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The Psychology Of The Physically Ill Patient

The Psychology Of The Physically Ill Patient

by M.E. Backman, M. E. Backman


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ISBN-13: 9780306430510
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date: 01/31/1989
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 0.63(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Psychotherapy: An Adjunct to Medical Treatment.- I. Understanding the Physically Ill Patient.- 1. Psychosocial Issues and Medical Illness.- 2. Challenges to the Self.- 3. The Interpersonal Dimension.- 4. Developmental Stages and Illness.- II. Treating the Physically Ill Patient.- 5. Psychodynamic Issues.- 6. Personality and Physical Illness.- 7. Sex and Sexuality.- 8. Suicide.- 9. Facing Death.- 10. Facing Life.- III. Practical and Philosophical Considerations: The Therapist’s Role.- 11. Interpersonal/Professional Concerns.- 12. Knowing and Not Knowing.- 13. Implications of the Therapist’s Own Health.- IV. Psychological Interventions: Empirical and Theoretical Approaches.- 14. Psychodynamic and Supportive Psychotherapy.- 15. Cognitive-Behavior Therapy.- 16. Group Therapy.- 17. Family Therapy.- 18. Research Methodology: A Critique.- V. Case Studies of Specific Illnesses: Psychodynamic Issues.- Case 1. From the Diary of a Thirteen-Year-Old (Asthma).- Case 2. Reemergence of the Repressed (Postpolio).- Case 3. The Lonely Road (Prostate Cancer).- Case 4. Anna’s Dreams (Breast Cancer).- Case 5. The Altered Face (Facial Disfigurement).- Case 6. The Devil Inside (Seizure Disorder).- Case 7. Like a Leper (Venereal Disease).- References.

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