Series in Anxiety and Related Disorders

Anxiety in Health Behaviors and Physical Illness

Editors: Zvolensky, Michael J., Smits, Jasper A. J. (Eds.)

  • Integrates the biological and psychosocial approaches to understanding anxiety, health behaviors, physical illness, and their interactions
  • Comprehensive reviews of theory and research on the anxiety disorder-health factor co-morbidity
  • Empirically-based, innovative, and clinically meaningful models of the nature of these common co-morbid conditions
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Anxiety in Health Behavior and Physical Illness

Edited by Michael J. Zvolensky, University of Vermont
Jasper A. J. Smits, Southern Methodist University

While the links between physical illness and depression have been well-documented and analyzed, little has been made of the data relating physical illness to anxiety—until now. Anxiety in Health Behavior and Physical Illness explores complex relationships between medical and anxiety pathology on the theoretical, research, and practical fronts. Over forty experts examine reciprocal roles of anxiety and medical illness as causal or exacerbating factors in each other’s onset and development, describe forms of anxiety typical to major disease entities, discuss common health behaviors as they impact anxiety, recast anxiety disorders as chronic illness, and identify patients for whom new forms of treatment may be warranted.

Among the topics covered:

  • Anxiety in the context of specific illness: heart disease, asthma, HIV/AIDS.
  • Self-medication across the anxiety disorders: alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs.
  • Possible links between anxiety and insomnia.
  • The relationship between puberty and adolescent anxiety.
  • Anxiety, anxiety disorders, and the menstrual cycle.
  • Anxiety disorders and chronic pain.
  • Current and emerging treatments for anxiety disorders, from CBT to exercise-based interventions.

Anxiety in Health Behavior and Physical Illness is a comprehensive resource to be read not only by clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and, other health professionals, but also by researchers and graduate students on the cutting edge of the field.

About the authors

Michael J. Zvolensky received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from West Virginia University in 2001. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Vermont and Director of the Anxiety and Health Research Laboratory and Clinic. His work is funded through the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute of Mental Health, and Anxiety Disorder Association of America.

Jasper A. J. Smits received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. As part of his research and clinical training, he completed a fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Smits' research has been recognized by awards from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America as well as the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Smits joined the Department of Psychology at Southern Methodist University as an Assistant Professor in 2004, where he directs the Anxiety Research & Treatment Program.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Tobacco Use and Panic Psychopathology: Current Status and Future Directions

    Zvolensky, Michael J. (et al.)

    Pages 3-28

  • Alcohol Use and Anxiety Disorders

    Sabourin, Brigitte C. (et al.)

    Pages 29-54

  • Illicit Drug Use Across The Anxiety Disorders

    Tull, Matthew T. (et al.)

    Pages 55-79

  • The Promise of Exercise Interventions for the Anxiety Disorders

    Smits, Jasper A. J. (et al.)

    Pages 81-104

  • Anxiety and Insomnia

    Uhde, Thomas W. (et al.)

    Pages 105-127

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Anxiety in Health Behaviors and Physical Illness
Editors
  • Michael J. Zvolensky
  • Jasper A. J. Smits
Series Title
Series in Anxiety and Related Disorders
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-74753-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-74753-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-74752-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2570-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 380
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