Twenty-five million Americans suffer from diagnosable anxiety disorder, and our cultural climate that seems to breed more apprehension and fear with each passing day. It's no surprise that international pharmaceutical companies spend billions each year to research and develop psychoactive drugs that counter psychological symptoms. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be any "magic pill" for people who are chronically anxious. Successful treatments that rely on drugs have an extremely high incidence of relapse, and the side affects of most prescription anti-anxiety drugs are as debilitating as the disorder itself.
From the best-selling author of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook and a naturopathic physician, this book helps readers develop a treatment strategy for anxiety that is totally drug-free. The authors begin with an introduction to healthy lifestyle choices. Then they discuss a variety of conditions that can aggravate anxiety-related problems. They provide an overview of complimentary approaches to anxiety treatment using herbs and supplements, massage, chiropractic, and homeopathy. In later chapters, readers will learn about controlling body toxicity.
Provides a full spectrum of drug-free remedies that address the major sources of anxiety. Anxiety expert Edmund Bourne and naturopathic doctor Arlen Brownstein team up to address the many physical problems exacerbated by anxiety, such as food allergies and hypoglycemia. This book provides complementary and non-pharmaceutical strategies for overcoming anxiety.
About the Authors:
Edmund J. Bourne, Ph.D., has specialized in the treatment of anxiety disorders and related problems for two decades. For many years, Dr. Bourne was director of the Anxiety Treatment Center in San Jose and Santa Rosa, California. His bestselling anxiety workbooks, which have helped hundreds of thousands of readers throughout the world, include The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, Beyond Anxiety and Phobia, and Healing Fear. Dr. Bourne lives and practices in Kona, Hawaii, and in California.
Arlen Brownstein, M.S., N.D., is a Naturopathic Physician and also has a masters degree in nutrition from the University of Connecticut. Arlen has written a natural approach on overcoming Rosacea and treats people with Rosacea.
Lorna Garano is a freelance writer and editor living in Oakland, California.