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Title:
My age of anxiety : fear, hope, dread, and the search for peace of mind / Scott Stossel.
Call Number:
616.8522 STO
Publication Date:
2013.
Edition:
First edition.
Publisher:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Physical Description:
viii, 400 pages ; 25 cm
Contents:
The riddle of anxiety -- The nature of anxiety -- What do we talk about when we talk about anxiety? -- A history of my nervous stomach -- A rumbling in the belly -- Performance anxiety -- Drugs -- "A sack of enzymes" -- A brief history of panic; or, how drugs created a new disorder -- Medication and the meaning of anxiety -- Nurture versus nature -- Separation anxiety -- Worriers and warriors, the genetics of anxiety -- Ages of anxiety -- Redemption and resilience -- Redemption -- Resilience.
Summary:
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 to understand this common form of mental illness.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-383) and index.
Horizon Bib Number:
1483575
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