Anxiety Disorders and Gender

  • Dan J. Stein
  • Bavi Vythilingum

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Katja Beesdo-Baum, Kevin Hilbert
    Pages 1-29
  3. Borwin Bandelow, Katharina Domschke
    Pages 31-48
  4. Franklin Schneier, Julia Goldmark
    Pages 49-67
  5. Lauren S. Hallion, Laura E. Sockol, Sabine Wilhelm
    Pages 69-87
  6. Elsie Breet, Christine Lochner
    Pages 89-111
  7. Kate Walsh, Jennifer B. Wells, Briana Lurie, Karestan C. Koenen
    Pages 113-135
  8. Katherine Sevar, Bavi Vythilingum, David Castle
    Pages 137-154
  9. Jon E. Grant, Brian L. Odlaug
    Pages 155-168

About this book


Anxiety and related disorders are common conditions that disproportionately affect women. In this book, the epidemiology,  psychobiology, diagnosis, evaluation, pharmacotherapy, and psychotherapy of major anxiety and related disorders are examined with special reference to the effects of gender and sex on clinical presentation and treatment. The conditions considered include generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and social anxiety disorder. In addition, the management of anxiety and related disorders during pregnancy and lactation are discussed. Two concluding chapters specifically address anxiety disorders in women and in men, summarizing key points for clinicians and researchers. The authors are leading clinicians, including both psychiatrists and psychologists, from around the globe.


Anxiety Disorder Gender Panic Disorder Pschobiology Social Anxiety Disorder Trauma Related Disorders

Editors and affiliations

  • Dan J. Stein
    • 1
  • Bavi Vythilingum
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Cape Town and Groote Schuur HospitalCape TownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Cape Town and Groote Schuur HospitalCape TownSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-13059-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-13060-6
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