Synopses & Reviews
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook has already helped over one million readers make a full and lasting recovery from generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, specific phobias, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other anxiety-related issues. Packed with the most effective skills for assessing and treating anxiety, this workbook can be used alone or as a supplement to therapy to help you develop a full arsenal of skills for quieting worried thoughts and putting yourself back in control.
This new edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest anxiety research and medications, and also includes new therapeutic techniques that have been proven effective for the treatment of anxiety and anxiety-related conditions. Each worksheet in this book will help you learn the skills you need to manage your anxiety and start living more freely than you ever thought possible.
With this workbook, you'll learn a range of proven methods for overcoming anxiety, such as relaxation and breathing techniques, challenging negative self-talk and mistaken beliefs, and imagery and real-life desensitization. In addition, you will learn how to make lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise changes and cultivate skills for preventing and coping with and preventing panic attacks.
“Any who've struggled with panic attacks and fears will find this packed with self-help exercises and guidelines to overcoming anxiety and stress, from understanding how to assert oneself to creating a positive recovery strategy.”
—Midwest Book Review
[Five stars]...this is a concise, practical, and comprehensive directory on how to reduce anxiety. A highly regarded and widely known resource.”
Authoritative Guide to Self-Help Resources in Mental Health, Revised Edition
Extremely well done.”
Christopher McCullough, author of Managing Your Anxiety
“This workbook offers a practical and comprehensive guide to anyone struggling to cope with the many-faceted manifestations of panic and anxiety.”
—Child & Behavior Therapy
With refreshingly clear language, three experts in the field draw from the best science in the area to provide a clear road map for how to come to terms with bipolar II disorder. This book offers great advice on how to recognize and gain better control over manic, depressive, and anxious symptoms.”
Sheri L. Johnson, PhD, director at Cal Mania (Calm) and lab professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley
I highly recommend this book. The authorsleading researchers in this fieldhave provided a great service to individuals suffering from bipolar II disorder, their families, and mental health care professionals. Useful as a guide and workbook, this book can be used by individuals seeking to learn about the disorder individually, or as a tool in therapy. This concise and very approachable book condenses the latest research on the treatments for bipolar II disorder, helps readers to understand what is unique about this disorder, and reviews the best treatments available. There are excellent chapters on the management of depression, mania, and anxiety that are filled with good advice and practical, problem-solving techniques that will immediately be helpful.”
Edward S. Friedman, MD, associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh; director of the Mood Disorders Treatment and Research Program at the University of Pittsburgh; and director of cognitive behavior therapy and adult ambulatory pharmacotherapy training programs at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, Fifth Edition, a revision of the bestselling classic, offers readers a step-by-step plan for overcoming anxiety and presents the latest treatment strategies for a variety of anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
About the Author
Edmund J. Bourne, PhD, is a psychologist in northern California specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders and related problems. He is author of several books, including the bestselling Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, that have reached hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world. He welcomes comments and feedback, which can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.