Anxiety and Avoidance

Anxiety and Avoidance Author Michael A. Tompkins
ISBN-10 9781608826711
Year 2013-09-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
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Do 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.

Anxiety and Avoidance

Anxiety and Avoidance Author Michael A. Tompkins
ISBN-10 1608826694
Year 2013
Pages 172
Language en
Publisher New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
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In Anxiety and Avoidance, psychologist and anxiety disorder expert Michael A. Tompkins presents a universal, transdianostic approach for helping readers cope with anxiety, panic, and fear using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness treatments. This book includes mindfulness strategies, motivational tips, and cognitive tools for reframing anxiety and fear so readers can get back to living their lives.

Anxiety and Avoidance

Anxiety and Avoidance Author Michael A. Tompkins
ISBN-10 9781608826704
Year 2013-09-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
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Do 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.

Anxiety and Avoidance

Anxiety and Avoidance Author Natalie Nicole Castriotta
ISBN-10 OCLC:873947283
Year 2013
Pages 123
Language en
Publisher
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Study 1 aimed to differentiate fear and avoidance as separate predictors of treatment outcome and examine whether avoidance behavior is a stronger predictor of treatment outcome and future relapse than fear level. Participants were treatment seeking adults (N=75) who met diagnostic criteria for social anxiety disorder (SAD) using the Anxiety Disorders Inventory Schedule-IV (ADIS). Eligible participants were randomly assigned to one of two treatment groups to complete 12 weeks of manualized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) treatment. Fear, avoidance, and clinical severity ratings (CSR) were measured via the ADIS and participant self-report using the Mood and Anxiety Symptom Questionnaire at pre and post-treatment and six month follow-up. Results indicate that pre-treatment avoidance level predicted post-treatment fear level over and above pre-treatment fear level, but pre-treatment fear level did not predict post-treatment avoidance Level. Pre-treatment avoidance level significantly predicted post-treatment CSR and MASQ scores, over and above pre-treatment fear levels. Post-treatment avoidance level significantly predicted CSR and MASQ scores at six-month follow-up, over and above post-treatment fear levels. These results suggest that fear and avoidance are separate predictors of outcome, that avoidance may predict changes in fear, and avoidance may be a stronger and more stable predictor of treatment outcome and future functioning than fear level. Study 2 aimed to create a new objective and ecologically valid measure of behavioral avoidance that recreates the approach-avoidance conflict that anxious individuals face when confronted with feared stimuli that incorporates risk and reward. Participants were recruited from an undergraduate student sample based on their level of Blood Injection Injury (BII) Phobia related symptoms using the Blood Injection Symptom Scale and placed into Low and High Anxiety groups. The Behavioral Avoidance and Reward Sensitivity Task (BARST) consisted of six levels and asked participants to choose to view one of two groups of BII related images, where one set was more difficult but yielded a higher reward. Each level increased in difficulty and incentive and measured participants' willingness to approach feared stimuli in exchange for reward. The results indicated that the high and low anxiety groups differed as a function of the difficulty level and the reward incentive associated with the images. Reward incentive was also found to be a more consistent predictor of the decision to approach feared stimuli than anxiety level. The results indicate that in general, anxious individuals become more risk averse and less sensitive to reward as difficulty level increases as compared to non-anxious individuals. Also, anxious individuals vary in both their sensitivity to reward and their willingness to approach fear provoking stimuli in exchange for reward.

Aversion Avoidance and Anxiety

Aversion  Avoidance  and Anxiety Author Trevor Archer
ISBN-10 9781317785699
Year 2014-02-24
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press
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Based on a conference held at the University of Umea, Sweden, these papers discuss the scientific status of the field of aversive learning from historical, affective, clinical, neurobiological, cognitive, neuroethological, and conceptual perspectives. Aversion, Avoidance, Anxiety carries readers through the history of the field's development, looks at the current state of progress, and discusses future research and therapeutic possibilities. The editors provide introductions to each chapter containing both timely information and background data to help readers systhesize and assimilate the information.

