Anxiety Disorders in Adults

A Clinical Guide

Author: Vladan Starcevic

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195156064

Category: Medical

Page: 424

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The title presents six types of adult anxiety disorders: panic disorder (with and without agoraphobia), generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), specific phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. There is emphasis on the description and clinical features of all the disorders and more.

Anxiety Disorders in Adults A Clinical Guide

Author: Vladan Starcevic, MD, PhD

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190451416

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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Using the practical yet comprehensive approach found in the first edition, the author considers each anxiety disorder's clinical complexity while simultaneously using an integrative orientation toward finding clinical solutions. The author considers the presentation of each disorder as it occurs and is treated in the "real world" of clinical practice. Finally, the volume addresses effective therapeutic procedures and recommendations, including pharmacological and psychological treatment approaches. A true "must read" for any psychiatrist interested in anxiety disorders.

Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Therapist Guides and Patient Manual

Author: Gavin Andrews,Alison E. Mahoney,Margo Genderson,Megan J. Hobbs

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198758847

Category: Anxiety disorders

Page: 208

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterised by excessive anxiety and worry about everyday concerns such as work, family, relationships, finances, health, and safety. The worry is difficult to control; it lasts months and years rather than hours or days, and is accompanied by a variety of additional symptoms including restlessness, irritability, fatigue, muscle tension, and difficulties concentrating and sleeping. The worry and anxiety in GAD is distressing and disabling. People who worry in a maladaptive way benefit from good, proactive treatment, and that is the focus of this book. It begins by tracing the history of GAD. It then looks at the effectiveness of pharmacological and psychological treatments and favours the latter. In chapter 4, contemporary models of GAD are listed and new developments in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) are explored. This chapter may be particularly applicable to the difficult-to-get-better patient. A clinician's guide to treatment is then presented which covers assessment, formulation, and the beneficial and problematic steps in CBT. Finally there is a patients' treatment manual that can be used as a curriculum for individual or group therapy, or it can be copied and provided to patients to work though on their own. 'Treatment of generalized anxiety disorder' is a short, accessible, and practical guide for any therapist who has to deal with this debilitating problem.

Manual of Panic-focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Author: Barbara Milrod

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9780880488716

Category: Medical

Page: 108

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Despite the enormous progress in the pharmacological and cognitive-behavioral treatments of panic disorder over the last 30 years, these treatments often provide only temporary or partial relief and many patients continue to experience persistent anxiety symptoms after the discontinuation of treatment. Substantial evidence exists that intrapsychic conflict and characterological features play a central role in the genesis and onset of panic disorder as well as the frequency of relapse after the termination of treatment. Many clinicians believe that psychodynamic psychotherapy is the best-suited approach to address these issues. Based on extensive clinical experience and written by distinguished experts in the field, the Manual of Panic-Focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is the first manual to comprehensively examine the usefulness of exploratory psychotherapy in the treatment of panic disorder. It suggests that psychodynamic approaches can aid both psychopharmacological and cognitive-behavioral treatments and can often resolve panic symptoms in many patients when used as the sole treatment modality. The authors catalog psychological factors commonly present in panic disorder patients and describe how to address them within a psychodynamic psychotherapy. A wealth of clinical vignettes and a complete case example illustrate the psychodynamic approach to this disorder. Other treatment issues including defense mechanisms, transference, termination of treatment, and the use of this method in conjunction with other therapeutic approaches are also covered.

Anxiety

A Multidisciplinary Review

Author: Peter Tyrer

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781860940736

Category: Medical

Page: 275

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Anxiety is everywhere and almost everyone knows what it is and has suffered from it. For the specialist it is nonetheless a confusing and complex subject in which psychological and pharmacological theories and treatments clash repeatedly, and there is great uncertainty over its classification and causes. This book by a clinician and research worker who has been involved in the treatment of anxiety for over 30 years aims to combine the important factors of anxiety into an integrated framework which allows the biological, psychological and social aspects of anxiety to be incorporated.

