Separation Anxiety Disorder in Adults

Separation Anxiety Disorder in Adults

Clinical Features, Diagnostic Dilemmas and Treatment Guidelines

1st Edition - March 12, 2020

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  • Authors: Vijaya Manicavasagar, Derrick Silove
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128125557
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128125540

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Separation Anxiety Disorder in Adults provides a comprehensive foundation for understanding the development, manifestation, and treatment of adult separation anxiety. The book explores precursors and triggers to both childhood and adult separation anxiety disorder, comorbidity with other disorders and conditions, and characteristics of populations and individuals with separation anxiety. Assessment and treatment are comprehensively covered, discussing how treatment for adults difers from that for children. Clinical review questionnaires are included for immediate use in practice.

Key Features

  • Reviews the diagnosis, assessment, management, and treatment of adult separation anxiety
  • Covers how treatment for adults differs from that for children
  • Identifies precursors and triggers to separation anxiety
  • Discusses comorbidity with other disorders and conditions
  • Includes clinical review questionnaire measures

Readership

Mental health clinicians and researchers; psychology students

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    1. A journey of discovery: separation anxiety disorder in adults
    2. Making a diagnosis of separation anxiety
    3. The assessment of separation anxiety and separation anxiety disorder
    4. Characteristics of populations and individuals with adult separation anxiety disorder
    5. Adult separation anxiety and attachment theory
    6. Developmental models of separation anxiety disorder
    7. Exploring the continuity hypothesis of separation anxiety
    8. The biological foundations of separation anxiety
    9. Precursors and triggers to childhood and adult separation anxiety disorder
    10. Comorbidity with other disorders and conditions
    11. Implications for the treatment of adult separation anxiety disorder
    12. Issues and challenges associated with understanding adult separation anxiety disorder
    The Separation Anxiety Symptom Inventory (SASI)
    ASA-27
    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 236
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: March 12, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128125557
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128125540

About the Authors

Vijaya Manicavasagar

Vijaya Manicavasagar's work has focused on defining the diagnostic criteria for adult separation anxiety disorder and its overlap with other anxiety disorders including panic disorder and agoraphobia. She has recently run treatment studies for depression and bipolar disorder using innovative psychological interventions such as mindfulness meditation and wellbeing groups. Author of over 100 journal articles and 3 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Psychological Services and Psychology Clinic, Black Dog Institute. Associate Professor, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Australia

Derrick Silove

Derek Silove is one of the first professors to be appointed in the early 1990s to the newly established UNSW Clinical School in Southwest Sydney, where he established the Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit, and the Centre for Population Mental Health Research. He contributes to clinical services by leading inpatient teams, establishing and overseeing anxiety and traumatic stress services, and providing clinical consultancy for complex cases to Refugee Detention Centers. Associate Editor of BMC Psychiatry. Author of over 290 journal articles and 3 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Australia

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