Afflicting millions of Americans each year, anxiety and anxiety--related disorders, such as post--traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive--compulsive disorder (OCD), are one of the most common reasons that persons seek professional help. Left untreated, anxiety disorders exact an enormous toll on individuals, their families, and society as a whole. Psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, counselors, physicians, and other health professionals are increasingly diagnosing and treating (or referring patients for treatment) for anxiety related mental health problems.
ARTHUR E. JONGSMA, Jr., PhD, is Series Editor for the bestselling PracticePlanners (R). He is also the founder and Director of Psychological Consultants, a group private practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan.