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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

  • Book Title Anxiety Disorders and Gender
  • Editors Dan J. Stein
    Bavi Vythilingum
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-13059-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-34735-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-13060-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 168
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychiatry
    Psychology, general
    Gender Studies
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“This comprehensive book thoughtfully describes several variations of anxiety disorders and the gender and sex specific factors related to anxiety disorders. … This book is appropriate for any clinicians with the interest, training, and expertise to care for those diagnosed with anxiety disorders. It also serves as a valuable resource for anyone hoping to understand the different models and dimensions of anxiety disorders. … serves as an authoritative resource for understanding the interplay of these disorders with sex and gender.” (Sheila Lahijani, Doody’s Book Reviews, November, 2015)