15/2004
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,285,474
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.91(d)

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