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

by Stossel, Scott.

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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 to understand this common form of mental illness. Full description

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Table of 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.
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