Chapter 8. Precursors, Early Detection and Prevention of Anxiety Disorders

  1. Mario Maj3,
  2. Juan José López-Ibor4,
  3. Norman Sartorius5,
  4. Mitsumoto Sato6 and
  5. Ahmed Okasha7
  1. Dan J. Stein1,
  2. Soraya Seedat1,
  3. Paul Carey1 and
  4. Brian Harvey2

Published Online: 21 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470010851.ch8

Early Detection and Management of Mental Disorders

Early Detection and Management of Mental Disorders

How to Cite

Stein, D. J., Seedat, S., Carey, P. and Harvey, B. (2005) Precursors, Early Detection and Prevention of Anxiety Disorders, in Early Detection and Management of Mental Disorders (eds M. Maj, J. J. López-Ibor, N. Sartorius, M. Sato and A. Okasha), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470010851.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Naples, Italy

  2. 4

    Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

  3. 5

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

  4. 6

    Tohuko University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan

  5. 7

    Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Author Information

  1. 1

    Medical Research Council Unit on Anxiety Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Stellenbosch, PO Box 19063, Tygerberg 7505, Cape Town, South Africa

  2. 2

    School of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmacology, North West University, Private Bag X6001, Potchefstroom 2520, South Africa

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 22 OCT 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470010839

Online ISBN: 9780470010853

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Keywords:

  • anxiety disorders;
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD);
  • Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD);
  • panic disorder;
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
  • Social anxiety disorder (SAD);
  • early screening;
  • selective prevention strategies;
  • encouraging treatment-seeking

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Social Anxiety Disorder

  • Screening for Anxiety Disorders

  • Prevention of Anxiety Disorders

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References