The Clinician s Guide to Anxiety Sensitivity Treatment and Assessment

The Clinician s Guide to Anxiety Sensitivity Treatment and Assessment
Author: Jasper A.J. Smits,Michael Otto,Mark Powers,Scarlett Baird
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2018-11-21
ISBN 10: 0128134968
ISBN 13: 9780128134962
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Clinician s Guide to Anxiety Sensitivity Treatment and Assessment Book Review:

The Clinician’s Guide to Anxiety Sensitivity Treatment and Assessment provides evidence-based strategies for clinicians looking to treat, assess and better understand anxiety sensitivity in their patients. The book delivers detailed guidance on the theoretical background and empirical support for anxiety sensitivity treatment methods, assessment strategies, and how clinicians can best prepare for sessions with their clients. Bolstered by case studies throughout, it highlights anxiety sensitivity as a transdiagnostic risk factor while also looking at the importance of lower-order sensitivity factors (physical, social, cognitive) in treatment planning, implementation and evaluation. Examines anxiety sensitivity as a transdiagnostic risk factor Provides an overview of clinical assessment strategies, such as self-report and behavioral Highlights the importance of lower-order anxiety sensitivity factors for treatment Outlines strategies for effective implementation of exposure therapy Looks at computerized treatment methods Includes a companion website that features scripts and worksheets for clinical use

The Clinician s Guide to Treating Health Anxiety

The Clinician s Guide to Treating Health Anxiety
Author: Erik Hedman-Lagerlöf
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-02-15
ISBN 10: 0128118067
ISBN 13: 9780128118061
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Clinician s Guide to Treating Health Anxiety Book Review:

The Clinician's Guide to Treating Health Anxiety: Diagnosis, Mechanisms, and Effective Treatment provides mental health professionals with methods to better identify patients with health anxiety, the basic skills to manage it, and ways to successfully adapt cognitive behavioral therapy to treat it. The book features structured diagnostic instruments that can be used for assessment, while also underscoring the importance of conducting a comprehensive functional analysis of the patient's problems. Sections cover refinements in assessment and treatment methods and synthesize existing literature on etiology and maintenance mechanisms. Users will find an in-depth look at who develops health anxiety, what the behavioral and cognitive mechanisms that contribute to it are, why it persists in patients, and how it can be treated. Provides clinicians with tools to better identify, manage and treat health anxiety Outlines a step-by-step behavioral treatment program Looks at the similarities and differences between health anxiety and other anxiety disorders Reviews self-report instruments that can be used to measure health anxiety on a dimensional scale Includes information about recent diagnostic changes according to DSM-5

The Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

The Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
Author: Gavin Andrews
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 423
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780521465212
ISBN 13: 0521465214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Treatment of Anxiety Disorders Book Review:

Treatment of Anxiety Disorders provides clinicians with an authoritative review of the epidemiology, etiology, and evaluation of anxiety disorders. Its unique and most useful feature is that each section contains a "Patient Treatment Manual" for conducting a comprehensive and effective cognitive behavioral program with each patient being treated for common anxiety disorders.

Personalized Exposure Therapy

Personalized Exposure Therapy
Author: Jasper A. J. Smits,Mark B. Powers,Michael W. Otto
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 0190602457
ISBN 13: 9780190602451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Personalized Exposure Therapy Book Review:

Evidence overwhelmingly shows that exposure therapy is effective for the treatment of anxiety and related disorders. Its adoption into clinical practice has been slow, however--in part because the available one-size-fits-all manuals often leave patients and clinicians unsatisfied. Personalized Exposure Therapy provides expert guidance to clinicians on conducting exposure-based interventions in a targeted and flexible fashion. Providing detailed information on a range of strategies for maximizing clinical outcomes from exposure, this book features a case formulation approach that personalizes the timing and nature of exposure practice. Case examples, scripts, and worksheets, presented in a practical, mentor-based format for planning and enacting individual sessions, ensure that clinical procedures are readily accessible for in-session use. Personalized Exposure Therapy is appropriate for early-career and experienced clinicians alike, and will also be suitable for use in graduate courses in clinical psychology, counselling, social work, nursing and psychiatry.

