Anxiety 101: Book Review

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If you’re a frequent reader of this blog you know that I have recently found out that I have an Anxiety disorder, along with diabetes and some other health issues. Frankly I am a mess and I’m sure I am not the only one out there that is!

That is why I was so excited to review Anxiety 101 by Dr. Eudene Harry. It looked like a book that would really help me out and it actually has. The suggestions included in this book are amazing. There helpful and since Dr Harry goes over actual experience and introduces you to people who have also dealt with Anxiety it’s a real book. Not a silly self help book that has nothing behind it except great sounding ideas that have never been tried and tested. Something someone with Anxiety really does not need.

Partial Press Release for Anxiety 101

Anxiety 101:

The Holistic Approach to Managing Your Anxiety and Taking Back Your Life

By Dr. Eudene Harry

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults or 18.1% of the U.S. population each year.

In Anxiety 101: The Holistic Approach to Managing Your Anxiety and Taking Back your Life, author and board certified physician Dr. Eudene Harry explores anxiety disorders, the root cause of increased stress, and ways to treat and manage symptoms while maintaining balance and productivity.

“Building a healthy lifestyle is like building a house: starting with a solid foundation is critical,” says Dr. Harry. “True wellness balances body, mind, and spirit. Doctors must take all of these into account or we are failing our patients as health providers.”

Dr. Harry pulls from her background in both traditional and holistic medicine to offer insight into how everything from diet to exercise (or a lack thereof) to chemical and hormonal imbalances can influence symptoms of anxiety and how the brain communicates with the rest of the body to increase or reduce anxiety.

“The stress response was designed as a protective mechanism to remove us from danger, to get things done that we need to accomplish, and to keep us alert,” Dr. Harry continues. “The problem is many of us find ourselves stuck in overdrive, and this can program our minds to have heightened responses to even the most benign situations.”

Anxiety 101 is a must read for anyone battling anxiety or increased stress as well as anyone interested in taking a holistic approach to healthcare. Sections include:

  • Anxiety – What it is and Why it exists
  • Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems
  • The Link Between Anxiety and Hormones
  • The Mystery of “Functional Deficiencies”
  • Pharmaceuticals and the brain
    “Anxiety is not a ‘Xanax deficiency’,” Dr. Harry says. “Xanax is frequently used as first line treatment for anxiety, but healthcare providers are starting to rethink this strategy in light of recent concerns on addiction, impairment, and the increased risk of dementia. Patients need to know that other options exist.”

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As you can see this is a book that has had a lot of thought put into it and is a very interesting read, not just for someone with anxiety but anyone who knows someone who has anxiety.

      I read this book about a month and a half ago. I was going to review it at that time, but I wanted to use some of the ideas in the book. I have to say, they have been helpful and I think the ideas will work for most people.  I also think just knowing more about

anxiety

    is helpful too. When you have an idea of what you are dealing with and why it’s sometimes easier to handle the problem.

My Rating of this book

5/5

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2 comments

  1. Kelli Avery says:

    as someone who has suffered with anxiety for the last 9 years I’m glad you found a book that offers alternative treatment. I was also diagnosed and immediately treated with xanax. That last about a month and I refused to take any medication after that. I started doing research on my own and found many alternate ways to deal with the symptoms and onsets and triggers. People automatically assume it’s due to stress and other issues, but most of my attacks happened when I was having a good day, good time, relaxed etc etc.. Finding out your individual triggers. I like that it mentions hormones. My worst attacks happen when I am on my time of the month. Anxiety can be very easy to accept and tolerate if you can realize exactly what it is and how it effects you! Good for you that you took the time to figure it out for yourself!! 🙂
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    1. Holly says:

      That is the same thing I am doing. I am still on pills, but they are okay right now. My goal is to be off them soon. I want to find out what causes mine. I know one main cause, but there are a few smaller ones I am trying to figure out still. Good to hear you have figured things out though and no it’s not always stress. 🙂

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