Author: Thomas Marra
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Release Date: 2004-05-01
As if coping with feelings of depression or anxiety by themselves weren’t difficult enough, clinical research suggests that as many as 60 percent of depression sufferers concurrently experience some kind of anxiety disorder. If you are in this group, it is quite common to simultaneously experience profound loss of energy and initiative along with substantial stress and anxiety. Caught between the push and pull of these two conditions, you might find that neither is easy even to recognize, much less cope with. But, by adapting for the first time the powerful techniques of dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, to the special needs of people troubled by co-occurring depression and anxiety, this book offers powerful tools for overcoming this condition. DBT is designed for people who have lost hope and meaningfulness in life, who question their own ability to be influential in their world, who find their emotions intolerable, and who find that they try to escape and avoid important aspects of their lives. DBT may be just the tool you’ve been looking for to move beyond depression and anxiety. The step-by-step exercises, techniques, and worksheets in this book work to identify painful inner conflicts that might underlie depression and anxiety symptoms. Then, by negotiating a series of compromises, the techniques help acknowledge these issues while limiting their ability to interfere with your life—effectively reducing the extent to which your emotions govern who you are or what you are capable of. This book explains mindfulness techniques that encourage participation in the world and allow easier adaptation to change. It treats the difference between “threat cues” and “safety cues” and how recognizing and reacting to them constructively can reduce the effects of anxiety and depression. By teaching you how to monitor and limit negative self-evaluations and how to best tolerate negative experience, this book gives you a powerful set of tools for the control of co-occurring depression and anxiety.
Author: Matthew McKay
Release Date: 2010-04-15
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
By a distinguished team of authors, this workbook offers readers unprecedented access to the core skills of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), formerly available only through complicated professional books and a small handful of topical workbooks. These straightforward, step-by-step exercises will bring DBT core skills to thousands who need it....
Author: Mark D. Miller
Publisher: JHU Press
Release Date: 2012-08-31
Genre: Health & Fitness
Physical problems and emotional stresses, such as bereavement, health conditions, pain, concerns about the future, side effects of medications, and the accumulated effects of lifestyle choices, may lead to depression or anxiety in older people. However, as Drs. Mark D. Miller and Charles F. Reynolds III know, these mental disorders are not a natural or an inevitable part of aging. In Depression and Anxiety in Later Life, these psychiatrists show how depression and anxiety can be avoided or minimized by adapting to changing circumstances while controlling risk factors and getting help when it's needed. This reassuring book balances discussions of the causes, symptoms, and treatments of mental illness with descriptions of successful adaptive aging. Case studies illustrate the less obvious depression symptoms of irritability, disorganization, and social withdrawal. Readers will find information about memory loss, pain, sleep, nutrition, and end-of-life issues particularly helpful. Aging can be challenging, but it doesn’t always lead to depression or anxiety. Depression and Anxiety in Later Life will help older people, their family members, and caregivers make positive changes to take control of their own individual situations.
In a large-size format for easy photocopying, this book provides 167 engaging full-color reproducible tools for use in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with 7- to 18-year-olds. Beautifully designed handouts and worksheets are presented for each phase of treating anxiety and depression, organized in a state-of-the-art modular framework that encourages therapeutic flexibility. Introductions to each module offer vital clinical pointers and describe when and how to use the various forms, illustrated with vivid case examples. The authors provide tips for sequencing treatment, troubleshooting common difficulties, and addressing developmental and cultural considerations. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible handouts and worksheets. ÿ
Author: Elaine Iljon Foreman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-01-06
Anxiety and depression affect over 10% of the population. They can become debilitating conditions if not managed carefully so there are thousands of people looking for advice on how to keep their symptoms under control. Anxiety & Depression Workbook For Dummies provides readers with practical exercises and worksheets to help them analyse their thinking patterns and overcome the issues that are holding them back. The workbook format is ideal for those wanting to track their progress and make positive changes to both their mental and physical health. Anxiety & Depression Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition covers: Part I: Recognising and Recording Anxiety and Depression Chapter 1: Spotting the Signs of Anxiety and Depression Chapter 2: Digging Up the Roots of Your Worries Chapter 3: Overcoming Obstacles to Change Chapter 4: Monitoring Your Moods Part II: Understanding Your Thinking: Cognitive Therapy Chapter 5: Viewing Things A Different Way Chapter 6: Challenging and Changing Thoughts Chapter 7: Seeing Clearly: Gaining A New Perspective Chapter 8: Maintaining Awareness and Achieving Acceptance Part III: Taking Action: Behaviour Therapy Chapter 9: Facing Feelings: Avoiding Avoidance Chapter 10: Lifting Your Spirits With Exercise Chapter 11: Taking Pleasure from Leisure Chapter 12: Just Do It! – Tackling Life’s Problems Part IV: Feeling It Where It Hurts: Healing the Body Chapter 13: Taking the Relaxation Route Chapter 14: Making Your Mind Up About Medication Part V: Revitalising Relationships Chapter 15: Working on Relationships Chapter 16: Smoothing Out Conflict Part VI: Life Beyond Anxiety and Depression Chapter 17: Reducing the Risk of Relapse Chapter 18: Promoting The Positive Part VII: The Part of Tens Chapter 19: Ten Helpful Resources Chapter 20: Ten Terrific Tips
Author: Robert G Priest
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-10-31
Genre: Family & Relationships
Feelings of anxiety and depression confront us all from time to time, and can vary in their severity. Recognising the symptoms, understanding their causes and effects, and knowing what help is available can be very reassuring and help overcome the condition. Professor Robert Priest has written this book especially to provide help for those feeling anxious and depressed. In particular he covers the practical self-help methods to reduce stress and offers an explanation of the causes and effects of anxiety and depression. The book provides up to date information on the professional help available and details the action and side-effects of medications.
