The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Anxiety Disorders

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Anxiety Disorders

by Dan J. Stein
     
 

Anxiety disorders are at once among the most disabling and the most prevalent of the psychiatric disorders—more common than either mood or substance use disorders. Often misdiagnosed and undertreated—perhaps because it is often difficult for patients to seek help and for caregivers to appreciate the morbidity of anxiety disorders—these disorders

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Overview

Anxiety disorders are at once among the most disabling and the most prevalent of the psychiatric disorders—more common than either mood or substance use disorders. Often misdiagnosed and undertreated—perhaps because it is often difficult for patients to seek help and for caregivers to appreciate the morbidity of anxiety disorders—these disorders account for a staggering one-third of all costs related to psychiatric disorders.

This one-stop resource for both clinicians and researchers details not only the rigorous diagnostic schemas, underlying sophisticated psychobiological models, and effective pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy interventions developed during the past few decades but also the latest advances in this diverse field. Presenting the work of an unprecedented 77 U.S. and international experts, this 10-part textbook begins with an in depth discussion of the history, classification, preclinical models, concepts (evolutionary, cognitive, and psychodynamic), and combined treatment of anxiety disorders.


    For clinicians, this exceptional reference then covers the phenomenology, etiology, psychotherapy, and pharmacotherapy of every major anxiety disorder: generalized anxiety disorder, mixed anxiety-depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, panic disorder, social phobia, specific phobia, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and acute stress disorder. Also included are the latest theoretical and clinical issues that cut across all anxiety disorders.
    For researchers, this densely packed volume shows that the study of anxiety disorders is indisputably one of the most interesting and rewarding areas of contemporary medical research, requiring the integration of data from disparate fields (such as neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, cognitive dysfunctions, and genetic and environmental studies) into powerful and sophisticated models—models that move us toward better understanding and more effective treatment of these complex disorders. For example, animal models of fear conditioning provide fascinating parallels with clinical phenomena such as posttraumatic stress disorder. Similarly, functional brain imaging demonstrates that pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder produce similar changes in the brain.

The authors conclude by discussing anxiety disorders in relation to special populations, such as children, adolescents, and seniors; different medical settings; substance abuse; and culture and society, including economic costs and consumer considerations.

This remarkable compendium of studies at the cutting edge of anxiety disorder research and clinical practice will be welcomed by psychiatric and medical clinicians, researchers, and educators as a uniquely valuable reference, and by other mental health care professionals who are interested in the latest developments in understanding and treating these important disorders.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880488297
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.25(d)

Meet the Author

Dan J. Stein, M.D., Ph.D., is Director of the MRC Research Unit on Anxiety and Stress Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, South Africa.

Eric Hollander, M.D., is Research Attending Psychiatrist, Montefiore Medical Center University Hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY; Formerly Esther and Joseph Klingenstein Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry, and Director of the Compulsive, Impulsive and Anxiety Disorders Program, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY.

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Pt. IApproaching the Anxiety Disorders
1History of Anxiety Disorders3
2Classification of Anxiety Disorders13
3Preclinical Models of Anxiety29
4Neural Circuits in Fear and Anxiety43
5Evolutionary Concepts of Anxiety57
6Cognitive Concepts of Anxiety71
7Psychodynamic Concepts of Anxiety81
8Combined Treatment for Anxiety Disorders93
Pt. IIGeneralized Anxiety Disorder
9Phenomenology of Generalized Anxiety Disorder109
10Pathogenesis of Generalized Anxiety Disorder119
11Pharmacotherapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder135
12Psychotherapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder141
Pt. IIIMixed Anxiety-Depressive Disorder
13Mixed Anxiety-Depressive Disorder159
Pt. IVObsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Related Disorders
14Phenomenology of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder173
15Pathogenesis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder191
16Pharmacotherapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder207
17Psychotherapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder221
Pt. VPanic Disorder and Agoraphobia
18Phenomenology of Panic Disorder237
19Pathogenesis of Panic Disorder247
20Pharmacotherapy for Panic Disorder257
21Psychotherapy for Panic Disorder273
Pt. VISocial Phobia
22Phenomenology of Social Phobia289
23Pathogenesis of Social Phobia301
24Pharmacotherapy for Social Phobia309
25Psychotherapy for Social Phobia323
Pt. VIISpecific Phobia
26Specific Phobia343
Pt. VIIIPosttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder
27Phenomenology of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder359
28Pathogenesis of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder373
29Pharmacotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder387
30Psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Other Trauma-Related Disorders403
Pt. IXAnxiety Disorders in Special Populations
31Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents415
32Anxiety Disorders in the Elderly429
33Anxiety in the Context of Substance Use441
34Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders in Medical Settings449
Pt. XSocial Aspects of Anxiety Disorders
35Cultural and Social Aspects of Anxiety Disorders463
36Economic Costs of Anxiety Disorders475
37Consumer Considerations485
App.: Internet Resources493
Index495

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