The Clinician s Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder

The Clinician s Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Author: Michelle M. Martel
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2019-05-23
ISBN 10: 012815683X
ISBN 13: 9780128156834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Clinician s Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder Book Review:

The Clinician’s Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder: Symptoms, Assessment, and Treatment uniquely focuses on practical strategies for assessing and treating Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) in youth. After briefly reviewing clinical characteristics of ODD and known causal factors, the book reviews brief and easily administered assessment measures of ODD. It further describes efficacious treatment elements across different treatment protocols that can be personalized for young children, older children, and/or adolescents that are based on unique clinical and family characteristics. Assessment and treatment tips for addressing commonly co-occurring problems, such as difficulties with toilet training, lying, problems with peers, and aggression are included. Finally, the book includes practical tools, such as therapeutic handouts, sample rating forms, and psychoeducational materials for parents and clinicians, along with links to online materials for ease of use in applied clinical settings. Provides cutting-edge clinical insights on the etiology, assessment and treatment of ODD Outlines the symptoms of ODD and their links to the development of other disorders Reviews heritable and environmental causes of ODD Describes efficacious treatment elements, such as differential attention and time out Provides guidelines for associated problems, such as bedwetting and lying Includes in-text and online materials for applied use in assessment and treatment

Anxiety Sensitivity

Anxiety Sensitivity
Author: Steven Taylor
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-05-12
ISBN 10: 1135706387
ISBN 13: 9781135706388
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anxiety Sensitivity Book Review:

Anxiety sensitivity (AS) is the fear of anxiety sensations which arises from beliefs that these sensations have harmful somatic, social, or psychological consequences. Over the past decade, AS has attracted a great deal of attention from researchers and clinicians with more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles published. In addition, AS has been the subject of numerous symposia, papers, and posters at professional conventions. Why this growing interest? Theory and research suggest that AS plays an important role in the etiology and maintenance of many forms of psychopathology, including anxiety disorders, depression, chronic pain, and substance abuse. Bringing together experts from a variety of different areas, this volume offers the first comprehensive state-of-the-art review of AS--its conceptual foundations, assessment, causes, consequences, and treatment--and points new directions for future work. It will prove to be an invaluable resource for clinicians, researchers, students, and trainees in all mental health professions.

Clinical Handbook of Fear and Anxiety

Clinical Handbook of Fear and Anxiety
Author: Jonathan S. Abramowitz,Shannon M. Blakey
Publsiher: American Psychological Association (APA)
Total Pages: 399
Release: 2019-09
ISBN 10: 9781433830655
ISBN 13: 1433830655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Handbook of Fear and Anxiety Book Review:

This book is a comprehensive guide to the psychological processes and empirically supported mechanisms of change that are relevant across diverse presentations of clinical anxiety.

The Clinician s Guide to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Childhood Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

The Clinician s Guide to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Childhood Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Author: Eric A. Storch,Joseph McGuire,Dean McKay
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2017-09-13
ISBN 10: 0128114282
ISBN 13: 9780128114285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Clinician s Guide to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Childhood Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Book Review:

The Clinician's Guide to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Childhood Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder brings together a wealth of experts on pediatric and adolescent OCD, providing novel cognitive behavioral strategies and considerations that therapists can immediately put into practice. The book provides case studies and example metaphors on how to explain exposure models to children in a developmentally appropriate manner. The book also instructs clinicians on how to use symptom information and rating scales to develop an appropriate exposure hierarchy. The book is arranged into two major sections: assessment and treatment of childhood OCD and special considerations in treating childhood OCD. Each chapter is structured to include relevant background and empirical support for the topic at hand, practical discussion of the nature and implementation of the core component (such as exposure and response prevention, cognitive therapy, psychoeducation and more), and a case illustration that highlights the use of a particular technique. Provides the strong theoretical foundation required to successfully implement treatment Highlights the use of particular intervention techniques through case studies Provides CBT strategies for anxiety, tic disorders, trichotillomania, ADHD and disruptive behaviors Includes strategies for treatment of patients who are initially non-responsive to CBT Encourages individualization of evidence-based and clinically-informed principles for each patient Reviews what to do if/when OCD remits and/or returns Provides details on differentiation OCD symptoms from anxiety and other psychopathology

Clinician s Guide to Mind Over Mood First Edition

Clinician s Guide to Mind Over Mood  First Edition
Author: Christine A. Padesky,Dennis Greenberger
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2012-03-26
ISBN 10: 1462505546
ISBN 13: 9781462505548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinician s Guide to Mind Over Mood First Edition Book Review:

Note: this book is only compatible with the first edition of Mind Over Mood. If you'd like to assign Mind Over Mood to your clients, but aren't sure about how to incorporate it into practice, you'll find the answers you need in Clinician's Guide to Mind Over Mood. This essential book shows you how to introduce Mind Over Mood to your clients, integrate it with your in-session therapy work, increase client compliance in completing home assignments, and overcome common difficulties. Step-by-step instructions are provided on how to tailor the program to follow cognitive therapy treatment protocols for a range of diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, panic disorder, substance abuse, and complex, multiple problems. Also outlined are ways to pinpoint the development of specific cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills. The Clinician's Guide is richly illustrated with case examples and sample client-therapist dialogues in every chapter.

