Origins of Phobias and Anxiety Disorders: Why More Women than Men?

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This book presents a critical analysis of the theories and empirical evidence to date regarding the origins of phobias and anxiety disorders, and the reason why more women than men suffer from them. The book moves from a discussion of nonspecific temperament to specific risk factors for each anxiety disorder, assuming a hierarchical etiological model throughout. At each level of analysis, the issue of gender differences is addressed.

Origins of Phobias and Anxiety Disorders: Why More Women than Men? is relevant to all those working in or studying psychopathology, including clinical psychologists, mental health practitioners, graduate and undergraduate students.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Features of Fear and Anxiety 1
2 Functions of Fear versus Anxiety 21
3 Disposition to Fear and Anxiety: Negative Affectivity 33
4 Threat-based Style of Reacting to Negative Affect: Influences upon Emotion Regulation 51
5 Anxious Processes 71
6 Specificity in Salience and Threat Value 99
7 Anxiety Disorders 119
8 Why More Women than Men? 175
9 Conclusion 205
References 211
Author Index 283
Subject Index 299
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