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Stress Management in Primary Care

Many GPs encounter patients who are suffering from stress - a condition which the GP may have difficulty in diagnosing. Treatment options decisions may also prove problematic.

This book is a practical account which serves to demystify the management of stress through the understanding of the simple underpinning concepts. Experienced authors, Kenneth Hambly and Alice Muir have extensive experience in this specialist field.

Paperback, 240 Pages

Published: March 1997

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-2737-5

Contents

  • Introduction; PART I: Stress in context (an overview; life and workplace stress; individual vulnerability; how to manage stress); PART II: Stress and the GP (the physiology and psychology of stress; management of the consultation; somatic presentations; psychological presentations to which stress can contribute; when to treat; treatment options; GP stress); APPENDICES (guidelines for producing written patient materials, guidelines for producing a relaxation audio cassette for patients; text and label for relaxation cassette; written relaxation instructions for patients; text for comprehensive patient stress management booklet; useful addresses; books worth reading for GP, and for patient; sample page from patient booklet); References; Bibliography; Suggested reading.

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