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Concise Guide to Anxiety Disorders

Eric Hollander, M.D., and Daphne Simeon, M.D.

  • ISBN 978-1-58562-080-7
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Concise Guide to Anxiety Disorders summarizes the latest research and translates it into practical treatment strategies for the best clinical outcomes. Designed for daily use in the clinical setting, it serves as an instant library of current information, quick to access and easy to understand.

Running the gamut of anxiety-related illnesses—panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, social phobia, and specific phobia—this comprehensive handbook includes

  • Comprehensive information in a single source. The discussion of each disorder includes information on etiology, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, course and prognosis, biological and psychological theories, medications and interventional treatments, psychotherapeutic treatments, and combined treatments—all in a single user-friendly resource to save you time.
  • Fast, easy access to information. With the detailed table of contents and index, you'll pinpoint the facts you need in seconds. Convenient tables help you comprehend information quickly.
  • Strategies and methods reflecting the latest research. Consult Concise Guide to Anxiety Disorders, and you'll know that you're making the best decisions, based on up-to-the-minute research findings.

Every clinician who diagnoses and treats patients with anxiety disorders—including psychiatrists, residents and medical students, psychologists, and mental health professionals—will find Concise Guide to Anxiety Disorders invaluable for making informed treatment decisions.


  • Introduction to the Concise Guides Series
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Epidemiology
  • Chapter 2. Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis
  • Chapter 3. Course and Prognosis
  • Chapter 4. Biological Theories
  • Chapter 5. Psychological Theories
  • Chapter 6. Somatic Treatments
  • Chapter 7. Psychotherapy Treatments
  • Chapter 8. Selecting and Combining Treatments
  • Index

About the Authors

Eric Hollander, M.D., is Professor and Director of Clinical Psychopharmacology and Director of the Compulsive, Impulsive and Anxiety Disorders Program in the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York.

Daphne Simeon, M.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York.

This is simply a great book that has many uses for a wide array of treatment providers. It is detailed enough for the experienced psychiatrist, while simultaneously appealing to a broader group of clinicians. The size of the book enhances its usefulness in terms of flexibility without compromising important details. It is a welcome addition to the field and its authors' credentials elevate it to a higher status than similar books. It is a pleasure to read.—Corey Goldstein, M.D., Doody's Health Science Review, 6/1/2003

Concise Guide to Anxiety Disorders by Hollander and Simeon is a well organized, excellently written, and contains a wealth of information that should be extremely useful to medical students, residents, and practicing psychiatrists. . . . In conclusion, I feel that every student and resident would be well advised to obtain this pocket-sized treasure of information for easy access to clinically pertinent data. The critically selected references will lead the reader to a deeper understanding of the theoretical and practical issues concerning anxiety disorders.—John Straumanis, M.D., Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 6/1/2003

This compact, pocket-sized review of the anxiety disorders, written by two experts with both research and clinical expertise, has a soothing, lime-green cover, a simple, succinct expositional style, a familiar organization (sequential chapters on epidemiology, diagnosis, course, biological theories, psychological theories, somatic treatments, and psychotherapy treatments), and a wealth of surprisingly up-to-date and comprehensive information about each of the major anxiety disorders (panic, generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, specific phobia, seasonal affective disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder [OCD], and posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD].—Peter P. Roy-Byrne, M.D., The American Journal of Psychiatry, 6/1/2003

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