Handbook of Assessing Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders

  • Dean McKay
  • Eric A. Storch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Complexities in Assessment of Primary Anxiety Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michelle C. Capozzoli, Sarah A. Hayes-Skelton, Idan M. Aderka, Stefan G. Hofmann
      Pages 3-14
    3. Christopher A. Kearney, Melissa Spear
      Pages 29-42
    4. Joseph Brand, Jeannette M. Reid, Dean McKay
      Pages 43-61
    5. Katharina Kircanski, Tara S. Peris, John Piacentini
      Pages 63-75
    6. Robert D. Friedberg, Amanda M. Pearl
      Pages 77-89
  3. Complexities in Assessment of Personality and Behavioral Disturbance Associated with Anxiety Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Michael J. Zvolensky, Jesse D. Kosiba, Kristin W. Grover, Matthew D. Perrone
      Pages 93-106
    3. Margaret S. Andover, Blair W. Morris, Heather T. Schatten, Chris A. Kelly
      Pages 119-137
    4. Martin Sellbom, Tayla T. C. Lee
      Pages 139-162
    5. Caleb W. Lack, Shannon P. Thomason
      Pages 203-216
    6. Fugen Neziroglu, Jill Slavin Mashaal, Lauren Mancusi
      Pages 217-230
    7. Natoshia Raishevich Cunningham, Jennifer C. Wolff, Matthew A. Jarrett
      Pages 231-241
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 247-255

About this book


The Handbook of Assessing Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders assembles current findings on assessment methods and applies them to common complicating factors, including comorbid personality and behavioral problems. Chapters examine innovative approaches to assessment of anxiety in children and adults, provide leading insights into timely topics (e.g., school refusal, self-injurious behaviors), and analyze strengths and weaknesses of widely used assessment tools. In clarifying the assessment process, contributors give readers a clear perspective on choosing treatment options in keeping with the trend toward targeted, evidence-based practice, and pinpoint needs for further research.

The Handbook's coverage spans the anxiety spectrum, including areas such as:

  • Assessment of social and generalized anxiety disorder.
  • Neuropsychological assessment of obsessive-compulsive disorder.­
  • Intelligence testing and treatment planning with children.
  • Assessment of substance abuse and dependence in anxiety disorders.
  • Personality disorder assessment in clients with anxiety disorders.
  • Functional assessment of comorbid and secondary disorders: identifying conditions for primary treatment.

The Handbook of Assessing Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders is an essential reference for researchers, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in clinical child, school, and developmental psychology; social work; psychiatry; psychotherapy; counseling; and pediatrics. And its companion volume, the Handbook of Treating Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders, further explores these findings in the context of the next stage of care.


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Autism spectrum disorder Cognitive-behavioral therapy Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-IV-TR Differential diagnosis Disruptive behavior disorders Functional assessment Generalized anxiety disorder Neuropsychological evaluation Obsessive-compulsive disorder Overvalued ideation Posttraumatic stress disorder Psychotherapy School refusal Selective mutism Social phobia Substance abuse Thought disorders

Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-6451-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6452-5
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