Anxiety Disorders in Adults: An Evidence-Based Approach to Psychological Treatment

Hardcover | December 15, 2000

byPeter D. McLean, Sheila R. Woody

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Recently developed psychosocial treatments for anxiety disorders reflect the systematic influence of scientifically generated knowledge, and these new treatments yield strong results. Research in such areas as information processing, cognition, behavioral avoidance, and the physiologicalcomponents of anxious arousal has increased our knowledge of mediators that cause and maintain anxiety disorders.The development of these new clinical tools is timely, as epidemiological studies now show that up to 25% of people will experience at least one anxiety disorder in their lifetime. Meanwhile, mental health care providers are increasingly pressured to limit the number of sessions and use demonstrablyeffective treatments.In this book, the authors review psychosocial treatments for anxiety disorders, focusing on the scientific basis and demonstrated outcomes of the treatments. Cognitive behavioral therapies are highlighted, as they have been the most frequently investigated approaches to treating anxiety disorders.Individual chapters feature specific phobias: social phobia, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. The book is rich in clinical material and integrates science and clinical practice in an effort to help practitioners to improve the effectiveness of their work with anxious clients.

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Recently developed psychosocial treatments for anxiety disorders reflect the systematic influence of scientifically generated knowledge, and these new treatments yield strong results. Research in such areas as information processing, cognition, behavioral avoidance, and the physiologicalcomponents of anxious arousal has increased our k...

Peter D. McLean is at University of British Columbia. Sheila R. Woody is at Yale University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.09 × 6.18 × 1.18 inPublished:December 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780195116250

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Table of Contents

1. Evidence-Based Practice2. The Nature of Anxiety3. Specific Fears and Phobias4. Social Phobia5. Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia6. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder7. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder8. Generalized Anxiety Disorder9. Standards for Quality CareAppendix A: Useful Measures for Anxiety DisordersAppendix B: Educational Resources for ProfessionalsAppendix C: Outcomes Measurement Systems VendorsReferencesIndex

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"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 rangeof professionals. . .The arrangement of the chapters could not have been better throughout". --PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES