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Anxiety Disorders

Pathophysiology and Pharmacological Treatment

  • Gérard Emilien
  • Timothy Dinan
  • Ulla Marjatta Lepola
  • Cécile Durlach

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Gérard Emilien, Timothy Dinan, Ulla Marjatta Lepola, Cécile Durlach
    Pages 1-30
  3. Gérard Emilien, Timothy Dinan, Ulla Marjatta Lepola, Cécile Durlach
    Pages 31-66
  4. Gérard Emilien, Timothy Dinan, Ulla Marjatta Lepola, Cécile Durlach
    Pages 67-87
  5. Gérard Emilien, Timothy Dinan, Ulla Marjatta Lepola, Cécile Durlach
    Pages 89-132
  6. Gérard Emilien, Timothy Dinan, Ulla Marjatta Lepola, Cécile Durlach
    Pages 133-171
  7. Gérard Emilien, Timothy Dinan, Ulla Marjatta Lepola, Cécile Durlach
    Pages 173-198
  8. Gérard Emilien, Timothy Dinan, Ulla Marjatta Lepola, Cécile Durlach
    Pages 199-238
  9. Gérard Emilien, Timothy Dinan, Ulla Marjatta Lepola, Cécile Durlach
    Pages 239-247
  10. Gérard Emilien, Timothy Dinan, Ulla Marjatta Lepola, Cécile Durlach
    Pages 249-286
  11. Gérard Emilien, Timothy Dinan, Ulla Marjatta Lepola, Cécile Durlach
    Pages 287-293
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 295-298

About this book

Introduction

Anxiety disorders are very common and constitute some of the most frequent psychological problems in medical practice. The term anxiety disorder is used to describe conditions in which pathologic anxiety is the predominant factor. These conditions include phobic disorders, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Management of anxiety disorders may involve physical treatments such as drugs, psychological treatments such as psychotherapy or behavioural cognitive therapy or a combination of both. The development of new drugs with improved safety and tolerability is an important step in the treatment of anxiety.

In this book, the discussion of the normal and pathological aspects of anxiety is critically examined. Particular attention is given to aetiology, differential diagnosis, epidemiology and both cognitive and pharmacological treatments. The book covers most aspects of anxiety disorders which makes it useful for a wide range of clinicians as well as researchers, e.g. psychiatrists, general practitioners, pharmacologists etc.

Keywords

Anxiety/Generalized anxiety disorder Biofeedback Emotion Intervention Management Nervous System Panic disorder Pharmacological Intervention Posttraumatic stress disorder Selektive Serotonin-Reuptake-Inhibitoren Social phobia attention diagnosis etiology genetics

Authors and affiliations

  • Gérard Emilien
    • 1
  • Timothy Dinan
    • 2
  • Ulla Marjatta Lepola
    • 3
  • Cécile Durlach
    • 4
  1. 1.Les Clayes Sous BoisFrance
  2. 2.Department of Pharmacology and TherapeuticsUniversity College CorkIreland
  3. 3.Kuopion Psykiatripalvelu OyPsychiatric Research Clinic of KuopioKuopioFinland
  4. 4.ParisFrance

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