Anxiety Disorders Sourcebook

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Anxiety Disorders Sourcebook

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Anxiety disorders are prevalent among nearly 40 million American adults. Financial problems and stress are major contributors of anxiety, followed by fear and uncertainty over the future. Mentally strong individuals cope with such stressors and lead a healthy life. However, chronic anxiety is a serious problem taking a physical and mental toll on the person by causing fatigue, sleep deprivation, and depression. Prolonged anxiety also leads to other severe conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, and makes the person succumb to substance abuse.

Anxiety Disorders Sourcebook, First Edition provides an insight about the ways people encounter anxiety and its various types, including general anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and panic disorder. It also provides information about chronic illnesses due to anxiety and ways to overcome it. It also discusses about anxiety in specific populations such as pregnant women, children, older adults, and LGBT community. The book also explains various treatment therapies such as psychotherapy, cognitive processing therapy, and complementary and alternative therapies for the anxiety disorders. Suggestions for coping with anxiety disorders such as caregiver’s stress, financial assistance for treatment, and living with anxiety disorders are also included. The book concludes with a glossary of related terms and a directory of mental health organizations for people with anxiety disorders and other mental health concerns.

This book is divided into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.

Part I: Introduction to Mental Health Disorders and Anxiety defines anxiety and discusses how brain function and chemistry play a role in the development and severity of mental health disorders. It reports on myths and facts about anxiety and identifies common symptoms of anxiety. It concludes with answers to some of the frequently asked questions on anxiety.

Part II: Types of Anxiety gives an overview of anxiety and identifies the most common types of anxiety and related mental health disorders including: compulsive hoarding, general anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, social phobia (social anxiety disorder), specific phobia, separation anxiety, situational anxiety, and so on.

Part III: Causes and Risk Factors for Anxiety highlights genetic, environmental, and situational factors that can predispose a person to developing anxiety. The impact of stress, trauma, unemployment, and substance use and addiction on the development of anxiety is also included.

Part IV: Anxiety in Specific Populations offers details regarding anxiety in children, pre-adolescents, pregnant women, older adults, and LGBT community.

Part V: Anxiety and Other Chronic Illnesses discusses chronic illnesses often linked to anxiety, such as attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, cancer, eating disorders, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), sleep disorders, and substance abuse.

Part VI: Diagnosis and Treatment of Anxiety describes the process of receiving the diagnosis of anxiety and treatment therapies, including psychotherapy (talk therapy), cognitive-behavioral therapy, complementary and alternative medications, and future technologies.

Part VII: Coping with Anxiety discusses coping strategies for maintaining emotional wellness in people who have anxiety. It provides details about financial assistance and help available for people with anxiety disorders. Mental health issues among caregivers and coping strategies are also covered. The part concludes with a glance on the latest in ongoing research on anxiety disorders.

Part VIII: Additional Information provides a glossary of terms related to anxiety disorders and a directory of organizations for people with anxiety disorders and other mental concerns.

Standard Features in the Health Reference Series

  • Library Binding, 6 x 9
  • 550-650 pages per volume
  • Volumes published after June 2015 include access to Health Reference Series Online.
  • Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.
  • Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, university research centers, professional medical associations, and non-profit health organizations.
  • Comprehensive chapters feature generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation.
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and supplement explanations.
  • Helpful glossary provides definitions of technical terms.
  • Resource directories with contact information highlight organizations that can provide further information and support.
  • Professionally prepared master index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts.
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