Stop avoiding and start living
Do you cope with anxiety by avoiding people, places, and situations that make you feel anxious? Do you deal with depression by isolating yourself from the people and activities that used to bring you joy? Do you avoid talking or thinking about the events that caused your post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? If so, you're not alone. Changing behavior in an attempt to avoid thinking or confronting things that are uncomfortable is a common symptom of anxiety, depression, PTSD, and related conditions.
With this guide, you'll develop skills based in transdiagnostic behavior therapy (TBT), an evidence-based protocol designed to help you identify and overcome the avoidance and isolation issues associated with depression, anxiety, and PTSD. You'll also learn how to safely and gradually implement therapeutic techniques that will result in reduced symptoms and improved confidence.
If you're tired of hiding from difficult thoughts, emotions, and situations, this book will help you break the avoidance cycle at the heart of your disorder. It's time to stop running from the life you want and start developing the effective coping skills you need to face life's challenges with courage and confidence.
About the Author
Daniel F. Gros, PhD, is associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina, and psychology program manager and research and development principal investigator at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC. He has published more than one hundred research articles, completed more than fifty conference presentations and workshops, and received more than $10 million in federal grant money to complete research for the VA and US Department of Defense on a number of topics, including transdiagnostic and evidence-based psychotherapies for individuals with depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).