Anxiety / Edition 2

Anxiety / Edition 2

by Stanley J. Rachman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1841695165

ISBN-13: 9781841695167

Pub. Date: 10/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Rachman (U. of British Columbia, Canada) surveys the clinical and research evidence on the psychology of anxiety, incorporating recent literature published in the six years since the last edition. He covers the standard topics usually addressed in psychopathology textbooks, but is allowed to go into somewhat greater depth because of the stand-alone format of the

Overview

Rachman (U. of British Columbia, Canada) surveys the clinical and research evidence on the psychology of anxiety, incorporating recent literature published in the six years since the last edition. He covers the standard topics usually addressed in psychopathology textbooks, but is allowed to go into somewhat greater depth because of the stand-alone format of the Clinical Psychology: A Modular Course series. Chapters cover influences on anxiety, theories of anxiety, specific phobias and the conditioning theory of fear, panic and anxiety, agoraphobia, obsessions and compulsions, social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841695167
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Series:
Clinical Psychology: A Modular Course Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Series prefacevii
Prefaceix
1The nature of anxiety1
Defining anxiety3
The nature of fear8
Fear, anxiety, and avoidance12
Varieties of fear19
The concept of anxiety disorders24
Summary26
2Influences on anxiety27
A model of anxiety27
Anxiety, attention, perception, and memory37
Anxiety and memory47
Emotional processing53
Affect and cognition55
Summary58
3Theories of anxiety61
Anxiety as the product of learning61
Cognitive analyses of anxiety67
Psychoanalytical explanations69
Biological theories of anxiety73
Summary76
4Specific phobias and the conditioning theory of fear79
Evidence for the conditioning theory79
The conditioning theory: Contrary evidence and arguments84
Neoconditioning theory89
Specific phobias92
Summary93
5Panic and anxiety95
The experience of panic99
The incidence of panic100
The debate about panic101
Treatment119
Summary122
6Agoraphobia123
Treatment127
Summary128
7Obsessions and compulsions129
Types of compulsive behaviour135
Persistence136
Obsessions140
Compulsive hoarding143
Relationship to anxiety143
Treatment143
Summary145
8Social anxiety147
The definition of social anxiety147
Cognitive theory of social anxiety150
Social anxiety within the general framework of anxiety156
Treatment157
Summary159
9Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)161
The search for safety164
Treatment166
Summary167
10Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)169
Explanations for PTSD171
Acute stress disorder (ASD)179
Summary180
Appendix181
Suggested reading183
References185
Author index201
Subject index207

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