The Facts On File Library of Health and Living series is comprised
of clear, comprehensive, and up-to-date resources for understanding
and coping with the complexities of modern health and social
concerns. Written for general readers and professionals alike, each
-- An extensive A-to-Z reference section that defines the causes,
cures, key research, medical terms, symptoms, treatments, and
trends of each field of study
-- Detailed appendixes that provide current statistical
-- Extensive bibliographies that serve as starting points for
-- Comprehensive directories that list organizations, associations,
schools, support groups, and publications readers can turn to for
This comprehensive and accessible reference provides the basic
information on the most common phobias and anxieties.
Completely updated and revised throughout, the second edition
offers more than 2,000 entries, including:
-- Specific phobias, such as fear of public speaking and fear of
-- Psychopharmacology, such as antianxiety and antidepressant
-- Outstanding persons working in the field
-- The historical aspects of phobias.
The second edition features new and expanded entries on:
-- Newly named phobias
-- Developments in treatment, such as aromatherapy, thought field
therapy, and the thyrotropin-releasing hormone test
-- Topics such as psychoneuro-immunology (PNI) and stress, the
flight or fight response, and biorhythms
An updated bibliography and extensively revised appendixes of
key references and resources are also included.
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