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Anxiety Disorders
A Guide for Integrating Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy

ISBN 9780415509831
Published February 13, 2013 by Routledge
312 Pages

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Drs. Stephen M. Stahl and Bret A. Moore have created an instant classic in Anxiety Disorders: A Guide for Integrating Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy. Anxiety Disorders is a comprehensive reference for the psychiatry and psychology student, intern, or resident, early career psychiatrist or psychologist, and the busy clinician. It distills the most important information regarding combined treatments for anxiety and presents the material in an easily accessible, understandable, and readable format. Each chapter addresses a specific type of disorder: PTSD, panic, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and other disorders, and is authored by prominent clinicians with years of experience in providing integrated, individualized treatments. With its thorough exploration of psychopharmacological treatments, psychosocial treatments, and, crucially, the integration of the two, Anxiety Disorders is a text no 21st-century clinician or student can afford to be without.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword Bret A. Moore Foreword Mark H. Pollack Preface Acknowledgements Contributor Biographies Section 1: Nature of Anxiety 1. Benefits and Challenges of Integrated Treatment Mark D. Muse, Bret A. Moore, Stephen M. Stahl 2. A Biopsychosocial Approach to Anxiety Allison M. Greene, Christopher R Bailey & Alexander Neumeister 3. The Pharmacological Treatment of Anxiety Disorders Across the Lifespan Robert M. Julien 4. The Psychosocial Treatment of Anxiety Disorders Across the Lifespan Michael Sweeney, Jessica Levitt, Robert Westerholm, Clare Gaskins & Christina Lipinski Section 2: Treatment 5. Generalized Anxiety Disorders Joseph Comaty and Claire Advokat 6. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Jonathan S. Abramowitz & Ryan J. Jacoby 7. Acute Stress Disorder Angela Nickerson & Richard A. Bryant 8. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Amy M. Williams, Greer Richardson & Tara E. Galovski 9. Panic Disorder Meredith E. Charney, M. Alexandra Kredlow, Eric Bui & Naomi M. Simon 10. Social Anxiety Disorder Catherine Kariuki and Dan J. Stein 11. Specific Phobia David S. Shearer, S. Cory Harmon, Robert D. Younger & Christopher S. Brown 12. Separation Anxiety Disorder George M. Kapalka & Callandra Peters

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Stephen M. Stahl, MD, is the author of over 450 articles and chapters and more than 1,300 scientific presentations and abstracts.  He is an internationally recognized clinician, researcher, and teacher in psychiatry with subspecialty expertise in psychopharmacology. He has edited eight books and written more than 30 others, including the best-selling and award-winning textbook Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology, the clinical manual The Prescriber’s Guide, now in its fourth edition, and the series of clinical cases Case Studies: Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology. Dr. Stahl is adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Diego and honorary visiting senior fellow at the University of Cambridge.

Bret A. Moore, PsyD, is board-certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and adjunct associate professor in psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is the author or editor of nine books, including Pharmacotherapy for Psychologists: Prescribing and Collaborative Roles, Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists, and Treating PTSD in Military Personnel: A Clinical Handbook. His views and opinions on clinical psychology have been quoted in USA Today, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and on NPR, the BBC, CNN, Fox News, and the CBC.


"The confluence of emerging scientific insights and continued unmet clinical need make this book, examining the integration of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy for the treatment of anxiety disorders, and edited by experts in these areas, timely and critical to our evolving understanding of the treatment of the anxiety disorders and the goal of optimizing the well-being of our affected patients."

– Mark H. Pollack, MD, Grainger Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

 "Stephen Stahl and Bret Moore should be commended for Anxiety Disorders. This volume covers it all—from children’s sleep problems to veteran’s PTSD, from alprazolam to virtual reality, and everything in between. All of the psychosocial interventions are covered, as is each class of medications, even including nutritional and herbal supplements, with the empirical support for each. This is a must-read for any practitioner treating anxiety, and students and trainees will gain a lifetime of experience in one easy read."

—Barbara O. Rothbaum, PhD, ABPP, professor in psychiatry and director of the Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program at the Emory University School of Medicine

"Where many books address only the use of medication or psychotherapy for anxiety, the expert panel of authors in this volume has approached the study of anxiety from a truly biopsychosocial perspective, focusing on the integration and selective use of both pharmaceutical and psychotherapeutic treatments. This text is a valuable tool for the clinician who must do treatment planning in the real world."

—Robert McGrath, PhD, professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University and director of the MS program in clinical psychopharmacology

"The editors have done a real service by compiling a volume that does not presume the primacy of either drugs or psychotherapy in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Chapters on each specific disorder are well grounded in science, contain helpful clinical points, and are refreshingly free of guild-specific biases. A worthwhile addition for those clinicians working with anxiety disorders."

—Morgan T. Sammons, PhD, ABPP, dean of the California School of Professional Psychology

"A very useful, scientifically-based guide for clinicians of all disciplines treating clients for a range of anxiety disorders. The case examples and "clinical points" are particularly insightful. A sensitive balance between behavioral and medication options."

—Pat DeLeon, former president of the American Psychological Association.

"Each chapter is written in a clear and engaging style, with useful vignettes of believable patients who represent the problems of both resistance to, and complexity of, treatment, and also show the successes of combined treatment. The book flirts with the reader and may entice them into using joint treatments more appropriately and represents a good start to a new genre of publications."

—Peter Tyrer, The British Journal of Psychiatry