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Overcoming Anxiety for Dummies

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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 ...more
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Published April 1st 2010 by For Dummies (first published October 15th 2002)
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Jan 26, 2013 Meg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I deal with anxiety and severe depression in my life, and anxiety has been something that I've had a hard time managing. I picked this up right after the first of the year in a bookstore and got engrossed in it immediately. It really spoke to a lot of the problems I'd been dealing with when it came to anxiety.

While I wouldn't substitute this book for actual professional help, it is a good additional resource even for people who are already in therapy. They give good examples of different types
Jun 05, 2013 Alexis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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An excellent primer. Highly recommended.
I found this for a dollar at a library book sale, so someone on a never-ending journey to reign in my anxiety...I had to buy it. And man, did I take that dollar far. This book is great.

Because this is a "For Dummies" book, I didn't expect to read about anything I didn't already know. And yah, the section explaining what anxiety disorders are, and where they might come from, and the differences between GAD and OCD and whatnot was nothing new to me. But after all of that, the book
Aug 06, 2014 Tammy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Shay Long
I think that for its intended purpose, this book serves its readers well. I was looking for a how-to for dealing with trauma/anxiety that is a little less phobia, and a little more PTSD. The book was easy to read, and pointed me easily from section to section depending on my needs, which I appreciated. It is also less historical and more practical which was nice. I think that this could be a very good self-help book for someone with a phobia of spiders or heights, or something relatively common ...more
Dec 22, 2008 Elena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I got to buy it because I tend to be a little anxious at times... Work-related stress, I suppose. This is a very useful and interesting self-help book, which covers common problems like General Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Phobias etc with references to Cognitive-Behavioural Psychology which is widely accepted as the best 'therapy' for similar problems. The chapters about sleep, physical activity and relaxation could have been less obvious anyway.
Oct 17, 2015 Amira rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is very informative. It helps you to recognize, accept and limit your anxiety.
Many useful tips and relaxation techniques are included.
If you are a perfectionist, you will find many areas in the book addressing what you feel and encounter in your everyday life.
Kikou Hsieh
The book provides a good overview on the anxiety problems and symptoms, as a beginner's guide, it's pretty decent, but as a self-help book, it's not particularly helpful, still, it's not a terrible book.
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