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Anxiety and Its Disorders
The Nature and Treatment of Anxiety and Panic

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ISBN 9781593850289
Published March 24, 2004 by Guilford Press
704 Pages

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Book Description

This landmark work is indispensable for anyone studying anxiety or seeking to deliver effective psychological and pharmacological treatments. David H. Barlow comprehensively examines the phenomena of anxiety and panic, their origins, and the roles that each plays in normal and pathological functioning. Chapters coauthored by Barlow with other leading experts then outline what is known about the classification, presentation, etiology, assessment, and treatment of each of the DSM-IV anxiety disorders. A definitive resource for researchers and clinicians, this is also an ideal text for graduate-level courses.

Table of Contents

1. The Experience of Anxiety: Shadow of Intelligence or Specter of Death?
2. Fear, Anxiety, and Theories of Emotion
3. The Nature of Anxious Apprehension
4. The Phenomenon of Panic
5. Provoking Panic in the Laboratory
6. Biological Aspects of Anxiety and Panic
7. True Alarms, False Alarms, and Learned (Conditioned) Anxiety: The Origins of Panic and Phobia
8. The Origins of Anxious Apprehension, Anxiety Disorders, and Related Emotional Disorders: Triple Vulnerabilities
9. Classification of Anxiety Disorders
Timothy A. Brown, David H. Barlow
10. Panic Disorder
Kamila S. White, David H. Barlow
11. Specific Phobias
Martin M. Antony, David H. Barlow
12. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Terence M. Keane, David H. Barlow
13. Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder)
Stefan G. Hofmann, David H. Barlow
14. Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Lizabeth Roemer, Susan M. Orsillo, David H. Barlow
15. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Gail Steketee, David H. Barlow

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David H. Barlow, PhD, ABPP, is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Founder and Director Emeritus of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. Dr. Barlow has published over 500 articles and book chapters and over 60 books and clinical manuals--some translated in over 20 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, and Russian/m-/primarily in the areas of emotional disorders and clinical research methodology. His books include Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders, Fifth Edition, Handbook of Assessment and Treatment Planning for Psychological Disorders, Second Edition, and Anxiety and Its Disorders, Second Edition. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including, most recently, the Career/Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He is past president of the Society of Clinical Psychology and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and past editor of the journals Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice and Behavior Therapy. Dr. Barlow's research has been continually funded by the National Institutes of Health for over 40 years.



"Like its predecessor, this book is truly an impressive accomplishment. Barlow, a world expert in the etiology and treatment of anxiety disorders, has integrated cutting-edge theory and research into a single presentation that is both wide in scope and precise in focus. While penetrating in its analysis, the book is also highly readable. Researchers, clinical practitioners, and students of all levels will find it an invaluable resource for understanding both the nature of anxiety as a human experience, and the way it manifests itself in specific disorders. Certain to become a classic." --Michael E. Addis, PhD, Department of Psychology, Clark University

"Barlow has once again produced a masterpiece. This volume combines comprehensive reviews of theory and research with innovative, clinically meaningful, empirically based models of each anxiety disorder. Like its predecessor, it will serve as the preeminent guide for research and treatment development for years to come. This book should be required reading for clinicians and clinical scientists working with anxiety disorders. Its clearly presented, readable content also makes it a highly appropriate text for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level psychopathology courses." --T. D. Borkovec, PhD, Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University