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Author Doctor, Ronald M. (Ronald Manual)

Title The encyclopedia of phobias, fears, and anxieties / Ronald M. Doctor, Ada P. Kahn, and Christine Adamec
Edition Third edition
Published New York : Facts On File, [2008]


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 WATERFT HEALTH  616.852200321 Doc/Eop 2008  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 572 pages ; 24 cm
Series Facts on File library of health and living
Facts on File library of health and living.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: A Historical Overview of Phobias -- Entries A to Z -- Appendix: Resources -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary "An estimated 19.2 million adults in the United States have experienced some form of phobia, with the objects of fear ranging from the everyday, such as large dogs or strange people, to the unusual, such as gravity or developing a fever. Anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness in the United States, 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 most severe. More than 2,000 up-to-date entries explain all aspects of this topic, from basic definitions 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; and trauma."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Previous ed.: published Facts on File, 2000
Also published with title: Concise encyclopedia : the A-Z of phobias, fears and anxieties, Checkmark Books, 2008
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Phobias -- Dictionaries.
Fear -- Dictionaries.
Anxiety -- Dictionaries.
Phobic Disorders.
Genre/Form Dictionary.
Author Kahn, Ada P.
Adamec, Christine A., 1949-
LC no. 2007015217
ISBN 9780816064533 hardback
0816064539 hardback
9780816075584 paperback
0816075581 paperback
Other Titles Phobias, fears, and anxieties
The A-Z of phobias, fears, and anxieties
The A to Z of phobias, fears and anxieties