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Anxiety problems: When we fall to believing our patients are too fragile
Dealing with anxiety problems effectively necessitates successful exposure. A common hurdle to successful exposure is anxiety itself; the patient, and often also the therapist, may start to believe that the patient is too fragile or anxious to do the necessary exposure work for recovery. We call this kind of resistance Process Resistance. Process resistance is the resistance that we have to doing the work necessary to achieve a desired change. ....Read More.
Maximizing Efficacy of CBT Therapy for Anxiety: Research Brief
Panic Attacks occur in over 11% of adults in the United States. Interoceptive Exposure is an integral part of treatment for Panic Disorder. Unfortunately, many practitioners hesitate to use Interoceptive Exposure due to their own fears of harming or overwhelming the patient (Deacon, et. al, 2013). Practitioners often deliver smaller doses of the treatment or avoid it all together. ....Read More.
Successfully Treating Anxiety and Depression Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Research Brief
Roughly 60% of the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year experience depression and anxiety. In the past, treatment effectiveness has been limited. However, an adapted CBT (aCBT) course with booster sessions is shown to alleviate anxiety and depression. ....Read More.