By John P. Forsyth, Georg H. Eifert
This much-anticipated e-book is the 1st how-to consultant to supply an in depth and sensible software of popularity and dedication treatment (ACT) to the therapy of individuals being affected by any of the extensive classification of hysteria issues. In a lucid and readable kind, the ebook brings to lifestyles the ACT method of assuaging human pain. The ebook presents transparent and versatile, session-by-session guidance for employing and integrating popularity, mindfulness, and value-guided habit switch equipment right into a strong and powerful nervousness remedy process. It bargains concepts that paintings to take away boundaries to alter and foster significant flow ahead. Theoretical info within the e-book is supported via unique examples of person treatment periods, worksheets, and experiential exercisesas good as new evaluate measures that make studying and educating those concepts effortless and interesting.
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Such fear responses are emergency or alarm reactions. They function to prepare humans and other mammals for action. Typically, such actions aim to ward off the potential impact of a threatening environmental stimulus or event. Thus, at its most basic level, the core of that response is a fight-or-flight action tendency. Classifying panic as an intense fear response and as an action tendency means that it is an e-motional alarm response: it serves to elicit motion. , movie theaters, large shopping malls, formal social gatherings).
It is a battle that, somewhat paradoxically, cannot be won. We provide a detailed discussion of this struggle in chapter 4 because it is central to a deeper understanding of anxiety disorders and the ACT approach to treatment. OVERVIEW OF ANXIETY DISORDERS This section is designed to give the reader a brief overview of the central features of the major anxiety disorders as currently defined by the DSM. Panic Attacks Barlow (2002) noted that clinical manifestation of the basic emotion of fear is most evident in panic attacks.
What might help us understand how fear and anxiety can become disordered is to examine the much larger number of people in the general population who have panic attacks and no panic disorder. Epidemiological studies consistently place the prevalence of panic disorder in the general population at around 3 to 5 percent (Salkovskis, 1998). Several studies (for details, see Barlow, 2002) have shown that about 35 percent of presumably normal young adults had one or more panic attacks in a given year.