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Type A Behavior: Its Diagnosis and Treatment
     

Type A Behavior: Its Diagnosis and Treatment

by Meyer Friedman
 
The physician who first identified Type A Behavior (TAB) describes its accurate diagnosis, quantitative assessment, and successful treatment in over 2,000 cases. Highlights include drawings and photos illustrating the psychomotor signs of TAB and a special appendix listing statements useful for changing the false belief systems of TAB subjects. 164 pp. Pub: 11/96.

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The physician who first identified Type A Behavior (TAB) describes its accurate diagnosis, quantitative assessment, and successful treatment in over 2,000 cases. Highlights include drawings and photos illustrating the psychomotor signs of TAB and a special appendix listing statements useful for changing the false belief systems of TAB subjects. 164 pp. Pub: 11/96.

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Doody's Review Service
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
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.
Booknews
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306453564
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
10/31/1996
Series:
Prevention in Practice Library Series
Edition description:
1996
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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