Reduction of cancer-specific thought intrusions and anxiety symptoms with a stress management intervention among women undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

@article{Antoni2006ReductionOC,
  title={Reduction of cancer-specific thought intrusions and anxiety symptoms with a stress management intervention among women undergoing treatment for breast cancer.},
  author={Michael H. Antoni and Sarah R Wimberly and Suzanne C. Lechner and Aisha Kazi and Tammy Sifre and Kenya R Urcuyo and Kristin M. Phillips and Roselyn G. Smith and Vida M. Petronis and Sophie Guellati and Kurrie A Wells and Bonnie B. Blomberg and Charles S Carver},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={163 10},
  pages={1791-7}
}
OBJECTIVE After surgery for breast cancer, many women experience anxiety relating to the cancer that can adversely affect quality of life and emotional functioning during the year postsurgery. Symptoms such as intrusive thoughts may be ameliorated during this period with a structured, group-based cognitive behavior intervention. METHOD A 10-week group cognitive behavior stress management intervention that included anxiety reduction (relaxation training), cognitive restructuring, and coping… CONTINUE READING

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