Handbook of cognitive behavioral approaches in primary care. Handbook of cognitive behavioral approaches in primary care

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The American Psychological Association, National Institutes of Health, and the National Institute of Mental Health have strongly advocated for the integration of psychology and primary care, as the new, cutting-edge approach to health care delivery. To address this need for integration, this seminal text provides both psychologists and physicians with thorough descriptions of common psychological and medical problems that arise in primary care, and identifies cognitive-behavioral techniques to overcome these barriers. Issues discussed include ethical dilemmas and nonadherence, as well as the treatment of behavioral and medical problems such as smoking, overeating, suicide risk, hypertension, asthma, diabetes, chronic pain, and more. The book also elucidates the roles and functions of the cognitive-behavioral clinician in the primary care setting, offering guidance on issues such as how to mentally prepare patients for stressful medical procedures, provide patient-centered care, enhance cultural competence, and more. Key features: Discusses how to improve collaboration between mental health providers and primary care physicians. Includes guidelines for using cognitive-behavioral models with patients suffering from substance abuse, medical phobias, insomnia, and eating disorders. Provides important information on training primary care residents. Assists in elucidating the consultation process in primary care. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved). (cover)

Original languageAmerican English
PublisherHandbook of cognitive behavioral approaches in primary care.
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010


  • cognitive behavioral approaches
  • primary care
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Primary Health Care


  • Psychology

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