Anxiety

Anxiety Author Stanley Rachman
ISBN-10 9781136775642
Year 2013-08-21
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press
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Anxiety is a complex phenomenon and a central feature of many psychological problems. This thoroughly revised edition of Anxiety has been updated to include astonishing developments in the in the clinical implementation of knowledge about anxiety. In particular, this edition updates the reader with: A new chapter on health anxiety A fully updated chapter on obsessive compulsive disorders, including the concept of mental contamination and the causes of obsessions An account of advances in therapeutic techniques. Unique in combining an introduction to the subject with comprehensive coverage of the latest developments in research and practice, this book provides excellent breadth and depth of coverage which all practicing and trainee clinical psychologists, and students of clinical psychology, will find extremely informative.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Author Richard G. Heimberg
ISBN-10 1572309725
Year 2004-01
Pages 446
Language en
Publisher Guilford Press
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In the last decade, tremendous progress has been made in understanding and addressing generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), a prevalent yet long-neglected syndrome associated with substantial functional impairment and reduced life satisfaction. This comprehensive, empirically based volume brings together leading authorities to review the breadth of current knowledge on the phenomenology, etiology, pathological mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of GAD. Provided are psychological and neurobiological models of the disorder that combine cutting-edge research and clinical expertise. Assessment strategies are detailed and promising intervention approaches described in depth, including cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, psychodynamic, and pharmacological therapies. Also covered are special issues in the treatment of GAD in children, adolescents, and older adults.

The 10 Best Ever Anxiety Management Techniques Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Anxious and What You Can Do to Change It

The 10 Best Ever Anxiety Management Techniques  Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Anxious and What You Can Do to Change It Author Margaret Wehrenberg
ISBN-10 0393070441
Year 2008-08-17
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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A strategy-filled handbook to understand, manage, and conquer your own stress. Anxiety disorders-grouped into three main categories: panic, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety-are among the most common and pervasive mental health complaints. From the subtlest effect of sweaty palms during a work presentation to the more severe symptom of reclusion, anxiety casts a wide net. Medication, once considered the treatment of choice, is losing favor as more and more sufferers complain of unpleasant side effects and its temporary, quick-fix nature. Now, thanks to a flood of fresh neurobiology research and insights into the anatomy of the anxious brain, effective, practical strategies have emerged allowing us to manage day-to-day anxiety on our own. Addressing physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms, Margaret Wehrenberg, a leading mental health clinician, draws on basic brain science to highlight the top ten anxiety-defeating tips. Everything from breathing techniques and mindful awareness to cognitive control and self-talk are included-all guaranteed to evict your anxious thoughts.

Stopping Anxiety Medication

Stopping Anxiety Medication Author Michael W. Otto
ISBN-10 9780195338553
Year 2009
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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Millions of people are prescribed medication for anxiety and panic everyday. One of the most common medications prescribed are tranquilizers which can be addictive and habit-forming. Many individuals may wish to discontinue their medication for various reasons. Some have been free of anxiety symptoms for some time and feel they no longer need meds. Women may wish to become pregnant and others may suffer from bothersome side effects. Whatever the reason, weaning off anxiety medications can be extremely difficult. This Workbook, in conjunction with the corresponding Therapist Guide, outlines a treatment program for helping individuals discontinue their medication. This evidence-based treatment incorporates the basic principles of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is also effective for treating the underlying Panic Disorder itself. This revised edition of the Workbook teaches the skills necessary to help individuals wean off their medicine through the use of cognitive restructuring techniques, along with exposure to panic and anxiety sensations. New to this edition is a reorganized Chapter 2 that places the core emphasis on the role of fears of anxiety sensations in enhancing the difficulties associated with stopping medication, and a section on discontinuing the use of antidepressants. Blank logs are included for keeping track of homework assignments, as well as for monitoring progress.

