Contents: Anxiety Disorders: Psychological Approaches To Theory And Treatment

List of Tables and Figures
List of Acronyms
Acknowledgments
Introduction

1 Worry, Anxiety, and Fear and Imminence of Threat, 1

  • Fear as an Emotion, 1
  • Panic and Fear, 7
  • Fear Versus Anxiety, 15
  • Anxiety and Worry, 20
  • Anticipatory Anxiety, 26
  • Worry, Anticipatory Anxiety, and Fear/Panic, 28

2 Features of Anxiety Disorders, 30

  • Diagnosing Anxiety Disorders, 30
  • Prevalence, Course, and Help Seeking, 32
  • Comorbidity, 36
  • Fear and Anxiety in Children, 39
  • Anxiety in the Elderly, 44
  • Gender Differences, 44
  • Cultural Differences, 52
  • General Summary, 57

3 Etiology of Anxiety Disorders, 59

  • Generalized Vulnerability, 59
  • Contributions of Individual Experience to GeneralizedVulnerability, 71
  • Genetic Contributions to Generalized Vulnerability, 72
  • Features of Generalized Vulnerability, 76
  • Stressful Life Events, 85
  • Specific Pathways to Fear Acquisition, 89
  • Summary and Model, 99

4 Methods and Mechanisms of Empirically Supported Treatments, 104

  • Empirically Validated Treatments, 104
  • Behavioral Treatment Methods, 106
  • Cognitive Treatment Methods, 111
  • Pharmacological Treatments, 112
  • Mechanisms of Behavioral Treatments, 113
  • Mechanisms of Cognitive Treatments, 128
  • Therapeutic Relationship Mechanisms, 133
  • Summary, 134

5 Return of Fear, 135

  • Presentation of Return of Fear, 136
  • Explanations for Return of Fear, 137
  • Summary, 155

6 Integrated Treatments for Anxiety Disorders, 157

  • Pragmatic Reasons for Integrated Treatments, 158
  • Theory-Driven Predictions Regarding Integrated Treatments, 160
  • Empirical Outcome Data Regarding Integrated Treatments, 164
  • Theory-Driven Methods for Minimizing Relapse After Integrated Treatment, 173

7 Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia, 175

  • Features of Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia, 175
  • Theoretical and Empirical Developments, 177
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia, 193
  • Efficacy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, 199

8 Social Phobia, 208

  • Features of Social Phobia, 208
  • Theoretical and Empirical Developments, 213
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Social Phobia, 222
  • Efficacy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, 228

9 Specific Phobias, 235

  • Features of Specific Phobias, 235
  • Theoretical and Empirical Developments, 237
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Specific Phobias, 251
  • Efficacy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, 255

10 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, 261

  • Features of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, 261
  • Theoretical and Empirical Developments, 266
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, 282
  • Efficacy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, 287

11 Generalized Anxiety Disorder, 291

  • Features of Generalized Anxiety Disorder, 291
  • Theoretical and Empirical Developments, 296
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Its Efficacy, 307

12 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, 319

  • Features of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, 319
  • Theoretical and Empirical Developments, 320
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Post Traumatic StressDisorder, 337
  • Efficacy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, 340
  • Treatment Summary, 344
  • References Index
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