The Complete Idiot's Guide to Controlling Anxiety, 1st Edition

  • Joni Johnston Psy.D.
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  • ISBN-10: 144061475X
  • ISBN-13: 9781440614750
  • DDC: 152.4
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 336 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released February 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Each year, about one-third of Americans have at least one panic attack, making anxiety disorders among the most common emotional problems. They affect approximately 19 million Americans, more than those suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or alcohol abuse. This indispensable guide separates fact from fiction to empower people to regain control over their minds and their lives.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents at a Glance.
1: Exploring Anxiety.
2: Just the Jitters or Jumping Out of Your Skin?.
3: The Seven Sisters of Anxiety.
4: Why Me?.
5: What to Expect on the Path to Recovery.
6: Fighting Your Way through the Fright.
7: Listen to Your Teachers before they Yell.
8: Making Friends with Anger.
9: Speak up and Move On!.
10: Taming those Alarming Ideas.
11: Tackling the "What If" Syndrome.
12: Mental Myths.
13: Improve the State of Your Personality Traits.
14: Boosting the Mind-Body Connection.
15: Let’s Get Physical.
16: Mom was Right: Eat Well and Get Some Sleep.
17: Undoing Perpetual Stress.
18: Survive-and-Thrive Strategies for Diagnosed Distress.
19: Surfing the Panic Tsunami: Self-Help for Panic Disorder.
20: Snapping the Chains of Compulsive Behavior.
21: Expose Yourself! Self-Help for Phobias.
22: Moving Confidently through Social Anxiety.
23: Need Some Help? Consider the Evidence.
24: Not all in the Family: Keeping Anxiety from the Next Generation.
25: The Right Start: Anxiety During and after Pregnancy.
26: Raising Hardy Personalities.
27: Calm Down! Helping Anxious Kids Recover.
Appendix A: Glossary.
Appendix B: Anxiety Resources.