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What is It like to have Anxiety Disorder?
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The word anxiety comes from the Latin, anxietas or anxius and defined as the abnormal apprehension of some imaginary or real thing often accompanied by increased pulse, sweating and tremors. Obviously it is natural and healthy to have some momentary anxiety about some real dangers. However, when it gets out of hand, overblown or in any way that makes one's life miserable, it is no longer considered normal but rather as an unhealthy condition presently known as anxiety disorder and was originally termed anxiety neurosis.

Whatever it is called, the actual fear or dread itself can seem quite nameless or abstract. One with anxiety disorder can be scared out of one's wits yet of nothing in particular or it can be the forerunner of agoraphobia, which, unlike other phobias, is a more generalized fear that can spread to all sorts of different situations and circumstances most often associated with places and activities away from home.

There is also something called panic disorder which is an aspect of anxiety disorder but with more emphasis on the panic attacks that often accompany anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorder can have many different aspects to it. One person can suffer one way and another in a completely different way.

Social anxiety (phobia) is quite common with those suffering from anxiety disorder. One could develop and excessive shyness or even go on to develop an overwhelming panic while being in the presence of others. I had many personal experience of this problem myself such as an absolute fear of talking in front of a group of people: the larger the group, the greater the fear! Too often, even with one person, I would get very self-conscious and lose my train of thought sometimes in mid sentence!

Anxiety disorder, which is often associated with depression and possibly even fatigue, can be one of the fastest ways by which the entire quality of one's life is destroyed. That means many of the forms of enjoyment so often taken for granted are often either completely ruined, interrupted or greatly diminished. One's ability to cope with stress, hold a conversation, follow through with an important appointment, stay focused, etc. can all be seriously threatened by the symptoms of excessive anxiety. That does not mean that it is impossible to enjoy pleasure or moments of happiness, etc. as it would be in the case of severe, chronic depression.

Anxiety disorder can be a serious illness, often needing emergency treatment right away. The suicide rate for those with anxiety disorder can actually be much higher than those suffering only from depression. Therefore, it is vital that this disorder be kept under control.

Those with anxiety disorder often have a strong tendency and/or history of addiction to alcohol and/or other drugs. This is a great concern, because such things may provide immediate, but temporary relief while making the overall situation much, much worse.

One very important way to battle unreasonable or unnecessary fear is to consume a balanced or synergistic combination of antioxidants, herbal nerviness and superfoods that are especially good for the brain.

Whatever the brain needs to function optimally also seems to increase its ability to handle stress. Of course there are all sorts of drugs and medications on the market that could be very helpful, however they do tend to have side-effects and only cover over the symptoms (often temporarily) rather than get at the real cause of the problem which may include an excess of free-radical activity in the brain. There are many different approaches possible that may help reduce anxiety. Nature has provided many ways to alleviate stressful tendencies, however, for extreme cases, a great many different herbs, vitamins, and super-food supplements in combination would have to be used. It is vital to get a qualified health practitioner to help one do this properly. I am in no way qualified to do this for you, I can only point the way.

How to Overcome Anxiety and Depression

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I would often dream of how wonderful life would be without any such fears; how free I would be! Unfortunately, fear is such a deeply rooted part of the human psyche, it would take massive amounts of various therapies to get rid of it. One of the first things that would help greatly is to get rid of the fear of death by reading whatever sources of information on the near-death experience and spiritualism you can find, either over the internet (see "In Search of Light" on my website), TV programs, videos, CD's or some really good books on the subject. Life seems so much less nerve-racking to the extent one can firmly believe that not only is there a continuation of life beyond death, but also it is quite pleasant, incredibly natural and fully meaningful. A strong faith in God and being able to tune into God(dess)'s love can be invaluable.

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Panic and Anxiety Disorder: 121 Tips, Real-life Advice, Resources & More, Second Edition by Linda Manassee Buell - Editorial Reviews - "A wealth of tools and techniques making it a good self-help resource and a helpful adjunct to treatment." -- Jerilyn Ross, M.S., LICSW, author of Triumph Over Fear

"This book offers many helpful guidelines. It's simple, concise, reader-friendly and bound to help a lot of people." -- Edmund J. Bourne, Ph.D., author of The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, Third Edition

Product Description - This second edition of "Panic and Anxiety Disorder, 121 Tips, Real-life Advice, Resources & More" features 40 more pages than the original. Some of them offer author Linda Manassee Buell's personal journal entries, in which she reflects on her years of suffering, learning and joy in her battle with panic disorder and agoraphobia. As one reads these stories, it becomes clear how this book's remarkably realistic approach and very practical tips came to be.

Adding even more value are new chapter introductions that will help the reader use the tips more effectively, along with brief yet helpful insights from mental health professionals. The resource area has also been expanded considerably. Written from a panic sufferer's own special perspective, this unique book offers heartfelt support. It is a welcome addition to understanding and helping in the search for sensible approaches and realistic goals for people who suffer from panic and anxiety disorder as well as those who would like to better understand or help them.

Living Well with Anxiety: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You... That You Need to Know by Carolyn Chambers Clark - Editorial Reviews - Clark (Living Well with Menopause) offers a solution-focused approach to living with anxiety. A certified holistic nurse practitioner with a master's in mental health, Clark, who admits to being among the 30 million Americans who suffer from anxiety, is careful not to impose her bias against conventional medicine on readers. What makes this book stand out isn't the clinically accurate overview of anxiety's causes and effects or the contrast of medical and holistic treatments, but its person-centered, strategic action plans. Information-packed chapters provide a thorough examination of nutrition (to identify missing anxiety-reducing nutrients), herbal supplements and the impact of nicotine, alcohol and chemicals, time-management skills, the potent anti-anxiety benefits of exercise and much more. Clark also discusses situations that may require therapy or counseling and provides a comprehensive checklist for finding a practitioner. Finally, readers are encouraged to create an Anxiety Success Plan (sample included). For millions of sufferers from generalized anxiety, panic disorder, phobias and other forms of anxiety who don't want medication, this book provides viable alternatives to traditional medicine. (Apr.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Review - "Anyone who suffers from anxiety should read this consise, helpful, easy-to-follow guide. It can change your life!" -- Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of Minding the Body Mending the Mind and Inner Peace for Busy People

"What makes this book stand out [are]...its person-centered, strategic action plans...[P]rovides viable alternatives to traditional medicine." -- Publishers Weekly

The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, Fourth Edition by Edmund J. Bourne - Editorial Reviews - From Library Journal This book excels not only in explaining the cause and nature of anxiety disorders and phobias but also in describing treatments. Director of the Anxiety Treatment Center in Santa Rosa (California), Bourne emphasizes the cognitive-behavioral model of treatment but includes information on biopsychiatry, intense psychotherapy, and spirituality as additional treatment modalities. This is truly a "workbook," with exercises designed to facilitate recovery, either through private use or in conjunction with professional therapy. If your library already owns the 1990 edition and money is an object, you can probably pass on this revision, which updates the definitions of anxiety and phobia so that they conform with the new DSM-IV diagnostic criteria and includes new information on the biological causes of anxiety and related treatment developments. However, if your collection lacks a good lay reader's book on anxiety and phobia, this is an excellent choice.?Jennifer Amador, Central State Hosp. Medical Lib., Petersburg, Va. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review - Any who've struggled with panic attacks and fears will find this packed with self-help exercises and guidelines to overcoming anxiety and stress, from understanding how to assert oneself to creating a positive recovery strategy. This focuses on handling feelings, including plenty of tips on handling life problems. -- Midwest Book Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Coping with Anxiety: 10 Simple Ways to Relieve Anxiety, Fear & Worry by Edmund J. Bourne and Lorna Garano - Product Description - Anxiety affects 25 million people in the United States, and treatment can be difficult and daunting. Coping with Anxiety takes a sensible, clinically based approach by teaching ten simple steps to overcoming the problem and maintaining an anxiety-free life. The tips range from "Thinking realistically" to "Taking constructive coping actions" and include friendly exercises for combating a particular aspect of anxiety. In the first chapter, for example, readers learn how to deal with physical symptoms by mastering three essential relaxation techniques. Each strategy provides something the reader can do in the moment. An afterword on medication is included.

Anxiety and Its Disorders, Second Edition: The Nature and Treatment of Anxiety and Panic by David H. Barlow - Editorial Reviews - "A highly readable volume....Provides an excellent overview of the field." "A necessary and excellent source for graduate students, researchers, and clinicians." --Contemporary Psychology -- Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review - "Like its predecessor, this book is truly an impressive accomplishment. Barlow, a world expert in the etiology and treatment of anxiety disorders, has integrated cutting-edge theory and research into a single presentation that is both wide in scope and precise in focus. While penetrating in its analysis, the book is also highly readable. Researchers, clinical practitioners, and students of all levels will find it an invaluable resource for understanding both the nature of anxiety as a human experience, and the way it manifests itself in specific disorders. Certain to become a classic." --Michael E. Addis, PhD, Department of Psychology, Clark University

"Barlow has once again produced a masterpiece. This volume combines comprehensive reviews of theory and research with innovative, clinically meaningful, empirically based models of each anxiety disorder. Like its predecessor, it will serve as the preeminent guide for research and treatment development for years to come. This book should be required reading for clinicians and clinical scientists working with anxiety disorders. Its clearly presented, readable content also makes it a highly appropriate text for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level psychopathology courses." --T. D. Borkovec, PhD, Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University

"This is an outstanding text. David Barlow is one of the foremost thinkers in the world today on exactly this topic: the nature and treatment of the anxiety disorders....This will continue to be a classic in the field."

"...timely and thus an essential reference book for clinicians working with patients suffering from anxiety disorders."--Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics

"...a welcome tool from a well-known craftsman....A major strength of the book is a comprehensive review of theory and relevant literature that ushers each chapter....the book represents a monumental work, is authoritatively and clearly written, and includes almost 125 pages of references. It will be an invaluable resource for researchers and clinicians alike."--Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

"Anxiety and Its Disorders is a magisterial work of scrupulous scholarship. A lucidly written, learned treatise of panoramic scope, it is the most comprehensive book ever written on the topic of anxiety disorders. It will be essential reading for students, researchers, and clinicians in the field of mental health for many years to come."--American Journal of Psychiatry

PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION - "A highly readable volume....Provides an excellent overview of the field....A necessary and excellent source for graduate students, researchers, and clinicians." --Contemporary Psychology

Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Evidence-Based Strategies, Tools, and Techniques by Jayne L. Rygh and William C. Sanderson - Product Description - This highly practical manual provides evidence-based tools and techniques for assessing and treating clients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Proven cognitive-behavioral interventions are described in rich, step-by-step detail, together with illustrative case examples. With an emphasis on both accountability and flexibility, the clinician is guided to select from available options, weave them into individualized treatment plans, and troubleshoot problems that may arise. For those clients who do not respond well to CBT alone, the book also offers a chapter on cutting-edge supplementary interventions that have shown promise in preliminary clinical trials. Special features include a wealth of reproducible materials-over 25 client handouts and forms, assessment tools, and more-presented in a convenient large-size format.

