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Anxiety Free: Unravel Your Fears Before They Unravel You Paperback – April 1, 2010
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“Robert L. Leahy, one of America’s most respected self-help psychologists, treats us to a tour de force in how to help soothe our anxious minds. With the most ancient and up-to-date wisdom and self-help techniques, Dr. Leahy is an expert guide and coach.”
— Paul Gilbert, Ph.D., author of Overcoming Depression: A Step-by-Step Approach to Gaining Control Over Depression
“Anxiety Free, by the internationally renowned Dr. Robert L. Leahy ,provides us with a state-of-the art guide to overcoming anxiety. Written in his trademark accessible style, Dr. Leahy’s new book will help you develop your own self-help program, using the latest and most powerful techniques of cognitive therapy. His ingenious use of ‘rule-books’ immediately empowers you to know why you feel anxious and what you can do right now to overcome your fears. I highly recommend this excellent book.”
— Aaron T. Beck, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
“If you have a problem with anxiety, this is the book for you. Anxiety Free provides detailed practical guidelines for understanding and overcoming all types of anxiety problems. You can trust this book.”
— Christopher G. Fairburn, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
“Robert L. Leahy has written a comprehensive and vital primer which offers hope for recovery to even the most severe cases of fear and anxiety. This well-crafted book is replete with self-diagnostic tools and easy-to-use, step-by-step scientific procedures for freeing oneself from the pain of anxiety. Anxiety Free is a pleasure to read and is full of many helpful case examples. It offers reassurance and hope to the millions who struggle with this crippling ailment. A must read for anyone who has ever experienced debilitating fear or anxiety.”
— Frank M. Dattilio, Ph.D., ABPP, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
“Dr. Leahy has done it again. Drawing from recent and well-supported research findings, Leahy, speaking in understandable and appealing language, offers powerful suggestions for addressing myriad anxiety problems. Sufferers of chronic and debilitating anxiety can take heart in a uniquely helpful resource.”
— Douglas Mennin, Ph.D., Director, Yale Anxiety and Mood Services, Department of Psychology, Yale University
“With beautifully clear prose and great case illustrations, [Robert Leahy] brings to life the central issues and theories involved in anxiety disorders. This book offers hope, and more importantly, it brings cutting-edge knowledge about treatment into the hands of the reader.”
— Sheri L. Johnson, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
“This is a masterful book written by a master clinician. [Leahy’s] straightforward and conversational style talks directly to the reader as if the reader was in his office. Even the most anxious person will find this book helpful, useful, and calming. Following his clear program and rules will help to put the anxiety demons to rest.”
— Arthur Freeman, Ed.D., author of Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda . . .
“This book packs a potent therapeutic punch that sets new standards for self-help manuals. As in The Worry Cure, Leahy once again provides a masterful presentation of the latest treatment innovations but this time for all the major anxiety conditions. He writes in a clear, uncomplicated, conversational style that the reader will find highly informative and engaging. His explanations, clinical illustrations, and practical step-by-step instructions will transform how people think about and manage anxiety. Anxiety Free should be required reading for anyone who has struggled with anxiety.”
— David Clark, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of New Brunswick
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Dr. Leahy tries to cover every possible anxiety variation: panic attack, social anxiety, GAD and so on. Each requires a somewhat different approach.
Author's goal for writing this book a bit confusing. It looks like he meant it as a self-help book. If so, it's not deep enough. If I, say, suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, I would much rather prefer a book dedicated to GAD alone, rather than a book that lists a brief coverage of every possible disorders without giving me a clear step-by step road-map. Also, I'd require a book that emphasizes how to challenge the distorted thinking, which requires much more than a few pages. I felt lost in all the information without knowing what's essential.
The most helpful books on anxiety, by the way, already exist and it's very hard to top them. Please check them out: Anxiety Workbook by Bourne. This book also covers many varieties of anxiety, but is better organized. Another book, Mind over Mood by Padesky-mainly focuses on distorted thinking that causes depression, low self-esteem and anxiety.
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bought as a gift. seemed like helpful information for anyone dealing with stress and anxiety issues.Published 3 months ago by truthsayer
This book maybe gives you 1 or 2 tips on anxiety that you probably didn't think of. I would not recommend itPublished 16 months ago by Lynne C Braun
This is a terrific book for anyone looking for a good conceptualization of anxiety and a starting point for creating change in their lives.Published 17 months ago by mk
A self help book that gives understanding and the how to's. A great primer for some a relief for others.Published on December 9, 2013 by Back in Yankeedom
This is the best book on anxiety I've ever read. It's an easy read, held my attention and had GREAT suggestions! Read morePublished on September 19, 2013 by grrgun