Books

The following is a complete list of published work by Ron Doctor, Ph.D, including books that provide basic information needed to understand the most common phobias, fears, and anxieties as well as encyclopedias that cover all aspects of these mental disorders, from the mildest to the severest.

  • The Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears, and Anxieties


    PhobiasFearsAnxietiesThirdDedition copyby Ronald M. Doctor and Ada P. Kahn

    The Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears, and Anxieties, Third Edition covers all aspects of these mental disorders, from the mildest to the severest. More than 2,000 up-to-date entries explain all aspects of this topic, from defining anxieties, fears, and phobias to specific types of phobias, and from causes and symptoms to treatments. An introduction provides a historical overview of the subject, and an appendix includes a helpful directory of resources.

    "...an easy reference source to use...recommended for health sciences, academic, and large public libraries."—Choice

    "...has become a standard core reference work..."—Booklist

    "Anyone worried about anything should pick up this encyclopedia."—Entertainment Weekly

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  • Facing Fears: The Sourcebook of Phobias, Fears, and Anxieties (Facts for Life)

    FacingFearsby Ronald M. Doctor and Ada P. Kahn

    This work provides the basic information readers need to understand the most common phobias and anxieties. It begins with the necessary terminology and takes readers through self-help possibilities, offering three steps for overcoming irrational fears.

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  • Phobias (Life Balance)

    PhobiasLifeBalanceby Ronald M. Doctor and Ada P. Kahn

    Examines what phobias are and how they differ from ordinary fears, how to cope with normal anxiety, and how to identify when and from whom to seek help.

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  • The A to Z of Trauma

    AtoZofTraumaby Ronald M. Doctor and Frank N. Shiromoto

    This is a concise guide to more than 300 trauma-related topics. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that more than 5.2 million Americans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder in any given year. Although often associated with veterans who have experienced harsh combat conditions, PTSD may afflict anyone who suffers or witnesses a violent attack or event. All too often the condition is incorrectly diagnosed. Post-traumatic stress disorder is widely recognized, but there are many variations as to how it presents itself and numerous related disorders that can complicate its diagnosis and treatment. New therapies are emerging, and therapy for trauma has replaced anxiety or depression as the leading treatment for mental health disorders. The "A to Z of Trauma" presents more than 300 entries covering all aspects of the subject and related topics. Written in straightforward, jargon-free language, it is the perfect handy reference for anyone researching or coping with the effects of trauma. The entries include: Acute stress disorder; Biological factors related to trauma; Childhood trauma; Depression; Fight-or-flight response; Medications used with trauma; Post-traumatic stress disorder; Recovered memory; Spirituality and trauma; and, Trauma and traumatic stress disorders.

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  • The Encyclopedia of Trauma and Traumatic Stress Disorders

    TraumaAndTraumaticStressDisordersby Ronald M. Doctor and Frank N. Shiromoto

    The Encyclopedia of Trauma and Traumatic Stress Disorders presents more than 300 entries covering all aspects of the subject and related topics. Written in straightforward, jargon-free language, this fascinating and comprehensive book is perfect for anyone researching or coping with the effects of trauma. Entries include: -Acute stress disorder -Biological factors related to trauma -Childhood trauma -Depression -Fight-or-flight response -Medications used with trauma -Posttraumatic stress disorder -Recovered memory -Spirituality and trauma -Types of therapy -and more.

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