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Anxiety and Its Disorders, Second Edition: The Nature and by David H. Barlow PhD

By David H. Barlow PhD

This landmark paintings is necessary for a person learning nervousness or trying to bring potent mental and pharmacological remedies. David H. Barlow comprehensively examines the phenomena of tension and panic, their origins, and the jobs that every performs in general and pathological functioning. Chapters coauthored by way of Barlow with different best specialists then define what's identified concerning the category, presentation, etiology, overview, and therapy of every of the DSM-IV nervousness issues. A definitive source for researchers and clinicians, this can be additionally a fantastic textual content for graduate-level courses.

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Reprinted by permission. aAny major depression or dysthymia. bAny agoraphobia, simple phobia, or social phobia. Thus anxiety and panic, when self-medicated with alcohol, result in an ever-increasing downward self-destructive spiral—not only from the effects of alcohol (or drug) addiction, but also from the exacerbating effects of the drugs on the anxiety and panic. , 2000). , 1993). Furthermore, alcohol is not the only substance that has a notable association with anxiety. , 1996; Bystritsky, Ackerman, & Pasnau, 1991).

In press-a, in press-b) seem to have demonstrated is a classic example of panic disorder—with the sudden rush of associated sympathetic symptoms, feelings of impending doom, and so forth, as well as anxiety focused on these sensations. These symptoms are experienced and described in a culturally distinct manner. Failure to understand this cultural idiom would quickly lead to a misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment. Heart Distress In Iran, a frequently encountered disorder is referred to as “heart distress” (Good & Kleinman, 1985).

1991) and Sachdev et al. (1992) found that between 25% and 40% of patients with very severe and intractable OCD evidenced some clinically useful improvement (see Chapter 15). PREVALENCE AND COURSE Anxiety kills relatively few people, but many more would welcome death as an alternative to the paralysis and suffering resulting from anxiety in its severe forms. ” Statistics compiled from the offices of front-line primary care practitioners startle even the most jaded experts in the area. In an early study from the state of Virginia, investigators surveying the reasons why patients sought out their The Experience of Anxiety 19 local physicians found that hypertension, cuts and bruises, and sore throats ranked right behind a general medical checkup as the most common reasons motivating a visit.

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