Cognitive-behavior therapy in the treatment of cancer patients
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- Golden, W.L. & Gersh, W.D. J Rational-Emot Cognitive-Behav Ther (1990) 8: 41. doi:10.1007/BF01072093
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Cognitive-behavioral strategies are employed in the treatment of cancer patients to eliminate nausea, control anxiety, pain, and depression. Specific techniques including relaxation, systematic desensitization and hypnosis are discussed. It is shown how cognitive strategies can create a more favorable environment for treatment.