Handbook of Treating Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders

  • Eric A. Storch
  • Dean McKay

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Overview of Complexities in Anxiety Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marie S. Nebel-Schwalm, Thompson E. Davis III
      Pages 3-21
    3. Amanda R. Mathew, Lance D. Chamberlain, Derek D. Szafranski, Angela H. Smith, Peter J. Norton
      Pages 23-35
    4. Lara J. Farrell, Allison M. Waters, Ella L. Milliner, Thomas H. Ollendick
      Pages 37-55
    5. Colleen M. Cummings, Kendra L. Read, Douglas M. Brodman, Kelly A. O’Neil, Marianne A. Villaboe, Martina K. Gere et al.
      Pages 57-79
  3. Complexities in Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. C. Enjey Lin, Jeffrey J. Wood, Eric A. Storch, Karen M. Sze
      Pages 83-95
    3. Omar Rahman, Chelsea M. Ale, Michael L. Sulkowski, Eric A. Storch
      Pages 97-108
    4. Christopher A. Flessner, Abbe Garcia, Jennifer B. Freeman
      Pages 125-134
    5. Martin E. Franklin, Julie Harrison, Kristin Benavides
      Pages 135-148
    6. Jill Ehrenreich-May, Cara S. Remmes
      Pages 149-161
    7. Katharina Manassis, Pamela Wilansky-Traynor
      Pages 163-176
    8. Emily A. Voelkel, Kelly M. Lee, Catherine W. Abrahamson, Allison G. Dempsey
      Pages 177-192
    9. Tanya K. Murphy, Megan Toufexis
      Pages 193-199
  4. Complexities in Adult Anxiety Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Han-Joo Lee, Jennifer E. Turkel
      Pages 223-241
    3. Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Lauren Landy
      Pages 243-254
    4. Alessandro S. De Nadai, Marc S. Karver
      Pages 255-284
    5. Lindsay S. Ham, Kevin M. Connolly, Lauren A. Milner, David E. Lovett, Matthew T. Feldner
      Pages 285-306
  5. Cross Developmental Complexities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Caleb W. Lack, Heather Lehmkuhl Yardley, Arpana Dalaya
      Pages 309-319
    3. Heather L. Smith-Schrandt, Casey D. Calhoun, Marissa A. Feldman, Eric A. Storch
      Pages 321-336
    4. Adam B. Lewin, Jessie Menzel, Michael Strober
      Pages 337-348
    5. Nicole M. Cain, Emily B. Ansell, Anthony Pinto
      Pages 349-362
    6. Brett J. Deacon, Nicholas R. Farrell
      Pages 363-373
    7. Steffen Moritz, Kiara R. Timpano, Charlotte E. Wittekind, Christine Knaevelsrud
      Pages 375-397
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 403-413

About this book


As prevalent as anxiety is as a diagnosis, clinically complex cases are even more so. At the same time that it is recognized as a spectrum of disorders with many possibilities for intervention, it is most often seen with variations that further complicate treatment. The Handbook of Treating Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders explains in clear detail how and why clinical factors present challenges to clinicians treating clients with these disorders. Comorbid conditions often found in children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety, including developmental disabilities and personality disorders, are analyzed in the context of treatment. Case examples and literature reviews illustrate the relative merits of integrated versus sequential treatment, the importance of prioritizing behaviors, age-related considerations, and therapist issues.

This best-practices approach guides readers in choosing current evidence-based options for treatment that is tailored to the individual and effective in the short and long term. Key topics addressed in the Handbook include:

  • Prognostic indicators of treatment response for children and adults with anxiety disorders.
  • Treatment of comorbid anxiety and disruptive behavior in youth.
  • Treatment of PTSD with comorbid borderline personality disorder.
  • Limited motivation, patient-therapist mismatch, and the therapeutic alliance.
  • Assessment and treatment of comorbid anorexia nervosa and obsessive compulsive disorder.
  • Treatment of comorbid anxiety disorders across the lifespan.

Developed as a companion reference to the Handbook of Assessing Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders, the Handbook of Treating Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders is a must-have resource for researchers, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in clinical child, school, and developmental psychology; social work; psychiatry; psychotherapy; counseling; and pediatrics.


Attention Deficit Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Autism spectrum disorder Borderline personality disorder Cognitive functioning Cognitive-behavioral therapy Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-IV-TR Differential diagnosis Disruptive behavior disorders Functional limitations Generalized anxiety disorder Obsessive-compulsive disorder Posttraumatic stress disorder Safety signals School refusal Social skills Substance abuse Treatment barriers

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric A. Storch
    • 1
  • Dean McKay
    • 2
  1. 1., Departments of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, aUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA
  2. 2., Department of PsychologyFordham UniversityBronxUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-6457-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6458-7
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