Practitioner s Guide to Empirically Based Measures of Anxiety

Practitioner s Guide to Empirically Based Measures of Anxiety
Author: Martin M. Antony,Susan M. Orsillo,Lizabeth Roemer
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2006-04-10
ISBN 10: 0306476282
ISBN 13: 9780306476280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practitioner s Guide to Empirically Based Measures of Anxiety Book Review:

This volume provides a single resource that contains information on almost all of the measures that have demonstrated usefulness in measuring the presence and severity of anxiety and related disorders. It includes reviews of more than 200 instruments for measuring anxiety-related constructs in adults. These measures are summarized in `quick view grids' which clinicians will find invaluable. Seventy-five of the most popular instruments are reprinted and a glossary of frequently used terms is provided.

Distress Tolerance

Distress Tolerance
Author: Michael J. Zvolensky,Amit Bernstein,Anka A. Vujanovic
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-03-14
ISBN 10: 1609180402
ISBN 13: 9781609180409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distress Tolerance Book Review:

This state-of-the-art volume synthesizes the growing body of knowledge on the role of distress tolerance—the ability to withstand aversive internal states such as negative emotions and uncomfortable bodily sensations—in psychopathology. Prominent contributors describe how the construct has been conceptualized and measured and examine its links to a range of specific psychological disorders. Exemplary treatment approaches that target distress tolerance are reviewed. Featuring compelling clinical illustrations, the book highlights implications of the research for better understanding how psychological problems develop and how to assess and treat them effectively.

Transcultural Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety and Depression

Transcultural Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety and Depression
Author: Andrew Beck
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2016-03-10
ISBN 10: 1317479777
ISBN 13: 9781317479772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transcultural Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety and Depression Book Review:

Transcultural Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety and Depression is a practical and accessible guide, drawing on current research in CBT and clinical practice. It aims to support therapists in taking a reflective and evidence based approach to genuinely improving access and outcomes for Black and Minority Ethnic service users. It highlights the skills that clinicians need to undertake Culturally Adapted and Culturally Sensitive CBT and provides practical ideas and case examples that will enable therapists to feel confident in adapting models of assessment and treatment across cultures. The emphasis of this book is on practical clinical techniques and approaches but it is firmly grounded in the research literature on this topic. Therapists, supervisors and service leads will find useful ideas to support and enrich transcultural working and develop their confidence when applying evidence based interventions across cultures. Transcultural Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety and Depression will be of interest to Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) trained cognitive behaviour therapists, clinical psychologists and cognitive behaviour therapists. The book will also appeal to those undertaking advanced or postgraduate studies in CBT.

Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Author: Jill Ehrenreich-May,Sarah M. Kennedy,Brian A. Buzzella,Jamie A. Sherman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-01-10
ISBN 10: 0199340986
ISBN 13: 9780199340989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents Book Review:

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is arguably the most effective psychotherapy model for children and adolescents with emotional disorders (e.g., anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, trauma and stress-related disorders, etc.). Emotional disorders in youth frequently overlap or co-occur, and yet many of the existing, effective therapies available for children and adolescents with emotional disorders target just one or a smaller subset of these problems. The Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents, based in groundbreaking research from Jill Ehrenreich-May, David H. Barlow, and colleagues, suggest that there may be a simpler and more efficient method of utilizing effective strategies, such as those commonly included in CBT, in a manner that addresses the broad array of emotional disorder symptoms in children and adolescents. The child and adolescent Unified Protocols do this by framing effective strategies in the general language of strong or intense emotions, more broadly, and by targeting change through a common lens that applies across emotional disorders. Specifically, the child and adolescent Unified Protocols help youth by allowing them to focus on a straightforward goal across emotional disorders: reducing intense negative emotion states by extinguishing the distress and anxiety these emotions produce through emotion-focused education, awareness techniques, cognitive strategies, problem-solving and an array of behavioral strategies, including a full-range of exposure and activation techniques. The Unified Protocol for children and adolescents comprises a Therapist Guide, as well as two Workbooks, one for children, and one for adolescents.

