Avoiding Treatment Failures in the Anxiety Disorders

  • Michael Otto
  • Stefan Hofmann

Part of the Series in Anxiety and Related Disorders book series (SARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. General Aspects of Treatment Complications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stefan G. Hofmann, Michael W. Otto
      Pages 3-5
    3. Bethany A. Teachman, Elise M. Clerkin
      Pages 7-30
    4. Mark B. Powers, Bram Vervliet, Jasper A.J. Smits, Michael W. Otto
      Pages 31-49
    5. Daniella M. Halperin, Meara L. Weitzman, Michael W. Otto
      Pages 51-66
    6. Jasper A.J. Smits, Hannah E. Reese, Mark B. Powers, Michael W. Otto
      Pages 67-81
    7. Stuart J. Spendlove, Carolyn T. Jackson, Joaquin P. Borrego
      Pages 83-100
  3. Avoiding Treatment Failures: Disorder-Specific Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Heather W. Murray, R. Kathryn McHugh, Michael W. Otto
      Pages 103-124
    3. Luana Marques, Anne Chosak, Dieu-My Phan, Jeanne Fama, Shana Franklin, Sabine Wilhelm
      Pages 125-145
    4. Claudia Zayfert, Jason C. DeViva
      Pages 147-168
    5. Stefan G. Hofmann, J. Anthony Richey, Anu Asnaani, Alice T. Sawyer
      Pages 169-184
    6. Evelyn Behar, T.D. Borkovec
      Pages 185-208
    7. Georg W. Alpers
      Pages 209-227
  4. Treatment Complications in Special Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Christen M. Deveney, Michael W. Otto
      Pages 231-249
    3. Matthew K. Nock, Tara L. Deliberto, Michael Hollander
      Pages 251-269
    4. Elizabeth K. Reynolds, Matthew T. Tull, Idit Shalev, C.W. Lejuez
      Pages 271-290
    5. Carolyn Black Becker, Claudia Zayfert, Elizabeth M. Pratt
      Pages 291-316
    6. Joseph Greer, Jessica Graham, Steven Safren
      Pages 317-346
    7. Jamie A. Micco, Jill T. Ehrenreich
      Pages 347-370
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 1-35

About this book


Extensive studies have shown cognitive-behavioral therapy to be highly effective in treating anxiety disorders, improving patients’ social functioning, job performance, and quality of life. Yet every CBT clinician faces some amount of client resistance, whether in the form of  "This won’t work," "I’m too depressed," or even "You can’t make me!" Avoiding Treatment Failures in the Anxiety Disorders analyzes the challenges presented by non-compliance, and provides disorder- and population-specific guidance in addressing the impasses and removing the obstacles that derail therapy. Making use of extensive clinical expertise and current empirical findings, expert contributors offer cutting-edge understanding of the causes of treatment complications—and innovative strategies for their resolution—in key areas, including:

  • The therapeutic alliance
  • The full range of anxiety disorders (i.e., panic, PTSD, GAD)
  • Comorbidity issues (i.e., depression, personality disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse, and chronic medical illness)
  • Combined CBT/pharmacological treatment
  • Ethnic, cultural, and religious factors
  • Issues specific to children and adolescents

Both comprehensive, and accessible, Avoiding Treatment Failures in the Anxiety Disorders will be welcomed by new and seasoned clinicians alike. The window it opens onto this class of disorders, plus the insights into how and why this treatment works, will also be of interest to those involved in clinical research.


CBT Depression OCD anxiety cognitive therapy comorbid disorders generalized anxiety disorder learning theory obsessive compulsive disorder panic disorder social anxiety treatment resistance

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Otto
    • 1
  • Stefan Hofmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. PsychologyBoston UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Dept. PsychologyBoston UniversityBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-0611-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-0612-0
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