Editorial Reviews - "This is a valuable treatment guide for clinicians. It provides a good theoretical rationale for developing and utilizing the techniques that are most important. The clear and practical writing is wonderful and the large format will be a great help for using the patient forms." --Robert L. Leahy, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Weill-Cornell University Medical College

"Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is stubborn and pervasive. Most patients presenting with other emotional disorders also suffer from GAD, and it is an invariant companion to depression. Now Rygh and Sanderson present the most comprehensive and authoritative treatment manual yet published for GAD. These superb clinicians are intimately familiar with the research, and do not lose sight of the difficulties encountered in day-to-day practice. This volume should be on every clinician's bookshelf." --David H. Barlow, PhD, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University

"Rygh and Sanderson's book provides a comprehensive description of the empirically supported approaches to GAD, covering both theoretical underpinnings and technical procedures. Numerous clinical vignettes demonstrate how to present clients with the rationale for the various interventions, as well as how to implement them. Therapists will appreciate being able to give clients a variety of handouts and forms designed to support each aspect of treatment. This book will also be an excellent text for graduate students learning to conduct cognitive-behavioral therapy." --Cynthia L. Turk, PhD, Anxiety Treatment and Research Center, La Salle University

"Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is possibly one of the most difficult and treatment-resistant conditions facing the practicing therapist. This book provides the most comprehensive collection of techniques I have seen for managing GAD. It includes new twists on and applications of traditional strategies as well as some of the latest, cutting-edge methods. The clear, detailed descriptions and realistic examples will be welcomed by clinicians from a wide variety of backgrounds." --Ronald M. Rapee, PhD, Macquarie University Anxiety Research Unit and Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Australia --Review

Anxiety Disorders and Phobias: A Cognitive Perspective by Aaron T. Beck, Gary, Ph.D. Emery, Ruth L., Ph.D. Greenberg, and Aaron T., M.D. Beck - Editorial Reviews - "Indispensable reading for students and experienced practitioners alike." --Hans Strupp, Ph.D.A

"The authors succeed in adding the very important cognitive dimension to our understanding of the anxiety disorders...strongly recommended." --Nancy C. Andreason,American Journal of Psychiatry --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Description - The widely acclaimed "father of cognitive psychotherapy" adds a new introduction to the gold-standard book on anxiety disorders and phobias

At the forefront of the cognitive revolution, renowned psychiatrist Aaron T. Beck turned to information processing in order to understand the sources, consequences, and cures of anxiety disorders and phobias. In the first half of this classic text, Beck elaborates on the clinical picture of anxiety disorders and phobias and presents an explanatory model to account for the rich complexity of these phenomena. Cognitive psychologist Gary Emery then details the therapeutic principles, strategies, and tactics developed on the basis of the cognitive model of anxiety disorders and phobias.

This fifteenth anniversary edition of the foundational work on cognitive therapy features a new introduction by Beck, in which he offers an up-to-date appraisal of the current state of cognitive therapy and its application to the treatment of phobias and anxiety.

Beyond Anxiety and Phobia: A Step-by-Step Guide to Lifetime Recovery by Edmund J. Bourne - Product Description - Much of anxiety therapy is designed as quick, focused intervention, treating a specific syndrome without looking at the possibility of long- term healing. However, true recovery requires something more: understanding the meaning of anxiety symptoms and going deeper to face their underlying sources in a holistic and life-changing way. Beyond Anxiety and Phobia provides an array of alternative strategies for entering this long-term healing mode; describes alternative therapies such as herbs, yoga, massage, acupuncture, and homeopathy; and addresses the impact of perfectionism and other personality issues.

When Panic Attacks: The New, Drug-Free Anxiety Therapy That Can Change Your Life by David D. Md Burns - Editorial Reviews - "Few truly great books on psychotherapy have been published, and this is one of them. When Panic Attacks tells you how to deal with all kinds of anxiety and with most other emotional problems. It is clearly and charmingly written." --Albert Ellis, Ph.D, founder of the Albert Ellis Institute and bestselling author of A Guide to Rational Living

"Another masterpiece from the author who helped millions help themselves with Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy. Dr. Burns's elegant writing style, compassion, and humor translate powerful psychotherapy methods into accessible, practical, and helpful tools for the vast number of individuals who struggle with anxiety." Henny Westra, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the York University Anxiety Research Clinic --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.

Review - "Few truly great books on psychotherapy have been published, and this is one of them. When Panic Attacks tells you how to deal with all kinds of anxiety and with most other emotional problems. It is clearly and charmingly written." --Albert Ellis, Ph.D, founder of the Albert Ellis Institute and bestselling author of A Guide to Rational Living "Another masterpiece from the author who helped millions help themselves with Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy. Dr. Burns's elegant writing style, compassion, and humor translate powerful psychotherapy methods into accessible, practical, and helpful tools for the vast number of individuals who struggle with anxiety." --Henny Westra, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the York University Anxiety Research Clinic

Overcoming Anxiety for Dummies by Laura L. Smith and Charles H. Elliott - Product Description - Discover new medications for easing symptoms

Fight anxiety and win the war against your worries!

Think you worry too much? You're not alone ­ over 25 million Americans suffer from some form of anxiety. Help is here in this friendly guide, which offers sound advice on identifying anxiety triggers through taking self-tests, improving your eating habits, relaxing, and finding support for you and your loved ones.

Praise for Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies

"In Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies, Elliot and Smith have provided a timely and informitive description of the reasons why people become anxious and what they can do about it." --Steven D. Hollon, PhD. Professor of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

From Panic to Power: Proven Techniques to Calm Your Anxieties, Conquer Your Fears, and Put You in Control of Your Life by Lucinda Bassett - Editorial Reviews - From Publishers Weekly - A star in motivational broadcasting because of her long-running infomercial, "Attacking Anxiety," Bassett here offers self-help to sufferers from panic attacks, in a workbook format (with audio cassettes available), interspersed with anecdotes and personal experiences. Revealing her own struggles with anxiety and agoraphobia, which she calls "avoidance behaviors," Bassett describes and analyzes the many degrees and forms of anxiety, discomfort and stress that often characterize contemporary living for both adults and children. A popular talk-show guest, Bassett enacts her sense of mission in these pages with elan. $100,000 ad/ promo; author tour. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal - Bassett, executive director and founder of the Midwest Center for Stress and Anxiety, is perhaps best known for her successful infomercial, "Attacking Anxiety." Prior to this, she suffered from a serious anxiety disorder. Not only did she ultimately overcome that disability but she also found an extraordinary talent for helping others, which shines through in her first book. Her experiences will strike a chord in anyone who has problems with anxiety. Beyond that, her common-sense approach, which appears to use the same principles as cognitive therapy, conveys reassurance and hope. This extraordinary work reaches out to its readers and is bound to be helpful. In a class by itself, this is highly recommended for all public libraries. --January Adams, ODSI Research Lib., Raritan, N.J. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title

If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents (Adolescent Mental Health Initiative) by Edna B. Foa and Linda Wasmer Andrews - Product Description - SERIES COPY:The Adolescent Mental Health Initiative series addresses some of the major mental health issues facing teenagers today--eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, and schizophrenia. Of the books planned for the series, the first four, including the two presented here, focus on how parents and other adults, including teachers, coaches, guidance counselors, and even pediatricians, can help afflicted teens overcome the disrupting and often devastating challenges of these disorders. Each book is an authoritative guide that offers essential information such as how to go about getting a diagnosis, what the latest treatment options and prevention strategies are, how to help teens cope with mental illness at home and at school and, perhaps most importantly, what the warning signs and red flags are that parents and other adults should look out for in teenagers who may be at risk for these diseases. Combining the expertise of leading psychiatrists and psychologists with the experience of everyday people who have faced these disorders in their own children, the books are designed to help adults deal effectively with adolescent mental illness and to empower them to act immediately and wisely in getting teens the best available treatment possible.

Growing up can be stressful for any teenager, but it is considerably harder for the many adolescents who develop an anxiety disorder. This book is an essential guide for parents, teachers, or other adults involved with teenagers who may be affected by these disorders. By bringing together two strands of expertise-that of mental health professionals and of parents who have lived through the experience of their own teenager's mental illness--If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder provides adult readers with the clinical information and practical advice they need to understand and help the teen. There are chapters detailing four of the different types of anxiety disorders, including social anxiety, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and post-traumatic stress disorders. Each includes a clearly written definition, a discussion of factors that can contribute to developing the disorder, treatment information, and case studies based on a real family's own experience with the disease. Tips and quotes from parents are sprinkled liberally throughout the text, and helpful sidebars provide more detailed information. The authors also provide a chapter fully dedicated to discussing treatment options, including what role parents play in treatment, how to juggle treatment and school, and how to handle insurance and managed care issues.

Knowing the right information about anxiety disorders is the first step towards helping adolescents who are dealing with them grow to become healthy, happy adults

Anxiety Disorders: Everything You Need to Know (Your Personal Health) by Paul Caldwell - Editorial Reviews - A worthwhile introductory book for those seeking basic information of a very common psychiatric illness with various classification subtypes. --Benjamin Ling, Doody's Book Review Service 12/2005

Review - Especially user-friendly... guaranteed to be useful for the 68 million Americans who suffer from anxiety. (Journal of the American Medical Association 200703)

A worthwhile introductory book for those seeking basic information of a very common psychiatric illness with various classification subtypes. (Benjamin Ling Doody's Book Review Service)

Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders by Robert L. Leahy and Stephen J. Holland - Product Description - Includes CD-ROM with Reproducible Forms!

