Type A Behavior: Its Diagnosis and Treatment / Edition 1

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Overview

Meyer Friedman, the physician who first identified Type A behavior (TAB), here offers a full description of the most effective way to correctly diagnose it. This guidebook offers a step-by-step description of his revolutionary method that has proven successful in treating thousands of TAB sufferers, in many cases, alleviating it completely. A truly unique resource, Type A Behavior features drawings and photographs illustrating the psychomotor signs of TAB. A special appendix lists a series of quotations found especially useful for changing some of the false belief systems held by TAB subjects.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Peter B. Zeldow
This book provides a brief discussion of the Type A and B behavior patterns, their relationships to coronary heart disease, their psychological components, and how to conduct a medical examination that will culminate in the proper diagnosis of Type A behavior. The majority of the book is concerned with how Type A behavior can be modified. The purpose of the book is to describe ""diagnostic and intervention procedures, which, if followed, should enable [clinicians] to moderate type A behavior."" The author is one of the two cardiologists who first identified Type A behavior in 1959. The book is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, internists, and ""individuals who have received their doctorate in education."" Students in these disciplines will also find the book of interest. The book includes a good number of tables and figures that summarize research findings. There are also some photographs and drawings that depict facial attributes that are, according to the author, characteristic of the Type A person, and five appendixes including exercises designed to modify type A attributes and a list of 96 ""general truths and principles of conduct."" This brief volume provides a summary of the author's views on diagnosis and treatment of Type A behavior. Controversy in the area is not addressed. The book is an unusual combination of science, treatment manual, and personal opinion.
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Reviewer: Peter B. Zeldow, PhD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This book provides a brief discussion of the Type A and B behavior patterns, their relationships to coronary heart disease, their psychological components, and how to conduct a medical examination that will culminate in the proper diagnosis of Type A behavior. The majority of the book is concerned with how Type A behavior can be modified.
Purpose: The purpose of the book is to describe "diagnostic and intervention procedures, which, if followed, should enable [clinicians] to moderate type A behavior." The author is one of the two cardiologists who first identified Type A behavior in 1959.
Audience: The book is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, internists, and "individuals who have received their doctorate in education." Students in these disciplines will also find the book of interest.
Features: The book includes a good number of tables and figures that summarize research findings. There are also some photographs and drawings that depict facial attributes that are, according to the author, characteristic of the Type A person, and five appendixes including exercises designed to modify type A attributes and a list of 96 "general truths and principles of conduct."
Assessment: This brief volume provides a summary of the author's views on diagnosis and treatment of Type A behavior. Controversy in the area is not addressed. The book is an unusual combination of science, treatment manual, and personal opinion.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306453571
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 10/31/1996
  • Series: Prevention in Practice Library Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Table of Contents

General Understanding and Medical Diagnosis of Type A Behavior (TAB): An Overview of Types A and B Behavior. The Psychological Components of TAB. The Medical Diagnosis of Type A Behavior and Its Differentiation from Type B Behavior. The Modification of Type A Behavior: The Qualities of A Group Leader Requisite for Effectiveness in Type A Counseling. Enhancement of Selfesteem and Insecurity. Modification of Time Urgency and Impatience. Modification of Freefloating Hostility. Encouragement of Numinous Enrichment. The Effectiveness of Type A Counseling in (1) Post Myocardial Infarction Patients and (2) Normal Subjects. Concise Guide for Twoyear Course of Type A Intervention. Appendixes. Index.

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