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AuthorFriedman, Meyer. author
TitleType A Behavior: Its Diagnosis and Treatment [electronic resource] / by Meyer Friedman
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1996
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Descript 164 p. online resource


Meyer Friedman, the physician who first identified Type A behavior (TAB), here offers a full description of the most effective way to correctly diagnose it. This guidebook offers a step-by-step description of his revolutionary method that has proven successful in treating thousands of TAB sufferers, in many cases, alleviating it completely. A truly unique resource, Type A Behavior features drawings and photographs illustrating the psychomotor signs of TAB. A special appendix lists a series of quotations found especially useful for changing some of the false belief systems held by TAB subjects


I General Understanding and Medical Diagnosis of Type A Behavior -- 1 An Overview of Types A and B Behavior -- 2 Psychological Components of Type A Behavior -- 3 Medical Diagnosis of Type A Behavior and Its Differentiation from Type B Behavior -- II Modification of Type A Behavior -- 4 Qualities of an Effective Group Leader in Type A Counseling -- 5 Enhancement of Self-Esteem -- 6 Modification of Time Urgency and Impatience -- 7 Modification of Free-Floating Hostility -- 8 Encouragement of Numinous Enrichment -- 9 Effectiveness of Type A Counseling in Postmyocardial Infarction Patients and Normal Subjects -- 10 Concise Guide for 2-Year Course of Type A Intervention -- Appendix 1 Exercises for Modication of Time Urgency and Free-Floating Hostility and Enhancement of Security/Self-Esteem -- Appendix 2 Sample of One Weekโ{128}{153}s Exercises (Drills) to Be Performed -- Appendix 3 Suggestions and Explanation Concerning Various Exercises -- Appendix 4 General Truths and Principles of Conduct -- Appendix 5 The Bait and Hook -- References

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