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Perhaps you suffer from serious illness or injury, and you’re in constant pain. Maybe you’re getting older and facing diminished physical or mental faculties or chronic pain. Or perhaps you are a caregiver for someone with these issues. Compromised health can require dealing with both physical and psychological challenges. University of California, Davis, professor Richard Wanlass can help you successfully manage these painful issues. A rehabilitation psychologist and neuropsychologist, Wanlass has spent 35 years assisting thousands of injured, ill and elderly people deal with chronic pain and with physical and mental limitations. He explains how to cope effectively with changing life circumstances and still find contentment and happiness. getAbstract recommends his knowledgeable guide to physicians, therapists, nurses, anyone in pain, and anyone caring for the elderly or infirm.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What common emotional problems can emerge from illness, injury, chronic pain and old age; and
  • Which self-management and mood regulation techniques can help you or someone you care for deal with these problems.

About the Author

Richard Wanlass is chief psychologist and clinical professor at the University of California, Davis. He also wrote The Neuropsychology Toolkit: Guidelines, Formats, and Language.




People who suffer from illness or injury face physical and psychological challenges. Often they must adapt to distressing circumstances. To cope, they need to learn to stay upbeat, control their stress, reduce their anxiety and manage their frustration at the possible loss of strength, capability, and even certain levels of social involvement.

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