Anxiety Disorders in Adults

An Evidence-Based Approach to Psychological Treatment

Author: Peter D. McLean,Sheila R. Woody

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198027591

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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Recently developed psychosocial treatments for anxiety disorders reflect the systematic influence of scientifically generated knowledge, and these new treatments yield strong results. Research in such areas as information processing, cognition, behavioral avoidance, and the physiological components of anxious arousal has increased our knowledge of mediators that cause and maintain anxiety disorders. The development of these new clinical tools is timely, as epidemiological studies now show that up to 25% of people will experience at least one anxiety disorder in their lifetime. Meanwhile, mental health care providers are increasingly pressured to limit the number of sessions and use demonstrably effective treatments. In this book, the authors review psychosocial treatments for anxiety disorders, focusing on the scientific basis and demonstrated outcomes of the treatments. Cognitive behavioral therapies are highlighted, as they have been the most frequently investigated approaches to treating anxiety disorders. Individual chapters feature specific phobias: social phobia, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. The book is rich in clinical material and integrates science and clinical practice in an effort to help practitioners to improve the effectiveness of their work with anxious clients.

Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Author: Tracy L. Morris,John S. March (MD.)

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572309814

Category: Psychology

Page: 395

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Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, this landmark work brings together leading experts to comprehensively examine all aspects of childhood-onset anxiety disorders. The volume presents the major theoretical perspectives currently informing research and clinical practice, reviews key issues in assessment and diagnosis, and marshals the latest findings on each disorder and its treatment. All chapters in the second edition have been extensively rewritten to reflect significant advances in theory and research, including the results of controlled treatment studies. Important new chapters have been added on behavioral genetics, combined cognitive-behavioral therapy and pharmacotherapy, and prevention. Additionally, separate chapters now cover several disorders that were previously addressed in less depth: generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, separation anxiety, and panic.

Mental Illness in General Health Care

An International Study

Author: T. Bedirhan Üstün,Norman Sartorius

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471954910

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 398

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This book presents the largest international study of psychological disorders seen in primary health care. Centres in fourteen countries participated in this investigation, including Brazil, Chile, China, India, Nigeria and the USA as well as several European countries. The study has shown how people with mental disorders present their problems to doctors and how likely their disorders are to be detected and treated.

ADHD in Adults

A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Management

Author: Craig B.H. Surman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1627032487

Category: Medical

Page: 230

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ADHD in Adults: A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Management is the product of a unique collaboration of international specialists. This volume offers easy-to-read guidance, and includes checklists, rating scales and treatment planning tools. It was designed for a broad audience of caregivers working in diverse settings, including psychiatrists, social workers, primary care physicians, nurse specialists and psychologists. The authors are highly acclaimed clinicians, investigators and educators. They offer step-by-step guidance for implementation of best practices, drawing from clinical research and their experience treating thousands of patients. They cover diagnosis, treatment planning, and state-of-the-art application of pharmacology, psychotherapy, skill-building, family system and environmental interventions – for both simple and complex cases. The scales and worksheets in this Guide were developed to efficiently facilitate assessment and management. The Editor is an international leader in the field from the Clinical and Research Program in Adult ADHD at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School, which has made pioneering and highly cited contributions to the understanding of ADHD. This Guide is a definitive, indispensable resource for all health providers who wish to optimize their approach to adult patients with ADHD.

Pediatric Anxiety Disorders

A Clinical Guide

Author: Roma A. Vasa,Amy Krain Roy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461465990

Category: Medical

Page: 387

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Over the past decade, significant advances in research methodology have stimulated dramatic progress in the field of child psychiatry in general, and in pediatric anxiety disorders, more specifically. Pediatric Anxiety Disorders: A Clinical Guide is a comprehensive and vital addition to the literature at an exciting time in the field of psychiatry. This state-of-the-art reference aims to bridge the most up-to-date research findings with relevant clinical perspectives, making it a unique and essential resource for established clinicians and researchers, as well as for students and trainees. The book is organized into four sections, each of which includes chapters on a specific area of interest. The first section reviews the current research regarding etiological mechanisms of pediatric anxiety. The second section provides in-depth descriptions of the anxiety disorders that affect children and adolescents. The third section summarizes the literature on empirically supported assessment tools and evidence based cognitive-behavioral and pharmacological interventions. Of special practical note, the authors of these chapters have included comprehensive summary tables that can serve as quick reference tools. The final section of the text is dedicated to understanding how anxiety manifests in two special populations, children with chronic medical illnesses and those with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatric Anxiety Disorders: A Clinical Guide is an authoritative new volume developed by a renowned collection of clinicians and researchers in the field of childhood anxiety disorders.