Panic Anxiety and Its Treatments / Edition 1

Panic Anxiety and Its Treatments / Edition 1

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Panic Anxiety and Its Treatments / Edition 1

Although the clinical phenomenology of panic disorder and agoraphobia has been part of the literature for over 100 years, panic disorder was not included in DSM until 1980, or in ICD until the recently published 10th revision.

In light of recent developments, the World Psychiatric Association established a Task Force on Panic Anxiety and Its Treatment. This book, a report of that task force, reviews the clinical and epidemiological findings regarding panic anxiety, including • The validity of the diagnostic concepts• the evidence for efficacy and safety of current treatments• the available knowledge regarding current clinical practices in relation to research findings and public health needs, and the implication of these findings for clinical practice and public policy• areas for future research• recommendations for future educational research programs

The World Psychiatric Association, founded in 1961, is an umbrella organization of national psychiatric associations from around the world united in the pursuit of increased knowledge in psychiatry and improvement in the treatment of people with mental illness.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780880486842
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/28/1993
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 162
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Panic anxiety and panic disorder. Clinical and diagnostic features. Clinical assessment. Interface with general medicine. Epidemiology and familial risk. Uncomplicated and comorbid panic disorder. The origins of panic disorder: etiology and pathogenesis. Etiology. Pathogenesis and pathophysiology: experimental models and biological theories. Pathogenesis and pathophysiology: psychological and psychosocial theories. Validity of panic disorder as a nosologic entity. Clinical description of panic disorder. Laboratory studies. Delimitation from other disorders. Follow-up studies. Family studies and twin studies. Treatments for panic anxiety: research findings. General considerations. Psychopharmacologic treatments. Psychological treatments. Comparative studies of psychopharmacologic and psychological treatments. Combined psychological and psychopharmacologic treatment. Conclusions. Clinical practice patterns for panic disorder. Patterns of prescription and use of antipanic medications. Summary, conclusions, and recommendations. Summary of findings. Implications and guidelines for clinical practice. Future research. References.

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