My Anxious Mind: A Teen's Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic

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Gr 8–10—Tompkins and Martinez directly address their readers: "If you have an anxious mind…," giving teens the sense of a caring adult speaking to them. While many self-help books can be read in any order, this one is progressive and should be read in sequence. Following the first chapters on definitions and how to seek help, there are several chapters with increasingly more complicated aids that teens can implement. Beginning with relaxing and moving through decoding "self-talk" to building a fear ladder, each step is slightly more complex and takes a more serious approach. The final chapters stress the importance of proper nutrition, exercise, and sleep, and the possible need for medication. Throughout the book, first-person vignettes describe specific anxieties or phobias and how they were dealt with using the strategies outlined in the middle chapters. It is not clear if these are real teens who have written these vignettes or if the examples given are composites of teens the authors have worked with. In either case, they serve the purpose, along with the appealing line drawings, of catching readers' interest and enlivening the text.—Wendy Smith-D'Arezzo, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433804502
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 4/15/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 196
  • Sales rank: 59,543
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Posted October 13, 2009

    At last! A real book for real teens.

    Psychologists Michael and Katherine have written a truly useful, graceful and appropriate book for all sorts of teenagers. Using the tools of cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) without any jargon, they lead teenagers through ten short chapters and many clear exercises to counter fearful anxieties and doubts. Self-help that really works and that is entirely respectful of the experience of teenage boys and girls is combined with explanations of the troubles, physical and mental means of dealing with them, and the help that healthful habits, smart uses of medication and adult support can bring. I've been a therapist for 40 years and almost never recommend books to clients, but I will absolutely be urging this book on anyone suffering from anxiety or whose kids wrestle with these difficult problems.

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