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by Richard G. Heimberg,Cynthia L. Turk,Douglas S. Mennin

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Author: Richard G. Heimberg,Cynthia L. Turk,Douglas S. Mennin
ISBN: 1572309725
Language: English
Pages: 446 pages
Category: Medicine & Health Sciences
Publisher: The Guilford Press; 1 edition (January 28, 2004)
Rating: 4.2
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Heimberg, R. Turk, C. & Mennin, D. S. (Ed.

Heimberg, R. New York: The Guilford Press. Address correspondence to David M. Fresco, P. Kent State University, Department of Psychology, PO Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242; e-mail: fresco.

He received his PhD from Temple University in 2001, and with Drs. Heimberg and Turk, helped to establish the Generalized Anxiety Program at the Adult Anxiety Clinic at Temple.

Richard G. Heimberg, Cynthia L. Turk, Douglas S. Mennin. Previously, she was Associate Director of the Adult Anxiety Clinic at Temple and Director of its Generalized Anxiety Program. She received her PhD from Oklahoma State University in 1996. Douglas S. Mennin, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Yale University and Director of Yale Anxiety and Mood Services. He received his PhD from Temple University in 2001, and with Drs.

New York: Guilford Press. Borkovec, T. & Hu, S. (1990).

Turk, Heimberg, Mennin, Assessment Richard G Heimberg, Cynthia L.

Turk, Heimberg, Mennin, Assessment. P. Crits-Christoph, Gibbons, K. Crits-Christoph, Supportive Expressive Psychodynamic Therapy. Newman, Castonguay, Borkovec, Molnar, Integrative Psychotherapy. Richard G Heimberg, Cynthia L. Mennin, Heimberg, Turk, Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Features. Kessler, Walters, Wittchen, Epidemiology.

New York: Guilford Press (ww. uilford.

DS Mennin, RG Heimberg, CL Turk, DM Fresco. CL Turk, RG Heimberg, JA Luterek, DS Mennin, DM Fresco.

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.
Comments (6)
As a psychologist specializing in treating anxiety, Generalized Anxiety would have to be potentially the hardest to treat as it is so fluid and hard to pin down unlike other anxiety disorders such as specific phobias. The author is regarded as one of the leading experts in the area of anxiety. This book is accademically based so if you are wanting a light read then this may not be for you. Witht that said it's easy to read and is grounded in the latest research for treating GAD. I have found it very useful for working with worriers in my private work. If you like reading about cutting edge research and are feeling frustrated with not being able to help clients who are the typical 'Worry warts' then this book is a must for your library. The author has also written a fantastic book on running 'anxiety groups' for practioners - brilliant.
Anthony Gunn, psychologist and author of Fear Is Power: Turn Your Fears Into Success
Okay, this is tough material and it is for those of us who need to understand what anxiety and worry really are because it is killing us and ruining the quality of our lives even if it does not lead to some sort of crippling depression. Not a light feel good experience.

This book is an assembly of papers presented as chapters. If you choose this book please read a chapter and shelve it for a few days while you ponder what you are learning.

General Anxiety Disorder deconstructed. The rationalist in you can use the tools you can fashion here. I think that understanding what worry is not just what it feels like has been very useful for me. Expect some discomfort here.
Good book for anxiety disorders
Very good book but way above what I was looking for.
The book is very technical and not for ordinary person like me
This is a remarkable book. Even if you have forgotten your undergraduate statistics, despair not. There is plenty in this book that is easily consumed by the non-specialist.

This book is useful to the sufferer in that it so clearly describes the experience of living daily with GAD and explains so specifically the mechanisms that drive anxiety and the development of the disorder. That goes a long way toward helping the sufferer begin to restructure their thinking about their disorder. Instead of seeing it, as they always have, as a major character flaw, they can begin to examine it as a cognitive response that can be retrained through cognitive behavioral therapy; a skill that the client learns that they can take with them through the rest of their life.

A more accessible book for laypeople is "The Anxious Brain," which is written for clinicians and is targeted at treatment. That book is smaller and leaves the expansive details to the citations. It's an excellent reference for both clinicians and clients.

But the book for which this review is written is a marvelous compilation of the latest in the field. Buy it or get it on interlibrary loan. Having gotten mine on loan, I now want to get a copy to refer to again and again.
This is a wonderful book which does a great job explaining Generalized Anxiety Disorder. It is well written and easy to understand. You will learn the difference between Panic Attacks and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. This book is great for both psychiatrists and their patients to read. I give it a 5 Star Excellent rating. By Gregg L. Friedman MD