Managing Pain Before It Manages You, Third Edition / Edition 3
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Managing Pain Before It Manages You, Third Edition / Edition 3

by Margaret A. Caudill
     
 

ISBN-10: 1593859821

ISBN-13: 9781593859824

Pub. Date: 11/15/2008

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Imagine finding a way to spend less time in doctors’ offices, and to decrease the discomfort, depression, and anxiety associated with chronic pain. Managing Pain Before It Manages You offers just that--a program to help you reduce your pain and learn coping skills to get your life back. Developed over the author’s many years of working with

Overview

Imagine finding a way to spend less time in doctors’ offices, and to decrease the discomfort, depression, and anxiety associated with chronic pain. Managing Pain Before It Manages You offers just that--a program to help you reduce your pain and learn coping skills to get your life back. Developed over the author’s many years of working with chronic pain sufferers, this program has been proven effective. Program participants report that they have been able to take control of their pain and cut their doctor visits by more than one third! Straightforward and compassionate, this hands-on guide provides detailed information plus step-by-step techniques, activities, and worksheets (perforated for easy removal and photocopying). Dr. Margaret Caudill helps you:

*Understand the causes of chronic pain
*Recognize what increases and decreases your pain symptoms
*Reduce your pain and emotional distress
*Learn effective problem solving
*Make informed decisions about medications and nutritional therapies
*Incorporate relaxation, meditation, and gentle exercise into your daily routine
*Communicate effectively about your pain
*Set realistic goals

New to the Third Edition
Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition includes the latest information on medications and other clinically proven treatment strategies, expanded coverage of specific pain disorders, and a new appendix featuring Internet resources. Plus, readers can download free MP3 audio files of three of the guided relaxation exercises in the book (one hour total).

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593859824
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
11/15/2008
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, Herbert Benson

Preface

Before You Begin: How This Book Can Help You

1. Beginning to Take Control of Your Pain

2. Understanding Pain

3. The Mind–Body Connection

4. The Body–Mind Connection

5. The Power of the Mind

6. Adopting Healthy Attitudes

7. Nutrition and Pain

8. Effective Communication

9. Effective Problem Solving

10. The End of the Beginning

Appendix A. Common Chronic Pain Conditions

Appendix B. Complementary Alternative Medicine

Appendix C. Working Comfortably

Appendix D. Choosing Pain Medicine for Osteoarthritis

Appendix E. Worksheets and Other Materials

Internet Resources

Bibliography

MP3 Audio Downloads:

1. Ocean Sounds: Coupling Breathing with Imagination (20 minutes)

2. Creating a Safe Place (22 minutes)

3. Pain Control Visualization (21 minutes)

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