Handbook of Assessment in Clinical Gerontology

Handbook of Assessment in Clinical Gerontology
Author: Peter A. Lichtenberg
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2010-08-20
ISBN 10: 9780080959726
ISBN 13: 0080959725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Assessment in Clinical Gerontology Book Review:

New trends in mental healthcare practice and a rapid increase in the aged population are causing an explosion in the fields of clinical gerontology and geropsychology today. This comprehensive second edition handbook offers clinicians and graduate students clear guidelines and reliable tools for assessing general mental health, cognitive functioning, functional age, psychosocial health, comorbidity, behavior deficits, and more. Psychopathology, behavioral disorders, changes in cognition, and changes in everyday functioning are addressed in full, and a wide range of conditions and disorders common to this patient population are covered. Each chapter provides an empirical review of assessment instruments, assessment scales in their totality, a review of how these instruments are used with and adapted for different cultural groups, illustration of assessments through case studies, and information on how to utilize ongoing assessment in treatment and/or treatment planning. This combination of elements will make the volume the definitive assessment source for clinicians working with elderly patients. The most comprehensive source of up-to-date data on gerontological assessment, with review articles covering: psychopathology, behavioral disorders, changes in cognition, and changes in everyday functioning Consolidates broadly distributed literature into single source, saving researchers and clinicians time in obtaining and translating information and improving the level of further research and care they can provide Chapters directly address the range of conditions and disorders most common for this patient population - i.e. driving ability, mental competency, sleep, nutrition, sexual functioning, demntias, elder abuse, depression, anxiety disorders, etc Fully informs readers regarding conditions most commonly encountered in real world treatment of an elderly patient population Each chapter cites case studies to illustrate assessment techniques Exposes reader to real-world application of each assessment discussed

Clinician s Guide to PTSD

Clinician s Guide to PTSD
Author: Steven Taylor
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2006-08-03
ISBN 10: 1606237241
ISBN 13: 9781606237243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinician s Guide to PTSD Book Review:

Grounded in current clinical and neurobiological research, this book provides both an understanding of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a guide to empirically supported treatment. The author offers well-documented, practical recommendations for planning and implementing cognitive-behavioral therapy with people who have experienced different types of trauma—sexual assault, combat, serious accidents, and more—and shows how to use a case formulation approach to tailor interventions to the needs of each patient. Coverage includes different conceptual models of PTSD, approaches to integrating psychopharmacology into treatment, and strategies for addressing frequently encountered comorbid conditions. Illustrated with helpful case examples, the book features over a dozen reproducible handouts and forms.

The Cambridge Handbook of Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis

The Cambridge Handbook of Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis
Author: Martin Sellbom,Julie A. Suhr
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-12-19
ISBN 10: 1108245021
ISBN 13: 9781108245029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Handbook of Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis Book Review:

This Handbook provides a contemporary and research-informed review of the topics essential to clinical psychological assessment and diagnosis. It outlines assessment issues that cross all methods, settings, and disorders, including (but not limited to) psychometric issues, diversity factors, ethical dilemmas, validity of patient presentation, psychological assessment in treatment, and report writing. These themes run throughout the volume as leading researchers summarize the empirical findings and technological advances in their area. With each chapter written by major experts in their respective fields, the text gives interpretive and practical guidance for using psychological measures for assessment and diagnosis.

Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Author: Gavin Andrews,Alison E. Mahoney,Margo Genderson,Megan J. Hobbs
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-06-10
ISBN 10: 0198758847
ISBN 13: 9780198758846
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder Book Review:

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterised by excessive anxiety and worry about everyday concerns such as work, family, relationships, finances, health, and safety. The worry is difficult to control; it lasts months and years rather than hours or days, and is accompanied by a variety of additional symptoms including restlessness, irritability, fatigue, muscle tension, and difficulties concentrating and sleeping. The worry and anxiety in GAD is distressing and disabling. People who worry in a maladaptive way benefit from good, proactive treatment, and that is the focus of this book. It begins by tracing the history of GAD. It then looks at the effectiveness of pharmacological and psychological treatments and favours the latter. In chapter 4, contemporary models of GAD are listed and new developments in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) are explored. This chapter may be particularly applicable to the difficult-to-get-better patient. A clinician's guide to treatment is then presented which covers assessment, formulation, and the beneficial and problematic steps in CBT. Finally there is a patients' treatment manual that can be used as a curriculum for individual or group therapy, or it can be copied and provided to patients to work though on their own. 'Treatment of generalized anxiety disorder' is a short, accessible, and practical guide for any therapist who has to deal with this debilitating problem.

