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Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry


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Table of Contents

1. Introductory Information for Therapists ; 2. The Nature of Anxiety and Generalized Anxiety Disorder ; 3. Outline of Treatment Procedures and the Basic Principles Underlying Treatment ; 4. The Nature of Generalized Anxiety ; 5. Learning to Recognize Your Own Anxiety ; 6. The Purpose and Function of Anxiety ; 7. A Closer Look at Generalized Anxiety Disorder ; 8. Learning to Relax ; 9. Controlling Thoughts That Cause Anxiety I: Overestimating the Risk ; 10. Controlling Thoughts That Cause Anxiety II: Thinking the Worst ; 11. Getting to the Heart of Worrying: Facing Your Fears ; 12. From Fears to Behaviors ; 13. Dealing with Real Problems: Time Management, Goal Setting, and Problem Solving ; 14. Drugs for Anxiety and Their Relation to This Program ; 15. Your Accomplishments and Your Future

About the Author

Michelle G. Craske received her PhD from the University of British Columbia in 1985 and has published over 100 articles and chapters in the areas of anxiety disorders and fear. She recently completed an advanced level text, Anxiety Disorders: Psychological Approaches to Theory and Treatment. Currently, she is professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Behavioral Research Program. She continues to serve on the DSM-IV Anxiety Disorders Workgroup Subcommittee, which is charged with revising the text that accompanies the diagnostic criteria; is a consultant to various national organizations in their efforts to develop and disseminate practice guidelines for panic disorder and other anxiety disorders; and has been awarded NIMH/NIH funds for the study of anxiety disorders. Her research focuses on furthering the understanding of fear and anxiety and in developing more effective treatments for the anxiety disorders. David H. Barlow received his Ph.D. from the University of Vermont in 1969 and has published over 400 articles and chapters and over 20 books. His major interests over the past 30 years has been the study of anxiety and its disorders, and developing new psychological procedures for practice settings. Prior to his current position as Professor and Director of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders and Director of Clinical Psychology Programs at Boston University, he founded clinical psychology internships at Brown University and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is the recipient of the 2000 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology. Other awards include the Career Contribution Awards from the Massachusetts and California Psychological Associations, and a MERIT award from the National Institute of Mental Health for long-term contributions to the clinical research effort. During the 1997/1998 academic year, he was Fritz Redlich Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences in Palo Alto, California. He is Past-President of the Society of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association, and the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy. He was also Chair of the American Psychological Association Task Force of Psychological Intervention Guidelines, a member of the DSM-IV Task Force of the American Psychiatric Association, and was Co-Chair of the Work Group for revising the anxiety disorders categories.


This is one of the best books in this series, and one of the best discussions of treatment for generalized anxiety disorder in quite some time. Strongly recommended! * Doody's Notes *

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