What is it?
What is it about?
Here is an editorial review on Amazon that does a great job describing this book:
From School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up–In the first section, Lee identifies the different forms of anxiety and panic and explains the human body’s physiological response to both.
She also defines and clarifies the differences between simple and social phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and ordinary anxiety.
The author then examines the biological and emotional causes of anxiety, including stress, trauma, fear, and rigid parenting.
This section also discusses the physical consequences of anxiety such as ulcers, sleep disorders, and increased risk of other illnesses.
The next part explores the treatment of everyday anxiety and provides practical advice on stress management.
The final section outlines treatment options for more severe disorders.
This book is readable and well organized; its clear style, realistic examples, and practical advice guarantee its usefulness for both self-help and reports.
It moves beyond Michael Maloney and Rachel Kranz’s Straight Talk About Anxiety and Depression (Facts on File, 1991) to make an important and clear distinction between common, everyday anxiety and more serious disorders.
Sheila G. Shellabarger, Fordham Health Sciences Library, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Copyright 1998 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
What do I like about it and what might other people like about it?
I like that this book was a quick, simple, and easy read that surprisingly gave a pretty good short overview of anxiety and panic disorders and some straightforward practical advice that you can apply in your life now to help you cope and / or overcome them.
This book was so short and easy to read that I was able to finish it in a couple of days, probably making it the first book that I have finished reading this year so far (I paused from two other books to finish this one first), and so you know that it is an easy read if I actually can finish it and finish it that fast.
I am amazed that something so short and basic actually gave some simple advice that I can apply now, and so it gave me some things that I have heard before in an easier to follow format that left me feeling more capable of adapting some of it to my life now.