Summary of Coping with Anxiety

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In this user-friendly workbook, Edmund Bourne and Lorna Garano take you by the hand to help you understand anxiety and what you can do about it. The authors start by asking why more people are suffering anxiety now than in the past. About 50 million people in the US suffered from this malady in 2015. Bourne and Garano designed their book to help readers handle anxiety by relaxing their bodies and minds – and by developing the capacity to deal with life realistically. getAbstract recommends this manual to anyone who wants a primer on anxiety – whether for yourself or to help a relative, friend, employee or colleague.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to tell the difference between normal anxiety and “anxiety disorders,”
  • What exercises relax muscles and promote calm, and
  • How regular exercise and diet can help limit anxiety.
 

About the Authors

Former director of the Anxiety Treatment Centers in California, Edmund Bourne earned his PhD in behavioral sciences. His bestsellers include The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook and Beyond Phobia and Anxiety. Lorna Garano is a freelance writer.

 

Summary

“Acute Anxiety”
More people – about 50 million of them in the US in 2015 – suffer from acute anxiety than ever before. Of course, people confronted difficulties in the past, but modern society promotes anxiety.

Three elements generate anxiety: The rapidity...

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