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Social Phobia : Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment
Richard G. Heimberg, Franklin R. Schneier, Michael R. Liebowitz and Debra A. Hope (Eds)
Guilford - POD / Hardcover / 1995-09-01 / 1572300124
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435 pages
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The third most common mental disorder, social phobia can lead to extreme functional impairment associated with increased alcohol and substance abuse, depression, suicidal ideation, and an inability to obtain employment or achieve financial independence. Only in recent years, however, has social phobia been recognized as part of the diagnostic nomenclature; as a result, research has lagged behind that on other anxiety disorders. Filling a significant gap in the literature, this essential new resource provides state-of-the-art, comprehensive reviews and analyses of almost all aspects of social phobia. Integrating the best available knowledge in biological psychiatry and cognitive-behavioral psychology, this encyclopedic volume covers diagnosis, psychopathology, theoretical and empirical approaches, assessment, and treatment.

Table of Contents

Part I: History and Clinical Presentation
1. Diagnostic Issues, Heckelman and Schneier
2. Epidemiology and Family Studies, Chapman, Mannuzza, and Fyer
3. Descriptive Psychopathology, Rapee

Part II: Theoretical and Empirical Approaches
4. The Cognitive Model of Social Phobia, Clark and Wells
5. The Self-Presentation Model of Social Phobia, Leary and Kowalski
6. Neurobiology of Social Phobia, Nickell and Uhde
7. Conditioning and Ethological Models of Social Phobia, Mineka and Zinbarg
8. Developmental Factors in Childhood and Adolescent Shyness, Bruch and Cheek

Part III: Assessment
9. The Clinical Interview, Greist, Kobak, Jefferson, Katzelnick, and Chene
10. Behavioral Assessment: Self-Report, Physiology, and Overt Behavior, McNeil, Ries, and Turk
11. Cognitive Assessment, Elting and Hope

Part IV: Treatment
12. Cognitive Behavioral Treatments: Literature Review, Heimberg and Juster
13. Cognitive Behavioral Treatments: Clinical Applications, Butler and Wells
14. Pharmacological Treatments: Literature Review, Potts and Davidson
15. Pharmacological Treatments: Clinical Applications, Liebowitz and Marshall

Part V: Special Populations
16. Children and Adolescents: Assessment and Treatment, Albano, DiBartolo, Heimberg, and Barlow

"This volume offers hope for the life-long sufferers of social phobia and will be the standard definitive work for years to come." --Aaron T. Beck, MD

"Social Phobia is a landmark, encyclopedic, astonishingly current book. That's not too surprising since the editors are in the forefront of the recent crescendo of scientific advance in this hitherto neglected area. Scientists investigating social phobia will find this a remarkable is required reading for all mental health professionals and students." --Donald F. Klein, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Director of Research, New York State Psychiatric Institute

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