The Generalized Anxiety Disorder Workbook offers a powerful, comprehensive new approach to treating generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).
If you have GAD, you may experience excessive and uncontrollable worry about daily life events, including your finances, family, health, future, and even minor concerns like traffic, work, or household issues. You aren't alone. GAD is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental health issues facing our society today. Unfortunately, this chronic condition can cause such excessive worrying that itcan be difficult to live your life-and can even manifest in a number of physical symptoms, including sleep and concentration problems, fatigue, irritability, and feelings of restlessness. So, how can you take charge of your anxiety before it takes over your life?
Based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this book provides real, proven-effective solutions. Written by three renowned anxiety experts, the book offers practical exercises and strategies to help soothe your worst worries, fears,and panic. The book focuses on what most often leads you to worry-the fear of uncertainty. In a nutshell, people with GAD worry as a way of mentally planning and preparing for any outcome that life throws their way. With this book, you'll learn to stop seeing uncertainty as threatening-which will in turn, reduce your anxiety and instill a sense of calm.
If you're ready to stop letting your worries get the better of you, this easy-to-use workbook will help you-one step at a time.
Me l isa Robichaud, PhD , is cofounder of the Vancouver CBT Centre, and holds adjunct clinical faculty and clinical associate positions in psychology and psychiatry at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. Robichaud specializes in the treatment of anxiety with an emphasis on generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and is on the scientific advisory board of AnxietyBC. For over a decade, she has provided workshops and training to psychiatry and psychology studentsin the treatment of GAD. M ichel J. Dugas, PhD , is professor of psychology at the Université du Québec en Outaouais, and clinical psychologist at the Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal. Over the past two decades, he has conducted research on the etiology and treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Dugas has published ninety scientific articles and made 250 conference presentations on the topic of GAD.
Foreword writer M artin M. Antony, PhD , is professor and chair in the departmentof psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. He is director of research at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario, and past president of the Canadian Psychological Association. An award-winning researcher, Antony is coauthor ofThe Shyness & Social Anxiety Workbook,When Perfect Isn't Good Enough, and more than twenty-five other books. His research, writing, and clinical practice focus on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and the treatment of anxiety disorders. He has been widely quoted in the American and Canadian media.
Martin M. Antony, PhD, is professor and chair in the department of psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. He is also director of research at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre at St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, and a past president of the Canadian Psychological Association. An award-winning researcher, Antony is coauthor of The Shyness & Social Anxiety Workbook , When Perfect Isn't Good Enough , and more than 25 other books. His research, writing, and clinical practice focus is on cognitive behavioral therapy and the treatment of anxiety disorders. He has been widely quoted in the American and Canadian media.