Here are books to help understand and live with anxiety. Life requires a level of anxiety to function well, but what to do if anxiety gets in the way of what we want to achieve in life and how much enjoyment we get out of life.
We have interviewed psychoanalysts, authors, academics and more to bring you curated reading lists to learn about anxiety and how to cope with it.
Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway
by Susan Jeffers
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
by Dale Carnegie
Helping Your Child with Fears and Worries
by Cathy Creswell & Lucy Willetts
Mindfulness For Health: A Practical Guide To Relieving Pain, Reducing Stress And Restoring Wellbeing
by Danny Penman & Vidyamala Burch
Jog On: How Running Saved My Life
by Bella Mackie
Feeling anxiety is a natural part of being a human being, but for some people it can cause terrible mental and physical anguish and prevents them from leading happy and fulfilling lives. Lucy Foulkes, a psychologist at University College London, talks us through books that can help with anxiety.
Overwhelmed, exhausted, yet unable to relax when you have the chance? You are not alone. Josh Cohen, psychoanalyst and author of Not Working: Why We Have to Stop, discusses the symptoms and causes of burnout—and why relentless activity is at the source.
Most self-help books promise to take you from 0 to 100, but many people reading them are starting at minus 100. The author of What’s Stopping You? picks books that helped him come to grips with his own insecurities.
The author tells us about books that have anxiety at their heart, ranging from obsessional love and chronic neurosis to conspiracy theory paranoia and existential angst
The Slovenian philosophy professor decries the tyranny of choice and says we now expect long life, a beautiful body, sexual and job satisfaction. But the idea that we can perfect ourselves dooms us to failure and misery