Overcoming Anxiety for Dummies
ISBN: 0470574410
EAN13: 9780470574416
Language: English
Pages: 340
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: For Dummies
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Book Overview
Help for anxiety is here in the second edition of this friendly guide, which offers sound advice on identifying anxiety triggers through taking self-tests, improving one's eating habits, relaxing, and finding support for loved ones.
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From the Back Cover Learn to: Get fear, worry, and panic under control Identify your anxiety triggers Cope with situations that cause anxiety Take advantage of the latest treatments and medications Get over your anxiety and create a calmer, more peaceful life Job loss, natural disasters, terrorism -- with so many things to worry about today, your anxiety levels can easily skyrocket. This engaging guide is packed with techniques you can use immediately to overcome your worries and gain control of your life. You'll pinpoint your triggers, discover the latest therapies, and make lifestyle changes that will have you feeling better fast. Understand anxiety -- learn about the main types of anxiety, the toll it takes on your body, and how to break through roadblocks to change Meet your anxiety head on -- see how to transform anxious thoughts into calm ones, challenge your assumptions, and avoid worry words Attack anxiety with biology -- discover the pros and cons of medications and explore the latest biological alternatives for alleviating anxiety Let go of the battle -- improve your diet, exercise, and sleep habits; create calm in your imagination; and find peace through mindfulness Zero in on specific worries -- assess actual vs. imagined risks in today's world, prepare for unexpected calamities, and design a health action plan Help others who have anxiety -- recognize the signs in friends or family, assist anxious children, and offer support with love and without blame Open the book and find: Common symptoms of anxiety Action steps for conquering your fears Examples to illustrate concepts Breathing and muscle exercises to help you relax Methods for accepting uncertainty in life Strategies for helping kids with anxiety Tips for stopping anxiety fast Ten ways to handle relapse Signs you should seek professional help