Treatment of the anxiety disorders over the past century has reflected an implicit artesian dualism. Early conceptualizations of psychopathology dominated by psychoanalytic theory posited the primacy of a variety of unconscious impulses and conflicts, ecessitating a psychodynamic approach to treatment that at times seemed to belie the patients’ esentation and experience.
In the last quarter of the 20th century, as emergent technology and analytic techniques resulted in an explosion of interest in the underlying robiological correlates of anxiety, the pendulum swung to an often reductionistic focus on dysregulation of neurotransmitters and a search for pharmacologic interventions that would eradicate disorders.
THE NATURE OF ANXIETY
1. BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF INTEGRATED TREATMENT
Mark D. Muse, Bret A. Moore, and Stephen M. Stahl
2. A BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL APPROACH TO ANXIETY
Allison M. Greene, Christopher R. Bailey, and Alexander Neumeister
3. PHARMACOLOGICAL TREATMENT OF ANXIETY DISORDERS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
Robert M. Julien
4. PSYCHOSOCIAL TREATMENT OF ANXIETY DISORDERS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
Michael Sweeney, Jessica Levitt, Robert Westerholm, Clare Gaskins, and Christina Lipinski
Title: Anxiety Disorders A Guide for Integrating Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy ANXIETY
Author: Stephen M. Stahl, Bret A. Moore