My Age of Anxiety

My Age of Anxiety Author Scott Stossel
ISBN-10 9781409022671
Year 2014-01-16
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Random House
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2015 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 the afflicted generations of his own family. His portrait of anxiety reveals not only the emotion’s myriad manifestations and the anguish it 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 paralyse – 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.

My Age of Anxiety

My Age of Anxiety Author Scott Stossel
ISBN-10 9780307390608
Year 2015
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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The author recounts his lifelong battle with anxiety, showing the many manifestations of the disorder as well as the countless treatments that have been developed to counteract it, and provides a history of the efforts to understand this common form of mental illness.

My Age of Anxiety

My Age of Anxiety Author Scott Stossel
ISBN-10 9780385351324
Year 2014-01-07
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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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.

My Age of Anxiety

My Age of Anxiety Author Scott Stossel
ISBN-10 1496187733
Year 2014
Pages 58
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
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With InstaRead Chapter-by-Chapter Summaries, you can get the essence of a book in 30 minutes or less. We read every chapter and summarize it in one or two paragraphs so you can get the information contained in the book at a faster rate. This is an InstaRead Summary of My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind by Scott Stossel. Below is a preview of the earlier sections of the summary. PART I: The Riddle of Anxiety 1: The Nature of Anxiety On the day Scott Stossel got married, he had an anxiety attack at the altar. He sweated profusely, and thought he was going to pass out. He worried that his friends and family would think that he was having second thoughts about marriage. When the wedding was over, and he was at the reception, his symptoms faded away. Even with his anxiety attack over, he felt despair because he couldn't get through his wedding without suffering from his disorder. These panic attacks are not uncommon for Stossel. He also had them when his wife was giving birth, during public lectures, job interviews, simply reading a book, etc. These panic attacks are often accompanied by the feeling that he is going to die. When he is not enduring a panic attack, he still has constant anxiety. He worries about his health, his family's health, his finances, and many other things. These worries are worsened by stomach aches, dizziness, and other symptoms that are similar to the flu. Sometimes he also has trouble breathing and walking. He has many phobias, from a fear of heights to a fear of cheese. Stossel had anxiety as a child as well. He would worry about his parents dying in a car crash. He spent his afternoons in the school nurse's office, and ended a relationship with a girl after he had intense anxiety when she leaned in to kiss him. Stossel has tried numerous treatments for his anxiety, including psychotherapy, hypnosis, rational emotive therapy, medications, self-help books, and alcohol. None of these eased his symptoms in the long term. He has given up on trying to treat the anxiety, and hopes to learn to accept his disorder. Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental illness in the United States. Forty million Americans have an anxiety disorder. 31% of funds spent on mental health care is to help people with anxiety disorders. 1 in 4 people will experience crippling anxiety some time in their life. Studies have found that anxiety affects people worldwide. One in six people in the world will have an anxiety disorder for a minimum of a year within their lifetime. These studies only account for people who are clinically considered to have anxiety disorders. By 1950, only three books had been written about anxiety (the authors being: Sigmund Freud, Søren Kierkegaard, and Rollo May). This dismal research continued until an anti-anxiety drug was created in 1980. The treatment helped the disorder to be added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Now, anxiety research is flourishing. fMRI technology is even being used to look at how anxiety and parts of the brain are related. For example, general worries about the future (such as when Stossel worries about if his children will be able to pay for college) occurs in the frontal lobes of the cerebral...

Monkey Mind

Monkey Mind Author Daniel Smith
ISBN-10 9781439177310
Year 2013-06-11
Pages 212
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Shares the author's personal experiences with anxiety, describing its painful coherence and absurdities while sharing the stories of other sufferers to illustrate anxiety's intellectual history and influence.

Thin Slices of Anxiety

Thin Slices of Anxiety Author Catherine Lepage
ISBN-10 9781452154206
Year 2016-04-19
Pages 104
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books
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Not to worry, a book on anxiety is finally here! A clever antidote to everyday angst, this illustrated book captures universal truths and comforting revelations about being human. Artist Catherine Lepage uses her wry humor to help us see that "thinly sliced and illustrated, emotions are much easier to digest."

