Fully updated edition of the popular self-help book in the highly regarded Overcoming series
Up to 44 in every 1000 adults suffer from a condition known as Generalised Anxiety Disorder. This is much more than the normal worrying we all do - it can be a debilitating disorder leading to significant personal and social problems and sometimes financial loss.
Using established and proven CBT techniques, expert clinicians Kevin Meares and Mark Freeston help readers to understand that it is their propensity to worry, not the multitude of problems they worry about, that is the root of the problem.
The user-friendly, step-by-step approach explains why they worry, how to recognise what feeds it and develop effective methods of dealing with it. With each step the authors introduce new ideas that add to the picture of worry, and use questionnaires, exercises and tasks to help the reader understand and then challenge unhelpful habits and beliefs.
About the Authors:
Dr Kevin Meares is a consultant clinical psychologist and an accredited cognitive-behavioral therapist. He works for the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust at the Newcastle Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy Centre.
Professor Mark Freeston is the Head of Research and Development at the Newcastle Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies Centre. He is also Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Newcastle.