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Worry consumes time and energy, too often isolates us from friends and family, and prevents us from solving the real problems that are behind the act of worrying. Dr. Edward M. Hallowell makes clear the crucial distinctions among the various forms of worry, showing which are protective and productive, which handicap achievement and pleasure, and which seriously threaten physical health and mental balance. He explains which forms of worry are rooted in inborn predispositions, which arise from misguided attempts to cope with the stresses of daily life, and which are symptomatic of other problems, such as depression or attention deficit disorder. In each case, he maps out the most effective strategies for change - psychotherapy, medication, innovative methods of retraining the brain - many of which the chronic worrier can pursue on his or her own.
Filled with illuminating case histories, anecdotes, and practical guidance, Worry is an invaluable aid to understanding and coping with one of the most common and debilitating but least understood states of mind.
©1997 Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. (P)2015 Tantor
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4 out of 5 stars
By SAW1966 on 01-22-16

Very good.

Where does Worry rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's up near the top. Very informative.

What other book might you compare Worry to and why?

Panic and Anxiety Self-Help.

Have you listened to any of Pete Larkin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. Cannot compare.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No. It helped me understand a bit more about the worry factor within people.

Any additional comments?

A bit much with the doctor-patient experience, but ok, I suppose it was necessary.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rose O'Connor on 02-08-15

I leaned a lot!

Just now finished. It's a long book. There were times I thought maybe I'll skip this chapter, this is a little bit hard to listen to, but I continued on because I knew I needed to hear it. I took notes and will keep a list nearby when I find my worry getting out of hand. It's hard to explain but just listening to this book and taking notes over a couple of weeks caused me to stop worrying so much and start planning and organizing instead. This is a much more productive way to live. I would recommend this to anyone!

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