It's Not All in Your Head

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It's Not All in Your Head

SKU# 9781932603958

"Anxiety, Depresson, Mood Swings, and MS

Author: Patricia Farrell PhD


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"One of the greatest challenges people face when dealing with an unpredictable disease such as Multiple Sclerosis is learning to overcome the psychological burden of not knowing what each day will bring. MS is a true roller coaster of emotions and dealing with these feelings is a critical issue for people living with the disease. According to WebMD, symptoms of depression severe enough to warrant medical intervention affect up to half of all people living with MS.

It's Not All in Your Head is a cognitive-behavioral approach to overcoming the depression, anxiety,and stress that goes hand-in-hand with MS. Dr. Farrell helps individuals and their families develop a better understanding of the effects that MS has on mood levels and anxiety and offers a plan of simple remediation in a self-help format.

It's Not All in Your Head shows that:

  • MS patients' depression and anxiety can be related to their medical condition
  • Exercise can promote growth in brain connections and help alleviate depression
  • Pain severity in MS can be lessenedthrough stemming anxiety
  • Social involvement is key to maintaining mental and physical health

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 15, 2010
  • Page Count 240
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781932603958
  • EISBN 9781935281511

About The Author(s) 

"Dr. Patricia A. Farrell is a practicing clinician, medical writer, researcher, educator and disability consultant. Formerly, the National Clinical Monitor for Mt. Sinai Medical Center in NYC, Dr. Farrell was involved in the first national protocol (Cognex) for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. |

Dr. Farrell is also the WebMD Moderator for Anxiety/Panic and has appeared on such national TV shows as The Today Show, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper 360, The View, Inside Edition, E! Entertainment, The O'Reilly Factor, CNN, National Geographic, Court TV, Fox & Friends, VH1, ABC World News, Fuji TV (Japan), MSNBC,,, PBS and is interviewed by national magazines and newspapers such as the NY Times, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Boston Globe, Atlanta Constitution, The Washington Post, The Week, Wall Street Journal, Working Woman, Redbook, Ladies' Home Journal, Self, Real Simple, Cosmo, Latina, Men's Health and Life & Style where she comments weekly on current topics in the news. |

Dr. Farrell is the author of How to Be Your Own Therapist.


Table of Contents 

1. Multiple Sclerosis Made Simple
2. The Mind-Body Connection
3. Riding the Rollercoaster of Multiple Sclerosis
4. The ""Ugly Twins"" of Depression and Anxiety
5. Learning to Help Yourself
6. Handling Guilt and Maintaining Resilience
7. Maximizing Memory to Combat Depression
8. Coping Strategies for Everyday
9. The Future Is Bright
Appendix A The Social Readjustment Rating Scale
Appendix B Quality of Life Scale
Appendix C Daily Exercise Chart