Sunday, January 20, 2008

Anxiety and Panic Disorders - Wise Counsel

On the latest issue of Wise Counsel, Dr. David van Nuys interviews David H. Barlow Ph.D. on the Nature and Treatment of Anxiety and Panic Disorders. The rather extensive show notes give a good impression on the subjects discussed. They also link to Dr. Barlow's page on the Boston University web site, though currently that link is broken. will probably fix that soon; until then, at least my link is working.

In short, and much less professionally put than over at, Barlow explains what are fear and anxiety - they are not the same. He explains how they overcome people to the extent of a disorder and what treatment he suggests. His approach is that of clinical psychology, I take this to imply leaning towards psychotherapy rather than medication. Some of the interview is also spent on his evaluation of the current state of clinical psychology in the health systems in general.

Dr. David van Nuys is the excellent interviewer, one hardly notices during the podcast. Nevertheless, he is very instrumental in keeping the show on track, easy to follow, coherent and evenly distributed in focal points. His talents make for the persistent quality of the Wise Counsel podcasts.

Other guests on Wise Counsel were a.o.:
Richard Heimberg,
Tony Madrid,
Francine Shapiro,
Amy Baker,
Marsha Linehan.

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