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The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook.
Edmund J. Bourne
1572244135
May 2005
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This book excels not only in explaining the cause and nature of anxiety disorders and phobias but also in describing treatments. Director of the Anxiety Treatment Center in Santa Rosa (California), Bourne emphasizes the cognitive-behavioral model of treatment but includes information on biopsychiatry, intense psychotherapy, and spirituality as additional treatment modalities. This is truly a "workbook," with exercises designed to facilitate recovery, either through private use or in conjunction with professional therapy. If your library already owns the 1990 edition and money is an object, you can probably pass on this revision, which updates the definitions of anxiety and phobia so that they conform with the new DSM-IV diagnostic criteria and includes new information on the biological causes of anxiety and related...


Anxiety Disorders and Phobias: A Cognitive Perspective
Aaron T. Beck
046500587X
June 2005
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--Nancy C. Andreason,American Journal of Psychiatry
"The authors succeed in adding the very important cognitive dimension to our understanding of the anxiety disorders...strongly recommended." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

--Hans Strupp, Ph.D.A
"Indispensable reading for students and experienced practitioners alike." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders
Jenna Glatzer
0897933818
Nov 2002
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Book Description
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem in America, affecting one in every nine people. Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders brings us triumphant tales by those who have overcome them. Men and women of diverse ages and backgrounds share their individual experiences battling anxiety. Offering hope and inspiration, their essays discuss methods for recovery and techniques to manage symptoms. Each account is followed by a therapist’s explanation of the recovery techniques used and how others can apply these techniques to their lives.


From Panic to Power: Proven Techniques to Calm Your Anxieties, Conquer Your Fears, and Put You in Control of Your Life
Lucinda Bassett
0060927585
January 1995
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A star in motivational broadcasting because of her long-running infomercial, "Attacking Anxiety," Bassett here offers self-help to sufferers from panic attacks, in a workbook format (with audio cassettes available), interspersed with anecdotes and personal experiences. Revealing her own struggles with anxiety and agoraphobia, which she calls "avoidance behaviors," Bassett describes and analyzes the many degrees and forms of anxiety, discomfort and stress that often characterize contemporary living for both adults and children. A popular talk-show guest, Bassett enacts her sense of mission in these pages with elan. $100,000 ad/ promo; author tour. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Diagonally-Parked in a Parallel Universe : Working Through Social Anxiety
Signe A. Dayhoff
0967126509
January 1, 2000
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From Library Journal
Social anxiety disorder or social phobia (SA/SP), the intense, and incapacitating fear of social interaction, is the third most common psychiatric disorder (after depression and alcoholism). Dayhoff, a social psychologist, author (How To Win in a Tough Job Market), and lecturer who has overcome SA/SP herself, has written a comprehensive self-help guide for sufferers. Dayhoff reviews current research and theories about the origin of SA/SP, but her focus here is on practical ways to recover. She presents step-by-step plans for learning social skills for conversation, dating, job hunting, and networking; gives concise and clear information on such issues as how to access professional help, what to expect during the first session, and what happens in group therapy; outlines the benefits and pitfalls of medication;...


Panic Attacks Workbook
David Carbonell
1569754152
Aug 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
PANIC TRICKS YOU Panic is an insidious trick that makes you fear simple, everyday things: driving, shopping, socializing, traveling and more. The first attack comes out of nowhere, and then panic tricks you into responding in precisely the ways that invite the panic back, again and again. BUT IT’S JUST A TRICK The panic trick is highly effective and has drawn millions of people into panic attacks and phobias. But you can outsmart and beat this trick. Panic Attacks Workbook shows you how, with a step-by-step guide from panic to recovery. The proven methods in this book show how to identify the panic trick and empower you with the tools to address your fears and solve this debilitating problem. STEPS TO RECOVERY Part 1 details precisely what the panic trick is and how it operates. It also includes exercises to...


Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program For Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, And Impulsiveness
Daniel G. Amen M.D.
0812929985
January 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
In this age of do-it-yourself health care (heck, if the doctor only sees you for 10 minutes each visit, what other options are there?), Change Your Brain, Change Your Life fits in perfectly. Filled with "brain prescriptions" (among them cognitive exercises and nutritional advice) that are geared toward readers who've experienced anxiety, depression, impulsiveness, excessive anger or worry, and obsessive behavior, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life milks the mind-body connection for all it's worth.

Written by a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who has also authored a book on attention deficit disorder, Change Your Brain contains dozens of brain scans of patients with various neurological problems, from caffeine, nicotine, and heroin addiction to manic-depression to epilepsy. These scans, often showing large gaps in...



Fear Is No Longer My Reality
Jamie Blyth
0071447296
Feb 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Thanks to the reality TV show The Bachelorette, Blyth is now known to millions of Americans as a "finalist"-and millions more know him as a guest on Oprah talking about his panic/anxiety disorder. Now he relates in full the story of how his disorder developed and, more importantly, how he overcame it, offering hope and concrete advice to others who suffer from debilitating anxiety. Blyth relates how he, an outgoing and secure boy, was first struck by panic and social anxiety (a crippling fear of being seen and judged by others) while in college, when it caused him to lock himself in his dorm room for a month. "Panic seemed like an insurmountable wall, and I couldn't see any future beyond it," he writes. His book is chock full of comments and advice from experts in social and other anxiety disorders, and Blyth...


Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders with CDROM
Georg H. Eifert
1572244275
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A Revolutionary Approach to Treating Anxiety Disorders This much-anticipated book is the first how-to guide to offer a detailed and practical application of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to the treatment of persons suffering from any of the broad class of anxiety disorders. In a lucid and readable style, the book brings to life the ACT approach to alleviating human suffering. The book provides clear and flexible, session-by-session guidelines for applying and integrating acceptance, mindfulness, and value-guided behavior change methods into a powerful and effective anxiety treatment approach. It offers strategies that work to remove barriers to change and foster meaningful movement forward. Theoretical information in the book is supported by detailed examples of individual therapy sessions, worksheets, and...


What to Do when Your Child Has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Strategies and Solutions
Aureen Pinto Pinto Wagner
0967734711
September 2002
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Book Description
Is your child among the over one million children in this country who suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Dr. Aureen Wagner brings you the latest scientific advances in the treatment of OCD along with her many years of experience in treating children and teenagers. Using the metaphor of the Worry Hill, for which she has received international recognition, she presents a powerful step-by-step approach that countless children have used successfully to regain control from OCD. She provides parents and children with the blue print to take charge of and master OCD.

From the Publisher
This book contains information on child anxiety, anxiety in children, child OCD, obsessive compulsive in children, OCD in children, anxious children, worried child and anxious child. ...


Tapping the Healer Within : Using Thought-Field Therapy to Instantly Conquer Your Fears, Anxieties, and Emotional Distress
Roger Callahan, et al
0809298805
May 9, 2002
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From Publishers Weekly
In connection with his The Five Minute Phobia Cure, Callahan has appeared on television with Regis Philbin, Tom Snyder and Leeza Gibbons, successfully working with patients suffering from all stripes of phobias. Now he makes the startling claim that psychological problems can be treated with a sequence of movements and taps on various body parts that correspond to meridians used in acupuncture. Backed by a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Syracuse University, Callahan theorizes that emotional distress corresponds to a "thought field" disturbance that can be corrected by simply balancing the field's energy. Nearly a third of the book is given over to physical formulas for dealing with specific ailments: phobias, addictions, trauma, anxiety, stress, fear, depression, pain, obsession. Replete with cases of...


Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child's Fears, Worries, and Phobias
Tamar Chansky
0767914929
March 2004
Paperback
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Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D. author of Dear Patrick: Letters to a Young Man, Brain Lock, and The Mind & The Brain
"...the master of providing clear, accessible, practical advice and guidance for wise and loving care of the anxious child."

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
"Freeing Your Child from Anxiety is an excellent book, one of the best of its kind."

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Origins of Phobias and Anxiety Disorders
Michelle G. Craske
0080440320
Nov 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Univ. of California, Los Angeles. Presents a critical analysis of the theories and empirical evidence regarding the origins of phobias and anxiety disorders, focusing on why more women than men suffer from these conditions. Discusses nonspecific temperament to specific risk factors for each anxiety disorder and addresses various gender differences. For psychologists.

Book Info
Univ. of California, Los Angeles. Presents a critical analysis of the theories and empirical evidence regarding the origins of phobias and anxiety disorders, focusing on why more women than men suffer from these conditions. Discusses nonspecific temperament to specific risk factors for each anxiety disorder and addresses various gender differences. For psychologists.


