Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-699-2
# of Pages: 400
# of Volumes: 1
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Principles of Health: Anxiety & Stress

September 2020

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness diagnosis in America, and everyone experiences stress at some point in their life. Principles of Health: Anxiety & Stress provides both information about these conditions as well as support mechanisms and coping skills necessary to deal with them. Written in clear, accessible language, this volume is indispensable to anyone managing their own issues, their support network, and those interested in learning more about the mental health field.

This work begins with a comprehensive Editor’s Introduction to the topic of anxiety and stress. Following the Introduction, Principles of Health: Anxiety & Stress includes 169 entries arranged in seven broad categories:

  • Types of Anxiety & Stress provides comprehen­sive overviews of the most common medical condi­tions related to anxiety and stress.
  • Sources of Anxiety & Stress offers in-depth arti­cles outlining a wide variety of stressors and other fac­tors that can lead to the formation of anxiety disor­ders.
  • Assessing Anxiety & Stress covers the most common techniques employed by psychologists, psy­chiatrists, and other mental health professionals to assess a patient’s mental health.
  • Related Conditions outlines a number of diseases and disorders, such as depression, that are similar to or overlap with anxiety and stress.
  • Treatment, Therapy, and Coping covers a range of approaches to dealing with anxiety and stress, from the pharmaceutical to the therapeutic.
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapies details a range of non-traditional treatments for anxiety and stress.
  • Conditions In-Depth focuses on seven specific disorders, offering practical advice, including recognizing symptoms and seeking medical assistance.

Some of the entries discussed in this volume include:

  • Death Anxiety (Thanatophobia)
  • Panic Attacks
  • Postpartum Psychosis
  • Abusive Relationships
  • Family Dynamics
  • LGBTQ+ Anxiety
  • The Rorschach Inkblot Test
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Aversion Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Placebo Effect
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Meditation and more

All entries contain a generous selection of bibliographical resources and suggestions for further reading. Many entries also include images and photographs to illustrate concepts and treatments. This work includes helpful appendixes, including a Bibliography; Glossary; and Subject Index.

Essays are comprehensive and accessible to high school and undergraduate students and general readers interested in the study, mechanics, and treatment of anxiety and stress - a must-have resource for students and researchers building a foundation in the study of this topic.

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