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By David H. Barlow, Timothy A. Brown

ISBN-10: 0495604380

ISBN-13: 9780495604389

Utilizing instances taken from the authors' case documents or from case documents of alternative operating clinicians, this casebook portrays the wealthy and arresting nature of problems as they're displayed in genuine humans. circumstances illustrate each significant DSM-IV type and are via a remedy end result part which supplies the "rest of the story" of what occurred to those consumers. The authors draw on a really present and thorough database, examine the a number of factors of problems, and contain developmental and cultural matters in each one case. complicated instances are integrated and not using a prognosis to offer scholars a chance to come back up with diagnoses all alone.

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Fearing that he was going to crash the car, John pulled to the side of the road. He jumped out of the car and walked quickly around to the passenger’s side. He lowered himself into a squatting position and tried to gain control over his breathing by using techniques he and his wife had learned in Lamaze classes. After 10 minutes had passed, John began to feel better. Because of a high level of anxiety that continued to linger after the panic PANIC DISORDER WITH AGORAPHOBIA attack and because he feared that he might experience another attack, however, John asked his wife to do the driving for the remainder of the day.

More recently, investigators have developed and evaluated psychosocial treatments that directly target excessive worry. These treatments are very similar to the form of therapy Adrian received. Specifically, they include components of cognitive therapy and direct exposure to worry-related images. For example, Borkovec and Costello (1993) constructed such a treatment and found it to be significantly better than a “placebo” psychological treatment, both at posttreatment and 1-year followup. Although their treatment was superior to placebo therapy (and, to a certain extent, superior to relaxation training), only 58% of patients met criteria for high endstate functioning at 1-year follow-up (high endstate is a term used in treatment outcome research to reflect a therapeutic response in which no or minimal symptoms of the disorder remain).

These drugs may also impair a person’s ability to drive a car, and they seem to be associated with a higher frequency of falls that result in hip fractures in the elderly (Ray, Gurwitz, Decker, & Kennedy, 1992; Wang, Bohn, Glynn, Mogun, & Avorn, 2001). More important, research has indicated that benzodiazepines may produce both psychological and physical dependence, making it quite difficult for people to stop taking them (Noyes, Garvey, Cook, & Suelzer, 1991; Rickels, Schweizer, Case, & Greenblatt, 1990).

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