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
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.