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Anxiety : a very short introduction / Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman.

By: Freeman, Daniel, 1971-.
Contributor(s): Freeman, Jason (Jason Ryan).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Very short introductions: Description: xii, 155 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780199567157 (pbk.); 0199567158.Subject(s): AnxietyDDC classification: 152.4/6
Contents:
What is anxiety -- Theories of anxiety -- Nature or nurture -- Michael Palin and Graham Taylor : Everyday anxiety and how to cope with it -- Phobias -- Social Phobia -- Panic disorder -- Generalized anxiety disorder -- Obessive-compulsive disorder -- Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Treatment -- self assessment questionnaires and further information.
Summary: Are we born with our fears or do we learn them? Why do our fears persist? What purpose does anxiety serve? How common are anxiety disorders, and which treatments are most effective? What's happening in our brain when we feel fear? This Very Short Introduction draws on the best scientific research to offer a highly accessible explanation of what anxiety is, why it is such a normal and vital part of our emotional life, and the key factors that cause it. Insights are drawn from psychology, neuroscience, genetics, epidemiology and clinical trials. Providing a fascinating illustration of the discussion are two interviews conducted specifically for the book, with the actor, writer and director Michael Palin and former England football manager Graham Taylor.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-148) and index.

What is anxiety -- Theories of anxiety -- Nature or nurture -- Michael Palin and Graham Taylor : Everyday anxiety and how to cope with it -- Phobias -- Social Phobia -- Panic disorder -- Generalized anxiety disorder -- Obessive-compulsive disorder -- Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Treatment -- Appendix : self assessment questionnaires and further information.

Are we born with our fears or do we learn them? Why do our fears persist? What purpose does anxiety serve? How common are anxiety disorders, and which treatments are most effective? What's happening in our brain when we feel fear? This Very Short Introduction draws on the best scientific research to offer a highly accessible explanation of what anxiety is, why it is such a normal and vital part of our emotional life, and the key factors that cause it. Insights are drawn from psychology, neuroscience, genetics, epidemiology and clinical trials. Providing a fascinating illustration of the discussion are two interviews conducted specifically for the book, with the actor, writer and director Michael Palin and former England football manager Graham Taylor.

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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 NHSFoundation Trust and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Jason Freeman is a writer and editor specializing in popular psychology and self-help.

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