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Books to help you with anxiety

Find books to help adults cope with anxiety.

Overcoming anxiety, by Helen Kennerley

This book offers expert advice on managing the worries, fears and anxieties that can impair the quality of one's life. Each problem is discussed and explained, and there is a self-help guide for those who wish to tackle their difficulties alone.

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An introduction to coping with anxiety, by Brenda Hogan

Written by experienced practitioners, this title explains what anxiety is and how it makes you feel when it becomes unmanageable or lasts for long periods of time. It will help the reader to understand their symptoms and is ideal as an immediate coping strategy and as a preliminary to fuller therapy.

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Overcoming health anxiety, by David Veale

How you can stop worrying about your health and enjoy life. Many of us have a tendency to worry unnecessarily about our health. For some the anxiety becomes chronic, and they may spend many hours checking for symptoms, seeking reassurance from others, surfing the internet for information about different diseases, or repeatedly visiting the doctor. It is distressing for them and for everyone around them. Using a structured, step-by-step approach the authors explain how the problem develops, how to recognize what feeds it and how to develop effective methods of dealing with it.

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An introduction to coping with health anxiety, by Charles Young

Written by experienced practitioners, this title explains what health anxiety is and how it makes you feel. It will help the reader to understand their symptoms and is ideal as an immediate coping strategy and as a preliminary to fuller therapy.

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We're all mad here, by Claire Eastham

Claire Eastham, a twenty-something living in London and working in her dream job, has a seemingly perfect life - except for her social anxiety. Combining honest personal insights, humour and practical advice, this book explains what anxiety is, why it happens, and how to survive it.

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Overcoming social anxiety and shyness, by Gillian Butler

In this fully revised and updated edition, Dr Gillian Butler provides a practical, easy-to-use self-help course which will be invaluable for those suffering from all degrees of social anxiety. These self-help guides use effective therapeutic techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical.

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Feel the fear and do it anyway, by Susan Jeffers

Everyone experiences many fears throughout their lives, including public speaking, asserting themselves, making decisions, intimacy, being alone, ageing, etc. This book offers the insight and tools to deal with such fears.

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Overcoming worry and generalised anxiety disorder, by Kevin Meares

Up to 44 in every 1000 adults suffer from a condition known as generalised anxiety disorder. This is much more than the normal worrying we all do - it can be a debilitating disorder leading to significant personal and social problems and sometimes financial loss. Using established and proven CBT techniques, expert clinicians Kevin Meares and Mark Freeston help readers to understand that it is their propensity to worry, not the multitude of problems they worry about, that is the root of the problem.

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