The Resource A brief history of anxiety--yours and mine, Patricia Pearson

A brief history of anxiety--yours and mine, Patricia Pearson

Label
A brief history of anxiety--yours and mine
Title
A brief history of anxiety--yours and mine
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Pearson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Those of us who silently cope with anxiety disorders at last have a witty, articulate champion in Patricia Pearson, an award-winning journalist who has suffered from incapacitating bouts of dread since childhood." "In this blend of fascinating reportage and poignant memoir, Pearson questions what it is about twenty-first-century American culture that is making people anxious, and offers some surprising answers - as well as some inspiring solutions based on her own fierce battle to drive the beast away."
  • "Drawing on personal episodes that are by turns gripping and laugh-out-loud funny, Pearson delves into the history and geography of anxiety in a quest to understand this most ancient of human emotions. Why do we feel fear even when it has no cause? What triggers phobias? Why are Americans so much more likely to have clinically significant levels of anxiety than their Mexican neighbors? Why did Darwin treat his hypochondria with sprays from a hose? Why have we forsaken the insights of some of our greatest philosophers, theologians, and psychologists in favor of prescribing addictive drugs? Finally, Pearson documents her struggle to withdraw from antidepressants and to find more self-aware and philosophically grounded ways to strengthen the soul."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
An editorial writer for USA Today challenges popular beliefs about the characters of anxious people to discuss the sources of anxiety in American culture, in a report that evaluates historical and cultural factors that influence anxiety, the belief systems of forefront thinkers, and her own struggles with anxiety disorder
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
271679
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pearson, Patricia
Dewey number
152.46
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pearson, Patricia
  • Anxiety
Target audience
adult
Label
A brief history of anxiety--yours and mine, Patricia Pearson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
1. Let's Roll -- 2. Childhood Waves of Trust and Fear -- 3. Class Notes on a Nervous Breakdown -- 4. A Life of Crime -- 5. Fear's Geography -- 6. When Murderers Scream at Spiders -- 7. Fear of Failure, Fear of Success: Anxiety in the Workplace -- 8. 2001: A Drugs Odyssey -- 9. Enough Screaming Like a Girl
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
vii, 198 p.
Isbn
9781596912984
Lccn
2007030722
System control number
(Sirsi) a466658
Label
A brief history of anxiety--yours and mine, Patricia Pearson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
1. Let's Roll -- 2. Childhood Waves of Trust and Fear -- 3. Class Notes on a Nervous Breakdown -- 4. A Life of Crime -- 5. Fear's Geography -- 6. When Murderers Scream at Spiders -- 7. Fear of Failure, Fear of Success: Anxiety in the Workplace -- 8. 2001: A Drugs Odyssey -- 9. Enough Screaming Like a Girl
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
vii, 198 p.
Isbn
9781596912984
Lccn
2007030722
System control number
(Sirsi) a466658

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