Anxiety Disorders

  • Filename: anxiety-disorders.
  • ISBN: 9780199395132
  • Release Date: 2015-04-15
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Kerry Ressler
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Anxiety affects millions, manifesting as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, phobias, post-traumatic-stress disorder (PTSD), and social anxiety disorder. Not only are anxiety disorders common, but they are also crippling, frequently co-occurring and predict high risk for depressive disorders. Shared mechanisms may explain the overlapping features of many anxiety disorders and account for associations with other highly-impairing conditions, such as major depression and substance use. Beyond risk for specific disorders, anxiety also predicts a number of other adverse outcomes, including suicidal behavior, medical problems, social, and economic difficulties. Conversely, disorder-specific mechanisms may also exist and explain the unique features of each syndrome. Thus, it is important to understand both shared and specific aspects of anxiety. The Primer on Anxiety Disorders provides early-stage practitioners and trainees, as well as seasoned clinicians and researchers, with need-to-know knowledge on diagnosis and treatment. Clinical cases are used throughout the book to enhance understanding of and illustrate specific disorders, comorbid conditions and clinical issues. To facilitate an integrative approach, content allows clinicians to understand patient characteristics and tailor interventions. The integrated approach of each chapter includes recent research on genetics and neuroscience to understand the mechanisms of anxiety disorders, focusing on the forthcoming new nosology in DSM-5. Chapters further integrate innovative advances in clinical research providing research on a range of discoveries regarding biomarkers of illness, biological predictors of treatments and the effect of treatment on neurocircuitry.

The War on Terror

  • Filename: the-war-on-terror.
  • ISBN: 1482379465
  • Release Date: 2015-01-20
  • Number of pages: 420
  • Author: David Buchanan
  • Publisher: CreateSpace



The consumer reference guide The War on Terror: Taking Aim at the Anxiety Disorders: A Primer for Sufferers and Loved Ones is written for a general readership (e.g., sufferers of anxiety disorders and those near and dear to them, and others interested in the topic) and no prior knowledge of the topic is necessary to fully appreciate this book. This book could be used as a text for a psychology or psychiatry course, for instance. In addition, it is the author's hope that medical and psychological clinicians and researchers will gain a fresh perspective on their fields of expertise after reading this book. Ingrid Sochting, Clinical Assistant Professor at University of British Columbia wrote: "I was impressed by the wealth of information and your ability to clearly and succinctly synthesize it all. A wonderful resource for anyone seeking help with or information on anxiety.""

A Primer on Mental Disorders

  • Filename: a-primer-on-mental-disorders.
  • ISBN: 9781461655985
  • Release Date: 2001-06-06
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Thomas E. Allen
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press



From four practicing physicians comes this down-to-earth, easy to understand introduction to mental disorders_essentially a 'what is it' book to help identify disorders, understand the ramifications, and assist teachers and families in providing a supportive environment for anyone who suffers from mental disorders. Arranged by broad category (following the DSM-IV-TR, the standard reference for medical professionals), disorders and their treatments are described, along with a list of helpful resources for the classroom, library, and home. Appendixes list important advocacy and support groups, appropriate videos for classroom viewing, and Web sites for further information. This useful tool makes a difficult subject readily accessible to students, teachers, and the general public. A Primer on Mental Disorders belongs in every school and public library and institutions of higher learning, as well as the offices of school counselors and administrators.

A Christian Counselor s Primer On Book Two Fear and Anxiety

  • Filename: a-christian-counselor-s-primer-on-book-two-fear-and-anxiety.
  • ISBN: 9780985268077
  • Release Date: 2014-02
  • Number of pages: 101
  • Author: Debbye Graafsma, mcc, bcpc
  • Publisher: Lulu.com



The Christian Counselor's Primer Series..... ...is an easy-to-use resource, putting vital materials needed in bringing hope and healing to those who seek help in the Christian counselor's office. Each booklet contains a description of a particular subject, and provides self-assessments a person may utilize alone, or, the counselor may utilize in session to gain a clearer understanding and grasp of the client's need. The series is divided twelve subjects, the study of which, will provide a general insight into how to approach helping a client find discovery and solution to their difficulty, and aiding the healing process.

