Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders: A Step-by-Step by David H. Barlow

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By David H. Barlow

This medical reference and generally followed textual content is famous because the most effective consultant to knowing and treating often encountered mental problems in adults. Showcasing evidence-based psychotherapy types, the quantity addresses the main urgent query requested by means of scholars and practitioners--"How do I do it?" prime experts current state of the art details on every one medical challenge and clarify the conceptual and empirical bases in their respective healing techniques. approaches for review, case formula, therapy making plans, and intervention are defined intimately. prolonged case examples with consultation transcripts illustrate every one element of treatment.

New to This Edition
*Incorporates remedy ideas, the most recent empirical findings, and alterations to diagnostic standards in DSM-5.
*Chapter on acceptance-based therapy of generalized nervousness disorder.
*Chapter on comorbid melancholy and substance abuse, demonstrating a transdiagnostic approach.
*Chapter on sleep problems.

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These include thyroid conditions, caffeine or amphetamine intoxication, drug withdrawal, or pheochromocytoma (a rare adrenal gland tumor). Furthermore, certain medical conditions can exacerbate panic disorder, although panic disorder is likely to continue even when the symptoms are under medical control. Mitral valve prolapse, asthma, allergies, and hypoglycemia fall into this latter category. According to the model described earlier, these medical conditions exacerbate panic disorder to the extent that they elicit the feared physical sensations.

Perhaps some forms of agoraphobia represent a conflict between desire for autonomy and dependency in interpersonal relationships (Fry, 1962; Goldstein & Chambless, 1978). In other words, the “preagoraphobic” is trapped in a domineering relationship without the skills needed to activate change. However, the concept of a distinct marital system that predisposes toward agoraphobia lacks empirical evidence. That is not to say that marital or interpersonal systems are un- important to agoraphobia.

The reason for this research interest is apparent from the following vignettes: “My husband really doesn’t understand. He thinks it’s all in my head. He gets angry at me for not being able to cope. He says I’m weak and irresponsible. He resents having to drive me around, and doing things for the kids that I used to do. We argue a lot because he comes home tired and frustrated from work only to be frustrated more by the problems I’m having. But I can’t do anything without him. I’m so afraid that I’ll collapse into a helpless wreck without him, or that I’ll be alone for the rest of my life.

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