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Anxiety: A Very Short Introduction

Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman

May 2012

ISBN: 9780199567157

176 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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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? 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 this most ubiquitous and essential of emotions.

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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? 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 this most ubiquitous and essential of emotions.

  • A highly accessible introduction to one of the most basic human emotions
  • Summarizes the most up-to-date science and research on anxiety
  • Explores what anxiety is, why it is so important, and the main causes and explanations for it
  • Covers the six major anxiety disorders: phobias, panic disorder and agoraphobia, social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Includes interviews with Michael Palin and Graham Taylor conducted specifically for the book, to learn from their experiences with anxiety
  • Includes an appendix of self-assessment questionnaires relating to each disorder for reference
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over five million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Daniel Freeman, Professor of Clinical Psychology and MRC Senior Clinical Fellow, Oxford University, and Jason Freeman, Freelance writer and editor

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.

Table of Contents

    1:What is anxiety?
    2:Theories of anxiety
    3:Nature or nurture?
    4:Everyday anxiety and how to cope with it
    5:Phobias
    6:Social phobia
    7:Panic disorder
    8:Generalised anxiety disorder
    9:Obsessive compulsive disorder
    10:Post-traumatic stress disorder
    11:Treatment