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How to Feel Better: Practical ways to recover well from illness and injury (Paperback)

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HIGHLY COMMENDED (POPULAR MEDICINE) AT THE BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION'S BOOK AWARDS 2014



In days gone by, people understood that a knock to your health takes its toll on your emotions, your relationships, your morale, your 'spirit'. But these days, we think that if the doctor has waved you off, then you are 'better'. If only it were this simple. The truth is that when your body takes a serious knock so does your mind - your thoughts and feelings. Often people feel worried, confused, lonely, depressed, unsupported or overwhelmed. You may be grappling with ongoing physical challenges: disability, pain, treatment side effects, sleep problems and fatigue. And you may have practical concerns over finances or work - or may simply be trying to 'adjust'. That's when this new book, from the authors of The Cancer Survivor's Companion (highly commended by the BMA and winner of the Guild of Health Writers' Best Health Book 2012), will prove invaluable. It offers simple, practical ways to find a path through the space between illness and health.

Contents include: Why getting better takes time; why relaxation and exercise are both vital; how to build your confidence and tackle low mood and depression; how to eat for recovery; how to deal with medical advice and communicate well with your doctor; how to keep family life and relationships on track and much more. There are also case histories to inspire readers as well as fascinating snippets from times gone by, which help to make this an entertaining as well as a highly practical, inspiring read.

Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyComplementary therapiesHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyCoping with personal problemsCoping with illnessMind, Body & Spirit Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Publication Date: 03/10/2013 ISBN-13: 9780749958213  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Dr Frances Goodhart is a Consultant Clinical Health Psychologist with over 20 years' experience in the NHS. She specialises in working with adults, children and families coping with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses. She has been a member of the Radio Five Live health panel, and is widely quoted in the press. Lucy Atkins is a well-known health journalist, writing for papers such as The Guardian, The Times and The Telegraph as well as for magazines and online sites. She is the author of three health-related titles.

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