Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies: Edition 2

John Wiley & Sons

Practical, proven ways to get fear, worry, and panic under control

Think you worry too much? You're not alone?over 40 million Americans suffer from some form of anxiety. Help is here in this friendly guide, which offers sound advice on identifying anxiety triggers through taking self-tests, improving your eating habits, relaxing, and finding support for you and your loved ones.

Now with 25% new and revised content, Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies, 2nd Edition explores all of the most common triggers for anxiety, recent developments in medications, newly emerging biologically oriented approaches for treating anxiety, and the most up-to-date advancements in psychotherapies.

  • Understand why you?re anxious and pinpoint your triggers
  • Get trusted advice on whether you can overcome anxiety on your own or seek professional help
  • Covers anxiety in teens, young adults, and veterans

The practical information in Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your first step toward getting your life back and winning the war against your worries!

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About the author

Charles H. Elliott, PhD, and Laura L. Smith, PhD, are clinical psychol-ogists who specialize in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders. They are the authors of several For Dummies books, including Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder For Dummies.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Mar 25, 2010
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Pages
360
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ISBN
9780470637067
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Language
English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / General
Self-Help / Anxieties & Phobias
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This content is DRM protected.
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