Anxiety Disorders in Adults: An Evidence-Based Approach to Psychological Treatment

Anxiety Disorders in Adults: An Evidence-Based Approach to Psychological Treatment

by Peter D. McLean, Sheila R. Woody
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195116259

ISBN-13: 9780195116250

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Recently developed psychosocial treatments for anxiety disorders reflect the systematic influence of scientifically generated knowledge, and these new treatments yield strong results. Research in such areas as information processing, cognition, behavioral avoidance, and the physiological components of anxious arousal has increased our knowledge of mediators that

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Recently developed psychosocial treatments for anxiety disorders reflect the systematic influence of scientifically generated knowledge, and these new treatments yield strong results. Research in such areas as information processing, cognition, behavioral avoidance, and the physiological components of anxious arousal has increased our knowledge of mediators that cause and maintain anxiety disorders.
The development of these new clinical tools is timely, as epidemiological studies now show that up to 25% of people will experience at least one anxiety disorder in their lifetime. Meanwhile, mental health care providers are increasingly pressured to limit the number of sessions and use demonstrably effective treatments.
In this book, the authors review psychosocial treatments for anxiety disorders, focusing on the scientific basis and demonstrated outcomes of the treatments. Cognitive behavioral therapies are highlighted, as they have been the most frequently investigated approaches to treating anxiety disorders. Individual chapters feature specific phobias: social phobia, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. The book is rich in clinical material and integrates science and clinical practice in an effort to help practitioners to improve the effectiveness of their work with anxious clients.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195116250
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Guidebooks in Clinical Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
1430L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1. Evidence-Based Practice
2. The Nature of Anxiety
3. Specific Fears and Phobias
4. Social Phobia
5. Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia
6. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
7. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
8. Generalized Anxiety Disorder
9. Standards for Quality Care
Appendix A: Useful Measures for Anxiety Disorders
Appendix B: Educational Resources for Professionals
Appendix C: Outcomes Measurement Systems Vendors
References
Index

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