Primer on Cerebrovascular Diseases

  • Filename: primer-on-cerebrovascular-diseases.
  • ISBN: 9780080539515
  • Release Date: 1997-05-12
  • Number of pages: 823
  • Author: Louis R. Caplan
  • Publisher: Academic Press



Primer on Cerebrovascular Diseases is a handy reference source for scientists, students, and physicians needing reliable, up-to-date information on basic mechanisms, physiology, pathophysiology, and medical issues related to brain vasculature. The book consists of short, specific chapters written by international experts on cerebral vasculature, and presents the information in a comprehensive and easily accessible manner. The book also contains valuable information on practical applications of basic research. Key Features * Presents topics in a comprehensive and accessible format * Written by international authorities on cerebral vasculature * Provides practical applications for researchers

Primer on Multiple Sclerosis

  • Filename: primer-on-multiple-sclerosis.
  • ISBN: 9780199341023
  • Release Date: 2016-01-29
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Author: Barbara S. Giesser
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Primer on Multiple Sclerosis, 2nd Edition is an updated reference manual for the practicing clinician. It covers the range of information needed to treat persons with MS, beginning with basic science and immunopathology, thorough differential diagnosis, symptom management and disease modifying therapies. This essential book also includes material covering new and experimental strategies as well as a review of commonly used complementary and alternative modalities that are used by persons with MS.Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the most common demyelinating disease of the CNS and the third most common cause of disability among young adults. The complex management issues that are often present in the care of individuals with MS may demand the participation of health care professionals from a variety of disciplines, although the team is usually led by a neurologist. It is therefore essential for the neurologist to have a thorough grounding in the basic science and clinical phenomenology of MS. In this second edition of Primer on Multiple Sclerosis, the latest updates on therapeutics are provided, including new medications that have been FDA- approved since the first edition. Includes new diagnostic criteria, as well as any advances made in current diagnostic techniques, e.g. new imaging metrics. Important new information in the basic sciences and pathophysiology of MS is provided as well as newer epidemiologic studies. Treatment algorithms for common symptoms will be expanded, as well as any new guidelines for switching medications for Disease Modifying treatment "failures". The chapter on alternative and complimentary therapies discusses new research on CCSVI. The chapter on legal issues includes information on the putative effect of the Affordable Health Care Act on access to neurologic care and treatments. Finally, there is expanded discussion of progressive forms of MS both from a basic science and treatment perspective.

Clinical Therapeutics Primer Link to the Evidence for the Ambulatory Care Pharmacist

  • Filename: clinical-therapeutics-primer-link-to-the-evidence-for-the-ambulatory-care-pharmacist.
  • ISBN: 9781449633998
  • Release Date: 2012-10-01
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Jennifer A. Reinhold
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers



Clinical Therapeutics Primer: Link to the Evidence for the Ambulatory Care Pharmacist is a valuable resource for pharmacy students, new pharmacist practitioners, and practicing pharmacists in the ambulatory setting. Organized by therapeutic concentration, this in-depth text will assist the reader in mastering the skills required to successfully assess and treat commonly encountered outpatient medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, chronic pain, and more. Featuring over 40 practical cases and the patient-centered care approach, Clinical Therapeutics Primer provides an evidence-based field guide for applying complex concepts into best clinical practices. Key Features • Key Terms • Learning Objectives • Over 40 Sample Patient Cases • Treatment Algorithms • Key Terminology Review • Clinical Pearls • Discussion Questions • Web Resources Instructor Resources Instructor's Manual PowerPoint Presentations Test Bank Student Companion Website, including: Crossword Puzzles Interactive Flashcards Interactive Glossary Matching Exercises WebLinks Each new, print textbook includes a card with an access code for the Student Companion Website. Access to the Companion Website may also be purchased separately, under the RESOURCES tab, FOR STUDENTS.

