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CBT For Anxiety Disorders: A Practitioner Book by Gregoris Simos, Stefan G. Hofmann

By Gregoris Simos, Stefan G. Hofmann

CBT for nervousness Disorders provides a accomplished evaluate of the most recent nervousness disorder-specific remedy options contributed via the main specialists in numerous CBT approaches.

  • Summarizes the cutting-edge CBT methods for every of the DSM anxiousness disorders
  • Represents a one-stop software for researchers, clinicians, and scholars on CBT for anxiousness disorders
  • Features global prime CBT authors who supply an up to the moment description in their respective therapy ways in a succinct, and clinician-tailored, fashion

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5–13% range (Bjornsson, Didie, and Phillips, 2010). It is generally believed that BDD is equally prevalent in men and women, although some inconsistent results have been reported. , 2008). The onset of BDD takes a bimodal form, with a first peak onset in adolescence and early adulthood and then a second incidence after menopause. , 2005). BDD usually takes a chronic course and, unless treated, the probability of full remission is low. More severe symptomatology, longer illness duration, and presence of comorbid personality disorders predict a lower likelihood of remission from BDD (Bjornsson, Didie, and Phillips, 2010; Phillips et al.

In most cases the obsession causes considerable anxiety, although the severity of the anxiety or distress can vary from case to case. Guilt is often associated with obsessions (Shafran, Watkins, and Charman, 1996), especially the repugnant subtype, and individuals may try to conceal their obsessive thinking from others due to embarrassment or fear of some negative consequence (Newth and Rachman, 2001). Compulsions The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV, APA, 2000) assumes a functional relationship between obsessions and compulsions.

2000). It is also argued that compulsions may be performed to neutralize a sense of inflated responsibility for preventing a feared negative consequence to self or others (Salkovskis and Wahl, 2004). In most cases, the compulsion serves multiple functions in addition to decreasing distress or preventing a catastrophe. , 2011). As well, neutralization efforts can be seen as an attempt to reestablish a subjective sense of control over a persistent, unwanted mental intrusion that represents a significant personal threat (Clark, 2004).

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