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Heather Buchanan | Neil Coulson


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Anxiety is a natural part of life – but what happens when everyday anxieties start to dominate our lives, or when we become overwhelmingly anxious about a particular object or situation?   In this friendly and engaging introduction, the authors consider these questions by discussing a range of specific and social phobias, along with their symptoms, effects and treatment. Whatever your level of study, this book will help you to develop your understanding of phobias, why they develop and the effectiveness of different treatments.

If you have an interest in phobias, this book is a definite must-read. Written by two outstanding psychologists, the text reviews all major phobias clearly and in an engaging manner. I thoroughly recommend it.' - Koula Asimakopoulou, Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology, King's College London

HEATHER BUCHANAN is Lecturer in Health Psychology at the University of Nottingham, UK.
NEIL COULSON is Associate Professor in Health Psychology at the University of Nottingham, UK.

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Cover Cove
Contents vii
List of Figures and Tables viii
Preface ix
Acknowledgements x
Note from series editors xi
1 Phobia: An introduction 1
2 Specific phobia: Diagnosis and classification 16
3 Development of specific phobia: Explanations and perspectives 41
4 Specific phobia: Treatment 67
5 Social phobia 92
6 Agoraphobia 121
Glossary 135
References 141
Index 162
Reading guide 165