The Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears, and Anxieties by Ronald M. Doctor
(Facts on File Library of Health & Living)

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An estimated 19.2 million adults in the United States have experienced some form of phobia, ranging from the common fear of large dogs to the unusual fear of gravity, fear of developing a fever, or fear of strange people. Anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness in the U.S., afflicting approximately 13.3 percent of all adults. Although phobias and anxiety disorders can be devastating, there are many effective treatments and therapies that can lead to successful outcomes."The Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears, and Anxieties, Third Edition" covers all aspects of these mental disorders, from the mildest to the severest. More than 2,000 up-to-date entries explain all aspects of this topic, from defining anxieties, fears, and phobias to specific types of phobias, and from causes and symptoms to treatments. An introduction provides a historical overview of the subject, and an appendix includes a helpful directory of resources.Entries include: Affective disorders; Basic anxiety; Childhood anxieties, fears, and phobias; Encounter group therapy; General adaptation syndrome; Implosion/implosive therapy; Light therapy; Multimodal behavior therapy; Panic, panic attacks, and panic disorder; Traumaand more.
 

About Ronald M. Doctor

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Ronald M. Doctor, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Psychology at California State University in Northridge. Ada P. Kahn holds a Ph.D. in public health and is the author of The Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Third Edition and The Encyclopedia of Stress and Stress-Related Diseases, Second Edition. She live in Illinois.
 
Published November 1, 1989 by Facts on File. 487 pages
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