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Anxiety: A Very Short Introduction

Anxiety: A Very Short Introduction
 

Are we born with our fears or do we learn them? Why do our fears persist? What purpose does anxiety serve? In this Very Short Introduction we discover what anxiety is, what causes it, and how it can be treated. Looking at six major anxiety disorders, the authors introduce us to t... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780199567157
Barcode 9780199567157
Published 24 July 2012 by Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Freeman, Daniel
By Freeman, Jason
Series Very Short Introductions
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ISBN-13 9780199567157
ISBN-10 0199567158
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Publication Date 24 July 2012
International Publication Date 5 July 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Freeman, Daniel
By Freeman, Jason
Series Very Short Introductions
Category Psychology
Popular Psychology
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 116mm
Height: 174mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 136g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Anxiety
NBS Text Popular Psychology
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 152.46
Catalogue Code 261455

Description of this Book

Are we born with our fears or do we learn them? Why do our fears persist? What purpose does anxiety serve? How common are anxiety disorders, and which treatments are most effective? What's happening in our brain when we feel fear? And what are Colombian worry dolls? This Very Short Introduction draws on the best scientific research to offer a highly accessible explanation of what anxiety is, why it is such a normal and vital part of our emotional life, and the key factors that cause it. Insights are drawn from psychology, neuroscience, genetics, epidemiology, and clinical trials. Providing a fascinating illustration of the discussion are two interviews conducted specifically for the book, with the actor, writer, director, and television presenter Michael Palin and former England football manager Graham Taylor. The book covers in detail the six major anxiety disorders: phobias; panic disorder and agoraphobia; social anxiety; generalised anxiety disorder; obsessive compulsive disorder; and post-traumatic stress disorder. With a chapter devoted to each disorder, Daniel and Jason Freeman take you through the symptoms, prevalence, and causes of each one. A final chapter describes the treatments available for dealing with anxiety problems.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Professor Daniel Freeman is one of the UK's leading clinical psychologists. He is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Medical Research Council (MRC) Senior Clinical Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry, Oxford University. He is also a consultant clinical psychologist in Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Jason Freeman is a writer and editor specializing in popular psychology and self-help.

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