This book is designed to present a state-of the-art approach to the assessment and management of anxiety disorders. This text introduces and reviews the theoretical background underlying anxiety and stress psychopathology, addresses the issues faced by clinicians who assess individuals presenting with anxiety in different contexts, and reviews the management of and varied treatment approaches for individuals with anxiety disorders. Written by experts in the field, the book includes the most common demographics and challenges for physicians treating anxiety, including disorders in children, aging patients, personality disorders, drug and non-drug treatment options, as well as anxiety in comorbid patients. Clinical Handbook of Anxiety Disorders is a valuable resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, students, counselors, psychiatric nurses, social workers, and all medical professionals working with patients struggling with anxiety and stress-related conditions.
For too long, clinicians have tried to understand and treat children's anxiety disorders with adult approaches. Through this distorting lens, often the youngsters' unique suffering and opportunities for therapeutic change have been missed. Clinical Handbook of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents overcomes this failure. The book addresses the major clinical features of anxiety and anxiety-related disorders as they are specifically manifested in young people. Written by experienced clinicians concurrently involved in research, it combines the most up-to-date treatment methods based on sound, systematic studies. From separation anxiety to elective mutism to panic disorder, the authors explain the symptomatology and discuss issues of differential diagnosis and assessment. Therapist roles, as well as termination, relapse prevention, and obstacles to therapeutic success, also are usefully explored. Finally, there are case illustrations with step-by-step protocols, including two cases for each anxiety syndrome to help clinicians treat both typical and difficult cases. Clinical Handbook of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents is a long-overdue, welcome addition to the study and treatment of child psychopathology.
This handbook reviews research and clinical developments through synthetic chapters written by experts from various fields of study and clinical backgrounds. It discusses each of the main anxiety disorders and examines diagnostic criteria, prevalence rates, comorbidity, and clinical issues.
With over 75,000 copies sold, this clinical guide and widely adopted text presents authoritative guidelines for treating frequently encountered adult disorders. The Handbook is unique in its focus on evidence-based practice and its attention to the most pressing question asked by students and practitioners—“How do I do it?” Leading clinical researchers provide essential background knowledge on each problem, describe the conceptual and empirical bases of their respective approaches, and illustrate the nuts and bolts of evidence-based assessment and intervention.
This state-of-the-art Handbook on the research and treatment of anxiety and related disorders is the most internationally and clinically oriented Handbook currently available, encompassing a broad network of researchers, from leading experts in the field to rising stars. The very first handbook to cover anxiety disorders according to the new DSM-5 criteria Published in two volumes, the International Handbook provides the most wide-ranging treatment of the state-of-the-art research in the anxiety disorders Offers a truly international aspect, including authors from different continents and covering issues of relevance to non-Western countries Includes discussion of the latest treatments, including work on persistence of compulsions, virtual reality exposure therapy, cognitive bias modification, cognitive enhancers, and imagery rescripting Covers treatment failures, transdiagnostic approaches, and includes treatment issues for children as well as the older population Edited by leaders in the field, responsible for some of the most important advances in our understanding and treatment of anxiety disorders 2 Volumes
Bringing together leading authorities, this volume synthesizes the breadth of current research on child and adolescent treatment into a practical handbook for students and clinicians. The book was inspired by the preeminent work on adult disorders, Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders (now in its sixth edition), edited by David H. Barlow. It provides a concise overview of the disorders most commonly encountered in clinical practice and details evidence-based treatment approaches, largely grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Procedures for assessment, diagnosis, case formulation, intervention, and progress monitoring are illustrated with rich extended case examples, including session transcripts. The book addresses nuts-and-bolts issues such as how to set up each session, what to cover, and how to broach difficult topics with children and parents. See also Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders, Sixth Edition (on adults), edited by David H. Barlow.
