Books about anxiety

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Anxiety can debilitate a person. But most of the times the fear is needless. Here is a list of books that deal with the topic of anxiety, its origin and the views of the experts concerning it.

Overcoming Anxiety by Dr Helen Kennerley

This is a self help guide that talks about identifying anxiety and coping with it. It also proposes a self help guide to treatment.

Overcoming Social Anxiety: Step by Step” by Thomas A. Richards

This is a workbook accompanied by audio and video resources that propose cognitive strategies to overcome anxiety.

I’m pretty successful at hiding my anxiety’ by Scott Stossel

In this book the author describes different forms of anxieties and how they can be crippling for a person. He talks about how to convert this impediment into an advantage.

Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: 4 Simple Steps to Overcome Worry and Create the Life You Want by Tamar E. Chansky

Anxiety can be overwhelming and it can wear you out. In this book the author discusses strategies to overcome anxiety by conditioning the brain to react to stress in a different way.

When Panic Attacks by David D. Burns M.D

Anxiety seizes people at the most inconvenient of times and affects their work, life and mental health. However according to the author anxiety is a con and fears are baseless. The book proposes simple, scientifically proven, techniques that can be used to overcome anxiety

Hardcore Self Help by Robert Duff Ph.D

The book adopts a refreshing new approach to self help techniques. The author tries to make this guide different from traditionalistic tedious books on anxiety management. He tries to help the reader conquer anxiety through scientific techniques. These he explains through the medium of humor and coarse language, so as to make them more palatable.

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns

Once again David Burns talks about how one can cure depression and anxiety without the use of medication. According to the author, one ought to identify the causes, curb negative feelings of guilt and gradually build ones self-esteem.

Rewire Your Anxious Brain by Catherine M Pittman and Elizabeth M Karle

The book explains how anxiety is created in the brain and how you can deal with it by becoming more resilient to fear and uncertainty. It talks about the two parts of the brain, the amygdala and cortex that play a major role in bringing about anxiety and how one can manage fear by intervening into the functioning of these parts, thus the term rewire.

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

This book is based on the author’s own experiences with anxiety. She speaks about how anxiety can be crippling and demoralizing. However, it is essential to overcome the illness through accepting who you are. One must use the brighter moments in life against the dark ones. The author is brilliantly funny and honest.

Big Magic: Creative Living beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Unnecessary fears can be an obstacle to our happiness. We must let go of them and embrace curiosity. According to the author our life must be a balance between spirituality and practicality.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo and Emily Woo Zeller

The author adopts a refreshing new attitude. It is essential that your belongings, surrounding you, must not inspire a feeling of hopelessness and depression in you. So if you tidy up what pulls you down you can deal with your anxiety through positive energy and internal joy.

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