This one-of-a-kind resource provides the busy practitioner with empirically supported treatments for seven frequently encountered disorders: major depression, generalized anxiety, panic and agoraphobia, PTSD, social phobia, specific phobia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Serving as ready-to-use treatment packages, chapters describe basic cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques and how to tailor them to each disorder. Also featured are diagnostic flow charts; therapist forms for assessment and record keeping; client handouts and homework sheets; and session-by-session case examples. Tips for troubleshooting common therapeutic roadblocks are presented, as are strategies for ensuring third-party payment authorization. The searchable CD-ROM enables clinicians to rapidly generate individualized treatment plans, print extra copies of therapist and client forms, find the facts about commonly prescribed medications, and learn more about cognitive-behavioral techniques. Facilitating effective treatment that is adapted to the realities of the typical outpatient setting, including the demands of managed care, this book and CD-ROM will be prized by novice and experienced clinicians alike.

Editorial Reviews - "Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders provides clinicians with essential guidelines to treat patients in the era of managed care. Seven psychiatric disorders are described and conceptualized in cognitive-behavioral terms. The authors then provided an unusually clear, reader-friendly description of how to assess and treat each disorder with illustrative case examples, and patient forms and handouts. It should prove very useful for clinicians or clinicians-in-training who want to learn how to conduct short-term treatment through an empirically validated approach." --Judith S. Beck, PhD, Director, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research

"This pragmatic handbook presents the nitty-gritty details of empirically supported cognitive-behavioral conceptualizations and interventions for clients with depression and anxiety. It will be particularly useful to clinicians functioning in the managed care environment. The authors are obviously astute and experienced therapists. Clinicians who read this book and follow its methods can feel confident they are providing top-quality care." --Jacqueline B. Persons, PhD, Director, San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, Oakland, California

"This book is a landmark contribution to the growing literature on cognitive therapy for mental disorders. It is reader-friendly and deals with complex issues in a clear, understandable fashion. It is just the answer for clinicians working in managed care settings as well as in private practice." --Aaron T. Beck, MD, University Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

"...this manual provides succinct and thorough treatment overviews and plans for some of the most frequently encountered disorders. The layout of each chapter, as well as the included sample treatment plans and patient forms, greatly facilitates the implementation of treatment within a busy practice. The content, balanced between theoretical and practical, provides sufficient understanding of the rationale underlying the approach while simultaneously allowing for rapid implementation of treatment. This manual will undoubtedly prove to be of immense value to both experienced and novice clinicians alike." --Clinical Psychology Review

"I was pleasantly surprised to find that although these authors are reiterating some familiar ideas, their approach is quite unique. This text provides exactly what it suggests--a reference for clinicians about methods and practical interventions for a number of psychological disorders including depression, panic disorder, GAD, social phobia, PTSD, specific phobia, and OCD....I think the real success of the book is in its organization; rather than describing techniques directly in the text, these are included in a number of charts and user-friendly tables for quick reference. Best of all, in my opinion, is the CD-ROM included at the back of the manual, which comprises the book's material in Adobe-Reader format. In fact, the CD also contains some additional material including, for example, a lengthy list of medications, their uses, and their side-effects. The CD also contains all of the helpful forms and handouts provided in the book (included short pamphlets on each disorder that provide basic information for the patient). I think this manual provides an excellent reference guide for any graduate student or therapist considering using CBT in a short-term treatment plan." --Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

"The authors present, in a compact 300 pages or so, a variety of forms, outlines of treatment procedures, handouts for clients and their families and a solid review of research on state-of-the-art cognitive-behavioral treatment of a wide range of anxiety and depressive conditions. Clearly written with case examples, the book presents empirically validated treatment protocols for short-term therapies. Pragmatic to the maximum....This book will be welcome in agencies and clinics where it will likely raise the standards for treatment. It should see widespread use in graduate and post graduate training programs. It will also serve psychologists well as a refresher course of systematic home training in brief cognitive-behavioral techniques. The experienced clinician will recognize that within these pages is a wealth of resources just waiting to be adapted to the private practice environment." --Announcer

Panic Attacks Workbook: A Guided Program for Beating the Panic Trick by David Carbonel - Product Description -


Panic is an insidious trick that makes you fear simple, everyday things: driving, shopping, socializing, traveling and more. The first attack comes out of nowhere, and then panic tricks you into responding in precisely the ways that invite the panic back, again and again.


The panic trick is highly effective and has drawn millions of people into panic attacks and phobias. But you can outsmart and beat this trick. Panic Attacks Workbook shows you how, with a step-by-step guide from panic to recovery. The proven methods in this book show how to identify the panic trick and empower you with the tools to address your fears and solve this debilitating problem.


Part 1 details precisely what the panic trick is and how it operates. It also includes exercises to help you find evidence of the trick at work in your own life.

Part 2 starts you on the path to recovery with hands-on lessons that prepare you for the primary program in Part 3.

Part 3 shows you how to design and implement your own desensitization and exposure program that will free you from panic attacks and phobias.

Part 4 offers additional help with the five most common phobias‹claustrophobia, social phobia, and the fears of flying, public speaking and driving.

"Dr. Carbonell, a long-time colleague of mine, has written a wonderful, inspiring and comprehensive guidebook for winning over panic attacks. While panic attacks are terrifying for the sufferer, they take over territory in a person's life by playing a very simple but powerful game. In Panic Attacks Workbook you will find the solid and clever strategies needed to win this mental game and take back your life." - R. Reid Wilson, Ph.D., author, Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks

About the Author - Dr. David Carbonell is the founder and director of the Anxiety Treatment Center in Chicago and New York.

Hope and Help for Your Nerves (Signet) by Claire Weekes - Product Description - Dr Claire Weekes offers a practical programme for replacing fear and anxiety with understanding and self-confidence. It should be of interest to those suffering from panic attacks, stress, agoraphobia, stage fright and shyness. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders: A Practitioner's Treatment Guide to Using Mindfulness, Acceptance, And Values-Based Behavior Change Strategies by Georg H. Eifert, John P. Forsyth, and Steven C. Hayes - Product Description - A Revolutionary Approach to Treating Anxiety Disorders

This much-anticipated book is the first how-to guide to offer a detailed and practical application of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to the treatment of persons suffering from any of the broad class of anxiety disorders. In a lucid and readable style, the book brings to life the ACT approach to alleviating human suffering. The book provides clear and flexible, session-by-session guidelines for applying and integrating acceptance, mindfulness, and value-guided behavior change methods into a powerful and effective anxiety treatment approach. It offers strategies that work to remove barriers to change and foster meaningful movement forward. Theoretical information in the book is supported by detailed examples of individual therapy sessions, worksheets, and experiential exercises--as well as new assessment measures that make learning and teaching these techniques easy and engaging. The book comes with a CD-ROM that includes easily reproducible electronic versions of these materials.

From the Publisher - From this much-anticipated book, therapists will learn how to integrate acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) treatments for anxiety disorders into their practices. It is the first text to adapt ACT principles and techniques specifically for the treatment of anxiety disorders, presenting them in a clear and systematic step-by-step format.

Natural Relief for Anxiety: Complementary Strategies for Easing Fear, Panic & Worry by Edmund J. Bourne, Arlen Brownstein, and Lorna Garano - Product Description - Natural anxiety relief without costly prescription drugs

Written by the best-selling author of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook and a naturopathic physician, this book offers you a complete strategy for overcoming anxiety without drugs. Begin by taking a look at the choices you make every day about your lifestyle and general well-being. Calm your anxious mind with healthy self-talk. Learn the importance of exercise and a healthy, natural diet in controlling anxiety. Discover techniques that promote deep physical relaxation. Find out which nutritional supplements and natural therapies can help you on your way to renewed peace of mind. Explore ways you can simplify your life to reduce stress. The book offers a broad range of self-care resources as well as information about how and when to seek outside help.

Complementary treatment approaches includes relaxation, exercise, and diet improvement, herbs and nutritional supplements, massage and bodywork, chiropractic care, mindfulness meditation, yoga, and t'ai chi, homeopathic and naturopathic medicine, and overcoming aggravating conditions like body toxicity, seasonal affective disorder, adrenal exhaustion, and PMS.

From the Publisher - Twenty-five million Americans suffer from diagnosable anxiety disorders, and millions more struggle with occasional feelings of fear, panic, and worry. Pharmaceutical companies spend billions each year developing drugs to counteract these feelings, but the truth is that there is no "magic pill" that can make anxiety go away. Anxiety treatments that rely on medication have a high incidence of relapse when the medication stops. And the side effects of these drugs can be more debilitating than the condition they were designed to treat. An alternative and more lasting way to control anxiety is to make gentle, natural changes to your lifestyle that promote wellness in mind and body.

Surviving Panic Disorder: What You Need to Know by Stuart Shipko - Product Description - Dr. Shipko presents his medical specialist knowledge ofpanic disorder in a format understandable to the non-medical researcher.  This book provides sound, proactive adviceto assist in self-help and enable patients to work most effectively with theirphysicians.  Surviving PanicDisorder: What You Need to Know provides vital information for anyone whomay have panic disorder.Among the key topics discussed: Is this really panic disorder?  Key features in diagnosis What medical evaluation do I need?  General and specific considerations. What is the role of gastroesophageal reflux in panic disorder?  Reflux related heartburn and sinusitis are commonly a part of panic disorder. Should I use medications?  If so, which are the best ones? Is this inherited?  What if I get pregnant? What is the cause of panic disorder?  It is a chemical imbalance?Surviving Panic Disorder: What You Need to Know is aguide to this information most important to those who may have panic disorder.

About the Author - Stuart Shipko, M.D. is a board certified psychiatrist inprivate practice in Pasadena, CA. Hehas treated over 2000 patients with panic disorder.  Dr. Shipko has published original research relating panicdisorder to reflux related heartburn and sinusitis.  Founder of the Panic Disorder Institute website, Dr. Shipko hasbeen a strong advocate for people who suffer from panic disorder.

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child's Fears, Worries, and Phobias by Tamar E. Chansky - Editorial Reviews - "...the master of providing clear, accessible, practical advice and guidance for wise and loving care of the anxious child." -- Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D. author of Dear Patrick: Letters to a Young Man, Brain Lock, and The Mind & The Brain

"Freeing Your Child from Anxiety is an excellent book, one of the best of its kind." -- Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Product Description - If you are the parent of one of the millions of children with worry and anxiety: help is on the way. Anxiety is the number one mental health challenge facing our children today. Fortunately, there is good news for these kids and the parents who suffer along with them - anxiety disorders are also the most treatable mental health condition. With the powerful cognitive-behavioral treatments now available, there has never been more hope for anxious children's bright future.

Treatment is not about trying to cajole or talk kids out of their fears; it's about teaching them to see worry as a problem to be solved. Translating cutting-edge techniques into down-to-earth, empathic, user-friendly steps, Freeing Your Child from Anxiety equips parents, teachers and therapists with the information they need to recognize the red flags of anxiety in children and how they can systematically overcome the obstacles that anxiety imposes.

