This concise primer shows clinical health psychologists how to assess and treat adults suffering from chronic respiratory disease. It provides basic medical information for practitioners, especially those performing in outpatient settings who may be unfamiliar with these conditions, and gives psychologists clear, practical answers to the following questions:
What is this disease? What is its impact on this person's life? How, as a psychologist, should I assess and treat this person?
In this book readers will learn to identify common symptoms of respiratory dysfunction, and the basic features of common pulmonary diseases including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, fibrosis and pneumoconiosis, pulmonary arterial hypertension, sarcoidosis, cystic fibrosis, and sleep apnea. Common medical treatments are described, along with environmental and occupational exposures that can exacerbate symptoms, as well as the impacts of gender, racial, and environmental factors. Chapters examine psychological evaluation and treatment, with a particular focus on anxiety and depression, the two most common comorbid mental health conditions. Cognitive and behavior treatments, psychotropic medications, and anti-smoking interventions are discussed, as are the mental health effects of chronic pulmonary disease on family members and friends, end-of-life issues, ethical and professional issues.
American Psychological Association
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Series: Clinical Health Psychology
30 August 2020
Professional and scholarly
Series Forward Dedication Acknowledgments Introduction Part I: Overview of Chronic Respiratory Disease in Adults Chapter 1: Understanding the Respiratory System and Chronic Respiratory Diseases Chapter 2: The Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Pulmonary Disease Chapter 3: Environmental and Social Impacts on Chronic Respiratory Disease Part II: Psychological Intervention Chapter 4: Psychological Evaluation of Pulmonary Patients Chapter 5: Adjustment to Chronic Lung Disease Chapter 6: Anxiety in Pulmonary Patients Chapter 7: Depression in Pulmonary Patients Chapter 8: Tobacco and other Inhaled Substances Chapter 9: Family Challenges and Social Support Chapter 10: End of Life Issues Chapter 11: Ethics and Professional Issues References Index About the Author About the Series Editor
Susan M. Labott, PhD, ABPP, received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Northern Illinois University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital. She developed and directed the Health Psychology Service at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System for 18 years. She is currently Professor Emerita of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry. Board certified in clinical health psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, she also has interests in ethics and chairs the Social/Behavioral Institutional Review Board at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Labott lives in Chicago, IL.