Treatment of generalized anxiety disorder: Therapist guides and patient manual

Paperback | April 30, 2016

EditorGavin Andrews, Alison E. Mahoney, Megan J. Hobbs

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterised by excessive anxiety and worry about everyday concerns such as work, family, relationships, finances, health, and safety. The worry is difficult to control; it lasts months and years rather than hours or days, and is accompanied by a varietyof additional symptoms including restlessness, irritability, fatigue, muscle tension, and difficulties concentrating and sleeping. The worry and anxiety in GAD is distressing and disabling. People who worry in a maladaptive way benefit from good, proactive treatment, and that is the focus of thisbook.It begins by tracing the history of GAD. It then looks at the effectiveness of pharmacological and psychological treatments and favours the latter. In chapter 4, contemporary models of GAD are listed and new developments in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) are explored. This chapter may beparticularly applicable to the difficult-to-get-better patient. A clinician's guide to treatment is then presented which covers assessment, formulation, and the beneficial and problematic steps in CBT. Finally there is a patients' treatment manual that can be used as a curriculum for individual orgroup therapy, or it can be copied and provided to patients to work though on their own.Treatment of generalized anxiety disorder is a short, accessible, and practical guide for any therapist who has to deal with this debilitating problem.

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterised by excessive anxiety and worry about everyday concerns such as work, family, relationships, finances, health, and safety. The worry is difficult to control; it lasts months and years rather than hours or days, and is accompanied by a varietyof additional symptoms including restlessnes...

Gavin Andrews AO MD is Professor of Psychiatry at UNSW at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney. His Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD) is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders in adults. CRUfAD provides treatment services to more than 5,000 people a year, both in the clinic and ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:April 30, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Gavin Andrews, Alison E. J. Mahoney, Megan J. Hobbs, and Margo Genderson: DSM-5 Generalized Anxiety Disorder: The Product of an Imperfect Science2. Gavin Andrews, Alison E. J. Mahoney, Megan J. Hobbs, and Margo Genderson: GAD Assessment Measures3. Gavin Andrews, Alison E. J. Mahoney, Megan J. Hobbs, and Margo Genderson: Treatment Effectiveness4. Gavin Andrews, Alison E. J. Mahoney, Megan J. Hobbs, and Margo Genderson: Next Steps for Improving Treatment Effectiveness5. Gavin Andrews, Alison E. J. Mahoney, Megan J. Hobbs, and Margo Genderson: Clinical Guides to Treatment6. Gavin Andrews, Alison E. J. Mahoney, Megan J. Hobbs, and Margo Genderson: Patients' Treatment Manual