Empowering and insightful, Freeing Your Child from Anxiety, gives children - from preschool to high school - the action plan and the tools to take charge, unplug from anxiety, and plug into sound, realistic thinking. Learning the lessons from parents, children can reduce anxiety and even prevent anxiety disorders from taking hold.

Part One includes a primer on causes and mechanisms of transmission of anxiety messages in the brain - the how, when and where of seeking help for your child - a chapter on the worry tricks the brain can play, and finally the five step 'Master Plan' for overcoming anxiety.

Part Two goes in depth, with separate chapters for each anxiety subtype: panic, separation anxiety, social anxiety, generalized worry, phobias, trauma, and obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Also included is a chapter on habit behaviors and conditions which are typically exacerbated by stress, tics and trichotillomania.

Part Three expands the focus to anxious children at school, and with friends and siblings. Because nighttime can be a very anxious time, a chapter on managing nighttime fears and sleep difficulties is included.

Anxious children are especially sensitive to real life stress such as coping with illness, death, crime, and terrorism. Strategies for how to constructively discuss these difficult topics are included in a separate chapter.

Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic: Workbook (Treatments That Work) by David H. Barlow and Michelle G. Craske - Product Description - Do you have rushes of fear accompanied by a pounding heart, trembling, dizziness, and feelings of unreality that make you think you're sick, dying, or losing your mind? Do these feelings interfere with your normal daily routine, or prevent you from doing things you would normally do? If you are prone to panic attacks and constantly worry about when the next attack may come, you may suffer from panic disorder and/or agoraphobia. Though panic disorder seems irrational and uncontrollable, it has been proven that a treatment like the one outlined in this book can help you take control of your life. Now in its 4th edition, Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic, Workbook has been updated to include strategies and techniques for dealing with both panic disorder and agoraphobia. The program outlined is based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and is organized by skill, with each chapter building on the one before it. You will learn the importance of record-keeping and monitoring your progress, as well as breathing techniques and thinking skills. The main focus of treatment involves learning how to face agoraphobic situations and the scary physical symptoms of panic from an entirely new perspective. Self-assessment quizzes, homework exercises, and interactive forms allow you to become an active participant in your treatment. Over time, you will learn to manage your panic attacks, anxiety about panic, and avoidance of panic and agoraphobic situations.

This workbook is a one-of-a-kind resource that has been recommended for use by public health services around the world. It allows you to work alongside your therapist to personalize your treatment strategy and learn recovery skills that are useful for a lifetime.

About the Author - Michelle Craske is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Behavioral Research Program, UCLA. David H. Barlow is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Anxiety Disorders, Boston University.

Pass Through Panic: Freeing Yourself from Anxiety and Fear by Claire Weekes (Audio CD - May 19, 2005) - Audiobook - Product Description - Read by the author

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, panic and anxiety attacks affect tens of millions of Americans. One of the first people who studied and wrote about anxiety and panic disorders was Dr. Claire Weekes.

Pass Through Panic gives the listener simple methods needed to pass through the web of fear, anxiety and panic that has imprisoned them. Weekes gives the sufferer hope that there is an end in sight to the cycle in which they are trapped. Her techniques of acceptance and surrender show that by passing through panic, rather than trying to stop it, you find yourself in a place of strength and optimism, rather than one of fear and frustration.

After listening to this audio, one will come away confident that Dr. Weekes truly understands the mind and feelings of the sufferer. This understanding lays the foundation for acceptance of the simple, four-step method that effectively deals with this disorder.

Eight part radio series; 2 hours on 2 cassettes or 2 CDs.

About the Author - Dr. Claire Weekes (1903-1990), renowned Australian pioneer in Panic Disorders has helped millions of people recover from anxiety, panic and phobic disorders. She is widely acclaimed for her revolutionary approach and has achieved distinction as the first woman Doctor of Science at the University of Sydney, and was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II for her contributions to medicine.

Cognitive Therapy of Anxiety Disorders: A Practice Manual and Conceptual Guide by Adrian Wells - Editorial Review - " excellent section on GAD and the metacognitive approach"... (The Observer, 14 October 2001)

Product Description - All mental health clinicians and professionals, in practice and training, will welcome this concise and practical book which provides

* a detailed account of cognitive models, including new perspectives
* state-of-the-art applications of cognitive therapy
* case examples demonstrating the real world application of techniques
* specific coverage of major categories of anxiety disorders
* knowledge based on very substantial treatment and outcome experience

This book emphasises the design and implementation of 'pure cognitive therapy interventions. There are general sections on assessment and basic cognitive therapy skills, as well as practical advice on designing and executing behavioural experiments, homework tasks, and verbal re-attribution methods. A useful appendix includes questionnaires and outcome measures, and a selection of material that can be copied for patients. "Adrian Wells provides here a comprehensive overview of the cognitive model of anxiety disorders and illustrates how detailed, disorder-specific cognitive conceptualizations inform the choice of therapeutic interventions. The book incorporates the most up-to-date theory of anxiety disorders, much of it originated by the author. Dr Wells provides an array of effective, user-friendly cognitive techniques and vivid case examples. Students and seasoned therapists will find this volume valuable." --Aaron T. Beck

Embracing the Fear: Learning To Manage Anxiety & Panic Attacks by Judith Bemis and AMR Barrada - Editorial Reviews - Nothing to fear but fear itself? For anyone who has ever suffered from the palm sweating, heart pounding, trembling, panting, exhausting terror of anxiety or panic attacks, that is more than enough. This book, authored by two recovering agoraphobics, offers strategies for managing anxieties and phobias, emphasizing the need to first accept our anxiety and panic, encouraging us to take risks, and giving specific dialogues to counter fearful self-talk. Although they do not address nutritional approaches or relaxation techniques, the cognitive approach they emphasize is a uniquely valuable strategy for understanding and managing fear. -- From The WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women; review by Patricia Pettijohn

Product Description - a simple, straightforward guide that helps readers understand the overwhelming feelings associated with anxiety disorders, simple phobias, panic disorders, and agoraphobia

Childhood Anxiety Disorders: A Guide to Research and Treatment by Deborah C. Beidel and Samuel M. Turner - Product Description - Fears in young children are a part of normal development, as is evidenced by numerous studies that demonstrate that approximately 90% of American children have at least one fearful reaction between the ages of 2 and 14. Anxiety disorders are among the second most common psychiatric disorders among children and adolescents, affecting approximately 10% of all youngsters under the age of 18. Anxiety Disorders in Children presents information on childhood fears, anxiety and anxiety disorders for mental health professionals. Although firmly rooted in the current scientific research, theory, and discussion, the book is written in a style that is free from technical jargon, making it highly readable. Using the latest research data, this book examines childhood anxiety disorders, including their etiology, psychopathology, and treatment (both pharmacological and psychological). Chapters will be devoted to each of the anxiety disorders listed in the DSM-IV-TR Manual as well as chapters devoted to the fears associated with medical procedures, chronic medical illnesses, and somatic conditions that may develop or are maintained by stress and anxiety, as these are commonly occurring conditions in children and adolescents.

Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents, Second Edition by Tracy L. Morris and John S. March - Editorial Reviews - Review - "There's a reason this book is in its second edition! The first volume, and now the second, contain impressive, scholarly reviews of the various foundations, assessments, and treatments for anxiety disorders in youth. Morris and March have gathered recognized experts to provide up-to-date information in an easy-to-read format and style. A valuable, evidence-oriented resource for professionals and graduate students, this book merits a place on the shelf--or on the desk, since it will be referred to frequently--of any mental health professional working with anxiety disorders in youth."--Philip C. Kendall, PhD, ABPP, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology, Temple University

"This second edition reflects the rapid change in our knowledge of child and adolescent anxiety disorders. Practitioners, students, and instructors will want to immerse themselves completely and dive deeply for the many pearls in every chapter. Particularly valuable for practitioners is the second edition's evidence-based approach to combined medication and psychosocial treatments."--John H. Greist, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Medical School -- Review

Review - "There's a reason this book is in its second edition! The first volume, and now the second, contain impressive, scholarly reviews of the various foundations, assessments, and treatments for anxiety disorders in youth. Morris and March have gathered recognized experts to provide up-to-date information in an easy-to-read format and style. A valuable, evidence-oriented resource for professionals and graduate students, this book merits a place on the shelf--or on the desk, since it will be referred to frequently--of any mental health professional working with anxiety disorders in youth."--Philip C. Kendall, PhD, ABPP, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology, Temple University

"This second edition reflects the rapid change in our knowledge of child and adolescent anxiety disorders. Practitioners, students, and instructors will want to immerse themselves completely and dive deeply for the many pearls in every chapter. Particularly valuable for practitioners is the second edition's evidence-based approach to combined medication and psychosocial treatments."--John H. Greist, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Medical School

"A good text for a psychiatry or family practice residency or for knowledgeable psychologists, whether in training or not, with an interest in the biological base of anxiety and its neuropsychiatric underpinnings, who also wish to stay informed regarding psychopharmacological management. For psychologists working within a medical setting such as hospital-based research and treatment facilities, or with those with an advanced interest in behavioral medicine, this will be a valuable addiction to their psychotherapeutic library...It is a good value."--Child & Family Behavior Therapy

"...provides an excellent overview of child anxiety, focusing on treatment issues....meets all criteria for a 'must have' text on child anxiety. The book covers the basics of child anxiety disorders and their treatment comprehensively but concisely, making it seemingly ideal for most audiences, from advanced researchers to beginning graduate students and from master clinicians to starting therapists....highly recommended, including for readers who already own the first edition."--APA PsycCRITIQUES

"...a very comprehensive review of the extremely useful reference book, which will hold great appeal to clinicians, practitioners and researchers. It is highly suitable to either dip into, or to read more systematically....This is an excellent reference book for libraries and will also be welcomed by practitioners wishing to develop an in-depth understanding of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents."--Children Now

"...the chapter authors include a Who's Who in the anxiety field....I personally will continue to use it to bring my mind into focus as to the essential tasks I need to accomplish as a therapist as I sit in front of a child or family that sometimes is presenting me more information than I can sort out. It assists me in sorting through to the essential information in the case and to focus my attention of what we all must accomplish together."

