Anxiety Disorders: Psychological Approaches to Theory and Treatment / Edition 1

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Anxiety Disorders: Psychological Approaches to Their Theory and Treatment is a distinctive textbook combining theoretical research developments with a discussion of the nature and treatment of anxiety disorders. Designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as for mental health professionals, the book presents psychological approaches to the conceptualization and treatment of adult anxiety disorders. Emphasizing theoretical and research developments in the areas of cognitive psychology, neuroscience, learning theory, and clinical psychology, Michelle G. Craske provides a cohesive presentation of issues that have a direct treatment application. Anxiety disorders discussed include: panic disorder and agoraphobia, social phobia, specific phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder.The first half of the book covers clinical and diagnostic presentation, etiological models, empirically supported treatment approaches, mechanisms of therapeutic change, methods for enhancing treatment effectiveness and efficiency, and integration of psychological and pharmacological treatment approaches. Recent theoretical and research developments are related to each topic. The second half of the book covers each anxiety disorder in detail, including conceptualization, treatment outcome data, application of research developments, and areas in need of further research. In addition, a detailed analysis of the most effective treatment is included for each anxiety disorder. A thorough list of references and resources appears at the end of the book. Thanks to its coverage of theoretical and empirical issues as well as treatment methods, Anxiety Disorders and Their Treatment is sure to be of relevance to researchers and mental health professionals as well as students.

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This text combines theoretical research developments in the areas of cognitive psychology, neuroscience, learning theory, and clinical psychology with a discussion of the nature and treatment of anxiety disorders. The first six chapters cover clinical and diagnostic presentation, etiological models, mechanisms of therapeutic change, treatment methods, and integration of psychological and pharmacological treatment approaches. The following chapters detail each anxiety disorder along with related research data and an analysis of the most effective treatment. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Meet the Author

Michelle G. Craske is associate professor of psychology at the University of California at Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
List of Acronyms
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Worry, Anxiety, and Fear and Imminence of Threat 1
2 Features of Anxiety Disorders 30
3 Etiology of Anxiety Disorders 59
4 Methods and Mechanisms of Empirically Supported Treatments 104
5 Return of Fear 135
6 Integrated Treatments for Anxiety Disorders 157
7 Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia 175
8 Social Phobia 208
9 Specific Phobias 235
10 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 261
11 Generalized Anxiety Disorder 291
12 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 319
References 345
Index 421
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