9781572309722

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Advances in Research and Practice

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    9781572309722

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    1572309725

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/28/2004
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press
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Summary

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

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

PART I. Generalized Anxiety Disorder in the Clinic and in the Community
Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Features
3(26)
Douglas S. Mennin
Richard G. Heimberg
Cynthia L. Turk
Epidemiology
29(22)
Ronald C. Kessler
Ellen E. Walters
Hans-Ulrich Wittchen
From Anxious Temperament to Disorder: An Etiological Model
51(26)
Jennifer L. Hudson
Ronald M. Rapee
PART II. Theoretical and Empirical Approaches
Avoidance Theory of Worry and Generalized Anxiety Disorder
77(32)
Thomas D. Borkovec
Oscar M. Alcaine
Evelyn Behar
Information-Processing Approaches: Assessing the Selective Functioning of Attention, Interpretation, and Retrieval
109(34)
Colin MacLeod
Elizabeth Rutherford
The Role of Intolerance of Uncertainty in Etiology and Maintenance
143(21)
Michel J. Dugas
Kristin Buhr
Robert Ladouceur
A Cognitive Model of GAD: Metacognitions and Pathological Worry
164(23)
Adrian Wells
Neurobiology
187(32)
Smit S. Sinha
Jan Mohlman
Jack M. Gorman
PART III. Assessment and Treatment
Assessment
219(29)
Cynthia L. Turk
Richard G. Heimberg
Douglas S. Mennin
A Meta-Analytic Review of Cognitive-Behavioral Treatments
248(17)
Robert A. Gould
Steven A. Safren
David O'Neill Washington
Michael W. Otto
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
265(28)
Robert L. Leahy
Supportive-Expressive Psychodynamic Therapy
293(27)
Paul Crits-Christoph
Mary Beth Connolly Gibbons
Katherine Crits-Christoph
Integrative Psychotherapy
320(31)
Michelle G. Newman
Louis G. Castonguay
Thomas D. Borkovec
Christine Molnar
Pharmacological Treatment
351(32)
R. Bruce Lydiard
Jeannine Monnier
PART IV. Special Populations
Children and Adolescents
383(26)
Anne Marie Albano
Sabine Hack
Older Adults
409(26)
J. Gayle Beck
Patricia M. Averill
Index 435

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