Anxiety and Depression Workbook For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 6, 2011 - Self-Help - 308 pages
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Anxiety and depression affect over 10% of the population.  They can become debilitating conditions if not managed carefully so there are thousands of people looking for advice on how to keep their symptoms under control.  Anxiety & Depression Workbook For Dummies provides readers with practical exercises and worksheets to help them analyse their thinking patterns and overcome the issues that are holding them back.  The workbook format is ideal for those wanting to track their progress and make positive changes to both their mental and physical health.

Anxiety & Depression Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition covers:

Part I: Recognising and Recording Anxiety and Depression
Chapter 1: Spotting the Signs of Anxiety and Depression
Chapter 2: Digging Up the Roots of Your Worries
Chapter 3: Overcoming Obstacles to Change
Chapter 4: Monitoring Your Moods 

Part II: Understanding Your Thinking: Cognitive Therapy
Chapter 5: Viewing Things A Different Way
Chapter 6: Challenging and Changing Thoughts
Chapter 7: Seeing Clearly: Gaining A New Perspective
Chapter 8: Maintaining Awareness and Achieving Acceptance

Part III: Taking Action: Behaviour Therapy
Chapter 9: Facing Feelings: Avoiding Avoidance
Chapter 10: Lifting Your Spirits With Exercise
Chapter 11: Taking Pleasure from Leisure
Chapter 12: Just Do It! – Tackling Life’s Problems

Part IV: Feeling It Where It Hurts: Healing the Body
Chapter 13: Taking the Relaxation Route
Chapter 14: Making Your Mind Up About Medication

Part V: Revitalising Relationships
Chapter 15: Working on Relationships
Chapter 16: Smoothing Out Conflict

Part VI: Life Beyond Anxiety and Depression
Chapter 17: Reducing the Risk of Relapse
Chapter 18: Promoting The Positive

Part VII: The Part of Tens
Chapter 19: Ten Helpful Resources
Chapter 20: Ten Terrific Tips

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I Recognising and Recording Anxiety and Depression
7
Part II Understanding Your Thinking Cognitive Therapy
57
Part III Taking Action with Behaviour Therapy
131
Part IV Feeling It Where It Hurts Healing the Body
185
Part V Revitalising Relationships
209
Part VI Life Beyond Anxiety and Depression
235
Part VII The Part of Tens
265
Index
275
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Elaine Iljon Foreman, MSc, is a clinical psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Charles H Elliott, PhD, and Laura L Smith, PhD, are clinical psychologists.

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