Current Perspectives on the Anxiety Disorders: Implications for DSM-V and Beyond

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This book synthesizes the best of the new research related to anxiety disorders and how they are classified and diagnosed. Dr. Dean McKay and his co-editors have brought together leading authorities from multiple theoretical traditions to present the new directions and perspectives in the field of anxiety research.

The contributors also discuss why current classification systems are inadequate, and what revisions should be made. The book presents in-depth discussions of how anxiety disorders are understood and assessed, as well as potential new implications for DSM-V.

Key features:

  • Covers the existing descriptive approach to the study of anxiety disorders, its adequacy in diagnosis, and its limitations
  • Discusses the major theoretical and methodological approaches used to assess anxiety, such as fear circuitry, taxometric methods, actigraphy, neuroscience, and behavioral genetics
  • Reviews diagnostic and classification controversies that center on specific anxiety disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, and worry

This book covers the full spectrum of theoretical and empirical approaches used in the study, diagnosis, and classification of anxiety problems. In short, this volume serves as the authoritative reference book on the conceptualization and diagnosis of anxiety disorders. "

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826132475
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/22/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 552
  • Sales rank: 1,291,006
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Taylor, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. For 10 years he was associate editor of Behavior Research and Therapy, and now is Associate Editor of the Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy. He has published over 140 journal articles and book chapters, and seven books on anxiety disorders and related topics. He served as a consultant on the recent text revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR). Dr. Taylor has received early career awards from the Canadian Psychological Association, the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, and the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. He is actively involved in clinical teaching and supervision, and he maintains a private practice in Vancouver. Dr. Taylor's clinical and research interests include cognitive-behavioral treatments and mechanisms of anxiety disorders and related conditions.

Dean McKay, PhD, ABPP, is Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Fordham University. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Behaviour Research and Therapy, Journal of Clinical Psychology and Journal of Anxiety Disorders, and is Associate Editor of Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy. He has published over 120 journal articles and book chapters, is editor or co-editor of 8 published or forthcoming books, and has over 150 conference presentations. Dr. McKay has been a member of the Obsessive Compulsive Cognitions Working Group since 1995. He is Board Certified in Behavioral and Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), is a Fellow of the American Board of Behavioral Psychology and the Academy of Clinical Psychology, as well as a Clinical Fellow of the Behavior Research and Therapy Society. His research has focused primarily on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Health Anxiety and their link to OCD, and the role of disgust in psychopathology. His research has also focused on mechanisms of information processing bias for anxiety states. Dr. McKay is also director and founder of Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Research, a private treatment and research center in Westchester County, New York.

Jonathan S. Abramowitz, PhD, ABPP is Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Psychology, and Research Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. He is also Founder and Director of the UNC Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic. Dr. Abramowitz is a North Carolina Licensed Psychologist and he holds a Diplomate in Behavioral Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He conducts research on obsessive-compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders and has published 10 books and over 100 peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters on these topics. He currently serves as Associate Editor of the journals Behaviour Research and Therapy and Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, and serves on the Editorial Boards of several other scientific journals.

Gordon J. G. Asmundson, PhD, RD, Psych is currently a full-time Professor of Psychology at the University of Regina, and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Saskatchewan, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Investigator, and the leader of a CIHR New Emerging Team focusing on mechanisms and treatment of PTSD. Dr. Asmundson holds several editorial posts, including North American Editor of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, the Behavioral Medicine Section Editor for Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, The PTSD Section Co-editor for Psychological Injury and Law, and serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Anxiety Disorders.. He has published over 210 journal articles and book chapters on anxiety disorders andchronic pain as well as 5 books, including It's Not All in Your Head: How worrying about your health could be making you sick and what you can do about it (with Steven Taylor; 2005), Understanding and Treating Fear of Pain (with Johan W. S. Vlayen and Geert Crombez; 2004), Health Anxiety Disorders: A Clinical Guide to Assessment and Treatment (with Steven Taylor; 2003), and the edited volume Health Anxiety: Clinical and research perspectives on hypochondriasis and related disorders (with Steven Taylor and Brian J. Cox; 2001).

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Table of Contents

Part I: A Look Back at a Quarter Century of the Descriptive Model of Classification

Chapter 1 Current Perspectives on Anxiety Disorders: Models and Methods in Anticipation of DSM-V

Chapter 2 Historical Perspectives on Psychiatric Classification and Anxiety Disorders

Chapter 3 Neo-Kraepelinian Diagnosis: Adequacy for Phobias and Panic

Chapter 4 Neo-Kraepelinian Diagnosis: Adequacy for OCD, GAD, and PTSD

Part II: Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives on Diagnosis

Chapter 5 The Amygdala Networks of Fear: From Animal Models to Human Psychopathology

Chapter 6 Behavioral Genetics: Strategies for Understanding the Anxiety Disorders

Chapter 7 Empirical Approaches to the Study and Classifi cation of Anxiety Psychopathology

Chapter 8 The Role of Actigraphy in Diagnosing Anxiety Disorders

Chapter 9 Information Processing and Neuroscience Featuresof Anxiety: Refining the Bases for Diagnosis

Chapter 10 Cultural Anthropology and the Anxiety Diagnoses

Chapter 11 Rethinking the Anxiety Disorders in DSM-V and Beyond: Quantitative Dimensional Models of Anxiety and Related Psychopathology

Chapter 12 Developmental Perspectives on Anxiety Classification

Part III: Classification and Specific Anxiety Problems

Chapter 13 The Obsessive–Compulsive Spectrum: A Critical Review

Chapter 14 Classification of Worry and Associated Psychopathology

Chapter 15 PTSD and Other Posttraumatic Syndromes

Chapter 16 Social Anxiety Disorder and the DSM-V

Chapter 17 Classification of Hypochondriasis and Other Somatoform Disorders

Chapter 18 Classifi cation of Anxiety Disorders: Treatment Implications

Chapter 19 Classifi cation of Anxiety Disorders for DSM-V and ICD-11: Issues, Proposals, and Controversies

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