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By Stanley J. Rachman

ISBN-10: 0203490940

ISBN-13: 9780203490945

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ISBN-13: 9780203595404

ISBN-10: 1841695157

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1. the character of tension -- 2. affects on anxiousness -- three. Theories of tension -- four. particular phobias and the conditioning conception of worry -- five. Panic and nervousness -- 6. Agoraphobia -- 7. Obsessions and compulsions -- eight. Social nervousness -- nine. Generalized anxiousness ailment (GAD) -- 10. Post-traumatic rigidity illness (PTSD)

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The scheme implies that a wide variety of unusual experiences and behaviour are signs of mental illness, the entire system is unacceptably overinclusive, and the despairingly long list of ``mental disorders'' 1. THE NATURE OF ANXIETY 25 (now over 400) increases with each new edition. g. How much social anxiety is within the range of normal? How many obsessional ideas are needed for a diagnosis of OCD? ). Most of the classes included under anxiety disorders do indeed have a common feature, namely excessive anxiety.

They can be misinterpretations in which the probability of an aversive event occurring is exaggerated, or the misinterpretation can be an overestimation of the seriousness of the anticipated event (or of course a combination of high probability and high seriousness). We already know that people who suffer from excessive levels of anxiety or of depression are much inclined to overestimate the probability and the seriousness of unfortunate events (Butler & Mathews, 1983) and the research ®ndings of Clark (1988) and of Ehlers (1992) con®rm this observation.

1991; Weller & Hener, 1993). A prime example of selective attention occurs when new parents bring their baby home. At ®rst they listen for the baby's every breath 38 ANXIETY and the slightest baby noise can arouse them from sleep. Other examples of selective attention are provided by Michael Eysenck (1992), Mathews and MacLeod, (1994), and Williams et al. (1997). The attentional bias that occurs when people become anxious is particularly evident in people who are suffering from panic disorder; they readily perceive threats to their health, threats of social embarrassment, threats of unpleasant mental events, etc.

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