Dealing with Anxiety and Related Disorders: Understanding, Coping, and Prevention (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, Dec 31, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 230 pages
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Anxiety disorders are the most common and frequently misdiagnosed and undertreated of all mental health conditions. Dealing with Anxiety and Related Disorders: Understanding, Coping, and Prevention explains in accessible language the myths, misunderstandings, and realities of anxiety disorders, including often misdiagnosed somatoform and dissociative disorders.

Psychologist Rudy Nydegger approaches anxiety and related disorders, including panic disorder, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and PTSD, with the most up-to-date and professionally sound information available. The history of and theories about anxiety disorders are thoroughly discussed, as are the most recent ideas and findings. Readers are provided with comprehensive information on each disorder—its description, clinical symptoms, dynamics, and available treatments, including alternative and experimental approaches. Ways in which patients can get help and help themselves are discussed, as are steps family members and friends can take when they know a loved one is struggling with an anxiety disorder. Detailed case studies illustrate both the disorders and the options for treatment.

  

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Contents

1 What Is Anxiety?
1
2 Living with Anxiety Disorders
15
Costs Gender Age and Specific Groups
29
4 Theories of Anxiety Disorders
49
Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder
69
Phobias Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and ObsessiveCompulsive Disorder
83
7 Treatments for Anxiety Disorders
107
8 Treatment Methods for Specific Anxiety Disorders and Patient Groups
125
9 Living with Anxiety Disorders
139
10 Somatoform Disorders
151
11 Dissociative Disorders
169
12 Making Sense of It All
183
Resources
195
References
199
Index
223
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RUDY V. NYDEGGER is Professor of Psychology at Union College and Professor of Administration and Management at the School of Management, Union University. He also teaches in the Cornell University Institute of Industrial and Labor Relations and serves as Chief, Division of Psychology, Ellis Hospital. He has written dozens of professional and academic articles on issues of social psychology, consulted to major corporations and health care institutions, run workshops, and participated in conferences in the U.S. and abroad.

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