Dealing with Anxiety and Related Disorders: Understanding, Coping, and Prevention

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ABC-CLIO, Nov 28, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 230 pages

This thorough discussion and analysis of anxiety and related disorders looks at case studies, specific diagnostic categories, and treatments.

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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About the author (2011)

Rudy Nydegger is Chief of the Division of Psychology at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, New York, and a Clinical and Consulting Psychologist in practice for more than 30 years. He is former President of the New York Psychological Association, and current Chair of the Legal and Legislative Committee for the organization. He is also Full Professor of Management and Psychology at Union Graduate College and Union College, and has also been involved in teaching for more than 30 years.

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