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Generalized Anxiety Disorder : Advances in Research and Practice - Richard G. Heimberg

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Advances in Research and Practice

By: Richard G. Heimberg (Editor), Cynthia L. Turk (Editor), Douglas S. Mennin (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th January 2004
ISBN: 9781572309722
Number Of Pages: 446

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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.

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"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, Massachusetts General Hospital and 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, 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, George Mason University"

Generalized Anxiety Disorder in the Clinic and in the Community
Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Featuresp. 3
Epidemiologyp. 29
From Anxious Temperament to Disorder: An Etiological Modelp. 51
Theoretical and Empirical Approaches
Avoidance Theory of Worry and Generalized Anxiety Disorderp. 77
Information-Processing Approaches: Assessing the Selective Functioning of Attention, Interpretation, and Retrievalp. 109
The Role of Intolerance of Uncertainty in Etiology and Maintenancep. 143
A Cognitive Model of GAD: Metacognitions and Pathological Worryp. 164
Neurobiologyp. 187
Assessment and Treatment
Assessmentp. 219
A Meta-Analytic Review of Cognitive-Behavioral Treatmentsp. 248
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapyp. 265
Supportive-Expressive Psychodynamic Therapyp. 293
Integrative Psychotherapyp. 320
Pharmacological Treatmentp. 351
Special Populations
Children and Adolescentsp. 383
Older Adultsp. 409
Indexp. 435
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ISBN: 9781572309722
ISBN-10: 1572309725
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 446
Published: 28th January 2004
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 0.75