III. DISEASES AND DISORDERS
Published Online: 26 SEP 2012
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Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition
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Schmaling, K. B. 2012. Asthma. Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition. 9:III:5.
- Published Online: 26 SEP 2012
Global asthma prevalence has increased dramatically in recent decades, despite advances in our understanding of the complexities that characterize this illness and in our treatment of it. The goals of asthma treatment are control and reduced impairment; achieving these goals is hindered by lack of provider adherence to evaluation and treatment standards and by patient perceptions, beliefs, comorbid psychiatric disorders, and self-management behaviors. Psychosocial interventions can help patients with asthma achieve asthma control and experience few functional limitations.