REBT in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adults

  • Filename: rebt-in-the-treatment-of-anxiety-disorders-in-children-and-adults.
  • ISBN: 9783319184197
  • Release Date: 2015-08-26
  • Number of pages: 79
  • Author: Ioana Alina Cristea
  • Publisher: Springer



This clinical guide reviews the basics of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and presents a quartet of tested protocols for treating anxiety disorders in children and adults. Adult applications feature REBT for treating generalized anxiety disorder and a brief REBT/virtual reality immersion approach to social anxiety disorder. For children and adolescents, a REBT and a rational-emotive educational program address anxiety with interventions tailored to age and developmental considerations. Each protocol suggests measures for screening for suitability and differential diagnosis, explains the usefulness of REBT for the problem, and includes these features: Session-by-session therapist guide with case formulation and relevant techniques. In-session evaluation scales. Client worksheets and exercises. Developmentally appropriate materials for children and adolescents. Agendas for parent sessions to supplement children's therapy. Recommended readings for clients and reference lists for therapists. REBT in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adults offers a wealth of proven hands-on knowledge not only for practitioners using REBT in their work, such as therapists, clinical psychologists, and counselors, but also for researchers studying the efficacy of psychotherapy interventions for anxiety disorders.

Primer on the Autonomic Nervous System

  • Filename: primer-on-the-autonomic-nervous-system.
  • ISBN: 9780125897624
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 459
  • Author: David Robertson
  • Publisher: Academic Press



Ppresents, in a readable and accessible format, key information about how the autonomic nervous system controls the body, particularly in response to stress. Especially suitable for students, scientists and physicians seeking key information about all aspects of autonomic physiology and pathology in one convenient source, this bood provides up-to-date knowledge about basic and clinical autonomic neuroscience in a format designed to make learning easy.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Across the Lifespan

  • Filename: generalized-anxiety-disorder-across-the-lifespan.
  • ISBN: 0387892435
  • Release Date: 2009-03-05
  • Number of pages: 182
  • Author: Michael E. Portman
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Generalized anxiety disorder is a chronic, disabling, often lifelong condition affecting millions worldwide. Yet, despite its prevalence, GAD is frequently marginalized, misdiagnosed, and undertreated. Generalized Anxiety Disorder Across the Lifespan creates a practical knowledge base for GAD, identifying the symptoms that set it apart both from “normal, everyday” anxiety and from other anxiety-based pathologies, and thoroughly reviewing the range of established and cutting-edge treatments. The author’s developmental approach sheds some light on longstanding clinical mysteries surrounding the disorder, among them the interplay of somatic and psychological symptoms and the changes in symptoms as patients age. Accessible to the novice or the veteran reader, the book: Grounds readers in the basics of GAD Offers extensive discussion of the current psychosocial treatments for GAD Examines the state of the art in pharmacological therapies with explanations of the genetic and neurobiological correlates Explores special issues, cultural considerations, treatment resistant patients, and prevention Includes guidelines for treatment of GAD in children, adolescents, adults, and older adults Features ready-to-use assessment tools for clients across the lifespan. Generalized Anxiety Disorder Across the Lifespan is a rich resource for clinicians, researchers, and graduate students looking to improve patients’ quality of life—and the quality of their care. It is both a guide to current best practice and a springboard for future innovations.

Anxiety Disorders

  • Filename: anxiety-disorders.
  • ISBN: 3764367024
  • Release Date: 2002-03-01
  • Number of pages: 298
  • Author: Gerard Emilien
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



In this book, the discussion of the normal and pathological aspects of anxiety is critically examined. A chapter on the molecular basis of anxiety is included, outlining the potential of such approach in the discovery of novel effective pharmacological interventions. The face validity, predictability and usefulness of animal models in the design of valid new efficacious products are discussed. Separate chapters dedicated to each particular type of anxiety such as generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, posttraumatic stress disorder, panic and obsessive-compulive disorder are included. This book should be of benefit to psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, general practitioners, nurses, students and all those engaged in neuropsychiatric research.

A Guide to Assessments That Work

  • Filename: a-guide-to-assessments-that-work.
  • ISBN: 0198042450
  • Release Date: 2008-03-21
  • Number of pages: 696
  • Author: John Hunsley
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



