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ERIC Number: ED215496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Psychological and Environmental Treatment of Asthma: A Review.
Gray, Steven G.; And Others
Seventy citations (1886-1980) on psychological and environmental treatment of asthma are reviewed. Information is analyzed for the following topics (sample subtopics in parentheses): assessment of asthma (self report, activity restriction, medical examination); behavior therapy (relaxation procedures, biofeedback, operant techniques); dynamic psychotherapy; hypnotherapy; and environmental alteration (physical and sociological environments). It is concluded that psychological strategies provide a useful adjunct to traditional medical approaches; that conditioned behavior problems resulting from lowered social expectations frequently assigned to asthmatics can be successfully modified; and that a self directed orientation to coping with the emotional stress of asthma symptoms can be achieved. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A