Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Daitch has written an exceptionally clear and multi-faceted consideration of anxiety disorders and their treatment. Her kind tone is matched by her clinical skill, as she engages her intended audience of both therapists and people suffering with anxiety issues. She teaches readers that anxiety has multiple causes and multiple treatments, and liberally sprinkles the text with examples and potential paths to recovery. This really is the guide to go to!" Michael D. Yapko, PhD, author of Depression is Contagious and Breaking the Patterns of Depression
"[Daitch] guides readers through the maze of varied symptoms and available treatments to the center of what they need, revealing methods that really work to calm panic, ease worry, reduce compulsiveness, and eliminate phobias....will be welcomed by therapists and consumers alike." Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD, author of The Anxious Brain, The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques, and The 10 Best-Ever Depression Managment Techniques
"This book is a gem. It's a rich compendium of tools, techniques and professional wisdom for both clients who suffer from anxiety disorders and the therapists who treat them. I commend Dr. Daitch for this invaluable resource." Assen Alladin, Phd, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Calgary, and author of Handbook of Cognitive Therapy for Depression and Cognitive Hypnotherapy
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.
A comprehensive and accessible text on anxiety.
A comprehensive and accessible book on anxiety for clients and therapists alike.
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.