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Malignant melanoma: Effects of Psychiatric Intervention, Coping, and Affective Recurrence

14 Aug
A study by Fawzy Fawzy, MD et al on the effects of support groups using imagery and relaxation with early-stage melanoma patients showed that after 6 months these patients had significantly decreased negative mood states and significantly increased natural killer cell activity.

Citation: Fawzy FL, Fawzy NW , Hyun CS, Elashoff R, Guthrie D, Fahey JL, Morton DL. Malignant melanoma: Effects of an Early Unstructured Psychiatric Intervention, Coping, and Affective Recurrence and Survival 6 years later, Archives of General Psychiatry. 1993 Sep;50(9):681-9
Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award