Your Voice in My Head

Your Voice in My Head Author Emma Forrest
ISBN-10 9781408822067
Year 2012-01-19
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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'Writing with a sharp immediacy and unremitting honesty...Forrest is a prodigiously talented writer with a genuinely original voice' Sydney Morning Herald

Hi Anxiety

Hi  Anxiety Author Kat Kinsman
ISBN-10 9780062369703
Year 2016-11-15
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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Joining the ranks of such acclaimed accounts as Manic, Brain on Fire, and Monkey Mind, a deeply personal, funny, and sometimes painful look at anxiety and its impact from writer and commentator Kat Kinsman. Feeling anxious? Can’t sleep because your brain won’t stop recycling thoughts? Unable to make a decision because you're too afraid you’ll make the wrong one? You’re not alone. In Hi, Anxiety, beloved food writer, editor, and commentator Kat Kinsman expands on the high profile pieces she wrote for CNN.com about depression, and its wicked cousin, anxiety. Taking us back to her adolescence, when she was diagnosed with depression at fourteen, Kat speaks eloquently with pathos and humor about her skin picking, hand flapping, “nervousness” that made her the recipient of many a harsh taunt. With her mother also gripped by depression and health issues throughout her life, Kat came to live in a constant state of unease—that she would fail, that she would never find love . . . that she would end up just like her mother. Now, as a successful media personality, Kat still battles anxiety every day. That anxiety manifests in strange, and deeply personal ways. But as she found when she started to write about her struggles, Kat is not alone in feeling like the simple act of leaving the house, or getting a haircut can be crippling. And though periodic medication, counseling, a successful career and a happy marriage have brought her relief, the illness, because that is what anxiety is, remains. Exploring how millions are affected anxiety, Hi, Anxiety is a clarion call for everyone—but especially women—struggling with this condition. Though she is a strong advocate for seeking medical intervention, Kinsman implores those suffering to come out of the shadows—to talk about their battle openly and honestly. With humor, bravery, and writing that brings bestsellers like Laurie Notaro and Jenny Lawson to mind, Hi, Anxiety tackles a difficult subject with amazing grace.

The Age of Anxiety

The Age of Anxiety Author Wystan Hugh Auden
ISBN-10 9780691138152
Year 2011
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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Originally published: New York: Random House, 1947.

Sarge

Sarge Author Scott Stossel
ISBN-10 9781590515143
Year 2011-12-27
Pages 800
Language en
Publisher Other Press, LLC
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As founder of the Peace Corps, Head Start, the Special Olympics (with wife Eunice Kennedy Shriver), and other organizations, Sargent Shriver was a key social and political figure whose influence continues to the present day. This authorized biography, exhaustively researched and finely rendered by Scott Stossel (deputy editor of The Atlantic), reads like an epic novel, with “Sarge” marching through the historical events of the last century—the Great Depression, World War II, JFK’s assassination, the Cold War, and many more. Sarge gives us a complete account of Shriver’s life, as well as a thoughtful commentary on the Kennedy family, the Peace Corps, and United States and world history. It is a riveting and comprehensive reconstruction of a life that exemplifies what it means to be a true American.

The Depths

The Depths Author Jonathan Rottenberg
ISBN-10 9780465069736
Year 2014-02-11
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Why are we losing the fight against depression? In this groundbreaking work, psychologist Jonathan Rottenberg explains that despite advances in pharmaceutical science, progress has been hampered by our fundamental misunderstanding of depression as a psychological or chemical defect. Instead, Rottenberg introduces a surprising alternative: that depression is a particularly severe outgrowth of our natural capacity for emotion; it is a low mood gone haywire. Drawing on recent developments in the science of mood—and his own harrowing depressive experience as a young adult—Rottenberg explains depression in evolutionary terms, showing how its dark pull arises from adaptations that evolved to help our ancestors ensure their survival. Weaving together experimental and epidemiological research, clinical observations, and the voices of people who have struggled with depression, The Depths offers a bold new account of why depression endures—and points the way toward new paths for treatment.

Exhaustion

Exhaustion Author Anna Katharina Schaffner
ISBN-10 9780231538855
Year 2016-05-31
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Columbia University Press
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Today our fatigue feels chronic; our anxieties, amplified. Proliferating technologies command our attention. Many people complain of burnout, and economic instability and the threat of ecological catastrophe fill us with dread. We look to the past, imagining life to have once been simpler and slower, but extreme mental and physical stress is not a modern syndrome. Beginning in classical antiquity, this book demonstrates how exhaustion has always been with us and helps us evaluate more critically the narratives we tell ourselves about the phenomenon. Medical, cultural, literary, and biographical sources have cast exhaustion as a biochemical imbalance, a somatic ailment, a viral disease, and a spiritual failing. It has been linked to loss, the alignment of the planets, a perverse desire for death, and social and economic disruption. Pathologized, demonized, sexualized, and even weaponized, exhaustion unites the mind with the body and society in such a way that we attach larger questions of agency, willpower, and well-being to its symptoms. Mapping these political, ideological, and creative currents across centuries of human development, Exhaustion finds in our struggle to overcome weariness a more significant effort to master ourselves.

