Understanding Anxiety

Our Invisible Handicap to Happiness and Success

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About the Book

Anxiety sufferers, as well as the health professionals and loved ones who support them, are often unaware of the extent of their struggles. Family and friends misunderstand anxious people, believing they are lazy or lack initiative. Patients seek treatment for the symptoms of anxiety again and again, never addressing the underlying reasons for their disorder.
This book covers the complexity of anxiety in everyday life, as well as its effect on happiness and achievement, told through the experiences of anxiety sufferers across life stages, from childhood through retirement years. The author uses scientific literature and over forty years of clinical experience to describe the major anxiety disorders and to illuminate the scope of the condition’s form and effects. For anxiety sufferers, as well as their family members and medical professionals, this book provides solutions for dealing with anxiety before it becomes too overwhelming.

About the Author(s)

Carol King is a retired psychologist. She obtained her doctorate from The Pennsylvania State University and has done clinical work in a variety of settings including Community Mental Health Centers, Psychiatric Hospitals, a University Counseling Center, and private practices. Her interests and specialties include: personality psychology, social psychology, human development, positive psychology, depression, and especially, anxiety. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Sean Kelly (PhD, Sociology; University of Wisconsin-Madison) is a professor in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. He studies the social organization of schools, student engagement, and teacher effectiveness. He currently serves as co-editor of the American Educational Research Journal and has served or serves on the editorial boards of the journals: Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Urban Education, Sociology of Education, as well as Research in the Teaching of English.

Bibliographic Details

Carol King with Sean Kelly
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8838-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4641-1
Imprint: Toplight