Coping with Chronic Illness: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy by Steven Safren, Jeffrey Gonzalez, Nafisseh Soroudi

By Steven Safren, Jeffrey Gonzalez, Nafisseh Soroudi

In case you be afflicted by a prolonged clinical situation like melanoma, HIV, diabetes, bronchial asthma, or high blood pressure, you know the way not easy it may be to accomplish the entire self-care behaviors required of you, specially when you are additionally facing melancholy. experiences have proven that depressed individuls with continual sickness have a troublesome time maintaining with the behaviors essential to deal with their situation and increase their wellbeing and fitness. this system defined during this workbook should help take greater care of your self whereas at the same time relieving your melancholy. Designed for use at the side of visits to a certified psychological health care professional, this workbook teaches you thoughts for preserving your clinical routine. you'll easy methods to organize a reminder approach for taking drugs, plan for purchasing to clinical appointments on time, and the way to speak successfully together with your clinical services. additionally, you will methods to keep on with the recommendation of your therapy services, reminiscent of adhering to convinced way of life and nutritional thoughts. those Life-Steps are necessary to this system. As you start to take greater care of your self, you will see a reduce on your melancholy. as well as those self-care talents, additionally, you will the right way to maximize your caliber of existence, that is one other vital a part of lessening your depressed emotions. start to re-engage in fulfilling actions and make the most of rest options and respiring routines that will help you focus on rigidity and soreness. Use problem-solving to effectively care for interpersonal or situational problems and alter your unfavourable inspiration via adaptive considering. via treatment's finish you have all of the abilities you want to effectively deal with your disease and take care of your melancholy.

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Articulate the adherence goal of remembering to take your medication and follow your medical regimen. When do you take your medications? How do you remember to take your medications? How often do you need to exercise? , testing your blood sugar if you are diabetic)? 2. Identify potential barriers. When do you tend to forget to take your medications? Do you usually take your medications when you are doing something else? 3. Make a plan and a backup plan: Plan: Backup plan: Life-Step 6: Storing Medications and Medical Supplies Some medications require safe and portable storage or refrigeration.

Check one) Very poor □ Poor □ Fair □ Good □ Very good □ Excellent □ 37 Review of Previous Module Each week you should examine your progress in implementing skills from each of the previous modules. It is important to acknowledge the successes you have achieved and to problem-solve around any difficulties. Last session involved discussion of the cognitive, behavioral, and physical components of depression. Review the personalized model of depression you created and the way each of the three components interact.

Also, it is useful to jot down some notes about your practice so that you can discuss this with your therapist. This can be done in the right-hand column. Skills ✓ Notes About Your Homework Practice Activity Scheduling Monitor activities and mood on a daily basis using Activity Log Incorporate activities that involve pleasure or mastery into daily schedule Cognitive Restructuring (Adaptive Thinking) Identify automatic thoughts Identify cognitive distortions Record automatic thoughts and match to distortions using Thought Record Challenge automatic thoughts and come up with a rational response Problem Solving Practice problem-solving strategies (articulate the problem, generate possible solutions, choose the best alternative) Break tasks down into manageable steps Relaxation Training Diaphragmatic breathing Progressive muscle relaxation 33 This page intentionally left blank Chapter 3 Life-Steps Goals ■ To continue monitoring your progress using the CES-D and Weekly Adherence Assessment Form ■ To learn skills for managing your medical routine and self-care behaviors ■ To use problem-solving techniques to work out any problems you may have with medical adherence ■ To identify exercises for home practice Review of Depression Scale Complete the CES-D and review your score with your therapist.

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