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