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A brief history of anxiety-- yours and mine, Patricia Pearson

Label
A brief history of anxiety-- yours and mine
Title
A brief history of anxiety-- yours and mine
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Pearson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on personal episodes of incapacitating dread as a vivid, often hilarious guide to her quest to understand this most ancient of human emotions, Pearson delves into the history and geography of anxiety. Why are North Americans so much more likely to suffer than Latin Americans? Why did Darwin treat hypochondria with sprays from a hose? Why have we forgotten the insights of some of our greatest philosophers, theologians and psychologists in favor of prescribing addictive drugs? In this blend of fascinating reportage and poignant memoir, Pearson ends with her struggle to withdraw from antidepressants and to find more self-aware and philosophically-grounded ways to strengthen the soul
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
152.4/6
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF575.A6
LC item number
P385 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A brief history of anxiety-- yours and mine, Patricia Pearson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-198)
Contents
Let's roll -- Childhood waves of trust and fear -- Class notes on a nervous breakdown -- A life of crime -- Fear's geography -- When murderers scream at spiders -- Fear of failure, fear of success: anxiety in the workplace -- 2001: a drugs odyssey -- Enough screaming like a girl
Control code
ocn162118859
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
vii, 198 p.
Isbn
9781596912984
Lccn
2007030722
System control number
(OCoLC)162118859
Label
A brief history of anxiety-- yours and mine, Patricia Pearson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-198)
Contents
Let's roll -- Childhood waves of trust and fear -- Class notes on a nervous breakdown -- A life of crime -- Fear's geography -- When murderers scream at spiders -- Fear of failure, fear of success: anxiety in the workplace -- 2001: a drugs odyssey -- Enough screaming like a girl
Control code
ocn162118859
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
vii, 198 p.
Isbn
9781596912984
Lccn
2007030722
System control number
(OCoLC)162118859

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