If there ever was a book prescription for anxiety, then these two non-fiction books would top the recommended reading list.

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My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind (Non-fiction) by Scott Stossel

A unique book as the author himself, a successful journalist for Atlantic magazine, suffers from anxiety. The book brings together science, humanities and his own experience of anxiety to exhaustively discuss the condition and treatment. It also serves as an inspiring example of how someone can achieve significant accomplishment whilst struggling with anxiety. If you suffer from anxiety, it might also eerily resonate with you.




The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook (Non-fiction) by Edmund J Bourne

A non-fiction resource filled with practical tools and techniques to manage anxiety that are straightforward to implement. The book covers anxiety, panic attacks, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and other related conditions.


Related recommended reading lists:


Breaking Up

Breaking Up With A Friend


Consolation in times of sorrow

Feeling lonely

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


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