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Case Series: The application of "third wave" Cognitive Behavioural Therapies in difficult to treat asthma.

Fellows, Jodie and Flower, Laura and Blakey, John and Kurukulaartchy, Ramesh and Howard, Ruth and Mansur, Adel (2015) Case Series: The application of "third wave" Cognitive Behavioural Therapies in difficult to treat asthma. The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma. pp. 1-27. ISSN 1532-4303.

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Official URL: http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/02770...

Abstract

Abstract Objective: This paper provides for the first time cases of individual psychological therapy undertaken in tertiary, difficult to treat asthma services using "third wave" Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches. Methods: These cases were selected to represent common psychological presentations in difficult to treat asthma clinics, namely denial of severity and over-identification with asthma. Assessment, formulation, intervention and results are outlined. Results: Case 1 demonstrated change from severe to mild depression and anxiety, reduction in shame and improved well-being. Case 2 demonstrated improvements in well-being and psychological symptoms. Both interventions were experienced by the patients as highly satisfactory. Conclusions: It is concluded that a psychological understanding of patients' presentations can open up new avenues for intervention. Further research into the potential utility of third wave cognitive therapies in difficult to treat asthma is warranted.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WF Respiratory system. Respiratory medicine
WLM Psychology
Divisions: Planned IP Care > Respiratory Medicine
Planned IP Care > Thoracic Surgery
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Depositing User: Miss Adele Stanton
Date Deposited: 31 May 2015 06:28
Last Modified: 31 May 2015 06:28
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/907

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