Psychoemotive risk factors related to onset and course of cancer. cognitive elements in psychotherapies oriented on trauma and distress

Author/s Liuva Capezzani
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2013/1
Language Italian Pages 16 P. 19-34 File size 172 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSOB2013-001003
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The author presents some of the psychoemotive risk factors that, according to the reviewed literature, contribute to the onset and evolution of cancer and the subsequent quality of life. She then examines some critical aspects regarding the communication of the diagnosis which leads to traumatic and non-traumatic distress during the hospitalization, treatments and follow-up stages. Finally, she presents an illness-stage specific treatment model, taking into account cognitive elements of standard and third-generation Cognitive- Behavioral Psychotherapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and EMDR.

Keywords: Distress; Trauma; Cancer; Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy; Sensorimotor Psychotherapy; EMDR.

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Liuva Capezzani, Fattori di rischio psicoemotivi nell’esordio e decorso del cancro. Elementi cognitivi degli approcci psicoterapici orientati al distress e al trauma in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 1/2013, pp 19-34, DOI: 10.3280/PSOB2013-001003