The Stress and Mood Management Program for Individuals With Multiple Sclerosis: Therapist Guide

The Stress and Mood Management Program for Individuals With Multiple Sclerosis: Therapist Guide

by David Mohr
     
 

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that affects more than 400,000 people in the United States. In addition to the physical challenges it poses, MS can have negative emotional effects. Depression, anxiety and stress are common among patients with MS.

This therapist guide provides instruction for delivering treatment to individuals with

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Overview

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that affects more than 400,000 people in the United States. In addition to the physical challenges it poses, MS can have negative emotional effects. Depression, anxiety and stress are common among patients with MS.

This therapist guide provides instruction for delivering treatment to individuals with MS who are experiencing stress and depressed mood. The stress and mood management program described has been developed over more than ten years of research and clinical trials. The treatment is based on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and is divided into two parts. Part I incorporates standard behavioral activation and cognitive restructuring techniques while Part II consists of optional modules designed to address specific problems that are common among MS patients. These include problems in social functioning and management of symptoms like fatigue, pain and cognitive impairment. A module on self-injection anxiety is a unique feature of the program that has proven to help patients overcome their fear of self-administering prescribed injectable medications.

Step-by-step instructions for administering therapy are provided in this book in a user-friendly format, along with information on assessment. Complete with sample dialogues, at-home assignments, and lists of materials needed, this comprehensive guide includes all the tools necessary for facilitating effective treatment.

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Reviewer: Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM (Columbia College of Missouri)
Description: This installment in the Treatments That Work series focuses on patients with multiple sclerosis who are experiencing stress and depressed mood. While cognitive-behavioral therapy is not new, its use for a general medical condition highlights the importance of multidisciplinary treatment.
Purpose: The purpose is to help both therapists and clients with MS address depression, stress, and anxiety. The stress and mood management therapy program was developed over 10 years of research and clinical trials. This treatment program helps to bridge the gap between traditional medicine and the need for a biopsychosocial model for general medical conditions. A separate client workbook is designed to be used in conjunction with this therapist guide.
Audience: Clinicians who work with MS patients will benefit substantially from this book. It also would be an excellent teaching tool for graduate-level courses such as health psychology.
Features: The guide goes step-by-step through the program and the principles of treatment. The program is divided into two parts: part I incorporates standard behavioral activation and cognitive restructuring techniques, while part II provides optional modules to address specific areas common to MS patients such as relaxation, fatigue and energy conservation, and pain management. An additional module on self-injection anxiety is a must-read not just for MS patients, but for all those clients who must self-inject. The book is well rounded and gives clinicians a solid foundation to implement this program.
Assessment: The Treatments That Work series continues to provide timely and useful additions to the field. This book is a wonderful example of how important it is to treat the whole person with a chronic illness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195368888
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/03/2010
Series:
TREATMENTS THAT WORK Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.60(d)

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