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Publisher Comments:

Journal of the GPS in Asthma Group Offers a lifeline to asthma patients attempting to understand and cope with the psychological ramifications of their illness and its treatment.

Synopsis:

Meeting the needs of a growing clinical population, this reader-friendly, practical book offers a lifeline to asthma patients attempting to understand and cope with the psychological ramifications of their illness and its treatment. From embarrassment about the use of medications, to anxiety, body image problems, and problems in family functioning, the book is packed with real-life stories of commonly encountered problems and step-by-step strategies for solving them. Readers learn to:

*Identify and break free of faulty beliefs about asthma

*Cope with the emotional aftermath of diagnosis

*Collaborate with family members to solve asthma-related problems

*Manage occupational problems

*Maintain a healthy social life--and sex life

*Develop effective partnerships with doctors

*Locate relevant books, newsletters, websites, and organizations (listed in a handy appendix).

Synopsis:

Asthma is a medical problem, but it can have a powerful psychological impact as well. If you or someone you love has asthma, this book will help you "breathe easier" about the challenges it poses in relationships, at work, and in everyday activities. From social embarrassment, to anxiety, to feelings of incapacity and low self-esteem, each chapter is packed with real-life stories of commonly encountered problems/m-/and step-by-step strategies for solving them.

About the Author

Michael R. Freedman, PhD, teaches psychology at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he also maintains a private practice. Formerly, Dr. Freedman was Chief of Adult Clinical Psychology at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center, where he specialized in treating patients with asthma and other respiratory illnesses.

Samuel J. Rosenberg, PhD, is formerly Director of Adult Psychology Training at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He is now Vice President of Ross & Roberts, Inc., in Stratford, Connecticut.

Cynthia L. Divino, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in Boulder, Colorado. Specializing in working with children and adolescents, she served as a pediatric psychologist at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center.

Table of Contents

Introduction

I. You Are Not Alone...

1. "Asthma: It's Just a Breathing Problem, Right?"

II. ...But You May Feel Alone

2. "My Body Feels Out of Control!"

3. "Of Course I'm Upset; My Life Is Ruined!"

4. "I Use My Inhaler in the Bathroom."

5. "My Normal Lifestyle Isn't Over After All--I'm Stronger and Happier Than Ever!"

III. Family Adaptation to Asthma

6. The Flexible Family

7. A Healthy Sex Life with Asthma

8. How to Live with An Asthmatic Child

IV. Living Well in the Wider World

9. Asthma on the Job

10. A Rich and Rewarding Social Life

11. "I Like My Doctor, But..."

Appendices

Product Details

ISBN:
9781572300514
Foreword:
Crapo, James D.
Author:
Rosenberg, Samuel J.
Author:
Divino, Cynthia L.
Author:
Freedman
Author:
Freedman, Michael R.
Author:
Crapo, James D.
Publisher:
The Guilford Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Health Care Issues
Subject:
Mental health
Subject:
Diseases - Respiratory
Subject:
Asthma
Subject:
Asthma -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Asthma -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Illnesses
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19980213
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
213
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Allergies
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Illnesses

Living Well with Asthma
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"Synopsis" by ,
Meeting the needs of a growing clinical population, this reader-friendly, practical book offers a lifeline to asthma patients attempting to understand and cope with the psychological ramifications of their illness and its treatment. From embarrassment about the use of medications, to anxiety, body image problems, and problems in family functioning, the book is packed with real-life stories of commonly encountered problems and step-by-step strategies for solving them. Readers learn to:

*Identify and break free of faulty beliefs about asthma

*Cope with the emotional aftermath of diagnosis

*Collaborate with family members to solve asthma-related problems

*Manage occupational problems

*Maintain a healthy social life--and sex life

*Develop effective partnerships with doctors

*Locate relevant books, newsletters, websites, and organizations (listed in a handy appendix).

"Synopsis" by ,
Asthma is a medical problem, but it can have a powerful psychological impact as well. If you or someone you love has asthma, this book will help you "breathe easier" about the challenges it poses in relationships, at work, and in everyday activities. From social embarrassment, to anxiety, to feelings of incapacity and low self-esteem, each chapter is packed with real-life stories of commonly encountered problems/m-/and step-by-step strategies for solving them.

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