Chapter 10. Culture and Anxiety Disorders

  1. Sussie Eshun BA, MA, PhD psychologist Professor teacher researcher member2 and
  2. Dr Regan A. R. Gurung BA, PhD Chair Professor Research fellow3
  1. Simon A. Rego PsyD Assistant Professor Associate Director Psychologist Director

Published Online: 5 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305807.ch10

Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice

Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice

How to Cite

Rego, S. A. (2009) Culture and Anxiety Disorders, in Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice (eds S. Eshun and R. A. R. Gurung), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305807.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania, USA

  2. 3

    University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169837

Online ISBN: 9781444305807

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Keywords:

  • culture and anxiety disorders;
  • Panic Disorder (PD) and agoraphobia;
  • Specific Phobia (SP);
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) - marked and persistent fear of social or performance situations;
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) - excessive anxiety and worry;
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and recurrent obsessions or compulsions;
  • anxiety disorders - prevalent class of disorders in United States representing mental health problem

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Panic Disorder (PD) and Agoraphobia

  • Specific Phobia (SP)

  • Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Conclusion

  • References