Clinical Manual of Anxiety Disorders

This clinical manual covers all of the major anxiety disorders, with integrated contributions from both psychopharmacologists and psychotherapists -- all in one compact work written for busy clinicians. Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent of psychiatric disorders and account for a significant proportion of the costs of mental illness. Fortunately, there have been major advances in understanding and treating these conditions. Here, 16 experts summarize and synthesize recent work on the diagnosis, assessment (including relevant rating scales), pharmacotherapy, and psychotherapy of anxiety disorders. Subsequent chapters cover panic disorder and agoraphobia specific phobia social phobia obsessive-compulsive disorder posttraumatic stress disorder generalized anxiety disorder Busy residents and psychiatrists in active clinical practice, psychologists, primary care practitioners, and other mental health professionals will find this clinical manual -- with its integrated approach of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy -- a valuable tool in their everyday practices.