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Anxiety in Health Behaviors and Physical Illness
     

Anxiety in Health Behaviors and Physical Illness

by Michael J. Zvolensky (Editor), Jasper A. J. Smits (Editor)
 

This is a single resource offering theoretical perspectives and reviews of research on the link between health behaviors and physical illness to anxiety. The authors explore the idea of reciprocal relations between anxiety and health factors throughout the developmental course. Special attention is devoted to the mechanisms by which certain health factors (e.g.

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This is a single resource offering theoretical perspectives and reviews of research on the link between health behaviors and physical illness to anxiety. The authors explore the idea of reciprocal relations between anxiety and health factors throughout the developmental course. Special attention is devoted to the mechanisms by which certain health factors (e.g. physical exercise) may play a role in the onset or maintenance of particular anxiety disorders.

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Anxiety in Health Behaviors and Physical Illness provides a comprehensive and thoughtful examination of the relationship between anxiety, medical illness and health behaviors. It brings together many of the leaders in the field to address multiple aspects of this critical issue, and the result is an important, eminently readable, state of the art text.
-Mark H. Pollack, M.D., Director, Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441925701
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
11/19/2010
Series:
Series in Anxiety and Related Disorders
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

Michael J. Zvolensky received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from West Virginia University in 2001. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Vermont and Director of the Anxiety and Health Research Laboratory and Clinic. His work is funded through the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute of Mental Health, and Anxiety Disorder Association of America.

Jasper A. J. Smits received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. As part of his research and clinical training, he completed a fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Smits' research has been recognized by awards from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America as well as the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Smits joined the Department of Psychology at Southern Methodist University as an Assistant Professor in 2004, where he directs the Anxiety Research & Treatment Program.

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