This volume is an up-to-date overview of the cognitive-behavioural treatment of anxiety disorders. In addition to describing the phenomenology, assessment, and etiology, the book provides a comprehensive guide to the treatment of DSM-III-R anxiety disorders?including panic disorder, phobic and obsessive-compulsive disorders, generalized anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. Recent developments in research are described, and an accumulated insight into the cognitive-behavioural treatment of these disorders is accompanied by a critical discussion of the therapeutic merits of psychopharmacological treatment approaches. In addition, the authors discuss the planning and implementation of treatments, as well as the problems that may occur during the process of therapy. The book provides many case illustrations on assessment as well as therapy, which makes it very suitable for both practitioners and those training in the fields of clinical psychology, psychiatry, general practice and social work. From published reviews? "This book provides an excellent introduction to the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders? One of this book?s strengths is its emphasis on phenomenology; the experiences of sufferers are well described, which helps the practitioner both to diagnose and to empathise.
The book looks comprehensively at anxiety disorders, and treatment strategies are clearly described with good case examples." Bethlem & Maudsley Gazette "? this volume will be of value to psychologists not specialized in behavioural methods, and ought to make the more empirically minded among them go ahead and learn more. The practically working behaviour therapist, who like any other therapist often finds himself in need of new ideas, will probably also find this volume worth reading." Scandinavian Journal of Behavioural Therapy
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd