Anxiety Disorders by Sucheta Connolly; Cynthia Petty; David Simpson; Christine E. Collins; Pat LevittFrom obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) to phobias, millions of people suffer from anxiety that affects their everyday lives. New research shows that some of these problems may have neurological causes and may be treated with medications and therapy. Anxiety Disorders examines the many different types of anxiety disorders and treatments that may help people who suffer from them. With this volume, students will better understand the problems associated with this mental disorder, as well as gain a broader perspective on how anxiety, when not properly treated, can affect every facet of a person’s life.
Publication Date: 2006
Calming the Rush of Panic by Bob Stahl; Wendy MillstineDo you constantly feel anxious? Do you have panic attacks that make you feel as though you are about to lose control? You are not alone. In fact, anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health conditions faced by our society. Perhaps you’ve tried therapy or medication and have not found any real, lasting relief for your symptoms. So where do you go from here? Calming the Rush of Panic will introduce you to the practices of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)—a proven-effective meditational method developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn—as a way to work through episodes of panic. After an informative introduction to MBSR, you will be guided through a number of exploratory practices and meditations to transform your panic into peace." Each chapter in the book contains informational background on the topic, guided meditations, and up to 10 practices that let you put the information and skills you will learn into action. The book promotes mindfulness-based practices and exercises to help you deal with the physical, emotional, and mental effects of panic, and inside you will learn foundational MBSR meditation practices, including mindful breathing, sitting meditation, and loving-kindness meditation. If your fear response is out of sync with the situations you find yourself in, this book will show you that your thoughts are just thoughts—they are just one part of you. This quick, accessible book is the first to use an MBSR approach to specifically target panic attacks and panic disorder, and its goal is to show you what exists beyond your panic—a life filled with a greater sense of calm, connection, and happiness.
Publication Date: 2013
Anxiety and Avoidance by Michael A. TompkinsDo you suffer from panic, anxiety, and fear in your day-to-day life? Do you often avoid social situations, activities like driving, or even going to the store because of a fear of being overwhelmed or triggering a panic attack? You might be interested to know that anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders in the United States. In Anxiety and Avoidance, psychologist and anxiety disorder expert Michael Tompkins presents a universal protocol to help you cope with anxiety, panic, and fear, regardless of your particular mental health diagnosis. This universal protocol is based on David H. Barlow's "unified protocol," and is a cognitive behavioral approach. Tompkins also draws on mindfulness-based therapies such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) that have been used successfully in the treatment of anxiety disorders for years. The book includes present-moment awareness (mindfulness) techniques, motivational tools for overcoming experiential avoidance, and cognitive tools for reframing anxiety and fear. In addition, you will learn how to use your personal values as a vehicle for lasting change. While most anxiety treatments have focused on symptom reduction, this book teaches you the skills needed to better handle the underlying emotional reactions that lead to anxiety and panic in the first place. If you are ready to stop avoiding situations that cause you to panic and get back to living a full life, this book is a powerful resource that can help you make a lasting change using an innovative, transdiagnostic approach.
Publication Date: 2013
Fast Facts by Malcolm H. LaderIt is estimated that over 25% of the population suffer from some degree of anxiety disorder and that this figure is on the increase. Every member of the primary healthcare team will see these disorders regularly and needs to be able to make the correct diagnosis swiftly and offer the appropriate level of care and support. This new edition, fully revised and updated, offers expert guidance on the diagnosis of the most commonly presenting disorders and covers all therapeutic strategies including the latest drug treatments. - Expert advice from two of the world's leading specialists - Covers both the psychiatric and psychopharmacological approaches to treatment - Includes all major presenting disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.