Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia (Oxford Psychiatry Library)

Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia (Oxford Psychiatry Library)

Borwin Bandelow, Katharina Domschke, and David Baldwin

Print publication date: Nov 2013

ISBN: 9780199562299

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Part of the Oxford Psychiatry Library series, this resource serves as a concise and practical manual for the clinical management of patients with panic disorder, which is characterized by sudden, unexpected attacks of intense fear and anticipatory anxiety. Panic attacks include symptoms such as palpitations, dyspnoea, dizziness, trembling, gastrointestinal discomfort and fear of dying. Patients with panic disorder often assume physical illnesses may underlie their symptoms. They frequently consult psychiatrists and psychologists, but also general practitioners, cardiologists, neurologists and other medical specialists. This resource provides a user-friendly guide to the diagnosis, aetiology, and treatment of patients with panic disorder and agoraphobia.