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Freaking out : real-life stories about anxiety

Author: Mary Paul Wells; Peter Mitchell
Publisher: Toronto ; New York ; Vancouver : Annick Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents thirteen true accounts of teenagers with varying levels of anxiety disorders, exploring how they addressed their anxiety and dealt with such issues as peer pressure, perfectionism, grief, and self-mutilation.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Paul Wells; Peter Mitchell
ISBN: 9781554515455 1554515459 9781554515448 1554515440
OCLC Number: 830078441
Description: 130 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Why am I freaking out? --
Heavy losses: After my father died, I developed an intense fear of losing everything --
Exiled: Ostracized, I was locked in thoughts of unworthiness, sure I'd never fit it --
The enemy next door: My unexplained fear of dogs was messing with my laid-back style --
Count me out: I had no idea why I was so afraid of numbers and concepts of space and time --
Stuck: Once I knew I had an anxiety disorder, I could finally get help --
Applause: My identity depended on being the center of attention --
(Dis)Comfort zone: Hiding my true self: that was how I coped with being different --
Changing course: When I couldn't get out of bed for days on end, I knew something had to change --
Nowhere to hide: You know the jitters you get before giving a speech? I always felt that way --
Nothing but the best: I had to learn that it was okay not to be good at everything --
Obsessions: Drug addiction didn't get rid of my anxiety; it made it worse --
The bathroom chronicles: My severe stomach pain was a clear sign that I had to find ways to chill out --
War story: Being separated from my family when I was just sixteen triggered years of chronic anxiety.
Responsibility: Polly Wells ; illustrated by Peter Mitchell.

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When anxiety has you in its grip, it can seem impossible to rationalize your way out of it.  Read more...

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The stories effectively portray how everyone's experience with anxiety is different, and how the recovery takes a different path for each person.--Ethel Gamache"ABQLA Bulletin" (08/01/2014)

 
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