Psychological Approaches to Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Psychological Approaches to Generalized Anxiety Disorder Author Holly Hazlett-Stevens
ISBN-10 038776870X
Year 2008-12-10
Pages 190
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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Concise, yet without skimping on information, this book reviews current theory and research, addresses important diagnostic issues, and provides salient details in a number of key areas related to GAD. Assessment procedures and treatment planning are covered, along with the latest therapy outcome data, including findings on newer therapies. Also detailed are specific cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, including cognitive strategies, psychoeducation, and anxiety monitoring.

When Children Refuse School

When Children Refuse School Author Christopher A. Kearney
ISBN-10 0195183770
Year 2000-01-01
Pages 168
Language en
Publisher Graywind Publications Incorporated
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This program is a unique prescriptive model for the treatment of school refusal behavior of children ages 5 to 17. Using a two-component program, this model divides the school refusal behavior into four basic groups based on the reasons why children refuse school: avoidance of school situations that provoke general negative affectivity; escape from aversive social/evaluative situations; attention; and positive tangible reinforcement. Use it with children who are completely absent from school, who attend but then leave school during the day, who go to school following intense morning behavioral problems, or who display unusual distress during school days leading to pleas to parents or others for future non-attendance.

The Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

The Treatment of Anxiety Disorders Author Gavin Andrews
ISBN-10 0521788773
Year 2003
Pages 611
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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In this completely revised 2002 second edition of their well-received book, Gavin Andrews and his team continue to draw upon materials and methods that they have used successfully in clinical practice for 15 years. Over half the material in the second edition is new, and there is an entirely new section covering post-traumatic stress disorder. This is a unique and authoritative overview of the recognition and treatment of anxiety disorders, giving Clinician Guides and Patient Treatment Manuals for each. The Clinician Guides describe how to create a treatment program, and by working through the Patient Treatment Manual together with the clinician enables each patient to understand and put into effect the strategies of cognitive behaviour therapy. The Treatment of Anxiety Disorders offers both a theoretical overview and a framework to help psychiatrists and clinical psychologists build successful treatment programs.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder Author Stefan G. Hofmann
ISBN-10 9780415954020
Year 2008
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Taylor & Francis
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Social phobia, or social anxiety disorder, is among the most common (and debilitating) of the anxiety disorders, and at any given time it effects somewhere between 3 and 5% of the US population, with similar statistics found in countries around the world. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been demonstrated to be the most effective form of treatment for social phobia, but research has shown that conventional CBT principles and general interventions fall short of the mark. With this in mind, Hofmann and Otto have composed an organized treatment approach that includes specifically designed interventions to strengthen the relevant CBT strategies. This volume builds upon empirical research to address the psychopathology and heterogeneity of social phobia, creating a series of specific interventions with numerous case examples.

Social Anxiety and Social Phobia in Youth

Social Anxiety and Social Phobia in Youth Author Christopher Kearney
ISBN-10 9780387225913
Year 2004-11-24
Pages 220
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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A great bene?t of being a clinical child psychologist is the opportunity to conduct and review research on fascinating areas of human, youthful behavior. And perhaps no behavior is as central to human existence as social behavior, and the lack thereof. In writing this book, therefore, I have been doubly blessed with the chance to examine seminal works on behaviors that are so critical to the development and quality of life of children. This book covers the major historical aspects, characteristics, asse- ment strategies, and psychological treatment techniques for youths with social anxiety and social phobia. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the related constructs and history of social phobia. Chapters 2 and 3 provide a summary of the characteristics and etiological variables that pertain most to youths with social anxiety and social phobia. Chapters 4 and 5 provide an overview of research- and clinically-based assessment strategies and recommendations for this population. Chapters 6–9 provide a description of treatment techniques that are most relevant and empirically supported for youths with social anxiety and social phobia. Chapter 10 covers issues regarding general and relapse prevention as well as dif?cult cases and future directions.