Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/28801
Title: Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Therapist Guides and Patient Manual
Contributor(s): Andrews, Gavin (author); Mahoney, Alison E J (author); Hobbs, Megan J  (author)orcid ; Genderson, Margo R (author)
Publication Date: 2016
DOI: 10.1093/med:psych/9780198758846.001.0001
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/28801
Abstract: Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterized 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 variety of 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. That is the focus of this book. It begins by tracing the history of GAD. It then looks at the effectiveness of pharmacological and psychological treatments, favoring the latter. In Chapter 4, contemporary models of GAD are listed and new developments in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) are explored. This chapter may be particularly 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 patient treatment manual that can be used as a curriculum for individual or group therapy, or it can be copied and provided to patients to work though on their own.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Place of Publication: Oxford, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9780198758846
0198758847
Field of Research (FOR) 2008: 110319 Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)
111714 Mental Health
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 320221 Psychiatry (incl. psychotherapy)
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520303 Counselling psychology
520302 Clinical psychology
520304 Health psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920410 Mental Health
920209 Mental Health Services
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200409 Mental health
200305 Mental health services
HERDC Category Description: A1 Authored Book - Scholarly
Other Links: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/947286049
http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1153020560
Extent of Pages: 221
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