Psychiatry: a clinical handbook provides all the essential information required for a successful psychiatry rotation. Written by two recently qualified junior doctors and a consultant psychiatrist, the book offers an exam-centred, reader-friendly style backed up with concise clinical guidance. The book covers diagnosis and management based upon the ICD-10 Classification and the latest NICE guidelines. For every psychiatric condition: the diagnostic pathway is provided with suggested phrasing for sensitive questions the relevant clinical features to look out for in the mental state examination are listed a concise definition and basic pathophysiology/aetiology is outlined. The book also boasts a range of features to test your understanding of the subject: Self-assessment questions are provided at the end of each chapter. A common OSCE scenarios chapter with mark schemes, to aid practising with colleagues in preparation for exams. An exam-style questions chapter with detailed answers written by a Consultant Psychiatrist. Printed with an attractive full colour design, the book includes mnemonics, clinical photos, diagrams, OSCE tips and key fact boxes. Psychiatry: a clinical handbook is ideal for medical students, junior doctors and psychiatry trainees. From reviews: "This book excels as a guide for studying, for a variety of reasons. Notably, the pedagogic quality truly benefits from the authors' deliberate use of a variety of formats for presenting information. As a result, nearly any medical student could find this book easy to use." Doody, July 2016 "One of the best psychiatry books I have ever read. It is organised in a neat, concise manner with tables, colours, mnemonics, OSCE tips to name but a few." Amazon reviewer
This clinical reference and widely adopted text is recognized as the premier guide to understanding and treating frequently encountered psychological disorders in adults. Showcasing evidence-based psychotherapy models, the volume addresses the most pressing question asked by students and practitioners--"How do I do it?" Leading authorities present state-of-the-art information on each clinical problem and explain the conceptual and empirical bases of their respective therapeutic approaches. Procedures for assessment, case formulation, treatment planning, and intervention are described in detail. Extended case examples with session transcripts illustrate each component of treatment. New to This Edition *Incorporates treatment innovations, the latest empirical findings, and changes to diagnostic criteria in DSM-5. *Chapter on acceptance-based treatment of generalized anxiety disorder. *Chapter on comorbid depression and substance abuse, demonstrating a transdiagnostic approach. *Chapter on sleep disorders. See also Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders in Children and Adolescents, edited by Christopher A. Flessner and John C. Piacentini.
Essentials of Social Anxiety is a shorter, revised paperback edition of The International Handbook of Social Anxiety, focusing on developmental and clinical perspectives. It is organized into two parts: The Development of Social Anxiety; and Clinical Perspectives and Interventions. Like the International Handbook, it covers research, assessment and treatment, giving clinical practitioners comprehensive coverage of the area and a single concise desk reference.
This clinical reference and widely adopted text is recognized as the premier guide to understanding and treating frequently encountered psychological disorders in adults. Showcasing evidence-based psychotherapy models, the volume addresses the most pressing question asked by students and practitioners--"How do I do it?" Leading authorities present state-of-the-art information on each clinical problem, explain the conceptual and empirical bases of their respective approaches, and show what the techniques look like in action. Extended case examples with session transcripts illustrate each component of treatment. New to This Edition *Incorporates treatment innovations, the latest empirical findings, and changes to diagnostic criteria in DSM-5. *Chapter on acceptance-based treatment of generalized anxiety disorder. *Chapter on comorbid depression and substance abuse, demonstrating a transdiagnostic approach. *Chapter on sleep disorders. See also Handbook of Assessment and Treatment Planning for Psychological Disorders, Third Edition, edited by Martin M. Antony and David H. Barlow, and Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders in Children and Adolescents, edited by Christopher A. Flessner and John C. Piacentini.
A comprehensive and authoritative guide to anxiety disorder and worry Generalized Anxiety Disorder offers a comprehensive review of the most current research and therapeutic modalities related to generalized anxiety disorder and worry (GAD). With contributions from an international panel of experts, the Handbooklinks the basic science of anxiety and worry to the effective treatments that can be applied to help those who suffer from these conditions. Reflecting the most recent research and developments on the topic, theHandbook contains information on cross-cultural issues, transdiagnostic questions, as well as material on learning theory, biological theory, psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology. The contributors offer an in-depth examination of a range of topics such as rumination and obsessions and contains several novel approaches to treating the disorder. This comprehensive resource: Contains the most current information available on the topic Explores the consequences of worrying and other mental disorders such as illness anxiety and sleep disorders Includes contributions from an international panel of experts Offers insight into the future of treatment outcomes and translational research Written for practitioners, researchers, and trainees of clinical psychology and psychiatry, Generalized Anxiety Disorder addresses the assessment and empirically supported treatment of generalized anxiety disorder.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a complex set of thoughts and behaviors that can vary greatly from person to person and can be related to and complicated by a wide range of other disorders. Clinicians are confronted with the challenge of accurately classifying its many variants and developing effective, systematic treatments for them. Some believe that OCD and related problems should be treated as subtypes of one condition; others argue that OCD is composed of a spectrum of many similar conditions that should be treated individually. In this handbook, Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Dean McKay, and Steven Taylor present an approach to diagnosis and treatment that considers subtype and spectrum concepts. They examine specific presentations of OCD—the symptoms—that are often seen in practice as well as the many disorders that may fall within the OCD spectrum. For each symptom and putative spectrum condition, they discuss empirical support, theories of etiology, and treatment issues. The volume covers cognitive-behavioral and biological factors, as well as the latest approaches to psychological and pharmacologic therapy, including complicating factors in treatment. In concluding chapters, the authors critically address the current literature on proposed subtype and spectrum disorders, consider the clinical implications of the literature, and map out a comprehensive, integrated approach for understanding OCD and related conditions. The only work on OCD that covers treatment options for specific symptoms and the full spectrum of related disorders, this handbook is a must-have for clinicians who are dedicated to improving the lives of patients with these challenging mental conditions.