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Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears and Anxieties

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Fears and anxieties interfere with the quality of life for as many as 25 million Americans. Some avoid working in a highrise building because they fear riding in an elevator. Others avoid taking vacations far from home because of a fear of flying. This comprehensive and accessible reference provides the basic information that students, researchers, and general readers need to understand the most common phobias and anxieties.

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Fears and anxieties interfere with the quality of life for as many as 25 million Americans. Some avoid working in a highrise building because they fear riding in an elevator. Others avoid taking vacations far from home because of a fear of flying. This comprehensive and accessible reference provides the basic information that students, researchers, and general readers need to understand the most common phobias and anxieties.

Completely updated and revised throughout, the second edition offers more than 2,000 entries.
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YA-- A readable book with a wealth of information for students of biology and psychology. It has well-written and clearly cited source entries, and gives excellent background on genetic problems. Also included are descriptions of centers for genetic study and listings of available resources for those interested in locating services for people with birth defects. Charts and graphs enable readers to compare statistical information.
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Providing the basic information on common phobias and anxieties, some 2,000 entries explain the nature of anxiety disorders, panic attacks, specific phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Entries also detail important research, treatments, and key researchers working in the field. Appendices list resources and recommended reading. Kahn manages the Women's Health Program at Rush North Shore Medical Center. Doctor teaches psychology at California State University, Northridge. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816039890
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Series: Facts on File Series
  • Edition description: 2ND, REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 568
  • Age range: 14 years
  • Product dimensions: 7.58 (w) x 9.55 (h) x 1.25 (d)

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