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The Resource My age of anxiety : fear, hope, dread and the search for peace of mind, Scott Stossel

My age of anxiety : fear, hope, dread and the search for peace of mind, Scott Stossel

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My age of anxiety : fear, hope, dread and the search for peace of mind
Title
My age of anxiety
Title remainder
fear, hope, dread and the search for peace of mind
Statement of responsibility
Scott Stossel
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As recently as thirty-five years ago, anxiety did not exist as a diagnostic category. Today, it is the most common form of officially classified mental illness. Scott Stossel gracefully guides us across the terrain of an affliction that is pervasive yet too often misunderstood. Drawing on his own long-standing battle with anxiety, Stossel presents an astonishing history, at once intimate and authoritative, of the efforts to understand the condition from medical, cultural, philosophical and experiential perspectives. He ranges from the earliest medical reports of Galen and Hippocrates, through later observations by Robert Burton and Soren Kierkegaard, to the investigations by great nineteenth-century scientists, such as Charles Darwin, William James and Sigmund Freud, as they began to explore its sources and causes, to the latest research by neuroscientists and geneticists. Stossel reports on famous individuals who struggled with anxiety, as well as the afflicted generations of his own family. His portrait of anxiety reveals not only the emotion's myriad manifestations and the anguish it produces, but also the countless psychotherapies, medications and other (often outlandish) treatments that have been developed to counteract it. Stossel vividly depicts anxiety's human toll - its crippling impact, and its devastating power to paralyse - while at the same time exploring how those who suffer from it find ways to manage and control it. My Age of Anxiety is learned and empathetic, humorous and inspirational, offering the reader great insight into the biological, cultural and environmental factors that contribute to the affliction
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AU@
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Stossel, Scott
Dewey number
616.8522
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Stossel, Scott
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Tranquilizing drugs
Target audience
adult
Label
My age of anxiety : fear, hope, dread and the search for peace of mind, Scott Stossel
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1546086
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 400 pages
Isbn
9780434023004
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1546086
  • (OCoLC)869847477
Label
My age of anxiety : fear, hope, dread and the search for peace of mind, Scott Stossel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1546086
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 400 pages
Isbn
9780434023004
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1546086
  • (OCoLC)869847477

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