Anxiety disorders―grouped into three main categories: panic, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety―are among the most common and pervasive mental health complaints. From the subtlest effect of sweaty palms during a work presentation to more the more severe symptom of reclusion, anxiety casts a wide net.
Medication, once considered the treatment of choice, is losing favor as more and more sufferers complain of unpleasant side effects and its temporary, quick-fix nature. Now, thanks to a flood of fresh neurobiology research and insights into the anatomy of our anxious brain, effective, practical strategies have emerged allowing us to manage day-to-day anxiety on our own.
Addressing physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms, Wehrenberg, a leading mental health clinician, draws on basic brain science to highlight the top 10 anxiety-defeating tips. Everything from breathing techniques and mindful awareness to cognitive control and self-talk are included―all guaranteed to out-kick your anxious thoughts.