Anxiety Disorders

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

Millions of Americans—more than 16 percent of teens and adults—live with some type of anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are a group of disorders that include panic disorder, agoraphobia, general anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder, among others. Once viewed as “worrywarts,” people with anxiety disorders are now taken seriously. According to recent studies quoted in USA TODAY, The Nation’s No.1 Newspaper, anxiety disorders can lead to “higher blood pressure and heart rates, less effective immune systems, surges of stress hormones that strain the heart, more depression, and perhaps even shorter life spans.”

In this book, you will read case studies of people living with anxiety disorders and how they handle their conditions. You’ll learn about the causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of anxiety disorders and will discover coping strategies and treatments. These facts will give you the information you need to recognize and understand anxiety disorders and to reach out for help. Identifying anxiety disorders in yourself, a friend, or a family member is the first step toward effectively managing your condition.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-7613-8852-4
$51.99 $38.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Publication Date 2012-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 11.4
BISACS JNF053230, JNF051030, JNF024020
Dewey 616.85'22
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.125 x 9
Lexile 1140
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Awards

  • Science Books & Films Best Books, Winner, 2012

Reviews

Science Books & Films

“Hyman and Pedrick’s book is a valuable and informative resource for young adults in identifying specific disorders….This book offers a strong message of hope and mastery for those suffering from brain-based anxiety, as the brain can undo what it created.” —Science Books & Films

Author: Bruce M. Hyman, Ph. D.

Bruce M. Hyman, Ph.D., LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who has been studying and treating anxiety disorders since 1975. He established the OCD Resource Center of South Florida (www.ocdhope.com) in 1991 to provide comprehensive specialty treatment services to adults and children with OCD and related disorders.

Author: Cherry Pedrick, R.N.

After twenty years working as a nurse in hospitals, Cherry ventured into the world of writing. Her experience as a registered nurse is reflected in her writing. She has had articles published in Woman's World, Journal of Christian Nursing, Teachers in Focus, Christian Educator's Journal, Journal of Christian Healing, New Heart, Mature Years, Church of God Evangel, The Gem, Cross & Quill, Writers' Exchange, At Ease Magazine, and Doll Collector's Price Guide. In 1997, Cherry wrote a continuing education home study course for nurses, published by National Center for Continuing Education. Her first book was published in 1999. She was a contributing editor for Suite101, an Internet portal, for a number of years. These Suite101 columns and her personal websites continue to help market her books. Cherry coauthored The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder with Bruce M. Hyman, Ph.D. After selling over 53,000 copies, they published a second edition in 2005. The third edition will be published in 2010. Cherry has coauthored seven books. She is now being pulled back to her first passion: inspirational writing for adults and children.

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USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Developed in partnership with USA TODAY, one of the most read newspapers in the world and the No. 1 newspaper in the United States, this easy-to-read medical series focuses on some of today’s most topical diseases, disorders, and… View available downloads →