Anxiety and Its Disorders, Second Edition: The Nature and by David H. Barlow PhD

By David H. Barlow PhD

This landmark paintings is quintessential for a person learning anxiousness or trying to bring powerful mental and pharmacological remedies. David H. Barlow comprehensively examines the phenomena of tension and panic, their origins, and the jobs that every performs in basic and pathological functioning. Chapters coauthored by means of Barlow with different major specialists then define what's identified in regards to the category, presentation, etiology, evaluate, and therapy of every of the DSM-IV nervousness issues. A definitive source for researchers and clinicians, this can be additionally an incredible textual content for graduate-level courses.

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Statistics compiled from the offices of front-line primary care practitioners startle even the most jaded experts in the area. In an early study from the state of Virginia, investigators surveying the reasons why patients sought out their The Experience of Anxiety 19 local physicians found that hypertension, cuts and bruises, and sore throats ranked right behind a general medical checkup as the most common reasons motivating a visit. Close behind these common maladies was “anxiety,” ranking well ahead of even bad colds or bronchitis (Marsland, Wood, & Mayo, 1976).

1999; Hofmann & Barlow, 1999). For example, in recent years anxiety disorders accounted for approximately 31% of total costs of mental health care, compared to 22% for mood disorders and 20% for schizophrenia (Rice & Miller, 1993). DuPont et al. 5% of the total. These costs included not only the direct cost of services, but also indirect costs of lost productivity. In the most comprehensive study to date, Greenberg et al. (1999) calculated the annual economic burden of anxiety disorders in the United States in a particularly detailed manner.

But the focus is almost always on somatic symptoms associated with the heart around which a disorder is constructed. Western observers studying this phenomenon find that in some instances patients with heart distress would fit into the Western category of depression, while other cases would more clearly be cases of anxiety, particularly panic disorder. Fright Disorders and Voodoo Death Heart distress contrasts with “fright disorders,” which have their origins in observable fear reactions or exaggerated startle responses.

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