Book Description: This comprehensive text covers all the anxiety disorders found in the latest DSM and ICD classifications. Written by two internationally recognized authorities in the field, it provides detailed information about seven principal disorders, including anxiety in the medically ill. For each disorder, the book covers diagnostic criteria, epidemiology, etiology and pathogenesis, clinical features, natural history, and differential diagnosis; and describes treatment approaches, both psychological and pharmacological. The authors have thoroughly surveyed the scientific literature of the past two decades, and have added insights from history, philosophy, and the arts. At once scholarly and clinically relevant, this is a definitive reference for psychiatrists at all levels. It will also be of interest to other mental health professionals, and to many physicians in other specialties.