Anxiety is everywhere and almost everyone knows what it is and has suffered from it. For the specialist it is nonetheless a confusing and complex subject in which psychological and pharmacological theories and treatments clash repeatedly, and there is great uncertainty over its classification and causes. This book by a clinician and research worker who has been involved in the treatment of anxiety for over 30 years aims to combine the important factors of anxiety into an integrated framework which allows the biological, psychological and social aspects of anxiety to be incorporated.
Part 1 General section: what is anxiety?; measurement of anxiety; psychoanalytical concept of anxiety; physiology and anxiety. Part 2 Clinical section: classification of anxiety; drug treatment of anxiety; psychological traits of anxiety; outcome of anxiety disorders; relationship between anxiety and other psychiatric disorders; the central core of pathological anxiety.