Anxiety and Its Disorders: The Nature and Treatment of Anxiety and Panic, 2nd Ed

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Anxiety and Its Disorders: The Nature and Treatment of Anxiety and Panic, 2nd Ed.

The 9/11 tragedies, emerging hostilities between cultures and countries and religions and regions, and financial scandals in the corporate world and their impact on economy as well as dreams of retirement have given rise to an unprecedented global ethos of angst. Stress, burnout, anxiety, worry, fear, dread, fright, phobia, terror, panic, apprehension, nightmare, and trauma have now become part of common parlance. The protean manifestations of anxiety are often missed or dismissed due, in part, to a casual interpretation of these characterizations. Early diagnosis and treatment can only help meet the challenge of a growing epidemic of a group of crippling disorders, called anxiety disorders. Toward this end, the book Anxiety and Its Disorders: The Nature and Treatment of Anxiety and Panic is a welcome tool from a well-known craftsman and editor of the book, David H. Barlow, Ph.D.

J Clin Psychiatry 2003;64(3):345-346 [book review]