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Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression & Finding the Light Within Every family has its secrets. They appear in those silent moments of conversation, the extended pause followed by the hasty explanation. History is written, then rewritten, and even the present revised, all to try to preserve a semblance of normalcy for the future. For years, Gayathri ...

Confessions of a Worrywart While reading Susan Orlins’s poignant memoir, I was reminded continuously of the catchphrase from the late ’60s and early ’70s feminist movement: “The personal is political.” The specifics of Orlins’s life story are hers alone, but as many of her experiences, thoughts, and feelings are universal ...

The Healing Power of the Breath Picture yourself in one or more of these scenarios: You find yourself unable to cope with stress; your anxiety level is climbing unabated; you cannot seem to get a good night’s sleep; or you are depressed. You make an appointment with your doctor who then ...

Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety Daniel Smith describes himself as anxiety personified in his absorbing and humorous memoir Monkey Mind. Smith was anxious from birth. Anxiety lurked in his genes. Both his mother and father suffered from severe anxiety: His mother’s anxiety was punctuated by regular panic attacks from her ...

Finding Happiness: One Man's Quest to Beat Depression and Anxiety and Finally Let the Sunshine In In Finding Happiness: One Man’s Quest to Beat Depression and Anxiety and—Finally—Let the Sunshine In, Todd Patkin takes us through his life, outlining the troubles, as well as fortunes, he has had along the way. Throughout the book, Patkin details how he dealt with depression and ...

The Thing You Think You Cannot Do: Thirty Truths About Fear and Courage “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look at fear in the face,” said First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. “You must do the thing in which you think you cannot do.” This quote on the inner jacket sleeve of ...

The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques Workbook In 2008, Margaret Wehrenberg published The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques:  Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Anxious and What You Can Do to Change it.  Now a workbook has been released to accompany the book.  While the book goes into more detail about different aspects ...

Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: The 4-Step Plan to Overcome Worry and Create the Life You Want “Freeing Yourself from Anxiety” is filled with practical, reassuring, and even fun strategies to help anyone deal with anxiety. What is anxiety? Psychologist Tamar E. Chansky defines it as “the first reaction of a sensitive system that is wired to keep us alert to danger and ...

The Gentle Self: How to Overcome Your Difficulties with Depression, Anxiety, Shyness, and Low Self-Esteem I think everyone’s a little narcissistic.  We all have moments when we wish everyone would be more like us—when we get upset that no one seems to care about what we are feeling.  We also often put others ahead of ourselves and deny ourselves the ...

The Confidence Gap: A Guide to Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt A shaky self-confidence or relentless self-doubt stops many people from pursuing their passions. A fear of failure gnaws at them, leaving them at a standstill and unsatisfied with their lives. If you know what I’m talking about — and so many of us do — ...

Transcendental Meditation: What Is It and How Does It Work? Being that my job is to feature and review books on psychology, spirituality, and especially the intersection between the two, I receive my share of books on meditation. And as a person who has been trying to meditate for two years, but who just can’t ...

Yoga for Emotional Balance: Simple Practices to Help Relieve Anxiety and Depression In Yoga for Emotional Balance Bo Forbes, PsyD, explores how yoga can compliment traditional psychotherapy to help patients improve their anxiety and depression symptoms through movement and breath work. Much of the book is devoted to case studies of patients that Dr. Forbes has treated, ...

Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety by Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D. And Pec Indman, Ed.D., MFT is a very good read for such a serious subject that not only teaches other professionals the reasons behind postpartum depression (PPD), but the ...

Moving Through Fear: Cultivating the 7 Spiritual Instincts for a Fearless Life Jeff Golliher, author of Moving Through Fear: Cultivating the 7 Spiritual Instincts for a Fearless Life, is both an Episcopalian priest and a cultural anthropologist, a combination that allows him to address uniquely how fear can rule peoples’ lives as well as what can be ...

9 Psychologist-Approved Must-Reads on Mental Health Psychologists are a discerning bunch when it comes to books. Because of their insider’s view of mental health and psychology, they’re able to sharply judge a book’s accuracy and value. We asked five psychologists what books they’d recommend to readers. Below, you’ll find books on everything ...

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Grohol, J. (2019). Anxiety Book Reviews. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 11, 2019, from https://psychcentralreviews.com/anxiety-book-reviews/
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