Type A Behavior: Its Diagnosis and Treatment

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Type A behavior (TAB) afflicts over three quarters of all urban American males. This alarming trend toward widespread coronary-prone behavior has caused great concern among psychiatrists and cardiovascular specialists. Until now, no one has even attempted to treat TAB, while its diagnosis by many physicians has been faulty and has contributed to long-standing confusion about the relationship between TAB and heart disease. In this original guidebook, Meyer Friedman, the physician who first identified TAB in 1959, ...
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Overview

Type A behavior (TAB) afflicts over three quarters of all urban American males. This alarming trend toward widespread coronary-prone behavior has caused great concern among psychiatrists and cardiovascular specialists. Until now, no one has even attempted to treat TAB, while its diagnosis by many physicians has been faulty and has contributed to long-standing confusion about the relationship between TAB and heart disease. In this original guidebook, Meyer Friedman, the physician who first identified TAB in 1959, offers a full description of the most effective means of correctly diagnosing the disorder. More importantly, he presents for the first time a method of treating it. The guidebook offers a step-by-step description of Friedman's revolutionary method for treating this life-threatening disorder. This technique has met with success in thousands of persons suffering from TAB, in many cases, alleviating it completely.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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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.
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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Friedman (Meyer Friedman Institute, U. of California) first related the type A behavior (TAB) personality to widespread coronary problems in 1959 and in 1979 began the recurrent Coronary Prevention Project (RCPP). This volume describes the diagnosis and treatment he has used to successfully modify TAB in post infarction patients, presenting for the first time a therapeutic procedure for mitigating the effects of TAB, assessing its severity, and changing life threatening behavior patterns. Includes photographs, illustrations, and appendices of behavior modification "work" sheets. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 An Overview of Types A and B Behavior 3
Ch. 2 Psychological Components of Type A Behavior 25
Ch. 3 Medical Diagnosis of Type A Behavior and Its Differentiation from Type B Behavior 31
Ch. 4 Qualities of an Effective Group Leader in Type A Counseling 55
Ch. 5 Enhancement of Self-Esteem 59
Ch. 6 Modification of Time Urgency and Impatience 69
Ch. 7 Modification of Free-Floating Hostility 77
Ch. 8 Encouragement of Numinous Enrichment 85
Ch. 9 Effectiveness of Type A Counseling in Postmyocardial Infarction Patients and Normal Subjects 87
Ch. 10 Concise Guide for 2-Year Course of Type A Intervention 97
App. 1 Exercises for Modification of Time Urgency and Free-Floating Hostility and Enhancement of Security/Self-Esteem 125
App. 2 Sample of One Week's Exercises (Drills) to Be Performed 129
App. 3 Suggestions and Explanation Concerning Various Exercises 131
App. 4 General Truths and Principles of Conduct 133
App. 5 The Bait and Hook 139
References 141
Index 145
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