Sampling of empirically supported psychological treatments from health psychology: smoking, chronic pain, cancer, and bulimia nervosa.


Journal Article (Review)

Interventions in health psychology and behavioral medicine represent an integral area of research for the development of psychological therapies to enhance health behaviors, manage symptoms and sequelae of disease, treat psychological symptoms and disorders, prolong survival in the face of a life-threatening illness, and improve quality of life. A sampling of interventions in health psychology and behavioral medicine is offered that meet the criteria for empirically supported treatments for smoking cessation, chronic pain, cancer, and bulimia nervosa. Evidence for empirically supported treatments is identified, along with promising interventions that do not yet meet the criteria as outlined by D. L. Chambless and S. D. Hollon (1998). Evidence for the effectiveness and clinical significance of these interventions is reviewed, and issues in this area of research are outlined.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Compas, BE; Haaga, DA; Keefe, FJ; Leitenberg, H; Williams, DA

Published Date

  • February 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 66 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 89 - 112

PubMed ID

  • 9489263

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9489263

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-006X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037//0022-006x.66.1.89


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States