Calming Your Anxious Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Anxiety, Fear, and Panic
Jeffrey Brantley, Jon Kabat-Zinn (Foreword)
1572243384
November 2003
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Book Description
From this compassionate and nonreligious book, learn to use the principle of mindfulness to relieve a wide range of stress-related conditions. A quality common to all human beings, mindfulness is a receptive, nonjudgmental, present-moment awareness. a state of focusing attention only on the here and now. Learn to become more present in your life experiences. Develop skills for calming and relaxing the mind and body. By putting the exercises into practice, find more power for controlling disruptive feelings in your life. The resources and techniques in this book provide you with a direction that leads to greater experiential learning and dramatically effective, life-affirming attitudes. Although the focus in Calming your Anxious Mind is relieving fear, anxiety, and panic, the basic concept of mindfulness, as well as...


Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for Dsm IV
Anne Alano
0158131509
Mar 1997
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Anxiety and Panic Attacks: Their Cause and Cure
Robert W. Handly
0449213315
January 1987
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Handly, a Texas human resources consultant, set out, we're told here, to conquer the anxieties that he felt held him back from life, and he writes with Neff (Tough Love) about his success and presents a five-point recovery plan for fellow sufferers. Even though it covers familiar ground, the book is helpful in its discussion of the causes of irrational fear, suggesting ways to tap into alpha brainwave states and alter messages from one's unconscious. By using visualization and affirmative statement, the authors advise, one can learn to avoid negative thought habits that keep confidence low. Physical causes of anxiety, we learn, can also be debilitating; chapters on nutrition and breaking alcohol and cigarette dependencies offer convincing reasons for altering ingrained habits that may lower panic thresholds. The...


Coping with Anxiety: 10 Simple Ways to Relieve Anxiety, Fear & Worry
Edmund J. Bourne, Lorna Garano
1572243201
March 2003
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Book Description
Anxiety affects 25 million people in the United States, and treatment can be difficult and daunting. Coping with Anxiety takes a sensible, clinically based approach by teaching ten simple steps to overcoming the problem and maintaining an anxiety-free life. The tips range from "Thinking realistically" to "Taking constructive coping actions" and include friendly exercises for combating a particular aspect of anxiety. In the first chapter, for example, readers learn how to deal with physical symptoms by mastering three essential relaxation techniques. Each strategy provides something the reader can do in the moment. An afterword on medication is included.


The Monster in the Cave: How to Face Your Fear and Anxiety and Live Your Life
David Mellinger
0641676468

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Fears, Phobias and Rituals
Isaac Marks
0195039270
Apr 1987
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book draws on fields as diverse as biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, psychiatry, and ethology, to form a fascinating synthesis of information on the nature of fear and of panic and anxiety disorders. Dr. Marks offers both a detailed discussion of the clinical aspects of
fear-related syndromes and a broad exploration of the sources and mechanisms of fear and defensive behavior. Dealing first with normal fear, he establishes a firm, scientific basis for understanding it. He then presents a thorough analysis of the development, symptoms and treatment of fear-related
syndromes. Phobic and obsessive-compulsive disorders are examined in detail. The book is illustrated with examples of fear and defensive behavior in other living organisms. By drawing provocative analogies between animal and...


On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
Dave Grossman
0316330116
November 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Drawing on interviews, published personal accounts and academic studies, Grossman investigates the psychology of killing in combat. Stressing that human beings have a powerful, innate resistance to the taking of life, he examines the techniques developed by the military to overcome that aversion. His provocative study focuses in particular on the Vietnam war, revealing how the American soldier was "enabled to kill to a far greater degree than any other soldier in history." Grossman argues that the breakdown of American society, combined with the pervasive violence in the media and interactive video games, is conditioning our children to kill in a manner siimilar to the army's conditioning of soldiers: "We are reaching that stage of desensitization at which the infliction of pain and suffering has become a source...


Anxiety Disorders in Adults
Peter D. McLean
0195116259
Jan 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Reviews psychosocial treatments for anxiety disorders, focusing on the scientific basis and demonstrated outcomes of the treatments. Cognitive behavioral therapies are highlighted, as they have been the most frequently investigated approaches to treating anxiety disorders.

Book Info
Reviews psychosocial treatments for anxiety disorders, focusing on the scientific basis and demonstrated outcomes of the treatments. Cognitive behavioral therapies are highlighted. Integrates clinical and science practice. For clinicians.


The Worry Cure : Seven Steps to Stop Worry from Stopping You
Robert L. Leahy
1400097657
November 1, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
For "highly worried people," or those who suffer from the "what-if disease," Leahy (president of the International Association of Cognitive Therapy and author of Cognitive Therapy Techniques: A Practitioner's Guide) presents a systematic, accessible self-help guide to gaining control over debilitating anxiety. Leahy is an expert in changing thought processes, and he walks worriers step-by-step through problems in the way they think, with pointers on how to change these biases. For self-assessment, he provides several questionnaires to take your worry profile, including estimations of your, personal beliefs on self and relationships, and your ability to tolerate uncertainty. The author then outlines a seven-step worry-reduction plan: beginning with identifying productive and unproductive worry, progressing to...


