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Anxiety Disorders: The Go-To Guide for Clients and Therapists (Norton Professional Books)by Carolyn Daitch
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Anxiety disorders are the number-one psychiatric problem in the United States, yet many clients who suffer from anxiety do not get effective counseling, and they often end therapy without successful amelioration of their symptoms. Carolyn Daitch, a seasoned therapist and award-winning author, has found that clients beneﬁt most when they are active participants in their therapy, and should be knowledgeable about anxiety disorders to facilitate this process. For the beneﬁt of both therapists and clients, she covers the ins and outs of the anxiety disorders--Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Speciﬁc Phobias, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder--and offers numerous case examples of those who have sought treatment for these disorders and learned to manage them. For each type of anxiety disorder, she details speciﬁc treatment options and techniques, explaining which are best suited to individual use, and which are better done in collaboration with a therapist. Engaging, comprehensive, and reassuring, this is an essential Go-To Guide.
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Arguing that clients benefit the most when they actively participate in their therapy, Daitch, a psychologist and consultant who trains practitioners in the US and abroad, explains anxiety disorders for both therapists and clients. She discusses generalized and social anxiety disorders, panic disorder, specific phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder and treatment options for self-care and with a therapist, including relaxation techniques, medications, and herbs. She also addresses causes, provides stories of clients as they go through treatment, and discusses the benefits of exercise and diet. She does not cover post-traumatic stress disorder. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A comprehensive and accessible text on anxiety.
A comprehensive and accessible book on anxiety for clients and therapists alike.
Anxiety disorders are the number-one psychiatric problem in the United States, yet many clients who suffer from anxiety do not get effective counseling, and they often end therapy without successful amelioration of their symptoms. This book presents an overview of this condition, including its causes, effects, and detailed descriptions of current treatment approaches.
About the Author
Carolyn Daitch, Ph.D., has been a psychologist in private practice for over 25 years. She is director of the Center for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Farmington Hills, MI, and acts as a consultant to the University of Michigan School of Medicine's Department of Complementary and Alternative Research, as well as Wayne State University's School of Medicine. Dr. Daitch received the Life Time Achievement Award from the Michigan Society of Clinical Hypnosis in June 2008, and the Presidential Award from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis in March 2008. She lives in West Bloomfield, Michigan.
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