The need for evidence-based practice in mental health services is becoming clearer by the day and, until recently, the trend of emphasizing services with supporting empirical evidence has been almost exclusively limited to a focus on treatment options. A Guide to Assessments That Work fills a void in the professional literature by addressing the critical role that assessment plays in providing evidence-based mental health services. To optimize its usefulness to readers, this volume addresses the assessment of the most commonly encountered disorders or conditions among children, adolescents, adults, older adults, and couples. Strategies and instruments for assessing mood disorders, anxiety disorders, couple distress and sexual problems, health-related problems, and many other conditions are also covered in depth. With a focus throughout on assessment instruments that are feasible, psychometrically sound, and useful for typical clinical requirements, a rating system has been designed to provide evaluations of a measure's norms, reliability, validity, and clinical utility. Standardized tables summarize this information in each chapter, providing essential information on the most scientifically sound tools available for a range of assessment needs. Using the tools provided in A Guide to Assessments That Work, readers can at a glance determine the possible suitability and value of each instrument for their own clinical purposes. This much needed resource equips readers with the knowledge necessary for conducting the best evidence-based mental health assessments currently possible.

Handbook of Assessing Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders

  • Filename: handbook-of-assessing-variants-and-complications-in-anxiety-disorders.
  • ISBN: 9781461464525
  • Release Date: 2013-03-25
  • Number of pages: 255
  • Author: Dean McKay
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



The Handbook of Assessing Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders assembles current findings on assessment methods and applies them to common complicating factors, including comorbid personality and behavioral problems. Chapters examine innovative approaches to assessment of anxiety in children and adults, provide leading insights into timely topics (e.g., school refusal, self-injurious behaviors), and analyze strengths and weaknesses of widely used assessment tools. In clarifying the assessment process, contributors give readers a clear perspective on choosing treatment options in keeping with the trend toward targeted, evidence-based practice, and pinpoint needs for further research. The Handbook's coverage spans the anxiety spectrum, including areas such as: Assessment of social and generalized anxiety disorder. Neuropsychological assessment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Intelligence testing and treatment planning with children. Assessment of substance abuse and dependence in anxiety disorders. Personality disorder assessment in clients with anxiety disorders. Functional assessment of comorbid and secondary disorders: identifying conditions for primary treatment. The Handbook of Assessing Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders is an essential reference for researchers, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in clinical child, school, and developmental psychology; social work; psychiatry; psychotherapy; counseling; and pediatrics. And its companion volume, the Handbook of Treating Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders, translates these findings to the next stage of care.

Anxiety Disorders The Go To Guide for Clients and Therapists Go To Guides for Mental Health

  • Filename: anxiety-disorders-the-go-to-guide-for-clients-and-therapists-go-to-guides-for-mental-health.
  • ISBN: 9780393706284
  • Release Date: 2011-03-14
  • Number of pages: 243
  • Author: Carolyn Daitch
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company



Examines the treatments available for anxiety and anxiety-related disorders, discussing therapeutic approaches, lifestyle changes, self-help techniques, nutrition, and medication, and providing an overview of anxiety disorders with case examples and a list of treatment options for each type of anxiety disorder.

Oxford Handbook of Anxiety and Related Disorders

  • Filename: oxford-handbook-of-anxiety-and-related-disorders.
  • ISBN: 0199719144
  • Release Date: 2008-09-04
  • Number of pages: 720
  • Author: Martin M. Antony
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Oxford Handbooks offer authoritative and up-to-date reviews of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned chapters from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates, as well as a foundation for future research. Oxford Handbooks provide scholars and graduate students with compelling new perspectives upon a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent of psychological disorders. A scholarly, exhaustive work, the Oxford Handbook of Anxiety and Related Disorders reviews current research and clinical developments through synthetic chapters written by experts from various fields of study and clinical backgrounds. The Handbook discusses each of the main anxiety disorders (e.g., panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder and psychological trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder, etc.), examining diagnostic criteria, prevalence rates, comorbidity, as well as clinical issues. Neurobiological and psychological approaches to understanding these disorders are presented through the examination of such topics as genetic research, neuroanatomical models, learning theories, and more. Current issues in classification and assessment are also discussed in depth and treatment approaches, both traditional and alternative, are provided along with detailed discussions of both pharmacological and psychological approaches. The Handbook also introduces other anxiety-based conditions, such as body dysmorphic disorder, and looks at cultural issues and the impact of anxiety disorders in specific populations. The multiple perspectives and breadth of scope offered by theOxford Handbook of Anxiety and Related Disorders will make it an invaluable resource for clinicians, researchers, educators, as well as scholars and students.

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