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Product Details

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 2 edition (April 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470574410
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470574416
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #223,330 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

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

  • 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

About the Author

Charles H. Elliott, PhD, and Laura L. Smith, PhD, are clinical psychol-ogists who specialize in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders. They are the authors of several For Dummies books, including Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder For Dummies.

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I found it very very helpful.
Gregory McLemore
This is a well written book that has easy to understand exercises and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone with anxiety or lives with someone with anxiety.
WW713N
The book will give you some ideas that you can use right away and that is what we were looking for.
aneets

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Gregory McLemore on March 21, 2011
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I came down with Depression and Anxiety or at least it got to the point I sought treatment in June last year. I was covered with books and felt overwhelmed as to where to start. Learned Optimism, Do not sweat the small stuff and it is all small stuff, The anxiety and phobia workbook along with many other helpful articles. Later in the process it came up that there was an Anxiety for Dummies and it was offered as a complimentary copy. I read it in a week and wished it had been the first offering. It was easy to read, hit the same points as the other more scholarly readings yet at a topical level. I would recommend (from my seat) to start with this and then progress to the more in depth texts. I found it very very helpful.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By aneets on August 23, 2010
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I purchased this for my daughter who is suffering from anxiety. She had some full blown panic attacks that kept her from working, socializing and almost all aspects of everyday living. The book will give you some ideas that you can use right away and that is what we were looking for. It has been updated recently and is quite easy to follow and understand. The title can be a little off-putting but if you can chuckle about that you are off to a good start.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Brenda Wolfe on June 13, 2010
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Updated and upgraded, Overcoming Anxiety for Dummies, 2nd edition, remains true to the excellent work of Drs. Elliott and Smith. Along with refreshing the material from their 2007 edition, they have included a new section, "Zeroing in on Specific Worries" that makes this book especially topical. In their easy-to-follow style, they take readers by the hand and teach them how to take in stride the challenges of the 21st Century. Whether you are concerned about career or financial stressors, natural disasters or pandemics, Drs. Elliott & Smith make effective coping an achievable reality for every reader
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Dosa on June 26, 2012
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I bought this book to help me understand the anxiety a loved one is experiencing. He read it first and learned a tremendous amount, allowing him to relax a little about what he was feeling. I'm reading it now and understanding more, too. This is an especially good book for engineer types who like manuals, but is going to help anyone. The text is well organized and written to be easy to absorb. Stories of real people are helpful as well. There are resources in the back of the book for further reading, which I find particularly important.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By JD on February 24, 2013
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This book is very informitive.. so helpful. You CAN BEAT ANXIETY!! Do not stop do not give up you CAN beat it!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By E. Holmes on December 11, 2012
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I've been counseling trauma survivors since 2006. Many have issues that require a great deal of their time, sweat, and tears. This book has given me material that I can share in hopes of smoothing the rough edges of their lives. One can never have too many tools in the tool chest.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By anonymous on July 22, 2013
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I love this book. I just wanted to say thank you so much to the authors who wrote this. This book has changed my life from being in constant worry to being relaxed and successful. If you suffer from anxiety or stress, get this book. It will change your life. Thanks again.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By WW713N on July 28, 2013
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This is a well written book that has easy to understand exercises and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone with anxiety or lives with someone with anxiety.
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