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

Paperback | February 17, 2010

byDavid Mohr

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Multiple Sclerosis presents not only physical challenges, but emotional challenges as well. Many people with MS suffer from depression, anxiety and stress. Problems with mood and stress can interfere with your relationships with others, reduce your ability to meet your obligations at work andat home, and substantially worsen your overall quality of life. If you have MS and are experiencing problems with mood and stress, this workbook can help.The stress and mood management program described in this book is backed by research and has proven effective in clinical trials. Based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), one of the most effective therapeutic techniques available for combating depression and anxiety, thisprogram can help you manage stress and improve your well-being. In Part I of the program, you will learn skills for identifying and challenging your unhelpful thoughts, as well as how to motivate yourself to reengage in pleasant activities. In Part II, you will choose those treatment modules thatapply to you and your specific MS-related problems. Choices include modules on managing symptoms like fatigue, pain, and cognitive problems, and improving communication and assertiveness skills, among others. If you take injectable medications and have a fear of injecting yourself, the module onself-injection anxiety will also prove useful. Complete with user-friendly forms and worksheets, this workbook provides all the materials you need to supplement treatment with a qualified mental health professional. If you are a highly motivated individual, you may have success using this book on your own. Whatever the setting, the stress andmood management program will give you the tools to handle the stresses of your disease and improve the overall quality of your life.

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Multiple Sclerosis presents not only physical challenges, but emotional challenges as well. Many people with MS suffer from depression, anxiety and stress. Problems with mood and stress can interfere with your relationships with others, reduce your ability to meet your obligations at work andat home, and substantially worsen your overa...

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:240 pages, 8.39 × 10.91 × 0.59 inPublished:February 17, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195368894

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Part I Core Treatment Chapters1. Introduction to Stress and Mood Management for MS2. Translating Problems into Goals3. Positive Activities4. Identifying and Evaluating your Unhelpful Thoughts5. Challenging Unhelpful Thoughts6. Social SupportPart II Optional Treatment Modules7. Module 1: Communication and Assertiveness8. Module 2: Fatigue and Energy Conservation9. Module 3: Reducing Anxiety and Worry10. Module 4: Relaxation: Controlling Your Body's Stress Reaction11. Module 5: Pain Management12. Module 6: Planning and Organization13. Module 7: Self-Injection Anxiety Counseling (SIAC)14. Module 8: Ending Treatment and Maintaining Gains