Anxiety Disorders: Psychological Approaches to Theory and Treatment
By: Michelle G. Craske (author)Hardback
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Anxiety Disorders: Psychological Approaches to Their Theory and Treatment is a distinctive textbook combining theoretical research developments with a discussion of the nature and treatment of anxiety disorders. Designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as for mental health professionals, the book presents psychological approaches to the conceptualization and treatment of adult anxiety disorders. Emphasizing theoretical and research developments in the areas of cognitive psychology, neuroscience, learning theory, and clinical psychology, Michelle G. Craske provides a cohesive presentation of issues that have a direct treatment application. Anxiety disorders discussed include: panic disorder and agoraphobia, social phobia, specific phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder.The first half of the book covers clinical and diagnostic presentation, etiological models, empirically supported treatment approaches, mechanisms of therapeutic change, methods for enhancing treatment effectiveness and efficiency, and integration of psychological and pharmacological treatment approaches.
Recent theoretical and research developments are related to each topic. The second half of the book covers each anxiety disorder in detail, including conceptualization, treatment outcome data, application of research developments, and areas in need of further research. In addition, a detailed analysis of the most effective treatment is included for each anxiety disorder. A thorough list of references and resources appears at the end of the book. Thanks to its coverage of theoretical and empirical issues as well as treatment methods, Anxiety Disorders and Their Treatment is sure to be of relevance to researchers and mental health professionals as well as students.
Michelle G. Craske is associate professor of psychology at the University of California at Los Angeles.
* Acknowledgments0 * Introduction0 * 1. Worry, Anxiety, and Fear and Imminence of Threat0 * Fear as an Emotion * Panic and Fear * Fear Versus Anxiety * Anxiety and Worry * Anticipatory Anxiety * Worry, Anticipatory Anxiety, and Fear/Panic * 2. Features of Anxiety Disorders0 * Diagnosing Anxiety Disorders * Prevalence, Course, and Help Seeking * Comorbidity * Fear and Anxiety in Children * Anxiety in the Elderly * Gender Differences * Cultural Differences * General Summary * 3. Etiology of Anxiety Disorders0 * Generalized Vulnerability * Contributions of Individual Experience to Generalized Vulnerability * Genetic Contributions to Generalized Vulnerability * Features of Generalized Vulnerability * Stressful Life Events * Specific Pathways to Fear Acquisition * Summary and Model * 4. Methods and Mechanisms of Empirically Supported Treatments0 * Empirically Validated Treatments * Behavioral Treatment Methods * Cognitive Treatment Methods * Pharmacological Treatments * Mechanisms of Behavioral Treatments * Mechanisms of Cognitive Treatments * Therapeutic Relationship Mechanisms * Summary * 5. Return of Fear0 * Presentation of Return of Fear * Explanations for Return of Fear * Summary * 6. Integrated Treatments for Anxiety Disorders0 * Pragmatic Reasons for Integrated Treatments * Theory-Driven Predictions Regarding Integrated Treatments * Empirical Outcome Data Regarding Integrated Treatments * Theory-Driven Methods for Minimizing Relapse After Integrated Treatment * 7. Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia0 * Features of Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia * Theoretical and Empirical Developments * Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia * Efficacy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy * 8. Social Phobia0 * Features of Social Phobia * Theoretical and Empirical Developments * Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Social Phobia * Efficacy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy * 9. Specific Phobias0 * Features of Specific Phobias * Theoretical and Empirical Developments * Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Specific Phobias * Efficacy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy * 10. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder0 * Features of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder * Theoretical and Empirical Developments * Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder * Efficacy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy * 11. Generalized Anxiety Disorder0 * Features of Generalized Anxiety Disorder * Theoretical and Empirical Developments * Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Its Efficacy * 12. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder0 * Features of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder * Theoretical and Empirical Developments * Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder * Efficacy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy * References0 * Index0
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