"An up-to-date, data rich text that outlined the current boundaries of knowledge for anxiety disorders in children....I would certainly recommend this both for the specialist consultant and for residents in training."--The Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review 

"A welcome addition to the literature and will provide an essential reference book for anyone engaged in working with or researching anxiety disorders in young people....A very readable and scholarly book, which would be of great interest to clinicians and researchers as well as students of child development, psychiatry, psychology and other disciplines involved with the understanding and treatment of mental health disorders in children and adolescents."--Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Book Reviews 

"The true strength of this book is how focused the editors have been in keeping each chapter concise while still rich in content. That selection truly pays off and the end result is a very concise, yet comprehensive book about etiology, assessment, and treatment of children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. I strongly recommend this book to clinicians and researchers interested in the complex presentation and treatment of pediatric anxiety."--Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic

Oxford Handbook of Anxiety and Related Disorders (Oxford Library of Psychology) by Martin M. Antony and Murray B. Stein - Product Description - 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.

About the Author - Martin Antony is Director of the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. Murray Stein is a Professor of Psychiatry in the Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of California - San Diego, La Jolla.

When My Worries Get Too Big! A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live with Anxiety by Kari Dunn Buron - Editorial Reviews - Engaging and easy to read, this book is personalized as the child develops his or her own self-calming strategies. -- Lori Shery, President and Co-Founder ASPEN® (Asperger Syndrome Education Network, Inc.)

Kari Dunn Buron has great insight and compassion for children who have difficulty understanding and controlling their emotions. -- Tony Attwood, author of "Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals"

Product Description - This book is replacing "When My Autism Gets Too Big."

Child Anxiety Disorders: A Family-Based Treatment Manual for Practitioners (Norton Professional Books) by Bryce D. Mcleod and Jeffrey J. Wood - Product Description - With over 10% of all children meeting the criteria for an anxiety disorder, these disorders are among the most common psychiatric problems experienced by schoolage kids, and can significantly interfere with their family and peer relationships and their performance at school. Ranging from mild and transient to severe and intractable, high levels of anxiety in children can lead to avoiding school, not participating in class, shying away from peer groups, worrying persistently, or even experiencing phobias and acute separation anxiety from parents. Despite the prevalence, effective, evidence-based therapeutic strategies for helping children overcome anxiety have been lacking, leaving psychologists, school counselors, and other child mental health professionals to rely on more generalized CBT and individual therapy approaches that don't necessarily target the problems at issue. In Child Anxiety Disorders, Wood and McLeod present a clinically-proven treatment protocol based on a collaborative, family-based intervention approach‹one that has seen remission rates of 80% in children. Incorporating family therapy strategies and targeted CBT techniques, the authors lay out session-by-session guidelines for implementing the protocol, offering all those who work with and counsel children a hands-on toolkit to effectively resolve childhood anxiety, whether generalized or severe in nature. Preliminary chapters cover anxiety typologies, screening and assessment techniques, family and genetic influences, the nature of evidence-based practices, and other clinical considerations, such as pharmacotherapy. The second part of the book, the treatment manual, presents the 15-session protocol, including optional family therapy modules to strengthen family interactions, and worksheets and handouts to be used in and out of the therapy room.

About the Authors - Bryce D. McLeod, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Jeffrey J. Wood, Ph.D., is a licensed child psychologist and Assistant Professor at UCLA's Division of Psychological Studies in Education. His research on childhood anxiety has been recognized through numerous awards, including the Early Career Award of the American Educational Research Association's Counseling and Human Development Division.

Anxiety, Phobias, and Panic by Reneau Z. Peurifoy - Editorial Reviews - Decades ago, when Peurifoy, a researcher and therapist, became interested in studying agoraphobia, not much information was available about the painful, self-imprisoning, psychological affliction. Victims of irrational fears avoid leaving their homes, driving alone, shopping and opening the door to the postman. Their families' finances and wellbeing suffer as well. Now, thanks in part to Peurifoy's immersion in the subject, anxiety related avoidance behavior such as social phobia and obsessive-compulsive disorder can be managed, if not completely eradicated in some cases. What makes this revised edition of his 1988 guide better than others on the topic is its range and accessibility. Explaining the complicated dynamics of the nervous system, including the brain, Peurifoy presents a practical, thoroughly informative manual in which he persistently encourages the reader to perform the recommended activities for the best results. Disabling panic attacks, the reader learns, arise from the crossed wires of a complex biological system. Panic symptoms experienced during one frightening event become linked with exaggerated thoughts and feelings, which themselves attach to other events. Using Peurifoy's guiding principles, the victim learns to sidestep conditioned behavioral and cognitive responses. Performing the appropriate lessons, the reader can improve lost self-esteem and assertiveness, manage anger and negativity, reduce perfectionism and regain the ability to move freely in the world. Peurifoy, it seems, has put his whole life's knowledge and work into this book, so that it benefits people with even simple anxiety. And he has given victims of acute anxiety, phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorder real reason to hope. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Product Description - DESCRIPTION: In this classic guide--newly revised and updated--expert Reneau Peurifoy shows readers how to understand and overcome all types of anxiety-related disorders. Anxiety is an unpleasant, though mostly unavoidable, aspect of modern life--but for many, normal anxiety can become something far more serious and debilitating. Now, in this updated and revised edition of ANXIETY, PHOBIAS & PANIC, readers will learn how their condition developed and how to overcome their anxiety-related problems. Areas covered include:

* uncovering the causes of anxiety
* building stress tolerance
* identifying and correcting harmful modes of thinking
* relaxation techniques
* tools for managing anxiety
* and much more.

Plus, this revised edition includes new discoveries about the brain, new information about OCD and social phobias, and a section on relapse prevention.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Advances in Research and Practice by Richard G. Heimberg (Editor), Cynthia L. Turk (Editor), Douglas S. Mennin - Product Description - In the last decade, tremendous progress has been made in understanding and addressing generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), a prevalent yet long-neglected syndrome associated with substantial functional impairment and reduced life satisfaction. This comprehensive, empirically based volume brings together leading authorities to review the breadth of current knowledge on the phenomenology, etiology, pathological mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of GAD. Provided are psychological and neurobiological models of the disorder that combine cutting-edge research and clinical expertise. Assessment strategies are detailed and promising intervention approaches described in depth, including cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, psychodynamic, and pharmacological therapies. Also covered are special issues in the treatment of GAD in children, adolescents, and older adults.

"This book, written and edited by many of the leading lights in the anxiety disorders field, represents a cutting-edge look at this important disorder. Comprehensive in scope, it is a valuable resource for researchers in the area, trainees in graduate and residency training programs, and practitioners looking to integrate state-of-the-art knowledge in the service of improving care for their patients."--Mark H. Pollack, MD, Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Related Disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital; Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

"Generalized anxiety disorder has, for a long time, been a diagnostic orphan. Given the substantial prevalence and health burden, it is important that the disorder becomes a fully integrated member of the anxiety family. Heimberg et al. go a long way toward bringing about this integration. Their book is comprehensive, critical, and scholarly, comprising contributions of the highest caliber. It is likely to be especially useful to the academic and research community of psychologists and psychiatrists, as well as clinical specialists in anxiety disorders and other professionals seeking to deepen their understanding of GAD. Also included are a number of helpful practical measures that can be implemented by consumers whose lives are affected by GAD."--Jonathan R. T. Davidson, MD, Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center

"This uncommonly useful volume incorporates the most up-to-date information about GAD from a variety of theoretical and treatment perspectives. It is extraordinarily timely and helpful in being one of the first books to specifically address this difficult-to-treat disorder. Provided in a clear format is a comprehensive overview of the disorder's epidemiology, clinical presentation, theory, and treatment. Likely to become a key reference work for researchers and clinicians at all levels of experience, the book is also a suitable text for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses."--John H. Riskind, PhD, Department of Psychology, George Mason University -- Review

Review - "This book, written and edited by many of the leading lights in the anxiety disorders field, represents a cutting-edge look at this important disorder. Comprehensive in scope, it is a valuable resource for researchers in the area, trainees in graduate and residency training programs, and practitioners looking to integrate state-of-the-art knowledge in the service of improving care for their patients."--Mark H. Pollack, MD, Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Related Disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital; Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

"Generalized anxiety disorder has, for a long time, been a diagnostic orphan. Given the substantial prevalence and health burden, it is important that the disorder becomes a fully integrated member of the anxiety family. Heimberg et al. go a long way toward bringing about this integration. Their book is comprehensive, critical, and scholarly, comprising contributions of the highest caliber. It is likely to be especially useful to the academic and research community of psychologists and psychiatrists, as well as clinical specialists in anxiety disorders and other professionals seeking to deepen their understanding of GAD. Also included are a number of helpful practical measures that can be implemented by consumers whose lives are affected by GAD."--Jonathan R. T. Davidson, MD, Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center

"This uncommonly useful volume incorporates the most up-to-date information about GAD from a variety of theoretical and treatment perspectives. It is extraordinarily timely and helpful in being one of the first books to specifically address this difficult-to-treat disorder. Provided in a clear format is a comprehensive overview of the disorder's epidemiology, clinical presentation, theory, and treatment. Likely to become a key reference work for researchers and clinicians at all levels of experience, the book is also a suitable text for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses."--John H. Riskind, PhD, Department of Psychology, George Mason University

" both a broad and, many times, in-depth coverage of the major advances in research and treatment of GAD that have come to light in the 25 years since its creation as a diagnostic syndrome....useful for clinicians and researchers alike."--Psychological Medicine

"This title is recommended for practitioners, graduate students in psychology and anyone with a personal interest in the subject."--E-Streams

"This is a well written review on generalized anxiety disorders and serves as a good reference for anyone dealing with patients suffering from generalized anxiety disorder....3 Stars"--Doody's Electronic Journal

"Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals." -- Choice

"This timely book is a very impressive and ambitious endeavor in comprising the advances in research and treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) that have emerged within the last two decades....The true strength of this book is how inclusive the editors have been in selecting the contributors, representing various approaches to GAD. That selection truly pays off and the end result is a very comprehensive book about a variety of theoretical and treatment perspectives. I strongly recommend this book to clinicians and researchers interested in the complex presentation and maintenance of worry and anxiety."--Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic

About the Author - Richard G. Heimberg, PhD, is Professor of Psychology, Director of Clinical Training, and Director of the Adult Anxiety Clinic at Temple University. He is well known for his efforts in developing and evaluating cognitive-behavioral treatments, especially for social anxiety. Dr. Heimberg has published more than 225 papers on anxiety and related topics. He is coeditor or coauthor of several books, including [i]Social Phobia[/i] and [i]Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy for Social Phobia[/i]. Dr. Heimberg was recently named one of the four most influential psychological researchers in anxiety in a survey of members of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and was the inaugural recipient of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy's A. T. Beck Award for Significant and Enduring Contribution to Cognitive Therapy.

