This comprehensive 1998 text covers all the anxiety disorders found in the latest DSM and ICD classifications. Written by two internationally recognized authorities in the field, it provides detailed information about seven principal disorders, including anxiety in the medically ill. For each, it covers diagnostic criteria, epidemiology, etiology and pathogenesis, clinical features, natural history and differential diagnosis, and describes treatment approaches, both psychological and pharmacological. The scientific literature of the past few decades is thoroughly surveyed, with added insights from history, philosophy and the arts. At once scholarly and clinically to the point, this is a definitive reference for psychiatrists at all levels. It will also be of interest to other mental health professionals and to physicians in other specialties.