The 10 Best Anxiety Busters Simple Strategies to Take Control of Your Worry

The 10 Best Anxiety Busters  Simple Strategies to Take Control of Your Worry Author Margaret Wehrenberg
ISBN-10 9780393710779
Year 2015-01-26
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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Ready-to-use strategies to tame even your most anxiety-inducing moments. Suffer from a fear of flying? Break out in a sweat during presentations? Experience a sudden panic attack when in a confined space, like an elevator? Whether you’re struggling with mild anxiety or battling more severe phobia or panic, these are common experiences that affect millions of people. So what are the perennially anxious to do? In ten simple techniques, this pocket-sized, anxiety-busting guide boils down the most effective remedies for worry and anxiety, whether chronic or in the moment. From breathing exercises and relaxation practices to thought-stopping techniques, worry “containment,” effective self-talk, and strategies that put an end to catastrophizing once and for all, it’s your go-to guide when anxiety levels begin to boil. Throw it in your carry-on, stow it in your briefcase, or keep it in your desk when you need a quick reminder of some easy techniques that can turn your anxiety from overpowering to manageable in no time.

Irritable Hearts

Irritable Hearts Author Mac McClelland
ISBN-10 9781250053497
Year 2015-02-24
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Flatiron Books
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"I had nightmares, flashbacks. I dissociated... Changes in self-perception and hallucinations-those are some of my other symptoms. You are poison, I chanted silently to myself. And your poison is contagious." So begins Mac McClelland's powerful, unforgettable memoir, Irritable Hearts. When thirty-year-old, award-winning human rights journalist Mac McClelland left Haiti after reporting on the devastating earthquake of 2010, she never imagined how the assignment would irrevocably affect her own life. Back home in California, McClelland cannot stop reliving vivid scenes of violence. She is plagued by waking terrors, violent fantasies, and crippling emotional breakdowns. She can't sleep or stop crying. Her life in shambles, it becomes clear that she is suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Her bewilderment about this sudden loss of control is magnified by the intensity of her feelings for Nico, a French soldier she met in Port-au-Prince and with whom she connected instantly and deeply. With inspiring fearlessness, McClelland tackles perhaps her most harrowing assignment to date: investigating the damage in her own mind and repairing her broken psyche. She begins to probe the depths of her illness, exploring our culture's history with PTSD, delving into the latest research by the country's top scientists and therapists, and spending time with veterans and their families. McClelland discovers she is far from alone: while we frequently associate PTSD with wartime combat, it is more often caused by other manner of trauma and can even be contagious-close proximity to those afflicted can trigger its symptoms. As she confronts the realities of her diagnosis, she opens up to the love that seems to have found her at an inopportune moment. Irritable Hearts is a searing, personal medical mystery that unfolds at a breakneck pace. But it is also a romance. McClelland fights desperately to repair her heart so that she can give it to the kind, patient, and compassionate man with whom she wants to share a life. Vivid, suspenseful, tender, and intimate, Irritable Hearts is a remarkable exploration of vulnerability and resilience, control and acceptance. It is a riveting and hopeful story of survival, strength, and love.

Anxious

Anxious Author Joseph LeDoux
ISBN-10 9781780747682
Year 2015-08-17
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Oneworld Publications
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Anxiety is the most prevalent psychiatric problem of our time. Decades of research have gone into probing its mysteries and developing treatments. But what if we’ve been thinking about fear and anxiety in the wrong way for all these years? This is the groundbreaking premise behind a wave of new research, led by the lab of renowned neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux. He believes that fear and anxiety are not innate states, simply waiting to be unleashed in the brain. Rather they are assembled experiences, and that has huge implications for patients. By mapping brain circuits, LeDoux explains the origins of anxiety disorders and reveals discoveries that can restore sufferers to normality. As impressive as it is timely, Anxious is a comprehensive survey of cutting-edge research revolutionising the way we treat our most pressing mental health issue.