CBT for Managing Non-cardiac Chest Pain is an evidence-based guide and workbook for clinicians working with people with non-cardiac chest pain (NCCP). NCCP affects around 25–30% of people in the UK, the US and Europe, and it is associated with high levels of ealth-care use and compromised quality of life. This is the fi rst book to describe a treatment programme to fi ll the gap in care for patients.The authors have developed and researched a novel approach that demonstrates how physiological, cognitive, behavioural and social factors all contribute to the negative experience of chest pain. With the help of exercises and handouts for the patient, the book aims to provide the necessary information and clinical skills and approaches for clinicians to use in health-care settings.
CBT for Managing Non-cardiac Chest Pain will appeal to anyone involved in the care of patients with NCCP, including nurses, general practitioners, cardiologists, acute medical physicians and psychologists
Section 1: Non-cardiac chest pain and biopsychosocial approaches
Chapter 1. What is non-cardiac chest pain?
Chapter 2. What is coronary disease and how is it excluded?
Chapter 3. Historical, social and cultural perspectives on NCCP
Chapter 4. Biopsychosocial approaches to pain
Chapter 5. The biopsychosocial approach to NCCP
Chapter 6. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and NCCP
Chapter 7. The biopsychosocial assessment for NCCP
Section 2: The workbook
Session 1. Understanding chest pain and setting goals
Session 2. Paced, mindful, abdominal breathing
Session 3. Stress management and relaxation
Session 4. Keeping active
Session 5. Thinking about chest pain
Session 6. Review and maintenance
Section 3: Further resources
Appendix 1. Invitation to attend the chest pain clinic
Appendix 2. Assessment tools
Appendix 3. Treatment handouts
Title: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Managing Non-cardiac Chest Pain
Author: Elizabeth Marks, Myra Hunter, John Chambers