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.
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.
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11 months agoI got it very useful,I think everyone should read this book
1 year agoThis summary contains very practical tips to manage anxiety. Well worth reading.
3 years agoI never knew how much one could suffer from anxiety .. this is very interesting read to learn more about those with anxiety and how to guide them. I knew it was a medical disorder and I believe strongly in facing ones fears in controlling it.
3 years agoI always related anxiety with a certain eagerness/ enthusiasm for an impending task/ event, never knew it was a disorder. Thanks for the summary, informative of the other side of the picture.
I particularly like the element: "a lack of agreement on moral and social norms to live by". Who is the tie-breaker whether my morals are better or the social norms? Do we really need such a tie breaker? Brings me back to my comment to yesterday's summary - Upside of Stress.
I am also reminded of Jimmy Carter's book - Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis, which, though old, seems still relevant.