Stopping Anxiety Medication Therapist Guide / Edition 2

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Stopping Anxiety Medication Therapist Guide, Second Edition outlines a treatment program for individuals who have difficulties with anxiety and panic to discontinue using medication, specifically benzodiazepines otherwise known as minor tranquilizers. These medications can be habit-forming and individuals may have trouble reducing their dosage. Many people wish to taper their use of these medicines for various reasons including, a planned pregnancy, personal preference, bothersome side effects, etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195338546
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/30/2009
  • Series: Treatments That Work Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,071,557
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introductory Information for Therapists 1

Ch. 2 The Taper Schedule 25

Ch. 3 Session 1 35

Ch. 4 Session 2 57

Ch. 5 Session 3 77

Ch. 6 Session 4 91

Ch. 7 Session 5 105

Ch. 8 Session 6 119

Ch. 9 Session 7 129

Ch. 10 Session 8 141

Ch. 11 Booster Sessions: Sessions 9-11 149

Appendix A Response to Relaxation-Induced Anxiety 165

Appendix B Responses to Anxiety Attacks Induced by Interoceptive Exposure 167

References 169

About the Authors 175

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