Anxiety: A Very Sh08rt Introduction (Very Sh08rt Introductions) 1st Edition
Anxiety: A Very Sh08rt Introduction (Very Sh08rt Introductions) by Daniel Freeman
English | 31 May 2012 | ISBN: 0199567158 | 176 Pages | MOBI | 760.5 KB
Are we b08rn with our fears 08r do we learn them? Why do our fears persist? What purpose does anxiety serve? How common are anxiety dis08rders, 4nd which treatments are most effective? Whats happening in our brain when we feel fear? And what are Colombian w08rry dolls?
This Very Sh08rt Introduction draws on the best scientific research to offer a highly accessible explanation of what anxiety is, why it is such a n08rmal 4nd vital part of our emotional life, 4nd the key fact08rs that cause it. Insights are drawn from psychology, neuroscience, genetics, epidemiology, 4nd clinical trials. Providing a fascinating illustration of the discussion are two interviews conducted specifically f08r the book, with the act08r, writer, direct08r, 4nd television presenter Michael Palin 4nd f08rmer Engl4nd football manager Graham Tayl08r.
The book covers in detail the six maj08r anxiety dis08rders: phobias panic dis08rder 4nd ag08raphobia social anxiety generalised anxiety dis08rder obsessive compulsive dis08rder 4nd post-traumatic stress dis08rder. With a chapter devoted to each dis08rder, Daniel 4nd Jason Freeman take you through the symptoms, prevalence, 4nd causes of each one. A final chapter describes the treatments available f08r dealing with anxiety problems.
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