Anxiety in Health Behavior and Physical Illness
Edited by Michael J. Zvolensky, University of VermontJasper 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. This is a single resource offering theoretical perspectives and reviews of research on the link between health behaviors and physical illness to anxiety. The authors explore the idea of reciprocal relations between anxiety and health factors throughout the developmental course. Special attention is devoted to the mechanisms by which certain health factors (e.g. physical exercise) may play a role in the onset or maintenance of particular anxiety disorders.
Health Behaviors and Anxiety Disorders.- Tobacco Use and Panic Psychopathology: Current Status and Future Directions.- Alcohol Use and Anxiety Disorders.- Illicit Drug Use Across The Anxiety Disorders.- The Promise of Exercise Interventions for the Anxiety Disorders.- Anxiety and Insomnia.- Physical Conditions and Anxiety Disorders.- Anxiety Disorders and Physical Illness Comorbidity: An Overview.- The Relation Between Puberty And Adolescent Anxiety: Theory And Evidence.- Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders, And The Menstrual Cycle.- Pain and Anxiety Disorders.- Asthma in Anxiety and Its Disorders: Overview and Synthesis.- Cardiovascular Disease and Anxiety.- HIV and Anxiety.- Physical Illness And Treatment Of Anxiety Disorders: A Review.
Foreword.- Preface.- Health-oriented risk behavior and anxiety disorders.- Physical activity and anxiety disorders.- Sleep and anxiety disorders.- Tobacco use and anxiety disorders.- Alcohol use and anxiety disorders.- Anxiety disorder and physical illness comorbidity: an overview.- Physical changes in puberty and anxiety vulnerability.- Pain and anxiety disorders.- Asthma and anxiety disorders.- Cardiovascular illness and anxiety disorders.- Obesity and anxiety disorders.- AIDS/HIV and anxiety disorders.- Physical illness and treatment of anxiety disorders: a review.
This is a single resource offering theoretical perspectives and reviews of research on the link between health behaviors and physical illness to anxiety. The authors explore the idea of reciprocal relations between anxiety and health factors throughout the developmental course. Special attention is devoted to the mechanisms by which certain health factors (e.g. physical exercise) may play a role in the onset or maintenance of particular anxiety disorders.
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