The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workbook for Menopause: A Step-by-Step Program for Overcoming Hot Flashes, Mood Swings, Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression and Other Symptoms
Although research supports the use of cognitive behavioral therapy to address the symptoms of menopause, this is the first book to explain how readers can use this approach to calm hot flashes, stop mood swings in their tracks, and manage other common physical symptoms.
The Cognitive-Behavioral Workbook for Menopause can be used as an adjunctive treatment to hormone replacement therapy and herbal remedies, or may be effectively used on its own. This evidence-based program works by helping readers understand their symptoms and reduce the psychological self-talk that makes physical symptoms of menopause even worse. By reducing the anxiety about menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, readers reduce the duration and intensity of these symptoms. Because menopause can also affect women's mental health, the workbook includes help for menopausal depression, anxiety, irritability, and mood swings. It also features information on hormone replacement therapy and supplements that can help.
This workbook is an essential resource for any menopausal woman seeking to regain control over her body, health, and mood.
"This book details crucial information for every woman nearing or experiencing menopause, providing the reader with basic knowledge of processes associated with this transitional period of life and guiding her to discovery of effective personalized symptom management and coping strategies. The content is excellent. The language is accessible. The strategies are evidence based and engaging. Positive outcomes await the reader."
--Gordon J. G. Asmundson, PhD, RD, CACBT, professor of psychology and editor-in-chief of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (cognbehavther.com)
Sheryl M. Green, PhD, is a clinical health psychologist within the women's health concerns clinic and consultation liaison service at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, ON, Canada. She is also assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at McMaster University.
Randi E. McCabe, PhD, is psychologist-in-chief and director of the anxiety treatment and research center at St.Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, ON, Canada. She is also associate professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at McMaster University.
Claudio Soares, MD, PhD, is a psychiatrist and director of the women's health concerns clinic at St. Joseph'sHealthcare in Hamilton, ON, Canada. He is also the academic head of the mood and anxiety disorders division and professor within the departments of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences and obstetrics and gynecology at McMaster University.