Treating Anxiety Disorders / Edition 1

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The diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders has changedradically in the past few decades. As recently as twenty years agothe now commonplace diagnoses of panic disorder and social phobiadid not exist. And in the 1960's treating an anxiety disorder withdrugs was looked on with disdain whereas today treatment foranxiety disorders has a foothold in both the biological andpsychological arenas. Treating Anxiety Disorders is a comprehensiveand up-to-date guide to the clinical treatment of the most anxietydisorders such as panic attacks, agoraphobia, and social phobias.Written by experts in the field, Treating Anxiety Disorders offersclinicians the information they need to learn the skills necessaryto use variety of effective techniques and interventions. The bookis filled with numerous examples and outlines such specifictechniques as exposure therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy,relaxation, psychodynamic, and psychotherapy. The book alsoincludes transcripts of dialogues between clinicians and clientsthat give a clear understanding of how these techniques work inpractice. Since so many clients who come for psychologicaltreatment are taking medication, the book addresses the importantquestion of how well psychological and pharmacological therapiesmix. Treating Anxiety Disorders is filled with cutting-edgeinformation including:

  • How to conduct formal evaluations using structured diagnosticinterviews, clinical questionnaires, and what medical tests shouldbe done to screen for medical diseases causing abnormalanxiety
  • The key elements to learn for conducting successful exposuretherapy
  • Guidelines for helping clients to learn to recognize, monitor,and challenge irrational thoughts
  • A blueprint for two methods of stress-management that changethe physiological component of anxiety disorder
  • How transference reactions of the client to the clinician canoffer important insights into the thoughts triggering theclient's

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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"Treating Anxiety Disorders is a thorough and comprehensive book that brings together a wealth of up-to-date and practical treatment information of tremAndous value to the clinician." (Barr Taylor, M.D., professor of psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine)
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Meet the Author

WALTON T. ROTH is chief of the Psychiatric Consultation Service of the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine

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Table of Contents


1. Diagnositc Evaluation(Silvia Schneider, Martina Ruhmland).

2. Techniques of Exposure(Brunna Tuschen, WolfgangFiegenbaum).

3. Techniques of Cognitive Therapy(Stefan G. Hofmann, PatriciaMarten DiBartolo).

4. Muscle Relaxation and Breathing Technique(Paul Lehrer, RichardCarr).

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 withAgoraphobia(Frank Wilhelm, Jurgen Margraf).

9. A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Package for Social Anxiety(Karin Gruber, Richard G. Heimberg).

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