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Anxiety Disorders : Theory, Research and Clinical Perspectives - Helen Blair Simpson

Anxiety Disorders

Theory, Research and Clinical Perspectives

By: Helen Blair Simpson (Editor), Franklin Schneier (Editor), Yuval Neria (Editor), Roberto Lewis-Fernandez (Editor)

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Published: 18th October 2010
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Anxiety disorders are amongst the most common of all mental health problems. Research in this field has exploded over recent years, yielding a wealth of new information in domains ranging from neurobiology to cultural anthropology to evidence-based treatment of specific disorders. This book offers a variety of perspectives on new developments and important controversies relevant to the theory, research, and clinical treatment of this class of disorders. Clinicians will find reviews of state-of-the-art treatments for panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as controversies over diagnostic and treatment issues. Researchers will find in-depth consideration of important selected topics, including genetics, neuroimaging, animal models, contemporary psychoanalytic theory, and the impact of stressors. This book illustrates the enormous advances that have occurred in anxiety research and describes the evolving multi-disciplinary efforts that will shape the future of the field.

'It is uncommon to read a good book on anxiety disorders. This one, however, is unusually fine. Anxiety Disorders: Theory, Research and Clinical Perspectives is highly descriptive and clinically useful. It is well researched and a pleasure to read ... It is written in a compelling style, which is a benefit to the student, clinician, or educated layman. The references are excellent and the index is helpful. This is a good book for any clinician interested in anxiety. It covers theory, diagnoses, treatment, and future directions ... I highly recommend it.' James Allen Wilcox, Annals of Clinical Psychiatry

Foreword
Introduction: the need for an interdisciplinary approach
Evolving Concepts of Anxiety
The epidemiology of anxiety disorders
Development of the nosology of anxiety disorders
The emergence of social phobia as a major medical condition
Anxiety as signal, symptom and syndrome
New concepts in the evolution and development of anxiety
Challenges in Diagnosing Pathological Anxiety
Challenges in OCD research: overcoming heterogeneity
Is there a spectrum of social anxiety disorder?
Co-occurring anxiety and depression: concepts, significance, and treatment implications
Understanding health anxiety Kelli
Axis II and anxiety disorders
'Idioms of distress' (culturally salient indicators of distress) and anxiety disorders
Understanding the Causes of Anxiety
Current status of research in the genetics of anxiety disorders
Animal models of anxiety disorders: behavioral and genetic approaches
Role of the cortex in the regulation of anxiety states
Learned fear and innate anxiety in rodents and their relevance to human anxiety disorders
Brain systems underlying anxiety disorders: a view from neuroimaging
Cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders: model and current issues
The stressor Criterion A in post-traumatic stress disorder: issues, evidence, and implications
Attachment, separation, and anxiety disorders
Non-human primate models in understanding anxiety
Treatment of Anxiety: Current Status and Controversial Issues
Evidence-based treatment for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder: questions and controversies
Treatment of social anxiety disorder
Treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder
Panic disorder
Treatment of late-life generalized anxiety disorder
Childhood anxiety disorders: best treatment options and practice
Brain stimulation in the treatment of anxiety disorders
Complementary and alternative medicine approaches to the treatment of anxiety
The treatment of anxiety disorders in primary
Future directions Helen Blair Simpson
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ISBN: 9780521515573
ISBN-10: 0521515572
Series: Cambridge Medicine (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 394
Published: 18th October 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.68  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.02
Edition Number: 1