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 9781317785682
Year 2014-02-24
Pages 508
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.

Handbook of Interpersonal Commitment and Relationship Stability

Handbook of Interpersonal Commitment and Relationship Stability Author Jeffrey M. Adams
ISBN-10 030646148X
Year 1999-09-30
Pages 532
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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A fundamental assumption underlying the formation of our most important relationships is that they will persist indefinitely into the future. As an acquaintanceship turns into a friend ship, for example, both members of this newly formed interpersonal bond are likely to expect that their interactions will become increasingly frequent, diverse, and intimate over time. This expectation is perhaps most apparent in romantically involved couples who, through a variety of verbal and symbolic means, make explicit pledges to a long-lasting relationship. In either case, it is clear that these relationships represent something valuable to the individuals in volved and are pursued with great enthusiasm. Virtually all close relationships are formed within the context of mutually rewarding in teractions and/or strong physical attraction between partners. Friends and romantically in volved couples alike are drawn to one another because of similarity of attitudes, interests, and personality and, quite simply, because they enjoy one another's company. This enjoyment, cou pled with the novelty that characterizes new relationships, almost makes the continuation of the relationship a foregone conclusion. As relationships progress, however, their novelty fades, conflicts may arise between partners, negative life events may occur, and the satisfaction that previously characterized the relationships may diminish.

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.

Stopping Anxiety Medication

Stopping Anxiety Medication Author Michael W. Otto
ISBN-10 019518372X
Year 2004-11
Pages 132
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Designed to help adults suffering from panic disorder who wish to discontinue anxiety medication, this program is designed for mental health professional treating panic disorder patients wishing to discontinue anxiety medication. The therapist guide addresses collaboration with the prescribingphysician, allows successful medication discontinuation, and provides patients with skills for the medicine-free management of panic disorder over the long term. This workbook is designed to help patients who have difficulties with anxiety and panic to discontinue their benzodiazepine treatment. Benzodiazepines are a class of medications used to treat panic disorders and other anxiety-related conditions. Benzodiazeptines are also known as mildtranquilizers. They are helpful for treating anxiety disorders, such as panic disorders, but patients may have difficulties when they discontinue these medications. Because of these difficulties, special strategies have been developed to help patients complete their medication taper (the gradualreduction of drug use). The best way to discontinue benzodiazepine is to slowly decrease the dose. A slow taper is important because it minimizes symptoms and makes sure that patients discontinue their medication safely. But even with a slow taper of medication, uncomfortable symptoms frequently emerge and many patientsfear the return or worsening of anxiety and panic attacks. Difficulties with benzodiazepine taper are discussed in this workbook as part of a program aimed at maximizing the success of discontinuation and helping the patient remain panic free over the long run. To achieve these goals, thisworkbook provides important information on panic disorder, benzodiazepine treatment, and taper symptoms. It then provides instruction in skills useful for treating the panic disorder and aiding in medication discontinuation.

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.

Handbook of Closeness and Intimacy

Handbook of Closeness and Intimacy Author Debra J. Mashek
ISBN-10 9781135632403
Year 2004-04-13
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press
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This handbook brings together the latest thinking on the scientific study of closeness and intimacy from some of the most active and widely recognized relationship scholars in social and clinical psychology, communication studies, and related disciplines. Each contributing author defines their understanding of the meaning of closeness and intimacy; summarizes existing research and provides an overview of a theoretical framework; presents new ideas, applications, and previously unstated theoretical connections; and provides cross-references to other chapters to further integrate the material. The Handbook of Closeness and Intimacy will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, and students from social, clinical, and developmental psychology; family studies; counseling; and communication.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders Author David J. Nutt
ISBN-10 9780470986837
Year 2008-04-15
Pages 560
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Rapid developments in recent years in basic science and pharmacology has greatly increased understanding of the causes of anxiety disorders. This has led to a large number of new drug treatments from the pharmaceutical industry. This book makes sense of these advances and presents a coherent account of diagnosis and management from the clinical point of view. Chapters are in the form of surveys and digests of the recent literature and are interspersed with clinical guidelines, diagnostic and therapeutic points and are well illustrated.

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.