Self-Coaching: How to Heal Anxiety and Depression
Joseph J. Luciani
0471387371
January 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Cognitive behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts and our interpretations of events greatly influence our moods. Therapists teach clients to listen to their negative internal dialogs and to use less depressive "self-talk." Clients may also be given "homework" in the form of relaxation exercises for anxiety or gradual acclimatization to frightening situations. The emphasis is on changing thoughts and actions, not on understanding their origins. Getting Your Life Back and Self-Coaching are both based on this approach. The latter, by clinical psychologist Luciani, advises readers to identify themselves as specific personality types (e.g., "Worrywarts," "Hedgehogs," "Perfectionists") and then gives specific instructions on how to change these thought patterns. The title by Wright and Basco, a...


The Anxiety Cure for Kids : A Guide for Parents
Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, et al
0471263613
August 13, 2003
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Book Description
A comforting, practical guide to helping your child deal with anxiety Fear, worry, stomach pains, self-doubt–– these are all classic symptoms of anxiety in children and teenagers. Anxiety affects both boys and girls, regardless of age, size, intelligence, or family specifics. And the only way your family can be free of anxiety is to confront it every time it appears. This book will show you how. The bestselling authors of The Anxiety Cure present a reassuring guide to help adults and children understand the way anxiety works. Using characters such as the Dragon and the Wizard, The Anxiety Cure for Kids explains how to overcome the negative impacts of anxiety and turn anxiety into a positive opportunity for the whole family. It outlines specific action steps to regain full control of your anxious...


Phobic and Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Thomas H. Ollendick
0195135946
Dec 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This comprehensive,interdisciplinary guidebook is designed for the mental health practitioner seeking to utilize proven and effective interventions with children and adolescents suffering from significant anxiety and phobic disorders.

Book Info
Virginia State Univ., Petersburg. Presents state-of-the-art assessment and treatment strategies for a wide variety of phobic and anxiety disorders, including both psychosocial and pharmacological interventions. Addresses important conceptual, epidemiological, and ethical issues in work with children and adolescents. For For child psychiatrists and psychologists.


Embracing the Fear : Learning To Manage Anxiety & Panic Attacks
Judith Bemis, AMR Barrada
089486971X
April 21, 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
a simple, straightforward guide that helps readers understand the overwhelming feelings associated with anxiety disorders, simple phobias, panic disorders, and agoraphobia

From The WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women; review by Patricia Pettijohn
Nothing to fear but fear itself? For anyone who has ever suffered from the palm sweating, heart pounding, trembling, panting, exhausting terror of anxiety or panic attacks, that is more than enough. This book, authored by two recovering agoraphobics, offers strategies for managing anxieties and phobias, emphasizing the need to first accept our anxiety and panic, encouraging us to take risks, and giving specific dialogues to counter fearful self-talk. Although they do not address nutritional...


Anxiety Disorders in Adults
Vladan Starcevic
0195156064
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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From the New England Journal of Medicine, April 21, 2005
The prevailing system for the diagnosis of anxiety disorders in the United States derives from the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III), published by the American Psychiatric Association in 1980. DSM-III broke with the past in discarding the notion of "neurosis" in favor of an avowedly descriptive and atheoretical approach. Nowhere was the effect of this change greater than in the category of anxiety disorders, which had been classically considered to be neuroses. The current incarnation of the manual, DSM-IV-TR (Text Revision), serves as the point of reference for this book by Vladan Starcevic, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Sydney. His intent is to present a "real world" guide to the diagnosis,...


EMDR: The Breakthrough "Eye Movement" Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma--Updated Edition
Francine Shapiro
0465043011
April 1998
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From Publishers Weekly
EMDR, or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, is a new, nontraditional, very short-term therapy for treating trauma victims that utilizes rhythmical stimulation such as eye movements or hand taps. Shapiro, a clinical psychologist and fellow at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, Calif., who developed the approach, reports cases in which as few as three 90-minute EMDR sessions have relieved patients' disabling anxiety. Explaining how she developed the technique in 1987, Shapiro describes the treatment, theorizes about why it works and cites supporting research. She suggests that the rhythmical stimulation inherent in the process jump starts and accelerates the brain's information processing system to enable the victims to begin to process the traumatic experiences in which they have been stuck so...

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