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Anxiety: A Very Short Introduction

Anxiety: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

By Freeman, Daniel
By Freeman, Jason

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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 Sho...rt 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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ISBN 9780199567157
Released NZ 24 Jul 2012
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Paperback
Series Very Short Introductions
Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780199567157
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 24 Jul 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
Dewey Code 152.46
Weight 136g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Anxiety
NBS Text Popular Psychology
ONIX Text General/trade