Coping with Chronic Illness: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy by Steven Safren

By Steven Safren

The remedy defined during this therapist consultant is meant for individuals struggling with melancholy and residing with continual health problems. because of their bad well-being, a lot of persons who're chronically unwell develop into depressed and fail to keep up regular self-care exercises. utilizing this advisor, therapists can assist consumers with continual health problems to enhance center talents and tecniques that may permit them to take higher care of themselves. this system contains a distinctive Life-Steps module that teaches consumers techniques for maintaining with their scientific regimens, together with counsel for remembering to take medicines, attending to clinical appointments on time, and speaking successfully with scientific services. in line with the rules of CBT, this consultant offers therapists with overviews of adherence behaviours for pick out health problems together with melanoma, HIV, diabetes, and high blood pressure, between others. The chapters element adherence abilities, built-in with cognitive and behavioural thoughts for handling melancholy equivalent to handling satisfying actions, adaptive pondering, problem-solving, and rest training.The advisor concludes with feedback on how consumers can deal with their health problems and keep away from relapse into behaviours that irritate their scientific .

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Because of a low CD4 or T-cell count, infections have the opportunity to infect a person with HIV. These infections, which a person would normally not get, are called “opportunistic” infections. 20 ■ AIDS: Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. This is the more severe manifestation of HIV. According to the CDC, a person is considered to have AIDS when his or her CD4 count is under 200 or he or she has certain opportunistic infections. ■ Resistance: HIV replicates quickly. During this rapid replication, errors are frequent and can result in mutations of the virus strain.

Chapter 2 Overview of Adherence Behaviors for Selected Illnesses Most medical illnesses require treatment adherence behaviors. Although HIV/AIDS and diabetes may be more widely known regarding the importance of strict adherence, health conditions such as hypertension or high blood pressure, asthma, cardiac disease, and organ transplant also contain aspects of the treatment that rely heavily on patient self-care behaviors and/or behavioral change. However, as articulated throughout this manual, symptoms of depression can have a strong impact on the motivation and skills needed to maintain strict adherence.

Diabetes can also cause damage to the kidneys due to the increased filtering caused by high levels of blood sugar. This damage can be treated if detected early but could result in end-stage renal disease. Patients with diabetes are 40% more 26 likely to suffer from glaucoma and 60% more likely to develop cataracts and are at risk to develop retinopathy, which can result in blindness. Thus it is important that patients with diabetes obtain regular eye exams to screen for early abnormalities. About half of all patients with diabetes have some form of nerve damage, or neuropathy.

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