Anxiety Disorders

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Overview

The Compact Research series offers a concise, relevant, and conveniently organized collection of information covering a variety of topics including illegal immigration and deforestation to diseases such as anorexia and meningitis. Each book introduces a timely topic in a tightly organized format to hold readers' interest. Lively objective overviews, primary source quotes, and illustrated facts and statistics present an inviting full-color and user-friendly format.

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School Library Journal
Gr 6–10—These titles provide a systematic and focused look at their respective subjects. Each title begins with an overview and then provides an explanation of the disorder. Personality Disorders covers 10 types, including paranoid and schizoid disorders. Subsequent chapters explore causes and the ways these conditions impact patients' lives and ultimately address whether sufferers can overcome them. Short sections containing primary-source quotes and bulleted facts and charts that highlight important information are appended to each chapter. Anxiety Disorders covers six main types, including panic and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It strikes an off-note with the inclusion of a graph showing that women who have had abortions have an increased likelihood of developing an anxiety disorder. Since this is the only study cited that links a particular action with an increased rate of anxiety, it adds an unfortunate and unnecessary political agenda to the topic. With the exception of the aforementioned problem, these titles are useful for reports as well as general interest; the inclusion of information on key people and advocacy groups as well as a chronology of events that highlights the historical background and important milestones adds value.—Ragan O'Malley, Saint Ann's School, Brooklyn, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601521378
  • Publisher: ReferencePoint Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Series: Compact Research Series: Diseases and Disorders
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 96
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Anxiety Disorders at a Glance 6

Overview 8

What Are Anxiety Disorders? 20

Primary Source Quotes 27

Facts and Illustrations 30

What Causes Anxiety Disorders? 35

Primary Source Quotes 42

Facts and Illustrations 45

What Are the Effects of Anxiety Disorders? 50

Primary Source Quotes 57

Facts and Illustrations 60

Can People Overcome Anxiety Disorders? 64

Primary Source Quotes 71

Facts and Illustrations 74

Key People and Advocacy Groups 79

Chronology 80

Related Organizations 82

For Further Research 86

Source Notes 88

List of Illustrations 91

Index 92

About the Author 96

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