Cynthia L. Turk, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment and Research Program at La Salle University. Previously, she was Associate Director of the Adult Anxiety Clinic at Temple and Director of its Generalized Anxiety Program. She received her PhD from Oklahoma State University in 1996.

Douglas S. Mennin, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Yale University and Director of Yale Anxiety and Mood Services. He received his PhD from Temple University in 2001, and with Drs. Heimberg and Turk, helped to establish the Generalized Anxiety Program at the Adult Anxiety Clinic at Temple.

The Treatment of Anxiety Disorders: Clinician Guides and Patient Manuals by Gavin Andrews, Mark Creamer, Rocco Crino, and Caroline Hunt - Editorial Reviews - Review - 'In my opinion this book deserves a place in any medical library for its clear and comprehensive theoretical overview, and its synthesis of theory and practice for all doctors whose work brings them into contact with anxious patients.' --Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

'The Treatment of Anxiety Disorders is a well-referenced resource book and treatment guide.' ADAA Reporter

'This book goes a long way towards increasing awareness of both the art and science of conducting cognitive-behavioural therapy in clinical settings. It is a state-of-the-art, well-written and easy-to-read text ...'. --SAMJ Forum

'This is a terrific contribution to the field. Its unique structure, designed for both clinician and patient, is a real asset.' --Doody's

Review - "This book really provides a unique and informative combination of 'clinician guides' and 'patient treatment manuals' for clinicians who treat anxious patients. This book goes a long way towards increasing awareness of both the art and science of conducting cognitive-behavioural therapy in clinical settings. It is a state-of-the-art, well-written and easy-to-read text for psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and general practitioners who regularly treat anxious patients." --S. Seedat, SAMJ Forum

"This is a terrific contribution to the field. Its unique structure, designed for both clinician and patient, is a real asset. Because the anxiety disorders are among the most common of psychiatric disturbances, this book should be used by any clinician who treats patients with these syndromes." --William Miles, Doody's Notes

"[A] well referenced resource book and treatment guide..." --ADAA Reporter (the Anxiety Disorders Association of America)

"[An] unusual, clearly written book...grounded in an extensive literature..." --Bulletin of the Menniger Clinic

"I enjoyed reading this book. It provided clinically relevant information along with an in depth guide to developing a structured treatment plan. This book will appeal to those with an educational background and training in treating mental health disorders in the outpatient setting. The content in the treatment manual is designed for adult patients. However, Anxiety disorders have an early onset and are known to be a common clinical condition in the child and adolescent out-patient population. The treatment manual in this book can be easily modified and adapted to reflect the specific developmental needs of our young patients." - Dr. N. Sundaralingam MB BS FRCPC, Whitby, Ontario

Product Description - In this completely revised second edition of their well-received book, Gavin Andrews and his team continue to draw upon the materials and methods that they have used successfully in clinical practice for 15 years. Over half the material in this edition is new, and an entirely new section covering post-traumatic stress disorder has been included. This is an unique and authoritative overview of the recognition and treatment of anxiety disorders, giving Clinician Guides and Patient Treatment Manuals for each. The Treatment of Anxiety Disorders offers both a theoretical overview and a framework to help psychiatrists and clinical psychologists build successful treatment programs.

Book Description - In this completely revised second edition over half the material is new, and there is an entirely new section covering post-traumatic stress disorder. This is a unique and authoritative overview for psychiatrists and clinical psychologists of the recognition and treatment of anxiety disorders, giving Clinician Guides and Patient Treatment Manuals for each. The Clinician Guides describe how to create a treatment program, and by working through the Patient Treatment Manual together with the clinician enables each patient to understand and put into effect the strategies of cognitive behaviour therapy.

The Meaning of Anxiety by Rollo May - Product Description - In the revised edition of this now-classic study, the distinguished author of Love and Will deepens his exploration into anxiety theory. Dr. May challenges the idea that mental health means living without anxiety, and he explores anxiety's potential for self-realization as well as ways to avoid its destructive aspects.

The Anti-Anxiety Workbook: Proven Strategies to Overcome Worry, Phobias, Panic, and Obsessions (The Guilford Self-Help Workbook Series) by Martin M. Antony and Peter J. Norton - Editorial Reviews - Review - "This book gets up-to-date, understandable, and accurate information directly into the hands of the people who need it. It lays out the path to recovery with straightforward examples and user-friendly tools. If you (or someone you care about) have any kind of anxiety problem, now you can find help and answers."--Richard P. Swinson, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences (Emeritus), McMaster University, Canada

"There have been major advances in the understanding and management of anxiety in recent years, and this book captures all of the key lessons. The techniques and strategies in these pages will help you learn to manage any type of anxiety and fear."--Ronald M. Rapee, PhD, author of Overcoming Shyness and Social Phobia 

"If you are going to invest your time and energy in a self-help book, you need to be supported by more than just hope. You deserve to trust the authors as experts with combined decades (not years) of experience. You want to feel confident that the strategies are backed by proven science, and applying them will yield the promised results. This workbook delivers on all that."--Reid Wilson, PhD, author of Don't Panic 

"Everyone with anxiety problems should read this book! It tells you why you have anxiety and exactly, step by step, what you should do about it. It is reader friendly, easy to understand, and based on cutting-edge research. Truly a 'must read.'"--Judith S. Beck, PhD, Director, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research

"This is an invaluable self-help volume for people suffering from anxiety disorders. Packed with sound, practical information, the book lucidly describes and illustrates scientifically established strategies for overcoming anxiety. It is comprehensive in the many types of anxiety problems addressed and the range of treatment options covered. Although intended as a workbook for anxiety sufferers, this book is also an important resource for enabling students in the field of mental health to learn about the nature and treatment of anxiety disorders."--Steven Taylor, PhD, ABPP, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Canada

Anxiety Disorders: A Pocket Guide For Primary Care (Current Clinical Practice) by John R. Vanin, James D. Helsley, and D.M. Morgan - Product Description - Anxiety Disorders: A Pocket Guide for Primary Care is designed to help the primary care practitioner recognize, diagnose, and manage anxiety disorders in a busy clinical practice. The first several chapters give an overview of anxiety and the anxiety disorders, and provide the practitioner with practical information and techniques regarding the psychiatric evaluation and mental status examination in a primary care practice. Extremely effective modalities are available for the management of common mental disorders, including the anxiety disorders. The goal of treatment is not simply improvement but remission of symptoms and restoration of function. The Pocket Guide includes helpful chapters on psychopharmacology, psychopharmacotherapy, and psychologic treatment for the anxiety disorders.

My Quarter-Life Crisis: How an Anxiety Disorder Knocked Me Down, and How I Got Back Up by Lee Wellman and Kevin Penwell - Product Description - My Quarter-Life Crisis is a candid memoir of an All-American athlete who fell victim to a surprising and debilitating anxiety disorder (and depression). Lee Wellman shares his battle in order to help others, while bashing the age-old stigmas that anxiety is for the weak and timid. Lee also outlines fifteen strategies proven (and professionally endorsed) to help overcome anxiety/depression.

Anxiety in Health Behaviors and Physical Illness (Series in Anxiety and Related Disorders) by Michael J. Zvolensky and Jasper A. J. Smits - Product Description - The amount of research on the prevalence and nature of various forms of anxiety disorders, problematic health behaviors, and physical illness has significantly accumulated, yet there has been no systematic integration of the research in science and practice.

Anxiety in Health Behaviors and Physical Illness is a single resource that offers theoretical perspectives and reviews of research on the link between health behaviors and physical illness to anxiety. The authors explore the idea of reciprocal relations between anxiety and health factors throughout the developmental course. Special attention is devoted to the mechanisms by which certain health factors (e.g. physical exercise) may play a role in the onset or maintenance of particular anxiety disorders.

About the Author - Michael J. Zvolensky received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from West Virginia University in 2001. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Vermont and Director of the Anxiety and Health Research Laboratory and Clinic. His work is funded through the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute of Mental Health, and Anxiety Disorder Association of America.

Jasper A. J. Smits received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. As part of his research and clinical training, he completed a fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Smits' research has been recognized by awards from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America as well as the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Smits joined the Department of Psychology at Southern Methodist University as an Assistant Professor in 2004, where he directs the Anxiety Research & Treatment Program.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders: Mastering Clinical Challenges (Guides to Individualized Evidence-Based Treatment) by Gillian Butler, Melanie Fennell, and Ann Hackmann - Editorial Reviews - "This long-awaited book exceeds expectations. It provides a single, comprehensive guide to CBT for anxiety disorders, from assessment to termination. This is no small feat in itself, and yet, Butler et al. also offer so much more. Therapists will appreciate the sophisticated nuances of therapy depicted here. Layers of clinical creativity are embedded within illustrative case examples. As an added bonus, the authors' transdiagnostic approach offers a clear path through the sometimes confusing process of treating clients with multiple anxiety disorders. I heartily recommend this elegant book, whether it is the first or the 50th that you read on anxiety treatment."--Christine A. Padesky, PhD, cofounder, Center for Cognitive Therapy, Huntington Beach, California

"Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders is a refreshing alternative to many of the existing manuals on this topic. It presents a highly individualized, formulation-based, cognitive approach to treating these challenging conditions. The book is well grounded in science and includes solutions to the most common treatment roadblocks. I highly recommend it to anyone who works with people who suffer from anxiety disorders."--Martin M. Antony, PhD, ABPP, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

"This book must be read by all those who seek to help people suffering from anxiety disorders. It clearly and accessibly portrays the essence of effective CBT for anxiety while avoiding oversimplified prescriptions. The book is unique in helping clinicians to achieve the integration of clinical art and clinical science that characterizes excellent CBT. The reader will learn essential therapeutic skills for striking a balance in two key areas: between general and specific factors in anxiety disorders and their treatment, and between self-acceptance and recognizing and implementing the need for change. Read this book and use it!"--Paul Salkovskis, PhD, CPsychol, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, and Clinical Director, Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Postpartum Mood And Anxiety Disorders: A Guide by Cheryl Tatano Beck and Jeanne Watson Driscoll - Product Description - Designed for clinicians delivering postpartum care, including clinicians, midwives, OB-GYN nurse practitioners, and women's health practitioners, this text overviews the six different mood and anxiety disorders that may present during a woman's postpartum year. Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders focuses on assessment, screening tools, diagnosis, treatment, and implications for practice, and includes case studies to integrate the process.

