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The Neurotic Paradox, Volume 1 Progress in Understanding and Treating Anxiety and Related Disorders

Edited By David H. Barlow Copyright 2016
    216 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This collection of David H. Barlow‘s key papers are a testimony to the collaborative research that he engendered and directed with associates who now stand with him at the forefront of experimental psychopathology research and in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders. His research on the nature of anxiety and mood disorders resulted in new conceptualizations of etiology and classification. This research led new treatments for anxiety and related emotional disorders, most notably a new transdiagnostic psychological approach that has been positively evaluated and widely accepted. Clinical psychology will benefit from this collection of papers with connecting commentary.

    I: Methodology  1. Introduction 2.Behavior therapy: The next decade 3. Why can't we be more idiographic in our
    research?  II: Treatment of Anxiety and Related Disorders  4.Social reinforcement in the modification of agoraphobia  5. Behavioral approaches to anxiety disorders: A report on the NIMH-SUNY, Albany, research conference 6. Behavioral conception and treatment of panic. 7.The process of fear and anxiety reduction: Affective therapy. 8. A comparison of alprazolam and behavior therapy in treatment of panic disorder. 9.The development of an anxiety research clinic. 10. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, imipramine, or their combination for panic disorder: A randomized controlled trial.  11.Toward a unified treatment for emotional disorders III: Nature, Diagnosis and Etiology of Anxiety and Related Disorders 12. The phenomenon of panic 13. Causes of sexual dysfunction: The role of anxiety and cognitive interference


    David H. Barlow, PhD, is Professor and Founder of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. He has received numerous awards and has published over 600 articles and chapters and over 75 books and his research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for over 40 years.

    What a wonderful overview of a program of research that carries with it much of the history of behavior therapy together with the development of an outstanding career. This volume makes for interesting reading for anyone at any level with an interest in clinical psychology and the development of behavior therapy. Moreover, there is a wide range of subject matter and of older papers that still merit reading.—W. Stewart Agras, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, Stanford University

    Assembled in one place, here, is a collection of papers by Barlow and colleagues outlining the next paradigm in the psychological science of anxiety disorders. The Neurotic Paradox reflects one important way out of the proliferation of treatment manuals that plagues the dissemination of evidence based practice in clinical psychology. The impact of this work will be as profound as it will be broad based.—Terry M. Keane, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry & Psychology, Boston University School of Medicine