Psychobiological Approaches for Anxiety Disorders: Treatment Combination Strategies / Edition 1

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Psychobiological Approaches for Anxiety Disorders presents a comprehensive overview of the latest empirical evidence and research results on combining pharmacological agents and CBT techniques for the treatment of anxiety disorders.
  • The first book to focus on the issue of enhancing CBT with pharmacological agents
  • Features chapters from leading authors in the fields of psychiatry, pharmacology, clinical psychology, neuroscience, and emotion research
  • Contributes significantly to the field by summarizing the contemporary research in combination treatments in anxiety disorders
  • A valuable resource for clinicians in training, as well as experienced clinicians seeking to help patients with anxiety disorders
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There are two major treatment approaches for anxiety and itsdisorders: psychological and pharmacological. But for too longthese treatment approaches have been administered like shipspassing in the night with little or no useful information availableon when or why they should be integrated and combined. Now StefanHofmann in a groundbreaking edited volume gives this topic thebroadest and deepest coverage it has yet enjoyed looking at currentevidence and possible mechanisms of action involved in integratingnot only the major compounds such as benzodiazepines and selectiveserotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) with psychologicaltreatments, but also some of the newer compounds such asD-cycloserine and oxytocin. Ending with a road map for the future,this volume should be on the shelf of every clinician and clinicalinvestigator working on the problem of pathological anxiety.
David H. Barlow, Professor of Psychologyand Psychiatry, Founder and Director Emeritus, Center for Anxietyand Related Disorders, Boston University

Internationally recognized research psychologist, StefanHofmann, has brought together leading experts on the neuroscience,effectiveness, and clinical use of biological treatments for themajor anxiety disorders. This volume – PsychobiologicalApproaches for Anxiety Disorders – is a seminal bookand a remarkable achievement. Each chapter provides a clear,scholarly review of the research on medications and even the use ofdietary supplements in combination with CBT, or alone. This uniquevolume will become the standard reference for anyone seriouslyinterested in the important question of whether combinationtreatments are helpful and – if they are or are not –why this is the case. A major contribution to the field, I thinkthat all researchers and informed clinicians will want to read thisbook.
Robert L. Leahy, Clinical Professor ofPsychology, Weill-Cornell University Medical School and Director,American Institute for Cognitive Therapy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470971802
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/17/2012
  • Series: Wiley Series in Clinical Psychology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Stefan G. Hofmann is Professor of Psychology at Boston University and the Director of the Psychotherapy and Emotion Research Laboratory. The incoming President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, he is widely published with more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and 10 books, including An Introduction to Modern CBT (2011, Wiley-Blackwell).
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Table of Contents

About the Contributors  vii

About the Editor xi

Introduction  1
Stefan G. Hofmann

Chapter 1 The Biology and Efficacy of Combination Strategies forAnxiety Disorders  5
Keith A. Ganasen and Dan J. Stein

Chapter 2 Benzodiazepines  25
Bridget A. Hearon and Michael W. Otto

Chapter 3 Tricyclic Antidepressants and Monoamine OxidaseInhibitors  41
Franklin R. Schneier

Chapter 4 Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, ReversibleInhibitors of Monoamine Oxidase-A, andBuspirone  61
Borwin Bandelow, Markus Reitt, and Dirk Wedekind

Chapter 5 D-Cycloserine 75
Adam J. Guastella and Gail A. Alvares

Chapter 6 Yohimbine Hydrochloride  91
Samantha G. Farris, Michelle L. Davis, Lindsey B. DeBoer, JasperA. J. Smits, and Mark B. Powers

Chapter 7 Cortisol 109
Leila Maria Soravia and Dominique J.-F. de Quervain

Chapter 8 Oxytocin 123
Markus Heinrichs, Frances S. Chen, and Gregor Domes

Chapter 9 Dietary Supplements 145
Lindsey B. DeBoer, Michelle L. Davis, Mark B. Powers, and JasperA. J. Smits

Chapter 10 A Roadmap for the Research and Practice ofCombination Strategies 181
Stefan G. Hofmann

Index 195

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