My Age of Anxiety
Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of MindBook - 2013 | First edition
The author recounts his lifelong battle with anxiety, showing the many manifestations of the disorder as well as the countless treatments that have been developed to counteract it, and provides a history of the efforts of scientists, philosophers, and writers to understand this common form of mental illness. He reports on famous individuals who struggled with anxiety, as well as on the afflicted generations of his own family. This portrait of anxiety reveals the anguish it produces, and describes anxiety's human toll, it's crippling impact, its devastating power to paralyze, while at the same time exploring how those who suffer from it find ways to manage and control it. Here the author guides us across the terrain of an affliction that is pervasive (it is the most common form of officially classified mental illness), yet too often misunderstood. -- From book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 616.8522 STOSSEL
Characteristics: viii, 400 pages ; 25 cm