Author: Linda Sebastian
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Family & Relationships
Every year nearly 400,000 women—approximately 15% of all new mothers—face postpartum disorders. Postpartum depression is the most common complication of pregnancy, yet few understand it or are prepared to deal with it. This book examines the causes of treatment for postpartum depression. Topics covered include: The Unexpected and the Unknown, The Roller Coaster of Postpartum Blues, Postpartum Anxiety Disorders, The Spectrum of Pospartum Depression, Navigating the Mental Health System, Understanding the Use of Medication, For Fathers and Families, and Looking Ahead.
Does your child suffer from anxiety or depression? Are you at a loss as to what to do about it? This navigational tool, written by eminent clinical psychologist Sam Cartwright-Hatton, will tell you how to give your child the best chance of recovery, as well as offer insight into the often complicated systems of mental healthcare.
In a large-size format for easy photocopying, this book provides 167 engaging full-color reproducible tools for use in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with 7- to 18-year-olds. Beautifully designed handouts and worksheets are presented for each phase of treating anxiety and depression, organized in a state-of-the-art modular framework that encourages therapeutic flexibility. Introductions to each module offer vital clinical pointers and describe when and how to use the various forms, illustrated with vivid case examples. The authors provide tips for sequencing treatment, troubleshooting common difficulties, and addressing developmental and cultural considerations. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible handouts and worksheets.
Author: Don Colbert
Publisher: Charisma Media
Release Date: 2010-09-24
There Is Hope! You can overcome depression and anxiety. Do you suffer from depression or anxiety? In this concise, easy-to-read book, you’ll discover a wealth of information that will help you break free! Dr. Colbert has taken the confusion away from depression and anxiety and made it simple and easy to understand. Incorporating the latest medical findings with the timeless wisdom of the Bible, The New Bible Cure for Depression and Anxiety contains findings that your doctor never may have told you, including… -The best antidepressant -The vital link between omega-3 fatty acids and brain activity -Powerful foods that combat depression -Simple strategies for joy-filled living You want to be healthy, and God wants you to be healthy. Now, at last, here’s a source of information that will help you gain and keep a healthy lifestyle body, mind and spirit.
Author: Dan J. Stein
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date: 2009-08-17
Acclaimed as "a tremendous contribution to the field of psychiatry" (Doody's Health Science Book Review Journal), the Textbook of Anxiety Disorders is now available in an expanded second edition. The new edition continues to offer both clinicians and researchers a single-volume resource that covers not only progress in clinical interventions but also the latest advances in theoretical knowledge. Following a comprehensive overview of anxiety disorders, the book provides detailed coverage of seven specific DSM-IV-TR diagnoses: generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), mixed anxiety-depression, panic disorder, social phobia, specific phobias, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Each section covers the latest thinking on symptomatology and pathogenesis, then provides evidence-based clinical recommendations for pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. All chapters have been expanded and fully updated with new research findings. Many chapters have been entirely rewritten by new authors to provide fresh insight into such topics as integrated treatment of anxiety disorders; pharmacotherapy for GAD, OCD, and panic disorder; psychotherapy for OCD and PTSD; anxiety disorders in the elderly; anxiety accompanying substance abuse; and the economic and social costs of anxiety. In addition, new chapters on anxious traits and temperaments, the neuropsychology of anxiety disorders, and anxiety and insomnia enhance this comprehensive edition. Each chapter now includes a concise summary of key clinical points that helps readers put findings into practice -- as well as recommended readings that provide access to essential reports. Standing at the cutting edge of anxiety disorder research and clinical practice, this authoritative volume deserves a place on the reference shelf of any busy clinician, researcher, or educator. It will be invaluable to all mental health care professionals interested in the latest developments in understanding and treating these complex and costly disorders.
Author: Therese Borchard
Publisher: Center Street
Release Date: 2010-01-06
Therese Borchard may be one of the frankest, funniest people on the planet. That, combined with her keen writing abilities has made her Beliefnet blog, Beyond Blue, one of the most trafficked blogs on the site. BEYOND BLUE, the book, is part memoir/part self-help. It describes Borchard's experience of living with manic depression as well as providing cutting-edge research and information on dealing with mood disorders. By exposing her vulnerability, she endears herself immediately to the reader and then reduces even the most depressed to laughter as she provides a companion on the journey to recovery and the knowledge that the reader is not alone. Comprised of four sections and twenty-one chapters, BEYOND BLUE covers a wide range of topics from codependency to addiction, poor body image to postpartum depression, from alternative medicine to psychopharmacology, managing anxiety to applying lessons from therapy. Because of her laser wit and Erma Bombeck sense of humor, every chapter is entertaining as well as serious.
Author: Derek R. Hopko
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Release Date: 2008-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
Effective strategies you can use to: Overcome depression -- Conquer fear and worry -- Develop a reqarding & enjoyable lifestyle -- Control your cancer instead of it controlling you -- Solve problems more effectively -- Build your life around values that are meaningful to you.