The Stress and Mood Management Program for Individuals With Multiple Sclerosis: Therapist Guide

Paperback | February 17, 2010

byDavid Mohr

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that affects more than 400,000 people in the United States. In addition to the physical challenges it poses, MS can have negative emotional effects. Depression, anxiety and stress are common among patients with MS. This therapist guide provides instruction for delivering treatment to individuals with MS who are experiencing stress and depressed mood. The stress and mood management program described has been developed over more than ten years of research and clinical trials. The treatment is based oncognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and is divided into two parts. Part I incorporates standard behavioral activation and cognitive restructuring techniques while Part II consists of optional modules designed to address specific problems that are common among MS patients. These include problems insocial functioning and management of symptoms like fatigue, pain and cognitive impairment. A module on self-injection anxiety is a unique feature of the program that has proven to help patients overcome their fear of self-administering prescribed injectable medications.Step-by-step instructions for administering therapy are provided in this book in a user-friendly format, along with information on assessment. Complete with sample dialogues, at-home assignments, and lists of materials needed, this comprehensive guide includes all the tools necessary forfacilitating effective treatment.

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that affects more than 400,000 people in the United States. In addition to the physical challenges it poses, MS can have negative emotional effects. Depression, anxiety and stress are common among patients with MS. This therapist guide provides instruction for delivering tre...

David C. Mohr, PhD, is Professor of Preventative Medicine at Northwestern University and holds a joint appointment as a researcher at the Hines Veterans Administration Hospital. Dr. Mohr's research has examined two broad areas. First, he has focused on the development and evaluation of interventions for the treatment and prevention of...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 6.89 × 9.88 × 0.79 inPublished:February 17, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Introductory Information for Therapists2. AssessmentPart I: Core Treatment Chapters3. Introduction to Stress and Mood Management4. Developing Goals5. Positive Activities6. Identifying and Evaluating Unhelpful Thoughts7. Challenging Unhelpful Thoughts8. Social SupportPart II: Optional Treatment ModulesModule 1: Communication and AssertivenessModule 2: Fatigue and Energy ConservationModule 3: Reducing Anxiety and WorryModule 4: RelaxationModule 5: Pain ManagementModule 6: Planning and OrganizationModule 7: Self-Injection Anxiety Counseling (SIAC)Module 8: Ending Treatment and Maintaining Gains