The authors have provided a useful and straightforward approach to dealing with the emotional distress that often accompanies cancer and its treatment. The strategies provided are grounded in good clinical science and are both practical and efficacious. The guide should be a real resource for anyone dealing with cancer.
—Steven D. Hollon, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University
A Cancer Patient’s Guide to Overcoming Depression and Anxiety is an excellent reference for patients, students, and clinicians alike. It provides a readable overall style and flow and captures practically relevant information that is informed by cutting-edge work in the field. Hopko and Lejuez have provided a much-needed resource to patients and scholars alike with this important and timely book.
—Michael J. Zvolensky, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at the University of Vermont
From the Publisher
This workbook offers readers with cancer a targeted and customizable program they can use to manage the depression, anxiety, and fear that often accompanies diagnosis and treatment. Based on behavior activation therapy, the techniques in this book work to help readers reconnect to pleasurable and rewarding activities as the basis for coping with negative emotions.