Personalized Exposure Therapy

Personalized Exposure Therapy
Author: Jasper A.J. Smits,Mark B. Powers,Michael W. Otto
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-07-19
ISBN 10: 0190668784
ISBN 13: 9780190668785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Personalized Exposure Therapy Book Review:

Evidence overwhelmingly shows that exposure therapy is effective for the treatment of anxiety and related disorders. Its adoption into clinical practice has been slow, however-in part because the available one-size-fits-all manuals often leave patients and clinicians unsatisfied. Personalized Exposure Therapy provides expert guidance to clinicians on conducting exposure-based interventions in a targeted and flexible fashion. Providing detailed information on a range of strategies for maximizing clinical outcomes from exposure, this book features a case formulation approach that personalizes the timing and nature of exposure practice. Case examples, scripts, and worksheets, presented in a practical, mentor-based format for planning and enacting individual sessions, ensure that clinical procedures are readily accessible for in-session use. Personalized Exposure Therapy is appropriate for early-career and experienced clinicians alike, and will also be suitable for use in graduate courses in clinical psychology, counselling, social work, nursing and psychiatry.

The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults Third Edition

The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults  Third Edition
Author: American Psychiatric Association
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2015-07-29
ISBN 10: 0890424659
ISBN 13: 9780890424650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults Third Edition Book Review:

Since the publication of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust in 2011, there has been an increasing emphasis on assuring that clinical practice guidelines are trustworthy, developed in a transparent fashion, and based on a systematic review of the available research evidence. To align with the IOM recommendations and to meet the new requirements for inclusion of a guideline in the National Guidelines Clearinghouse of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), American Psychiatric Association (APA) has adopted a new process for practice guideline development. Under this new process APA's practice guidelines also seek to provide better clinical utility and usability. Rather than a broad overview of treatment for a disorder, new practice guidelines focus on a set of discrete clinical questions of relevance to an overarching subject area. A systematic review of evidence is conducted to address these clinical questions and involves a detailed assessment of individual studies. The quality of the overall body of evidence is also rated and is summarized in the practice guideline. With the new process, recommendations are determined by weighing potential benefits and harms of an intervention in a specific clinical context. Clear, concise, and actionable recommendation statements help clinicians to incorporate recommendations into clinical practice, with the goal of improving quality of care. The new practice guideline format is also designed to be more user friendly by dividing information into modules on specific clinical questions. Each module has a consistent organization, which will assist users in finding clinically useful and relevant information quickly and easily. This new edition of the practice guidelines on psychiatric evaluation for adults is the first set of the APA's guidelines developed under the new guideline development process. These guidelines address the following nine topics, in the context of an initial psychiatric evaluation: review of psychiatric symptoms, trauma history, and treatment history; substance use assessment; assessment of suicide risk; assessment for risk of aggressive behaviors; assessment of cultural factors; assessment of medical health; quantitative assessment; involvement of the patient in treatment decision making; and documentation of the psychiatric evaluation. Each guideline recommends or suggests topics to include during an initial psychiatric evaluation. Findings from an expert opinion survey have also been taken into consideration in making recommendations or suggestions. In addition to reviewing the available evidence on psychiatry evaluation, each guideline also provides guidance to clinicians on implementing these recommendations to enhance patient care.

Exercise for Mood and Anxiety

Exercise for Mood and Anxiety
Author: Michael Otto Ph.D.,Jasper A.J. Smits Ph.D.
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2011-07-28
ISBN 10: 0199831793
ISBN 13: 9780199831791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exercise for Mood and Anxiety Book Review:

Exercise has long been touted anecdotally as an effective tool for mood improvement, but only recently has rigorous science caught up with these claims. There is now overwhelming evidence that regular exercise can help relieve low mood-from feelings of stress and anxiety to full depressive episodes. With Exercise for Mood and Anxiety, Michael Otto and Jasper Smits, well-known authorities on cognitive behavioral therapy, take their empirically-based mood regulation strategy from the clinic to the general public. Written for those with diagnosed mood disorders as well as those who simply need a new strategy for managing the low mood and stress that is an everyday part of life, this book provides readers with step-by-step guidance on how to start and maintain an exercise program geared towards improving mood, with a particular emphasis on understanding the relationship between mood and motivation. Readers learn to attend carefully to mood states prior to and following physical activity in order to leverage the full benefits of exercise, and that the trick to maintaining an exercise program is not in applying more effort, but in arranging one's environment so that less effort is needed. As a result readers not only acquire effective strategies for adopting a successful program, but are introduced to a broader philosophy for enhancing overall well-being. Providing patient vignettes, rich examples, and extensive step-by-step guidance on overcoming the obstacles that prevent adoption of regular exercise for mood, Exercise for Mood and Anxiety is a unique translation of scientific principles of clinical and social psychology into an action-based strategy for mood change.