Rejecting the traditional view that phobias are a mental disorder, Levinson, clinical associate professor of psychiatry at New York University Medical School, and author of A Solution to the Riddle Dyslexia, offers strong evidence that most phobias have a physiological basis and can be treated simply and safely. Inner ear dysfunction-based phobias, according to Levinson, can be triggered by such disorders as sinus infections, mononucleosis or concussion. Addressed to patients and doctors alike, this book offers self-diagnostic tests and case histories covering a wide variety and combination of phobias. Levinson advocates a holistic approach to treatment embracing medication, behavior modification and psychotherapy. (May 29)
Reviewed on: 05/01/1986 Release date: 05/01/1986 Genre: Nonfiction
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