My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind
A riveting, revelatory, and moving account of the author’s struggles with anxiety, and of the history of efforts by scientists, philosophers, and writers to understand the condition
As recently as thirty-five years ago, anxiety did not exist as a diagnostic category. Today, it is the most common form of officially classified mental illness. Scott Stossel gracefully guides us across the terrain of an affliction that is pervasive yet too often misunderstood.
Drawing on his own long-standing battle with anxiety, Stossel presents an astonishing history, at once intimate and authoritative, of the efforts to understand the condition from medical, cultural, philosophical, and experiential perspectives. He ranges from the earliest medical reports of Galen and Hippocrates, through later observations by Robert Burton and Søren Kierkegaard, to the investigations by great nineteenth-century scientists, such as Charles Darwin, William James, and Sigmund Freud, as they began to explore its sources and causes, to the latest research by neuroscientists and geneticists. Stossel reports on famous individuals who struggled with anxiety, as well as on the afflicted generations of his own family. His portrait of anxiety reveals not only the emotion’s myriad manifestations and the anguish anxiety produces but also the countless psychotherapies, medications, and other (often outlandish) treatments that have been developed to counteract it. Stossel vividly depicts anxiety’s human toll—its crippling impact, its devastating power to paralyze—while at the same time exploring how those who suffer from it find ways to manage and control it.
My Age of Anxiety is learned and empathetic, humorous and inspirational, offering the reader great insight into the biological, cultural, and environmental factors that contribute to the affliction.
The Shyness and Social Anxiety System
Becoming Zen: A 21 Day Mind Detox for Anxiety
Realy Zen is mindfulness to recognize yourself in present. Ignore illusion about past and future. Forget present and focus past and future are factors make you don’t feel happy.
If you can see present as it’s happening, you can solve obstacle of mind. Not only social anxiety but also problems inside your thinking.
Anxiety as an Ally: How I Turned a Worried Mind into My Best Friend
Have a problem giving speeches or even speaking in front of others? Dan Rychkert shows how he went from having panic attacks during college roll calls to speaking in front of large crowds with minimal interference from anxiety. He goes goes into detail the way he channel his negative conditions into the driving force in his life.
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook
This book does an excellent job with giving a clear and concise understanding of the causes of anxiety. It also shares many great ideas of many of the treatment options available. This book on anxiety also delivers a multitude of strategies that can fit different people with differing levels of anxiety. After all, not all people suffer anxiety in the same way, so the treatments should not be cookie cutter.
A great educational resource updated with the latest and greatest on the science of dealing with anxiety. With this workbook, you’ll learn a range of proven methods for overcoming anxiety.
Anxiety & Panic Attacks: Their Cause and Cure
Now, at last, there’s a simple, easy-to-follow method for reducing the anxiety and panic attacks that feel like they are taking over your life. Developed by a renowned stress management consultant who has been there himself, you will discover the simple five-step prgram that will help you, conquer fear, reduce or eliminate anxiety, end stress-related illness, and change bad habits, and more–all without drugs or expensive therapy. You don’t have to suffer anymore–join the countless number of people who have been helped by Robert Handly’s LIFE-PLUS PLAN–starting right now!
“Readable and timely, this is an important self-help book in our stressful times.”
Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: 4 Simple Steps to Overcome Worry and Create the Life You Want
If you’re dealing with stress, worries over your life, career, or relationships, this book reveals a real secret to reduce it. And no, it isn’t positive thinking, but possible thinking.
Dr. Chansky shows you dozens of simple, yet powerful strategies you can use at any time to transform your thoughts and eliminate anxiety.
Anxiety Disorders and Phobias: A Cognitive Perspective by Aaron Beck and Gary Emery
This is a book mainly for students of psychiatry as well as experienced practitioners. Through theoretical and practical approaches, this book simplifies many complex concepts related to anxieties and phobias. It includes topics like social anxieties, specific and social phobias, post traumatic stress disorders, depression etc. In the latter half of the book, the authors deal with details of CBT or cognitive behavior therapy. For laymen with general knowledge of psychology, this book may be a bit intense.
The Solution To Social Anxiety
This is the only book out there that I can honestly recommend as having the full and CORRECT answer to overcoming social anxiety, besides my own.
