Despite the high prevalence (as many as one in four) and severe impairment often associated with anxiety disorders, people who suffer are often undiagnosed, and may fail to receive appropriate treatment. The purpose of this volume is to provide 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.
This remarkable compendium 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.
This and the companion volumes in the series are written for practitioners who wish to make their assessment practices more systematic, want to have assessment devices readily available, and want to expand their assessment practices with the most up-to-date approaches. --- from the publisher
Part 1: General Issues in the Assessment of Anxiety Disorders. 1. Assessment of Anxiety and the Anxiety Disorders: An Overview; M.M. Antony. 2. Behavioral Assessment of Anxiety Disorders; B.F. Chorpita, A.A. Taylor. 3. Psychophysiological Assessment of Anxiety: Tales from the Heart; A.R. Yartz, L.W. Hawk, Jr. 4. Biological Challenges in the Assessment of Anxiety Disorders; J.P. Forsyth, M. Karekla. 5. Cultural Issues in the Assessment of Anxiety Disorders; S. Friedman. 6. Assessment of Anxiety Disorders in Older Adults: Current Concerns, Future Prospects; J.G. Beck, M.A. Stanley.
Part 2: Assessment Strategies for Anxiety Disorders. 7. Measures for Anxiety and Related Constructs; L. Roemer. 8. Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia: A Brief Overview and Guide to Assessment; R.E. McCabe. 9. Measures for Panic Disorders and Agoraphobia; M.M. Antony. 10. Specific Phobia: A Brief Overview and Guide to Assessment; M.M. Antony. 11. Measures for Specific Phobia; M.M. Antony. 12. Social Phobia: A Brief Overview and Guide to Assessment; S.M. Orsillo, C. Hammond. 13. Measures for Social Phobia; S.M. Orsillo. 14. Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A Brief Overview and Guide to Assessment; L. Roemer, E. Medaglia. 15. Measures for Generalized Anxiety Disorder; L. Roemer. 16. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Brief Overview and Guide to Assessment; L.J. Summerfeldt. 17. Measures for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; M.M. Antony. 18. Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Brief Overview and Guide to Assessment; S.M. Orsillo, et al. 19. Measures for Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; S.M. Orsillo.
Appendices. Author Index.