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Generalized Anxiety Disorder Advances in Research and Practice



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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

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

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