Anxiety Disorders

Paperback | May 6, 2015

EditorKerry Ressler, Daniel Pine, Barbara Rothbaum

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Anxiety affects millions, manifesting as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, phobias, post-traumatic-stress disorder (PTSD), and social anxiety disorder. Not only are anxiety disorders common, but they are also crippling, frequently co-occurringand predict high risk for depressive disorders. Shared mechanisms may explain the overlapping features of many anxiety disorders and account for associations with other highly-impairing conditions, such as major depression and substance use. Beyond risk for specific disorders, anxiety also predictsa number of other adverse outcomes, including suicidal behavior, medical problems, social, and economic difficulties. Conversely, disorder-specific mechanisms may also exist and explain the unique features of each syndrome. Thus, it is important to understand both shared and specific aspects ofanxiety. The Primer on Anxiety Disorders provides early-stage practitioners and trainees, as well as seasoned clinicians and researchers, with need-to-know knowledge on diagnosis and treatment. Clinical cases are used throughout the book to enhance understanding of and illustrate specific disorders, comorbidconditions and clinical issues. To facilitate an integrative approach, content allows clinicians to understand patient characteristics and tailor interventions. The integrated approach of each chapter includes recent research on genetics and neuroscience to understand the mechanisms of anxietydisorders, focusing on the forthcoming new nosology in DSM-5. Chapters further integrate innovative advances in clinical research providing research on a range of discoveries regarding biomarkers of illness, biological predictors of treatments and the effect of treatment on neurocircuitry.

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Anxiety affects millions, manifesting as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, phobias, post-traumatic-stress disorder (PTSD), and social anxiety disorder. Not only are anxiety disorders common, but they are also crippling, frequently co-occurringand predict high risk for depressive disorder...

Kerry J. Ressler, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University, received his B.S. degree in molecular biology from M.I.T., and his M.D./Ph.D. from Harvard Medical School. His work focuses on translational research bridging molecular neurobiology in animal models with human genetic research. His basic and clinical...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:May 6, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Anxiety Disorders, Big Science, and Big Data: The Next Generation of Science and PracticeSection 1: Overview of Anxiety and Related Illnesses1. Anxiety and Related Disorders in DSM52. Translational Perspectives, RDoC and AnxietySection 2: Neurobiology and Neural Circuitry of Anxiety Disorders3. Neurobiology and Neuroimaging of Fear and Anxiety Circuitry4. The Genetics of Anxiety DisordersSection 3: Development of Fear, Fear Pathways, and Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents5. Developmental Biology related to Emotion and Anxiety6. Development of Fear and its Inhibition7. Involving the Family in Treatment8. Treating the College-age PatientSection 4: Posttraumatic Stress and the Neurobiology of Trauma9. PTSD and the Biology of the Stress Response10. Clinical Aspects of Trauma-related Anxiety and PTSDSection 6: Obsessive Compulsive and Disorders of Cortical-Striatal Processing11. Dissecting OCD Circuits: From Animal Models to Targeted Treatments12. Clinical aspects of Obsessive Compulsive DisorderSection 7: Phobias, Fears, and Panic13. The Etiology of Fear and Anxiety: The Role of Environmental Exposures14. Clinical Aspects of Social Anxiety Disorder and Specific Phobias15. Clinical aspects of Panic disorderSection 8: Intersection of Medical and Anxiety Disorders16. Fear, Anxiety, Avoidance, and Chronic Pain17. Detection and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care Settings18. Gastrointestinal Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Anxiety19. Anxiety Disorders and Cardiovascular IllnessSection 9: Intersection of Anxiety with Mood and Substance Disorders20. Substance abuse and Comorbidity with Anxiety21. Comorbidity of Anxiety and Depression22. Generalized Anxiety Disorder23. Anxiety and SuicideSection 10: Cognitive and Exposure Based Treatments of Anxiety Disorders24. Neural Circuitry Mechanisms of Fear Extinction25. Learning Theory and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy26. Pharmacological Mechanisms of Modulating Fear and ExtinctionSection 11: Neurotransmitter Pathways and Pharmacological Treatments of Anxiety Disorders27. Stress, Anxiety, Depression and the Role of Glutamate Neurotransmission28. The Role of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis in Anxiety Disorders29. Pharmacological Interventions for Adult Anxiety DisordersSection 12: New Technologies and Approaches to Treatment30. Adherence to Psychotherapy and Pharmacotherapy for Anxiety Disorders31. Computer Tools as Novel Treatment for Depression and Anxiety32. Internet-Based Treatment for Anxiety, OCD, and Related Disorders

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"The study of anxiety, once the foundational concept for all psychopathology, maps the path for the future of all psychiatric neuroscience and psychobiology, revealing the rich interplay of nature, nurture and development, and yielding therapeutic advances in psychotherapies,psychopharmacology and neurotherapeutics. The publishers, editors and authors of this volume, and the pioneering organization that has brought them together, the ADAA, have delivered a comprehensive, essential and useful volume for the field." --Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, MD, Chief of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital; Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA