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One of the best kept secrets in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders is the proven efficacy of a program of exercise, which has many benefits on mood, but has yet to be widely adopted as a therapeutic technique. This therapist guide provides guidance for care providers who want to apply exercise-based interventions to the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders.
Designed to be used in conjunction with visits to your clinician, this workbook helps you plan an exercise program and provides strategies for following through with your exercise goals. The workbook is structured to help you prevent mood disturbances from blocking the very activities that can help you feel better.
Anxiety in Health Behaviors and Physical Illness provides a comprehensive and thoughtful examination of the relationship between anxiety, medical illness and health behaviors. It brings together many of the leaders in the field to address multiple aspects of this critical issue, and the result is an important, eminently readable, state of the art text.
-Mark H. Pollack, M.D., Director, Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 301 Wilson Hall, 111 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, USA.
A growing body of research has implicated disgust as a potential risk factor for the development and maintenance of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The first aim of the present study was to determine whether related, yet distinct, disgust vulnerabilities are endorsed more strongly by individuals with OCD than by those with another anxiety disorder. The second aim was to examine the unique contributions of changes in disgust to symptom improvement observed with exposure-based treatment for OCD. In study 1, individuals with OCD, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and nonclinical controls (NCCs) completed a measure of disgust propensity and disgust sensitivity. Compared to NCCs and individuals with GAD, those with OCD more strongly endorsed disgust propensity. However, individuals with OCD did not significantly differ from individuals with GAD in disgust sensitivity, although both groups reported significantly higher disgust sensitivity levels compared to NCCs. Study 2 comprised mediation analyses of symptom improvement among individuals with OCD and revealed that decreases in disgust propensity over time mediated improvement in OCD symptoms, even after controlling for improvements in negative affect. The implications of these findings for conceptualizing the role of disgust in the nature and treatment of OCD are discussed.