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Current Controversies In The Anxiety Disorders - Ronald M. Rapee

Current Controversies In The Anxiety Disorders

By: Ronald M. Rapee (Editor)

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In this provocative volume, Ronald M. Rapee brings together leading researchers in the area of anxiety disorders to examine the most salient conceptual debates in the field. To provide readers with a uniquely balanced perspective on the issues, each author presents a theoretical position and responds to a critique from those with opposing views. With the strengths and limitations of each position laid out in this way, the book offers a comprehensive introduction to the broad range of topics in the anxiety disorders.

Topics covered include distinctions among the anxiety disorders, models of obsessive-compulsive disorder, models of panic disorder, and mechanisms of exposure therapy. Organized into three parts--Classification, Etiology, and Treatment, the volume presents such lively and informative debates as:
* Validity of the DSM-III-R and DSM-IV classification of anxiety disorders--Timothy A. Brown, Gavin Andrews, and Bruce F. Chorpita
* Emotion-theory and information-processing perspectives on panic disorder--Ronald M. Rapee, Martin M. Antony, and David H. Barlow
* Obsessive-compulsive disorder from anxierty, neurological, and schizotypal perspectives--Paul M. Salkovskis, Teresa M. Pigott, Karen R. Myers, David A. Williams, and Simon J. Enright
* Distinguishing anxiety sensitivity from trait anxiety--Richard J. McNally and Scott O. Lilienfeld
* The preparedness account of social phobia--Arne Ohman, Nigel W. Bond, and David A. T. Siddle
* Mechanisms of exposure therapy--Edna B. Foa, Richard J. McNally, and Lloyd Williams

Setting a course for future research and providing insights for clinical practice, this work will be welcomed by clinical psychologists, researchers, and graduate students in clinical psychology and psychiatry. It is also an ideal supplementary text for graduate courses in clinical psychology; in particular, for those focusing on psychopathology, anxiety/affective disorders, and research methodology and design.

Industry Reviews

"I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and was particularly impressed by the quality of the chapters and the format of chapters around issues plus commentaries. It is a thought-provoking and engaging book that is relevant for all those involved in anxiety, particularly theoreticians and researchers." --Anne Richards, Lecturer in Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, British Journal of Clinical Psychology ..".fascinating.. Reading this book is like attending a debate. The views of each proponent are well laid out. ...this is a scholarly and informative volume that is fascinating to read and particularly useful to those interested in the theoretical underpinnings of anxiety disorders." -- David L. Dunner, M.D. Seattle, WA. American Journal of Psychiatry "In this provocative and interesting edited volume, Rapee has brought together a series of chapters by an international group of some of the world's leading anxiety disorder researchers. Two different perspectives on each of the chosen topics are presented, and then the authors form each perspective have written commentaries on the chapter from the other perspective. This somewhat unusual format for an edited volume works extremely well because it helps to underscore the current status of some of the most controversial topics in the study of anxiety disorders in the 1990s. The topics and controversies range from ones on classification, to ones on more basic research on etiology, as well as to mechanisms underlying the effectiveness of behavioral treatments for anxiety disorders. Reading this volume is a must for anyone working on anxiety today!" --Susan Mineka, Ph.D., Northwestern University "Science advances by clear presentation, discussion and investigation of controversy. Sadly, edited books rarely highlight controversies. Rapee and his distinguished collaborators are therefore to be congratulated for their determined and successful attempt to describe and debate some of the major current controversies in the study of anxiety disorders. Readers will find much to agree and disagree with this volume. They will also find the process of deciding between contrasting views a stimulating, thought provoking and intellectually enhancing exercise." --David M. Clark, D. Phil., University of Oxford, Warneford Hospital, Dept of Psychiatry

Comorbidity in Neurotic Disorders: The Similarities Are More Important than the Difference
Validity of the DSM-III-R and DSM-IV Classification Systems for Anxiety Disorders, Timothy A. Brown Reply to Brown
It Is the Same Penny: We See the Head and They See the Tail, Gavin Andrews Reply to Andrews
On the Validity and Comorbidity of the DSM-III-R and DSM-IV Anxiety Disorders
Emotion Theory as a Framework for Explaining Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder
Information-Processing Views of Panic Disorder, Ronald M. Rapee Reply to Rapee
Information-Processing and Emotion Theory Views of Panic Disorder: Overlapping and Distinct Features, Martin M. Antony and David H. Barlow Reply to
Panic Disorder and Psychological Dimensions
Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to the Understanding of Obsessional Problems
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Neuropsychiatric Perspective
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Anxiety Disorder or Schizotype?, Simon J. Enright Reply to Pigott et al and to Enright
Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Is Not Improved by Redefining
It as Something Else
Reply to Salkovskis and to Enright
Reply to Salkovskis and to Pigott et al
Anxiety Sensitivity Is Distinguishable from Trait Anxiety
Anxiety Sensitivity Is Not Distinct from Trait Anxiety, Scott O. Lilienfeld Reply to Lilienfeld, Richard J. McNally Reply to
Preferential Preattentive Processing of Threat in Anxiety: Preparedness and Attentional Biases
The Preparedness Account of Social Phobia: Some Data and Alternative Explanations, Nigel W. Bond and David A. T. Siddle Reply to
Outcome and Mechanisms in the Evolution of Phobias: Surprise, Latent Inhibition, and the Status of the Preparedness Hypothesis, Arne Ouml;hman Reply to
Mechanisms of Change in Exposure Therapy
Therapeutic Changes in Phobic Behavior Are Mediated by Changes in Perceived Self-Efficacy, S. Lloyd Williams Reply to Williams, Richard J. McNally and Edna B. Foa Reply to
Overcoming Phobia: Unconscious Bioinformational Deconditioning or Conscious Cognitive Reappraisal?
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ISBN: 9781572300231
ISBN-10: 157230023X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 1st January 1996
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 15.9  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.69