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Anxiety for Beginners offers a vivid insight into the often crippling impact of anxiety disorders, a condition that is frequently invisible, shrouded in shame and misunderstood. It serves as a guide for those who live with anxiety disorders and those who live with them by proxy.
Combining her own experiences (rendered in emotive detail) with extensive research with experts (neuroscientists, psychiatrists, psychologists and fellow sufferers - including some familiar faces), Eleanor Morgan explores not just the roots of her own anxiety, but also investigates what might be contributing to so many of us suffering around the world.
Anxiety for Beginners is, at its heart, a book about acceptance, as Morgan discovers the ways in which people can live a life that is not just manageable but enjoyable, learning to accept anxiety as part of who we are rather than spending a life fighting and being ashamed of it.
Whatever you’re planning to do better in 2017, we’ve got some books to give you a helping hand and ensure that those good intentions haven’t faded by February.
Eleanor Morgan, author of Anxiety For Beginners, offers some advice for anyone trying to help and understand a loved one with an anxiety disorder.
Anxiety for Beginners offers an accessible introduction to the often crippling impact of anxiety disorders and serves as a guide for those who live with anxiety. Here's a few of our favourite insights from the book.
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