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My age of anxiety : fear, hope, dread, and the search for peace of mind

Author: Scott Stossel
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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 of scientists, philosophers, and writers to understand this common form of mental illness. He reports on famous individuals who struggled with anxiety, as well as on the afflicted generations of his  Read more...
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Named Person: Scott Stossel; Scott Stossel
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Stossel
ISBN: 9780307269874 0307269876 9780307390608 0307390608
OCLC Number: 830992512
Description: viii, 400 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The nature of anxiety --
What do we talk about when we talk about anxiety --
A rumbling in the belly --
Performance anxiety --
A sack of enzymes --
A brief history of panic, or, how drugs created a new disorder --
Medication and the meaning of anxiety --
Separation anxiety --
Warriors & worriers, the genetics of anxiety --
Redemption --
Ages of anxiety, shame, resilience, and the human condition.
Responsibility: Scott Stossel.

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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 of scientists, philosophers, and writers to understand this common form of mental illness. He reports on famous individuals who struggled with anxiety, as well as on the afflicted generations of his own family. This portrait of anxiety reveals the anguish it produces, and describes anxiety's human toll, it's crippling impact, its devasting power to paralyze, while at the same time exploring how those who suffer from it find ways to manage and control it. Here the author guides us across the terrain of an affliction that is pervasive (it is the most common form of officially classified mental illness), yet too often misunderstood. -- From book jacket.

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