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Relationship between stress and the symptomatology of fibromyalgia

Burt, Jonathan. 2008, Relationship between stress and the symptomatology of fibromyalgia, D.Psych.(Health) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.


Title Relationship between stress and the symptomatology of fibromyalgia
Alternative title A clinical investigation of acceptance and commitment therapy and its application to psychological disturbance in people with chronic illness
Author Burt, Jonathan.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Psych.(Health)
Date submitted 2008
Keyword(s) Fibromyalgia - Etiology
Stress (Psychology) - Physiological aspects
Fatigue
Chronic diseases - Psychological aspects
Psychotherapy
Summary Fibromyalgia is an unexplained but often debilitating syndrome, characterised primarily by widespread pain. This thesis provides direct evidence that physical and emotional stress exacerbates pain, fatigue and other symptoms of Fibromyalgia and supports the assertion that symptoms may be related to disordered stress-response mechanisma in the human brain. The professional portfolio presents four clinical case studies that demonstrate the utility of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in the psychotherapeutic treatment of people with chronic illness.
Notes Degree conferred 2009.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 616.742
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30027449

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