Modular Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Childhood Anxiety Disorders (Guides to Individualized Evidence-Based Treatment) by Bruce F. Chorpita - Product Description - This clinically wise and pragmatic book presents a systematic approach for treating any form of childhood anxiety using proven exposure-based techniques. What makes this rigorously tested modular treatment unique is that it is explicitly designed with flexibility and individualization in mind. Developed in a real-world, highly diverse community mental health context, the treatment can be continually adjusted to target motivational problems, disruptive behavior, family issues, and other frequently encountered clinical roadblocks. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes a detailed case formulation framework, a flexible treatment planning algorithm, and over 90 pages of user-friendly reproducibles.

Anxiety Disorders in Adults: An Evidence-Based Approach to Psychological Treatment by Peter D. McLean and Sheila R. Woody - Editorial Review - "McLean and Woody's Anxiety in Adults provides clinicians both an overview of and an appreciation for evidence-based treatment of anxiety disorders. Their experience as researches and practitioners is apparent throughout the book. The test is clearly written and accessible to a broad range of professionals. . .The arrangement of the chapters could not have been better throughout". --PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES

Product Description - Reviews psychosocial treatments for anxiety disorders, focusing on the scientific basis and demonstrated outcomes of the treatments. Cognitive behavioral therapies are highlighted. Integrates clinical and science practice. For clinicians.

About the Author - Peter D. McLean is at University of British Columbia. Sheila R. Woody is at Yale University.

Your Life is Waiting: The Average Joe's Guide to Overcoming Panic Attacks and Anxiety by Rafe Martin - Editorial Reviews - I'M FREE! This book has opened my eyes to life outside anxiety attacks. Once I realized that I was not alone and other individuals like Rafe had experienced the fear and seclusion that I once felt, I was able to embrace these attacks and take the steps mentioned in his book to accept my anxiety attacks for what they were and overcome my fear of them.

It was a tough road to recovery. Fortunately, there are people like Rafe who have helped me through this journey by sharing his experiences and strategies. This is a must read for anyone who is currently experiencing anxiety/panic attacks and those who have experienced these attacks in the past but have not fully come to grips with them. -- Stefan P. Cox, President, SPC Strategies, Inc.

Rafe has opened the window of his heart in this book, allowing us to experience his journey of pain, suffering, and recovery. His honesty, integrity, compassion and practicality will provide hope and help for those who battle with anxiety disorders. -- Dr. Steven F. Ward, Clinical Therapist

Product Description - Panic attacks be gone! Finally, a first-hand guide to overcoming panic attacks, agoraphobia, and anxiety disorder from someone who has lived through it and conquered it. Rafe R. Martin shares his own personal experiences with panic attacks and agoraphobia and takes us through his journey from fear to freedom in his new book, Your Life is Waiting. Panic attack and anxiety sufferers who want a step-by-step plan for eliminating panic attacks, taking control of their lives and overcoming this paralyzing condition will love the way Rafe shares his own personal story of overcoming panic attacks once and for all, and then helps the reader develop his own plan for recovery.

Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: From Science to Practice (Practical Clinical Guidebooks) by Michel J. Dugas and Melisa Robichaud - Product Description - Medical understanding of the nature and treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) has dramatically increased over the past 15 years. Recent studies have shown that GAD is a common disorder, with one-year and lifetime prevalence rates of approximately 1.6% and 5.1% respectively. Contrary to previously held assumptions, Gad leads to considerable distress and impairment, which translate into substantial personal, social, and financial costs. Research into the nature of GAD has provided a number of theoretically-driven and empirically-supported conceptualizations have spawned cognitive-behavioral treatments for GAD, a few of which have received empirical support in controlled clinical trials.

The main objective of this book is to present a detailed analysis of the etiology, assessment, and treatment of GAD by focusing on the cognitive-behavioral model and treatment options for GAD. Following chapters would provide a review of the empirical support for the different models of GAD, a detailed description of the assessment and step-by-step treatment of GAD (including many examples of therapist-client dialogue), and data on treatment efficacy in individual and group therapy. The book would conclude with a description of maintenance and follow-up strategies.

There are a disproportionately small number of treatment manuals for effective interventions for individuals with what newer evidence has shown to be an increasingly common and widespread disorder. This handbook would be a useful tool for clinical and counseling psychologists in treatment of GAD, and a welcome addition to our new series.

Anxiety Disorder Workbook by Mary Ellen Popkin - Editorial Reviews - "I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who is pestered by anxiety in any of its forms." --Dr. Bob Rich, psychologist for more than 30 years.

"The Workbook would be useful to anyone wanting to set goals, retrain a bad habit, or build self-esteem..." --Barb Raffin, a fiction writer, November 13, 2002

Product Description - These are surely anxious, high-stress times we live in-and many millions of Americans suffer from Anxiety Disorder and Panic Syndrome. Most do not know that they are, and feel uncomfortable in anguished silence. You may be one of them. You certainly know one of them. Much of this disorder can be dealt with and eased significantly with at-home relaxation lessons and exercises.

About the Author - Mary Ellen has a BA from Marymount College. She also did some graduate course work at MCP Hahnemann University in Art & Dance Therapy. For over 10 years she was an ice skating coach. Later she became a District Manager for a Fortune 50 Company. She accomplished these things despite being diagnosed with Anxiety Disorder.

Virtual Reality Therapy for Anxiety Disorders: Advances in Evaluation and Treatment by Brenda K., Ph.D. Wiederhold and Mark D., Ph.D. Wiederhold - Product Description - Virtual Reality Therapy for Anxiety Disorders explores how the latest virtual reality interventions can be used to treat patients with anxiety disorders. Virtual reality therapy enables the patient to experience a realistic, yet carefully controlled exposure to an anxiety-provoking scenario, in the therapist's own office. The authors provide discussion of virtual reality therapy for specific disorders including panic disorder and agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, fear of flying or driving, claustrophobia, arachnophobia, and fear of medical procedures. Tips and caveats are provided, making this book important reading for therapists interested in exploring an exciting new therapy modality.

Your Anxious Child: How Parents and Teachers Can Relieve Anxiety in Children by John S. Dacey and Lisa B. Fiore - Product Description - Katie freezes when she's asked to perform. Jose is a clinger. Damian is terrified of animals. Felicia always worries that she's going to make a mistake. It's hard being the parent of an anxious child, watching your son's frustration grow, or seeing how your daughter tries to cope with her fears but gives up so quickly. Filled with solid information, a proven four-step program, dozens of engaging activities, and insightful personal vignettes, Your Anxious Child gives you easy, fun, and highly effective tools to help your child become a creative problem solver. Parents and teachers alike will find excellent strategies in this essential guide.

From the Publisher - A book that will "help banish worries for children." --Family Life magazine

"More than just a handbook on helping kids manage anxiety. There's much here that will contribute to healthy family dynamics, positive parent-child interactions and creativity in children. For parents concerned about an anxious child, reading this book is a good first step toward managing the problem." --Dr. Karen Engberg, Family Matters syndicate columnist

"Show parents how to help children develop courage, avoid rigid thinking, and learn skills such as meditation to relieve anxiety symptoms." --Dallas Morning News

From the Inside Flap - Your Anxious Child empowers you to teach your child essential coping skills for dealing with anxiety in engaging, creative ways. Through dozens of activities you can start using right now, your child will learn how to alleviate stress, build courage and trust, and become an innovative problem solver. Your Anxious Child is based on the acclaimed "COPE" program, which has been used successfully with children throughout the United States for more than fifteen years. The program offers physical, mental, and spiritual strategies for Calming the nervous system; activities designed to help your child Originate a creative plan to relieve anxiety; approaches to help your child Persist in the face of obstacles and failures; and effective ways for you and your child to Evaluate and refine your plan.

The Anxious Brain: The Neurobiological Basis of Anxiety Disorders and How to Effectively Treat Them by Margaret Wehrenberg and Steven M. Prinz - Editorial Reviews - Review Any practitioner who works with anxious clients will want to have this comprehensive book. (Routledge) REVIEW: Transforms complicated neurobiological and psychopharmacologic material into relevant and straightforward content aimed for and easily understood by mental health practitioners. (The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, Melissa Luke)

Review - Transforms complicated neurobiological and psychopharmacologic material into relevant and straightforward content aimed for and easily understood by mental health practitioners.

Product Description - When it comes to anxiety, knowledge is a calming power. - Therapists and the clients they treat benefit from understanding how anxiety is generated in the brain, how it can become panic or unbounded worry, and how the brain reestablishes the neurochemical balance that is basic to a state of well-being. Rich in neurophysiological diagrams and practical exercises that target the activity of specific neurological mechanisms, this book shows us how to take control of our brains to alleviate various anxiety disorders.

Concise Guide to Anxiety Disorders (Concise Guides) by Eric Hollander and Daphne Simeon - Product Description - Concise Guide to Anxiety Disorders summarizes the latest research on anxiety disorders and translates it into practical treatment strategies for the best clinical outcomes. Designed for daily use in the clinical setting, it serves as an instant library of current information, quick to access and easy to understand.

Anxiety disorders are the most common of all psychiatric illnesses, causing significant functional impairment and distress. Yet, unlike patients with other psychiatric illnesses, patients with anxiety disorders are often quick to respond to proper treatment‹making their treatment gratifying to clinicians.

Concise Guide to Anxiety Disorders runs the gamut of anxiety-related illnesses: panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, social phobia, and specific phobias. The discussion of each disorder includes information on etiology, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, course and prognosis, biological and psychological theories, medications and interventional treatments, psychotherapeutic treatments, and combined treatments.

Strategies and methods are based on findings from an explosion of current research on the subject that has made the long-term outlook for patients with anxiety disorders more optimistic than ever before.

Every clinician who diagnoses and treats patients with anxiety disorders‹including psychiatrists, residents and medical students, psychologists, and mental health professionals‹will find Concise Guide to Anxiety Disorders invaluable for making informed treatment decisions.

About the Author - Eric Hollander, M.D., is Professor and Director of Clinical Psychopharmacology and Director of the Compulsive, Impulsive and Anxiety Disorders Program in the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York.

Daphne Simeon, M.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York.

