Take control of your worry: managing generalised anxiety disorder
Dr Lisa Lampe
Take control of your worry: managing generalised anxiety disorder is the first authoritative book that gives hope to anyone who suffers from generalised anxiety disorder (GAD).
GAD is characterised by almost constant worry about almost anything. An individual with 'the worry illness' can never relax. They often sleep poorly and feel constantly on edge. At times the worry can be so severe it leads to panic attacks. And all the while the unrelenting worry drains the sufferer of energy, causing them to feel constantly exhausted.
GAD affects 3.5 to 5 per cent of the population in any 12-month period, according to recent Australian data. This makes it the most common anxiety disorder in this country. Despite this, effective treatments have only recently been developed.
This clear, easy-to-read book contains illustrative case examples. And also a number of practical exercises to assist the sufferer in overcoming this debilitating disorder.
Dr Lisa Lampe is a leading researcher, teacher and clinician in the field of anxiety disorders. For many years she worked at the University of New South Wales' Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, and was the Director of the Evesham Clinic Anxiety Disorders Program. Currently she is a consultant psychiatrist in the CADE clinic and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Sydney.