Phobias: Fighting the Fear

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Arcade Publishing, Jan 6, 2004 - Psychology - 320 pages
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An informative look at phobias draws on examples from literature, history, and personal memoirs to analyze these obsessional fears, examines various theories regarding their causes, answers frequently asked questions about phobias, and discusses a variety of potential treatment options. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
 

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PHOBIAS: Fighting the Fear

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Informative but lackluster summary of current research on, speculation about, and treatments for such common fears as agoraphobia, claustrophobia, zoophobia, etc.Instead of providing cheery maxims and ... Read full review

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Many people suffer from phobias and, for the most part, cope by avoiding spiders, air travel, or whatever triggers their particular fear. This becomes difficult when the fears are pervasive or hard to ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
And Some Fictional Ones
7
Up in the Clouds
15
Evolution
39
Icy Fear
71
Double Trouble
84
Neurophysiology
98
Ready for Anything
112
Disgust
163
Personality and Temperament
177
Gender and Hormones
205
Light and Electromagnetism
226
A Physical Problem?
246
Conclusion
262
Breaking Down Barriers
274
Further Reading
281

Behavior
126
Cognition
150

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Saul is director of therapeutic services at a private residential psychiatric facility and an adjunct faculty member at 2 local Arizona schools.

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