Cognitive interventions in behavioral medicine

Paul M.G. Emmelkamp*, Patricia Van Oppen

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In this report an overview is given of the contribution of cognitive approaches to behavioral medicine. The (possible) contribution of cognitive therapy is reviewed in the area of coronary heart disease, obesity, bulimia nervosa, chronic pain, benign headache, cancer, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome/human immunodeficiency virus and asthma. Although the relative contribution of cognitive therapy varies across these various disorders, its positive effects are now well established and new advances undoubtedly will be made in the next few years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-130
Number of pages15
JournalPsychotherapy and Psychosomatics
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993

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