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The Resource On Edge

On Edge

Label
On Edge
Title
On Edge
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Subject
Summary
A celebrated science and health reporter offers a wry, bracingly honest account of living with anxiety. A racing heart. Difficulty breathing. Overwhelming dread. Andrea Petersen was first diagnosed with an anxiety disorder at the age of twenty, but she later realized that she had been experiencing panic attacks since childhood. With time her symptoms multiplied. She agonized over every odd physical sensation. She developed fears of driving on highways, going to movie theaters, even licking envelopes. Although having a name for her condition was an enormous relief, it was only the beginning of a journey to understand and master it—one that took her from psychiatrists' offices to yoga retreats to the Appalachian Trail. Woven into Petersen's personal story is a fascinating look at the biology of anxiety and the groundbreaking research that might point the way to new treatments. She compares psychoactive drugs to non-drug treatments, including biofeedback and exposure therapy. And she explores the role that genetics and the environment play in mental illness, visiting top neuroscientists and tracing her family history—from her grandmother, who, plagued by paranoia, once tried to burn down her own house, to her young daughter, in whom Petersen sees shades of herself. Brave and empowering, this is essential reading for anyone who knows what it means to live on edge
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Petersen, Andrea
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Psychology
  • Nonfiction
Label
On Edge
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:426b63bc-470e-42a6-bc3d-8d5005f03180
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780553418583
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
On Edge
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:426b63bc-470e-42a6-bc3d-8d5005f03180
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780553418583
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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