Overcoming Functional Neurological Symptoms: A Five Areas Approach

Overcoming Functional Neurological Symptoms: A Five Areas Approach




Overcoming Unexplained Neurological Symptoms uses the proven and trusted five areas model of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to help people experiencing a range of medically unexplained symptoms, including chronic headaches, fatigue, dizziness, loss of sensation, weakness and numbness.

Invaluable proven, practical and easy to use workbooks for all CBT practioners, psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and healthcare workers to use to help the people in their care help themselves.

A linked and completely free online support course is located at www.livinglifetothefull.com [http://www.livinglifetothefull.com] with additional resources at www.fiveareas.com [http://www.fiveareas.com]

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781444138344
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/26/2011
Series: Overcoming , #5
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Professor Chris Williams and A Carson, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, Royal Edinburgh Hospital and Senior Lecturer, Psychological Medicine Research, Edinburgh University,UK

Dr Sharon Smith MB ChB, MSc, PhD, MRCPsych, Edinburgh, Clinical experience in neuropsychiatry clinic at DCN seeing patients with functional neurological symptoms both as an SHO, research fellow and currently as an SpR. MSc looking at the evidence base for psychological interventions in functional symptoms across the specialities and in neurology in particular.

Professor M Sharpe, Director Psychological Medicine Research, Edinburgh University, UK and J Cavanagh, Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry University of Glasgow

Catriona Kent RMN, MSc CBT, Nurse Consultant PSI Glasgow Institute for Psychosocial Interventions, UK

Table of Contents

Understanding how people respond to symptoms
Understanding how people respond to symptoms
Your brain and body, and how these link to symptoms
Making changes
Five Areas Approach to improving things
Noticing and changing unhelpful thinking
Practical toolboxes
Overcoming reduced activity and avoidance
Practical problem solving
How to become more assertive
Healthy living
Illness, symptoms, and other people

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