Anxiety in Health Behaviors and Physical Illness

Hardcover | November 7, 2007

EditorMichael J. Zvolensky, Jasper A. J. Smits

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This is a single resource offering theoretical perspectives and reviews of research on the link between health behaviors and physical illness to anxiety. The authors explore the idea of reciprocal relations between anxiety and health factors throughout the developmental course. Special attention is devoted to the mechanisms by which certain health factors (e.g. physical exercise) may play a role in the onset or maintenance of particular anxiety disorders.

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This is a single resource offering theoretical perspectives and reviews of research on the link between health behaviors and physical illness to anxiety. The authors explore the idea of reciprocal relations between anxiety and health factors throughout the developmental course. Special attention is devoted to the mechanisms by which ce...

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Anxiety in Health Behavior and Physical IllnessEdited by Michael J. Zvolensky, University of VermontJasper A. J. Smits, Southern Methodist UniversityWhile the links between physical illness and depression have been well-documented and analyzed, little has been made of the data relating physical illness to anxiety-until now. Anxiety in ...

Michael J. Zvolensky received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from West Virginia University in 2001. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Vermont and Director of the Anxiety and Health Research Laboratory and Clinic. His work is funded through the National Institute on D...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:392 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:November 7, 2007Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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Foreword.- Preface.- Health-oriented risk behavior and anxiety disorders.- Physical activity and anxiety disorders.- Sleep and anxiety disorders.- Tobacco use and anxiety disorders.- Alcohol use and anxiety disorders.- Anxiety disorder and physical illness comorbidity: an overview.- Physical changes in puberty and anxiety vulnerability.- Pain and anxiety disorders.- Asthma and anxiety disorders.- Cardiovascular illness and anxiety disorders.- Obesity and anxiety disorders.- AIDS/HIV and anxiety disorders.- Physical illness and treatment of anxiety disorders: a review.

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Anxiety in Health Behaviors and Physical Illness provides a comprehensive and thoughtful examination of the relationship between anxiety, medical illness and health behaviors.  It brings together many of the leaders in the field to address multiple aspects of this critical issue, and the result is an important, eminently readable, state of the art text.-Mark H. Pollack, M.D., Director, Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA