How is social anxiety different from shyness or introversion? Are anxiety disorders only a problem in the Western, industrialized world, and if not, are they expressed differently in other cultures? Why do some people suffer from panic attacks while others do not? What kinds of therapy and medication are available for anxiety? What happens in therapy? How can well-meaning family and friends help a person with an anxiety disorder rather than make things worse?
Anxiety and Panic Attacks: Your Questions Answered addresses all of these topics and much more, presenting information in a question-and-answer format that makes finding the desired information easy. The book begins with a “Guide to Health Literacy” section that explains what health literacy is and provides readers with tools to improve their health literacy, and then examines five myths and misconceptions about anxiety and supplies five case studies that provide real-world context and reinforce the concepts discussed in the book. All of the Greenwood Q&A Health Guides series books are specifically designed to provide readers with authoritative yet accessible answers to their questions in a concise, targeted resource that they can trust to be medically accurate.
- Specifically written as an easy-to-use, one-stop source of accessible information on a topic of interest and relevance to young readers and students—anxiety disorders and panic attacks
- Examines controversies and debates regarding anxiety disorders and panic attacks in common culture; identifies causes and risk factors as well as typical symptoms; and considers national, global, historical, and cultural contexts
- Includes an annotated directory of relevant organizations, websites, books, and journals that offer additional resources and a glossary that provides definitions of unfamiliar or technical terms