"Anxiety Disorders and Phobias"
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This paper examines how anxiety disorders and phobias are some of the most common emotional disorders that people can have and how their commonality, however, does not make them any more pleasant or easy to deal with for those who are suffering from them. It looks at how anxiety disorders can take many different forms, which further complicates the matter, and how there are about as many phobias as there are things to have phobias about. It discusses how A.T. Beck has written an interesting and informative book on anxiety and phobias, taking the cognitive approach to their treatment. This paper examines Beck's book and the issue of anxiety disorders and phobias in general.
From the Paper:"As can be seen, general anxiety disorder is not a pleasant thing. It leaves the sufferer unable to stop worrying for a significant amount of time. Worse, those worries and the physical symptoms associated with them begin to interfere in the person's daily life. Often tranquilizers or other psychotropic drugs are needed to combat this disorder and to bring the person back into a normal frame of mind. Cognitive therapy is very helpful in this area, as well. The cognitive therapist will ask the person a series of probing, Socratic questions, trying to determine the underlying cause of the worrying and the symptoms associated with it. This method of treatment is often very effective, and drugs, if they are needed, can usually be discontinued after successful treatment by a cognitive therapist."
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"Anxiety Disorders and Phobias" (2004, January 21) Retrieved April 20, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/anxiety-disorders-and-phobias-46763/
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