I: Generalized Anxiety Disorder in the Clinic and in the Community 1. Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Features, Douglas S. Mennin, Richard G. Heimberg, and Cynthia L. Turk 2. Epidemiology, Ronald C. Kessler, Ellen E. Walters, and Hans-Ulrich Wittchen 3. From Anxious Temperament to Disorder: An Etiological Model, Jennifer L. Hudson and Ronald M. Rapee II: Theoretical and Empirical Approaches 4. Avoidance Theory of Worry, Thomas D. Borkovec, Oscar M. Alcaine, and Evelyn Behar 5. Information-Processing Approaches: Assessing the Selective Functioning of Attention, Interpretation, and Retrieval, Colin MacLeod and Elizabeth Rutherford 6. The Role of Intolerance of Uncertainty in Etiology and Maintenance, Michel J. Dugas, Kristin Buhr, and Robert Ladouceur 7. A Cognitive Model of GAD: Metacognitions and Pathological Worry, Adrian Wells 8. Neurobiology, Smit S. Sinha, Jan Mohlman, and Jack M. Gorman III: Assessment and Treatment 9. Assessment, Cynthia L. Turk, Richard G. Heimberg, and Douglas S. Mennin 10. A Meta-Analytic Review of Cognitive-Behavioral Treatments, Robert A. Gould, Steven A. Safren, David O'Neill Washington, and Michael W. Otto 11.Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Robert Leahy 12. Supportive-Expressive Psychodynamic Therapy, Paul Crits-Christoph, Mary Beth Connolly Gibbons, and Katherine Crits-Christoph 13. Integrative Psychotherapy, Michele G. Newman, Louis G. Castonguay, Thomas D. Borkovec, and Christine Molnar 14. Pharmacological Treatment, R. Bruce Lydiard and Jeannine Monnier IV: Special Populations 15. Children and Adolescents, Anne Marie Albano and Sabine Hack 16.Older Adults, J. Gayle Beck and Patricia M. Averill
Richard G. Heimberg, PhD, is Thaddeus L. Bolton Professor of Psychology and Director of the Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple at Temple University. He is past president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies as well as former editor of the Association's journal Behavior Therapy. Dr. Heimberg is well known for his efforts to develop and evaluate cognitive-behavioral treatments for social anxiety and generalized anxiety disorder and has published several books and more than 300 articles and chapters on these and related topics. Cynthia L. Turk, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment and Research Program at La Salle University. Previously, she was Associate Director of the Adult Anxiety Clinic at Temple and Director of its Generalized Anxiety Program. She received her PhD from Oklahoma State University in 1996. Douglas S. Mennin, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Yale University and Director of Yale Anxiety and Mood Services. He received his PhD from Temple University in 2001, and with Drs. Heimberg and Turk, helped to establish the Generalized Anxiety Program at the Adult Anxiety Clinic at Temple.
"This book, written and edited by many of the leading lights in the anxiety disorders field, represents a cutting-edge look at this important disorder. Comprehensive in scope, it is a valuable resource for researchers in the area, trainees in graduate and residency training programs, and practitioners looking to integrate state-of-the-art knowledge in the service of improving care for their patients. - Mark H. Pollack, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School; Generalized anxiety disorder has, for a long time, been a diagnostic orphan. Given the substantial prevalence and health burden, it is important that the disorder becomes a fully integrated member of the anxiety family. Heimberg et al. go a long way toward bringing about this integration. Their book is comprehensive, critical, and scholarly, comprising contributions of the highest caliber. It is likely to be especially useful to the academic and research community of psychologists and psychiatrists, as well as clinical specialists in anxiety disorders and other professionals seeking to deepen their understanding of GAD. Also included are a number of helpful practical measures that can be implemented by consumers whose lives are affected by GAD. - Jonathan R. T. Davidson, Duke University Medical Center; This uncommonly useful volume incorporates the most up-to-date information about GAD from a variety of theoretical and treatment perspectives. It is extraordinarily timely and helpful in being one of the first books to specifically address this difficult-to-treat disorder. Provided in a clear format is a comprehensive overview of the disorder's epidemiology, clinical presentation, theory, and treatment. Likely to become a key reference work for researchers and clinicians at all levels of experience, the book is also a suitable text for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses. John H. Riskind, George Mason University"