wpe1.jpg (5516 bytes) Anxiety Disorders

Twenty-First Century
Medical Library

By Bruce M. Hyman, Ph.D.
and Cherry Pedrick, R.N.

Anxiety Disorders was published in 2006 by Lerner Publishing Group We’d like to tell you more about this valuable resource. Below is an overview of Anxiety Disorders.

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Overview of Anxiety Disorders


Fear is a normal, healthy part of the human experience. It is an appropriate response to threats, challenges, and potential loss. Every day, fear encourages you to study harder for tests, reminds you to get college applications in on time, and makes you take reasonable safety precautions. When fear is excessive, out of proportion to the threats, and causes excessive worry about future events that are not likely to happen, the result is anxiety. When anxiety persists and interferes with daily life, an anxiety disorder may be diagnosed. The young people described in this book have struggled with anxiety.

 Between 20 and 23 million Americans have some type of anxiety disorder. Some of the most common types include general anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, specific phobias such as fear of heights or spiders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and acute stress disorder. Through real-life case studies and information from experts, this book provides the tools young people need to understand various anxiety disorders affecting themselves, their friends and family, and their world.

 Readers will learn about the latest treatment options, including the importance of stress management for dealing with anxiety. This is a great resource for school projects, as well as for teens and adults who have an anxiety disorder or know someone with an anxiety disorder. Even adults will appreciate this easy to understand introduction to anxiety.

Grade Level:  Grades 7 and up


Bruce M. Hyman, Ph.D., is psychotherapist in private practice in Hollywood, FL, and director of the OCD Resource Center of Florida (www.ocdhope.com). He specializes in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of adults and children with anxiety disorders, including the OCD-spectrum disorders. Dr. Hyman has appeared on 20/20 and The Montel Williams Show and been interviewed by national and local radio and print media. This fall he will appear on the MTV series True Life, which follows a young woman with severe OCD through the course of her treatment with him. Visit Dr. Hyman's website at www.ocdhope.com

E-mail him at bhyman@gate.net

Cherry Pedrick is a registered nurse and freelance writer in Lacey, Washington. In 1994 she was diagnosed with OCD, which began an intensive search for knowledge, effective treatment, and management of compulsive behaviors. She is coauthor of The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, The Habit Change Workbook: How to Break Bad Habits and Form New Ones, and The BDD Workbook: Overcome Body Dysmorphic Disorder and End Body Image Obsessions, Helping Your Child with OCD, A Workbook for Parents of Children with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Loving Someone with OCD: Help for You and Your Family, published by New Harbinger Publications; and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety Disorders, published by Lerner Press. Visit her website at www.cherrypedrick.com

E-mail her at cherlene@aol.com

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