Tag-arkiv: anxiety

Psyris – psychology resource information system

California Psychology Network har en meget interessant hjemmeside om psykologi både for professionelle og klienter, som jeg hermed varmt anbefaler!

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Judith Beck og Michael Tompkins om kognitiv terapi (radio interview)

Den amerikanske radio station KQED har et interessant interview med de to kognitive psykologer Judith Beck og Michael Tompkins hvor de diskuterer kognitv terapi.

Du kan streame eller hente interviewet som mp3

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Internet Addiction Redefined and New Standards Set for Its Treatment

A senior lecturer at Tel Aviv University, Dr. Dannon is known worldwide for work in the area of gambling and addiction, a major research focus for him since 1995. His first article on kleptomania was published in 1996. He will present his new research findings on addiction at the National Gambling Council’s meeting in Las Vegas this November.

Is your first craving in the morning for your computer mouse? Do you obsessively check email in the middle of the night?

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Paul Salkovskis: Anxiety Disorders: What Now?

At the World Congress of Behavioural of Cognitive Therapy (WCBCT), Barcelona 2007, professor Poul Salkovskis spoke about Anxiety Disorders: What Now?

Poul Salkovskis is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Applied Science, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, University of London and Clinical Director of the Maudsley Hospital Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma.

I recorded the presentation and you can listen to it by clicking the mp3 player below.

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Playtime 49 minutes. Recorded 13th July 2007, at WCBCT 2007

Ny metode for praktiserende læger til at screene for angst

Praktiserende læger ser ofte patienter med angstlidelser i deres privatpraksis uden at der har været enkle og effektive screeningsmetoder. I et nyligt publiceret studie fra USA undersøgte man patienter, der opsøgte privatpraktiserende læger. Det viste sig at 19,5 procent af patienterne havde en angstlidelse og af dem med en angstlidelse fik 41 procent ingen behandling mod deres angstlidelse. Den mest almindelige angstlidelse var posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) hos 8.6 procent af patienterne, efterfulgt af generaliseret angst (GAD) hos 7.6 procent, panikangst hos 6.8 procent og social angst hos 6.2 procent. OCD var ikke med i undersøgelsen. Diagnose for en angstlidelse var forbundet med forværret funktionel status, flere syge dage og ture til lægen. Kroenke m.fl. udviklede et enkelt 7 punkts spørgeskema kaldet the Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)-7 scale, hvilket de mener læger kan anvende til nemt at spotte patienter med angstlidelser.

Kilde: Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care: Prevalence, Impairment, Comorbidity, and Detection, Annals of Internal Medicine, 6 March 2007 | Volume 146 Issue 5 | Pages 317-325.

Family Functioning of Children With OCD and Comorbid ADHD

New research:
Adaptive, Emotional, and Family Functioning of Children With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Comorbid Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to examine adaptive, emotional, and family functioning in a well-characterized group of children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and to evaluate the influence of comorbid attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) on the levels of impairment in various functional domains.
RESULTS: The children with OCD only were more impaired than were unaffected comparison subjects in most areas of adaptive functioning and emotional adjustment. Children with OCD plus ADHD had additional difficulties in social functioning, school problems, and self-reported depression. Impairment in daily living skills, reduced number of activities, and self-reported anxiety were uniquely associated with the diagnosis of OCD. Family dysfunction was associated with ADHD but not with OCD. CONCLUSIONS: Children and adolescents with OCD are impaired in multiple domains of adaptive and emotional functioning. When comorbid ADHD is present, there is an additional burden on social, school, and family functioning.

Article from The American Journal of Psychiatry: 162:1125-1132, June 2005

Handbook of OCD: Concepts and Controversies

A new very interesting book is being published july 2005.

Handbook of OCD: Concepts and Controversies
Jonathan S. Abramowitz (Editor), Arthur C. Houts (Editor)

Product Details:
Concepts and Controversies in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Series: Series in Anxiety and Related Disorders,
Abramowitz, Jonathan S.; Houts, Arthur C. (Eds.)
2005, XIV, 803 p. 5 illus., Hardcover
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

You can pre-order it at amazon.co.uk

Here is some information about the book:

Few conditions are as fascinating to a psychologist as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and few generate as much controversy. Experts disagree over topics related to classification, etiology, and treatment, and differing points of view also occur along disciplinary lines between psychology and psychiatry. Because of the insularity of various scientific communities that study OCD, there is rarely a forum for examining these issues from various perspectives, and for trying to provide a more complex and multifaceted picture of the disorder. This volume creates such a forum.