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Managing Pain Before It Manages You 4ed

by Margaret A Caudill Guilford Publications
Pub Date:
01/2016
ISBN:
9781462522774
Format:
Pbk 281 pages
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Hundreds of thousands of readers have found help and hope for getting their lives back from chronic pain in this pathbreaking workbook. Top pain specialist and physician Margaret A. Caudill spells out 10 steps that can radically change the way pain sufferers feel—both physically and emotionally. From finding the best treatments to coping with flareups, solving everyday problems, and harnessing the power of relaxation techniques, the book is packed with tested solutions that users can tailor to their own needs. The fully updated fourth edition incorporates important advances in pain management and mind-body medicine. It features new content on mindfulness, a "Quick Skill" section in each chapter with simple exercises that can have an immediate impact, updated supplementary reading and resources (including smart phone apps), and more. Practical tools include MP3 audio downloads and easy-to-use worksheets that purchasers can now download and print.

Audience: Anyone who suffers from chronic pain. Also of interest to health care and mental health professionals who want to expand their pain management toolkits.
"This book presents a well-defined and clearly articulated program designed to teach persons who live with pain how to manage pain and feel more in control of their lives....Occupational therapy practitioners who work with this population should find this book appealing and useful. It is practical and offers clear materials to reproduce and use in group and individual sessions....This book should fit nicely as a valuable resource in any occupational therapy department." (on the first edition)
Margaret A. Caudill, MD, PhD, MPH, is a board-certified internist and a Diplomate of Pain Medicine. For more than 30 years, Dr. Caudill has worked to improve the lives of people with chronic illness through medical treatments that address both mind and body. She has researched and written extensively on mind-body medicine and lectures internationally on the biopsychosocial treatment of pain. She is Instructor of Anesthesiology at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center's Pain Management Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School.