Anxiety Disorders: Pathophysiology and Pharmacological Treatment


This book examines the normal and pathological aspects of anxiety. It includes chapters on each particular type of anxiety such as generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and panic and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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This book examines the normal and pathological aspects of anxiety. It includes chapters on each particular type of anxiety such as generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and panic and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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Reviewer: Lavinia L. Myers, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This is an interesting new book reviewing the spectrum of anxiety disorders, with particular focus on pathophysiology and treatment.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a discussion of normal and pathological anxiety, as well as a detailed review of the major anxiety disorders. It includes a survey of current research, including animal models of anxiety, and discusses the usefulness and validity of this research for clinical practice. This is an important review of an area of great clinical interest. The book largely meets its overall objective.
Audience: This book is intended for psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, general practitioners, nurses, students, and others engaged in neuropsychiatric research, and will be useful for a more detailed review of the anxiety disorders. The authors are credible and knowledgeable in this field.
Features: The book contains numerous tables and charts throughout to illustrate the written material. These enhance the readability of the book. Each chapter lists numerous references, which are thorough and relevant.
Assessment: This is a thorough, useful book for practitioners and researchers as a comprehensive review of the current theories on etiology of anxiety disorders as well as the most recent research models. It also provides practical treatment guidelines in pharmacological, behavioral, and psychological modalities, citing evidence for the usefulness of each dicussed intervention. This book helps bring together the theoretical as well as practical aspects of understanding and treating anxiety disorders.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783764367022
  • Publisher: Birkhauser Basel
  • Publication date: 3/1/2002
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Normal and pathological anxiety 1
Ch. 2 Biological basis of anxiety and strategies for pharmacological innovation 31
Ch. 3 Generalised anxiety disorder 67
Ch. 4 Social phobia 89
Ch. 5 Panic disorder 133
Ch. 6 Obsessive-compulsive disorder 173
Ch. 7 Posttraumatic stress disorder 199
Ch. 8 Phobic disorders 239
Ch. 9 Laboratory models of anxiety 249
Ch. 10 Discussion and perspectives 287
Index 295
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