Over 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety. Andrea Petersen, a writer for the Wall Street Journal, has fought anxiety for 25 years. She chronicles her life-long experience with anxiety. As she points out, “Depression is the mental illness associated with suicidal thoughts, but it doesn’t often lead to suicidal acts.” (p. 7) Anxiety does. Andrea Petersen takes readers on a tour of anti-anxiety medications like Klonopin, Valium, Xanax, etc. She discusses the positives and the side-effects. If you, or someone you love, suffer from anxiety, On Edge could provide with information and help to make things better. GRADE: A
Prologue 1 (4)
1 The Anticipation Of Pain Defining Anxiety 5 (31)
2 Scary Clowns and the End Of Days Anxiety In Childhood 36 (22)
3 My Grandmother’s Madness the Genetics Of Anxiety 58 (35)
4 From Cbt To Karaoke Nondrug Therapies For Anxiety 93 (33)
5 May Cause Dizziness Medications For Anxiety 126 (33)
6 Cold Calls, Airplanes, and Indecision Anxiety At Work and On the Road 159 (29)
7 The Isolation Chamber Anxiety In Love and Friendship 188 (29)
8 Worries About My Daughter the Education Of An Anxious Parent 217 (27)
9 Staying Grounded Learning To Live With Anxiety 244 (17)
Notes 261 (30)
Acknowledgments 291 (4)
Index 295

9 thoughts on “ON EDGE: A JOURNEY THROUGH ANXIETY By Andrea Petersen

  1. Prashant C. Trikannad

    George, as one mystic I read put it, doctors treat symptoms of anxiety, especially GAD, because they don’t know the cause. He advocates the practice of overcoming self-obsession and self-centeredness on one hand and passage meditation on the other to beat anxiety.


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