Psychology Press – 2013 – 244 pages
Anxiety is a complex phenomenon and a central feature of many psychological problems. This thoroughly revised edition of Anxiety has been updated to include astonishing developments in the in the clinical implementation of knowledge about anxiety. In particular, this edition updates the reader with:
Unique in combining an introduction to the subject with comprehensive coverage of the latest developments in research and practice, this book provides excellent breadth and depth of coverage which all practicing and trainee clinical psychologists, and students of clinical psychology, will find extremely informative.
"There are few authors who can truly claim to have been at the forefront of clinical research and treatment anxiety disorders for more than 50 years. Professor Rachman is one of them. This book provides an up-to-date, theoretical and treatment account of anxiety in general and specific forms of anxiety disorder. It is written in the scholarly yet accessible manner that is the hallmark of all Professor Rachman’s work, with case illustrations interspersed with science. It is essential reading for any student, clinician or researcher who wants to better understand and treat anxiety." - Roz Shafran, Chair of Clinical Psychology, University of Reading
Introduction to the Third Edition. Introduction to the Second Edition.The Nature of Anxiety. Fear, Anxiety and Avoidance. Influences on Anxiety. Anxiety, Attention, Perception and Memory. Theories of Anxiety. Specific Phobias and the Conditioning Theory of Fear. Panic and Anxiety. Agoraphobia. Obsessions and Compulsions. Health Anxiety Disorders. Social Anxiety. Generalized Anxiety Disorders. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders. Concluding Remarks. Suggested Reading.
Stanley Rachman is a clinical researcher, specialising in psychopathology and psychological therapy. He is currently Professor Emeritus at London University, and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. His other publications include The Treatment of Obsessions,Fear of Contamination, Panic Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders.