Anxiety is a complex phenomenon and a central feature of many psychological problems. This thoroughly revised edition of Anxiety has been updated to include astonishing developments in the in the clinical implementation of knowledge about anxiety. In particular, this edition updates the reader with:
A new chapter on health anxiety
A fully updated chapter on obsessive compulsive disorders, including the concept of mental contamination and the causes of obsessions
An account of advances in therapeutic techniques.
Unique in combining an introduction to the subject with comprehensive coverage of the latest developments in research and practice, this book provides excellent breadth and depth of coverage which all practicing and trainee clinical psychologists, and students of clinical psychology, will find extremely informative.
Stanley Rachman is a clinical researcher, specialising in psychopathology and psychological therapy. He is currently Professor Emeritus at London University, and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. His other publications include The Treatment of Obsessions, Fear of Contamination, Panic Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders.
Introduction to the Third Edition. Introduction to the Second Edition.The Nature of Anxiety. Fear, Anxiety and Avoidance. Influences on Anxiety. Anxiety, Attention, Perception and Memory. Theories of Anxiety. Specific Phobias and the Conditioning Theory of Fear. Panic and Anxiety. Agoraphobia. Obsessions and Compulsions. Health Anxiety Disorders. Social Anxiety. Generalized Anxiety Disorders. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders. Concluding Remarks. Suggested Reading.