Don't Panic Third Edition: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks by Reid Wilson - Editorial Reviews - From Library Journal This excellent guide offers help to those who suffer from panic anxiety. Part 1 discusses panic-like symptoms and their relation to both physiological and psychological disorders, while Part 2 recommends ways to eliminate or reduce those symptoms. As the book explains, psychological panic disorder is the body's emergency response, inappropriately triggered by a faulty belief system, to a situation perceived as threatening. Sufferers are given the tools to restore calm, including the means to develop an internal "supportive observer" that can assess the situation more accurately, provide alternative courses of action, and draw attention away from negative, self-defeating thoughts. For therapists as well as their clients. Bonnie Hoffman, C.S.W., North Fork Counseling Service, Mattituck, N.Y. Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Description -The authority on panic and anxiety--newly revised and expanded

Are you one of the more than nineteen million Americans who suffer from anxiety? Don't panic. Newly revised and expanded, this edition offers a straightforward and remarkably effective self-help program for overcoming panic and coping with anxious fears. With insight and compassion, Reid Wilson, Ph.D., demystifies anxiety attacks and provides indispensable advice, including:

* how a panic attack happens, what causes it, and how it can affect your life
* how to recognize, manage, and control the moment of panic
* how to control the chronic muscle tensions that increase anxiety
* how to conquer fear and face problems with confidence
* how to decide which medication is right for you
* how to establish reachable goals and rediscover the joy of living

Living with Anxiety Disorders (Teen's Guides) by Alan R. Miller - Product Description - This is a helpful guide for teens living with anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental, emotional, and behavioral problems for children and adolescents. About 13 out of every 100 people ages 9 to 17 experience some kind of anxiety disorder. Additionally, about half of children and adolescents with anxiety disorders have a second anxiety disorder or other mental or behavioral disorder, such as depression. Anxiety disorders occur in a variety of forms, from generalized anxiety disorder to specific phobias, and can often be successfully treated through medication and therapy."Living with Anxiety Disorders" provides all the information teens need to completely understand this disease and its consequences on day-to-day life. Written in clear, straightforward language by a medical professional, this book features helpful case studies and real-life examples of teens living with anxiety disorders, along with sidebars, appendixes, and further reading.

Panic Free : Eliminate Anxiety / Panic Attacks Without Drugs and Take Control of Your Life by Lynne Freeman - Editorial Reviews - Review...whether one takes medication or not, the methods described in Panic Free offer sufferers options and hope. -- Anxiety Disorders Association of America REPORTER VolX,NO4 Fall 1999

A must read ... before taking another trip to the emergency room take time to read this book... -- Donna Grey, Book Buffet October, 1999

In an updated and revised edition of Panic Free, Dr.Lynne Freeman provides a rational approach to an utterly irrational disorder. -- Daliy Midway Driller, Lifestyle Section Sept. 20, 1999

Product Description - Endorsed by the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, this updated and revised edition offers a comprehensive and unique approach to combating the symptoms associated with panic and anxiety. The revised edition retains the salient information of the successful previous edition while including sections on how drugs and illness can mimic anxiety symptoms. This edition also expands upon complimentary medicine while it provides the latest information about anti-anxiety medications.

Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders: Success Stories, Strategies, and Other Good News by Paul Foxman and Jenna Glatzer - Product Description - Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem in America, affecting one in every nine people. Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders brings us triumphant tales by those who have overcome them. Men and women of diverse ages and backgrounds share their individual experiences battling anxiety. Offering hope and inspiration, their essays discuss methods for recovery and techniques to manage symptoms. Each account is followed by a therapist's explanation of the recovery techniques used and how others can apply these techniques to their lives.

Panic Disorder and Anxiety in Adolescence by Sara G. Mattis, Thomas H. Ollendick, and Martin Herbert - Editorial Reviews - Review - "Some of these [books in the PACTS series 2] are quite outstanding guides for practitioners, full of practical steps to take and worldly wisdom as well as good theretical grounding ... The one on panic disorders has Tom Ollendick as a co-author and is up to date in using the latest cognitive and behavioural approaches ... Overall I would recommend that this series is present for anybody working with adolescents, as they provide a very useful guide for trainees to get stuck in with treatment." --Stephen Scott, Institute of Psychiatry, London, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Volume 9, No. 2, 2004, pp 92-96

Product Description - Text for counselors, school personnel, doctors, nurses, psychologists, and other professionals who work with adolescents. Provides assessment, treatment, and special issues. Includes features such as questionnaires, graphs, and more. Softcover.

Exposure Treatments for Anxiety Disorders: A Practioner's Guide to Concepts, Methods, and Evidence-Based Practice (Practical Clinical Guidebooks) by Johan Rosqvist - Product Description - "Exposure Treatment for Anxiety Disorders" is a unique volume, as it draws together the latest research on the rapidly-expanding field of anxiety disorders and illuminates how to correctly apply the proven methodology of behavioral therapy techniques to the variety of situations that face today's mental health professional. That said, cognitive therapy has in the last 10 years gotten increased attention as an alternative to behavior therapy in the treatment of anxiety disorders. But while it is gaining acceptance among practitioners, cognitive therapy has yet to illustrate substantial benefits above those that behavior therapy can already provide. In light of the aforementioned, coupled with the pressure many practitioners feel from managed care paradigms and shrinking healthcare coverage, this book will be a welcome resource allowing for increased clarity of action, accountability, and ultimately, positive client outcome. Each chapter is designed to address pivotal aspects in the assessment, formulation and diagnosis, and treatment of anxiety disorders, to a sufficient depth that the generalist practitioner will be comfortable using this book as a guide when working with the anxiety disordered client.

Anxiety Disorders: Psychological Approaches To Theory And Treatment (Perspectives in Clinical Psychology) by Michelle G. Craske - Product Description - 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.

Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder, Causes, Symptoms, Signs, Diagnosis and Treatments by National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services, and S.Smith (Kindle Edition) - Kindle Book - Product Description - A detailed booklet that describes the symptoms, causes, and treatments of the major anxiety disorders, with information on getting help and coping. This booklet is also for family and friend that are looking for further understand of this disorder. This booklet will:

* describe the symptoms of anxiety disorders,
* explain the role of research in understanding the causes of these conditions,
* describe effective treatments,
* help you learn how to obtain treatment and work with a doctor or therapist, and
* suggest ways to make treatment more effective.

You will also learn descriptions and solutions to these common terms: anxiety add adhd anxiety depression disorder anxiety disorder anxiety disorder panic anxiety disorder symptoms anxiety disorder treatment anxiety disorders anxiety symptoms anxiety therapy anxiety treating bipolar bipolar disorder children anxiety disorder depression general anxiety disorder generalized anxiety disorder mental health ocd panic anxiety disorders panic attack

Anxiety Disorders: The Caregivers, Third Edition by Ken Strong - Product Description - *Gives friends, family and support givers an understanding of anxiety, panic attacks and agoraphobia.
*Recommended by psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors for use by patients and their families.
*Information to help support people be more effective and aware of the special needs and feelings of those with these disorders.
*Includes hundreds of suggestions and advice from anxiety sufferers and support people.
*Descriptions and symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks, possible causes and treatments.
*Tips to help support people avoid becoming overwhelmed.
*The 2nd edition has been revised and enlarged with four new chapters. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Understanding And Treating Anxiety Disorders: An Integrative Approach To Healing The Wounded Self by Barry E., Ph.D. Wolfe - Product Description - Provides in an effective new way to treat anxiety disorders that shows how, by evaluating the specific needs of a client and selecting appropriate approaches from several different therapeutic methods, one can identify and treat the specific emotional basis for a particular anxiety. This research-informed and clinically tested approach to helping clients resolve anxiety disorders will be of great interest to mental health practitioners of all orientations.

About the Author - For the past 30 years, Dr. Wolfe has been in private practice in the Bethesda-Rockville area, where he specializes in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, marital therapy, and therapy for life transitions. Through his clinical experience and his intimate knowledge of psychotherapy research, Dr. Wolfe became interested in the integration of the psychotherapies. This interest reached its fruition when Dr. Wolfe became a founding member of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, (SEPI), an organization devoted to the development of the best approaches to psychotherapy, independent of theoretical orientation. A native of Washington, D.C., Dr. Wolfe completed his undergraduate work at Howard University in 1963 and received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1970.

The Food-Mood Solution: All-Natural Ways to Banish Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Stress, Overeating, and Alcohol and Drug Problems--and Feel Good Again by Jack Challem and Melvyn R., MD Werbach - Editorial Reviews - From Publishers Weekly - Best known as the "Nutrition Reporter" for consumer health publications (Alternative Medicine; Body & Soul; etc.), Challem (The Inflammation Syndrome) describes a familiar scenario: rising levels of anger, impatience, frustration, fatigue and anxiety due to minor daily irritations. Citing studies of increased violence traced to mood disorders, Challem contends that basic but highly specific diet and lifestyle modifications can lower stress levels and radically improve behavior and health. While the effects of poor nutrition on health take years to manifest, he says, such effects on mood are readily apparent, and he urges readers to notice how certain foods and beverages lead to headaches, fatigue, poor sleep, depression, compulsive behavior, panic attacks, bipolar disorder and other increasingly common conditions. His plan targets neuronutrients (vitamins and minerals needed to make critical brain chemicals) and nutrisocial factors (family, workload, environment, advertising, etc.) to boost mood. After taking a few quizzes, readers will be guided through a four-part program: supplements, diet, exercise and lifestyle. While the information is not entirely new, Challem does solidly address the hardest part of his equation--and that's the lifestyle change itself. (Mar.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review - "...aims to help you understand and identify how your diet affects your moods...all backed up by recent scientific research." (Health & Fitness May 2007)

Fears, Phobias and Rituals: Panic, Anxiety, and Their Disorders by Isaac Marks - Product Description - This book draws on fields as diverse as biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, psychiatry, and ethology, to form a fascinating synthesis of information on the nature of fear and of panic and anxiety disorders. Dr. Marks offers both a detailed discussion of the clinical aspects of fear-related syndromes and a broad exploration of the sources and mechanisms of fear and defensive behavior. Dealing first with normal fear, he establishes a firm, scientific basis for understanding it. He then presents a thorough analysis of the development, symptoms and treatment of fear-related syndromes. Phobic and obsessive-compulsive disorders are examined in detail. The book is illustrated with examples of fear and defensive behavior in other living organisms. By drawing provocative analogies between animal and human behavior, it sheds new light on the origins of fears, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive problems, as well as on their treatment by drugs and psychological means. Clinical psychologists, ethologists, and anyone interested in the mechanisms of behavior will be fascinated by this authoritative study. The text is intriguing and informative, and the bibliography of over 2,100 entries makes it an invaluable reference.

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