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Anxiety and Its Disorders, Second Edition: The Nature and by David H. Barlow PhD

By David H. Barlow PhD

This landmark paintings is vital for someone learning nervousness or looking to carry powerful mental and pharmacological remedies. David H. Barlow comprehensively examines the phenomena of hysteria and panic, their origins, and the jobs that every performs in common and pathological functioning. Chapters coauthored through Barlow with different prime specialists then define what's recognized concerning the class, presentation, etiology, review, and remedy of every of the DSM-IV anxiousness issues. A definitive source for researchers and clinicians, this is often additionally an amazing textual content for graduate-level courses.

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Thus anxiety and panic, when self-medicated with alcohol, result in an ever-increasing downward self-destructive spiral—not only from the effects of alcohol (or drug) addiction, but also from the exacerbating effects of the drugs on the anxiety and panic. , 2000). , 1993). Furthermore, alcohol is not the only substance that has a notable association with anxiety. , 1996; Bystritsky, Ackerman, & Pasnau, 1991). , 1996), 86 patients reported developing panic attacks after significant usage of cocaine.

Thus panic attacks seem related to both the use of cocaine and the abrupt cessation of its use (almost 20% of patients reported that they were worse immediately after stopping the cocaine), and panic disorder and associated anxiety may linger after cessation of use. The experience of these individuals shows that anxiety and panic are a very heavy price indeed to pay for the momentary pleasure associated with cocaine. Surgery Substance abuse or dependence is often a self-initiated attempt to cope with the unbearable experience of anxiety.

9. Cumulative Probabilities of Remission and Relapse from the Intake Episode for the Index Disorders Panic disorder Panic disorder w/agoraphobia Agoraphobia only Prob. Prob. Prob. Prob. Prob. relapse remission relapse remission relapse (n = 44) (n = 338) (n = 110) (n = 26) (n = 7) Social phobia Prob. remission (n = 160) Generalized anxiety disorder Time Prob. remission (n = 77) Prob. Prob. 47 Prob. 12 Note. From Keller (2000). Reprinted by permission of the author. aThere were too few subjects to estimate relapse rates.

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