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This guide offers resources for topics that may be difficult to discuss. It includes books, ebooks, videos, college resources and community links.

EBooks available to read online:

Anxiety 101

Anxiety 101

Anxiety 101 presents modern theories, research findings, assessments, and remediation relevant to the study of anxiety. This quick, user-friendly book is designed to address the most critical aspects of anxiety, especially those involving individual differences and interventions.

What You Must Think of Me: A firsthand account of one teenager's experience with social anxiety disorder

What You Must Think of Me: A firsthand account of one teenager's experience with social anxiety disorder

We've all felt occasional pangs of shyness and self-consciousness, but for the 15 million Americans with social anxiety disorder, the fear of being scrutinized and criticized can reach disabling proportions. Such was the case for Emily Ford, who shares her ftrue story: a frank, often witty, sometimes poignant account of how she negotiated all the obstacles of social anxiety--and eventually overcame them with the help of therapy and hard work. -- Emily's story is coupled with the latest medical and scientific information about the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and self-management of social anxiety disorder (or SAD). 

Overcoming Anxiety

Overcoming Anxiety

This guide helps readers pinpoint which type of panic disorder is affecting them and how to alleviate the symptoms and get to the cause of it.

Books available at Evelyn S. Field Library

Books on anxiety and stress can be found in the library collection upstairs in the following sections:
BF575 - BF723   This section focuses on stress in our society and how it effects us in general or by gender or by ethnic differences
RC531 - RC552  This section is focused on the psychiatric diagnosis of anxiety and the subsets of different types of anxiety
RM333  This section is focused on medications used to treat psychiatric conditions
Dealing With Anxiety and Related Disorders

Dealing With Anxiety and Related Disorders

A discussion and analysis of anxiety and related disorders looks at case studies, specific diagnostic categories, and treatments. The author explains in accessible language the myths, misunderstandings, and realities of anxiety disorders.

The Age of Anxiety

The Age of Anxiety

A comprehensive account of the rise of America's tranquilizer culture including contemporary debates about anxiety and the newest drugs to treat it.

One Nation Under Stress

One Nation Under Stress

The author argues that we persist in the all-American belief that we can meet the astronomically sized changes in our society by re-engineering ourselves. This book follows the evolution of the social uses of the stress concept as it has been transformed into an important vehicle for defining, expressing and containing middle-class anxieties about upheavals in American society.

The Development of Shyness & Social Withdrawal

The Development of Shyness & Social Withdrawal

While both positive and negative peer interactions have long been a focus of scientific interest, much less attention has been given to children who tend to refrain from interacting with others. What are the causes of shyness and social withdrawal? How do they affect development? Do solitary preschoolers grow up to be anxious adolescents? 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

This volume opens with an overview of the diagnosis and assessment of OCD, and delineates a research-based conceptual framework for understanding the development, maintenance, and treatment of obsessions and compulsions. 

Understanding OCD

Understanding OCD

This book explains the disorder, the treatments available, and the skills needed to overcome and outsmart OCD.

Overcoming Panic, Anxiety and Phobias

Overcoming Panic, Anxiety and Phobias

This practical handbook, recommended by experts in the field of anxiety disorders, offers coping strategies based on the latest clinical research

Extreme Fear, Shyness and Social Phobia

Extreme Fear, Shyness and Social Phobia

This volume brings together researchers exploring the biological and psychological determinants of shyness and fear. Its aims to present research to psychologists and clinicians interested in the development and outcome of these emotions in mental health.