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(p. 189) Defining Anxiety Disorders 

(p. 189) Defining Anxiety Disorders
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(p. 189) Defining Anxiety Disorders
Author(s):

Edna B. Foa

, Martin Franklin

, Carmen McLean

, Richard J. McNally

, Daniel Pine

, E. Jane Costello

, Martin Franklin

, Jerome Kagan

, Philip Kendall

, Rachel Klein

, Henrietta Leonard

, Michael Liebowitz

, John March

, Richard McNally

, Thomas Ollendick

, Daniel Pine

, Robert Pynoos

, Wendy Silverman

, and Linda Spear

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780199928163.003.0009
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date: 18 July 2018

This chapter begins by stating the importance of considering the concept of anxiety and its heterogeneity. It defines anxiety to set the scene for the rest of the discussion in this chapter. The chapter then makes a distinction between anxiety and anxiety disorders. The chapter looks at research in the areas of anxiety and anxiety disorders. Recent research has expanded our understanding of the phenomena linked to the concepts of anxiety and anxiety disorder. The chapter states a hope that major advances in research will now occur thanks to a better understanding of the conditions, which hopefully will lead to a more fruitful set of psychiatric classifications.

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