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From The CriticsReviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, D.O., M.A.(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: There has been enormous progress in the understanding of the neurobiological substrates of fear and the human anxiety disorders. This book is a tour guide to the current scientific models of anxiety and how basic science findings are providing insights and eventually help for those suffering from these common ailments. The book was developed from papers given at 92nd meeting of the American Psychopathological Association in March 2002. Written and edited by influential researchers in the field, the book is a very valuable contribution to psychiatry.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide the reader a synthesis of basic neuroscience findings with the current therapeutic approaches to anxiety. The editor hopes that this synthesis of knowledge will lead to better treatments for fear and anxiety disorders.
Audience: The intended audience is clinicians in the field. Psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric residents, and graduate students in psychology interested in anxiety disorders would find this book very useful.
Features: There are many outstanding chapters written by giants in the field: LeDoux on "synaptic self," McEwen on stress and brain damage, Weissman on high-risk studies, North on post-trauma, Gorman on neuroanatomy of panic, and Barlow on psychological treatments amongst other excellent chapters. Each chapter ends with relevant and up-to-date references and the index section is helpful.
Assessment: This is really an outstanding book covering the contemporary conceptualization of the anxiety disorders. Every psychiatrist should want to read this book!