Treating Anxiety Disorders / Edition 1by Walton T. Roth
Pub. Date: 09/20/1996
The diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders has changed radically in the past few decades. As recently as twenty years ago the now commonplace diagnoses of panic disorder and social phobia did not exist. And in the 1960's treating an anxiety disorder with drugs was looked on with disdain whereas today treatment for anxiety disorders has a foothold in both the… See more details below
The diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders has changed radically in the past few decades. As recently as twenty years ago the now commonplace diagnoses of panic disorder and social phobia did not exist. And in the 1960's treating an anxiety disorder with drugs was looked on with disdain whereas today treatment for anxiety disorders has a foothold in both the biological and psychological arenas. Treating Anxiety Disorders is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the clinical treatment of the most anxiety disorders such as panic attacks, agoraphobia, and social phobias. Written by experts in the field, Treating Anxiety Disorders offers clinicians the information they need to learn the skills necessary to use variety of effective techniques and interventions. The book is filled with numerous examples and outlines such specific techniques as exposure therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation, psychodynamic, and psychotherapy. The book also includes transcripts of dialogues between clinicians and clients that give a clear understanding of how these techniques work in practice. Since so many clients who come for psychological treatment are taking medication, the book addresses the important question of how well psychological and pharmacological therapies mix. Treating Anxiety Disorders is filled with cutting-edge information including:
- How to conduct formal evaluations using structured diagnostic interviews, clinical questionnaires, and what medical tests should be done to screen for medical diseases causing abnormal anxiety
- The key elements to learn for conducting successful exposure therapy
- Guidelines for helping clients to learn to recognize, monitor, and challenge irrational thoughts
- A blueprint for two methods of stress-management that change the physiological component of anxiety disorder
- How transference reactions of the client to the clinician can offer important insights into the thoughts triggering the client's
- Publication date:
- The Jossey-Bass Library of Current Clinical Technique
- Product dimensions:
- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Table of Contents
1. Diagnositc Evaluation(Silvia Schneider, Martina Ruhmland).
2. Techniques of Exposure(Brunna Tuschen, Wolfgang Fiegenbaum).
3. Techniques of Cognitive Therapy(Stefan G. Hofmann, Patricia Marten DiBartolo).
4. Muscle Relaxation and Breathing Technique(Paul Lehrer, Richard Carr).
5. Autogenic Training(Wolfgang Linden, Joseph W. Lenz).
6. Psychodynamic Therapies(Richard Almond).
7. The Role of Medication(Matig R. Mavissakalian, Martin T. Ryan).
8. A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Package for Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia(Frank Wilhelm, Jurgen Margraf).
9. A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Package for Social Anxiety (Karin Gruber, Richard G. Heimberg).
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