Book Review: Tough-To-Treat Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common problems people face today, and yet, it is often complicated with other co-existing conditions, such as obsessive compulsive disorder, autism, and depression. Comorbidity can make treatment challenging, even for clinicians who specialize in anxiety. In her new book, Tough-To-Treat Anxiety: Hidden Problems &Effective Solutions For Your Clients, licensed clinical psychologist Margaret Wehrenberg breaks down anxiety into its most common presentations, offering a host of treatment methods that work in the moment, and resist remission for years to come. “Unremitting anxiety may be one the most frustrating situations any individual can face. Family and friends tell worriers, ‘Just don’t worry!’ as if they are somehow choosing to feel anxious. People with panic are often judged as weak or foolish for allowing what’s ‘just an irrational feeling’ to rule their behavior,” writes Wehernberg. But the reality is that most people face anxiety, especially those with mental health problems. Anxiety is a central theme of life, a normal response to ambiguity, and a technique used to keep us watching movies and television shows. “The problem with anxiety disorder, as opposed to ‘normal’ anxiety, is that the sense of anxiety persists even when there is no problem or ambiguity to resolve,” writes Wehrenberg. For people with generalized anxiety disorder, worries can interrupt physical func...
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Publication date: Available online 13 October 2019Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Sonja Aalbers, Annemieke Vink, Ruth E. Freeman, Kim Pattiselanno, Marinus Spreen, Susan van HoorenAbstractDepression is a highly prevalent and seriously impairing disorder. Evidence suggests that music therapy can decrease depression, though the music therapy that is offered is often not clearly described in studies. The purpose of this study was to develop an improvisational music therapy intervention based on insights from theory, evidence and clinical practice for young adults with depressive symptoms. The Intervention Mapping ...
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