Dr. Aziz starts the book by showing that a better understanding of your fears and social anxiety is the first step to change. Then (similar to my system) he shows you how shyness or social anxiety is changeable, it’s not a permanent part of who you are.
He reveals that most people with social anxiety are secretly carrying a core negative belief that “I’m not enough.” Finally he gives specific steps for how to overcome fear of rejection and begin breaking out of a life of fear.
Anxiety: Panicking about Panic: A Powerful, Self-Help Guide for Those Suffering from an Anxiety or Panic Disorder
Anxiety Panicking about Panic is a revolutionary, self-help book for people who suffer from the various symptoms of anxiety. The book acts as an informative guide and draws from the experiences of author and counsellor, Joshua Fletcher, who lived with anxiety disorder for years before successfully overcoming the condition. The book is tailored for people who are: experiencing panic attacks, feeling abnormally anxious, ruminating about health, anticipating further panic attacks and questioning why anxiety is present in the first place. Anxiety Panicking about Panic provides quick, easy to access advice and practical strategies, which aim to educate the reader to simplify their world of anxiety in order to successfully tackle it. This book is particularly tailored for people who can associate with the conditions of: – Anxiety – Anxiety Disorder – Generalized Anxiety – Panic Disorder – Agoraphobia – Health Anxiety – Panicking for no reason – Panic Attacks.
Anxiety: Overcome Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Shyness, Self Esteem & Insecurities (Overcome Fear, Social Anxiety Cure, Anxiety Free, Confidence, Belief & Self Esteem)
Do you feel like you can’t control your emotions and let them take over your life? Are you sick of feeling anxious pain in your own skin and letting your insecurities hold you back from enjoying life?
Jack Johnson uses his experience and knowledge from his past decade of studying anxiety and give great methods to stop feeling insecure.
Why Worry?: A History of Anxiety Treatments
Sometimes, you worry for a reason. Sometimes that reason is logical and sometimes it is not. Occasionally we want to stop worry. Here we look at what people have done to stop worrying. Others have done things to get rid of the worry. This book discusses the tactics and mis-tactics that have been used throughout time to address such stresses.
Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety
In the insightful narrative tradition of Oliver Sacks, Monkey Mind is an uplifting, smart, and very funny memoir of life with anxiety—America’s most common psychological complaint.
Daniel Smith’s Monkey Mind is the stunning articulation of what it is like to live with anxiety. As he travels through anxiety’s demonic layers, Smith defangs the disorder with great humor and evocatively expresses its self-destructive absurdities and painful internal coherence. Aaron Beck, the most influential doctor in modern psychotherapy, says that “Monkey Mind does for anxiety what William Styron’s Darkness Visible did for depression.” Neurologist and bestselling writer Oliver Sacks says, “I read Monkey Mind with admiration for its bravery and clarity….I broke out into explosive laughter again and again.” Here, finally, comes relief and recognition to all those who want someone to put what they feel, or what their loved ones feel, into words.
Hardcore Self Help: F**k Anxiety
If you like blunt self-help sprinkled with a few expletives, Hardcore Self Help: F*ck Anxiety is for you. Robert Duff’s book is perfect for people who loathe traditional self help books and find them mind numbingly boring. He uses direct and colorful language to deliver the advice you need to hear about anxiety and gives you the blunt directions to get started on conquering your condition now.
The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Anxious and What You Can Do to Change It by Margaret Wehrenberg
Wherenberg’s anxiety book seems to be based on a simple concept. If you want to fix a problem in your brain, you need to understand your brain. She gives good scientific explanations of the causes of anxiety and then 10 brain science techniques that actually work, without needing to resort to medication.
The chapters that deal with the specific physical and cognitive and behavioral tools for handling anxiety are excellent. They get right to the point and can have a big impact, specifically for those who do not currently see a psychologist (who may recommend similar techniques). Full of practical tips that you can immediately put to use in combating anxiety, this workbook can be very helpful to those dealing with generalized anxiety, social anxiety or even panic.
The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety
In this fascinating book, Alan Watts explores man’s quest for psychological security, examining our efforts to find spiritual and intellectual certainty in the realms of religion and philosophy. The Wisdom of Insecurity underlines the importance of our search for stability in an age where human life seems particularly vulnerable and uncertain. Watts argues our insecurity is the consequence of trying to be secure and that, ironically, salvation and sanity lie in the recognition that we have no way of saving ourselves