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Reading about self-help books on obsessive –compulsive and anxiety disorders – a review

  • Candida Graham (a1)
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Many treatment manuals were originally introduced for research purposes in psychotherapy to standardise treatment programmes among researchers. On the tail of these treatment manuals came the development of self-help manuals for patients. An example is Barlow & Craske's (1994) self-help publication for anxiety and panic, which was born out of their therapist manual.

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