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Poe's Heart and the Mountain Climber: Exploring the Effect of Anxiety on Our Brains and Our Culture

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In Poe’s Heart and the Mountain Climber, neuropsychiatrist and bestselling author Richard Restak takes an in-depth look at the science of anxiety, offering a fresh perspective and a straightforward approach to exploring and understanding our anxiety before it paralyzes us. In clear, accessible language, Restak addresses such pivotal questions as:

• How does anxiety differ from fear and stress?

• Which areas of the brain are associated with anxiety?

• Do we actually need a certain level of anxiety in order to be creative and live life to the fullest?

With the help of this fascinating and practical book, we can learn how to control daily anxieties that plague our lives and discover new ways to harness the positive effects of this often misunderstood condition.

Synopsis:

The author of Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot provides a detailed clinical analysis of the effects of anxiety on the human brain, offering a straightforward approach to understanding, coping with, treating, alleviating, and managing daily anxieties and explaining how to take advantage of the positive implications of the condition. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

In Poe's Heart and the Mountain Climber, neuropsychiatrist and bestselling

About the Author

Richard Restak, M.D., is a neurologist, neuropsychiatrist, and clinical professor of neurology at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He is the bestselling author of thirteen acclaimed books about the brain, including Mozart’s Brain and the Fighter Pilot.

Table of Contents

Our anxious culture : triggers for anxiety — Mr. Snagsby meets the grand inquisitor : anxiety versus fear — Scampering sea hares and "inhibited" children : the origins of anxiety — Startle responses and Halloween cats : the brain circuitry of fear and anxiety — Nobody messes with Dave : the experimental manipulation of anxiety — Balancing act : the amygdala and the frontal lobes — Over the edge : anxiety disorders — "Life is a daring adventure or it is nothing" : defying fear and anxiety — "Something I had never seen before" : antianxiety drugs — Binge drinkers and coffee nerves : the genetic frontiers of anxiety — Epilogue: A blueprint for transforming your anxiety.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307542526
Subtitle:
Exploring the Effect of Anxiety on Our Brains and Our Culture
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Author:
Richard M. Restak
Author:
M.D. Richard Restak
Author:
Restak, Richard M.
Author:
Restak, Richard Md
Author:
Restak, M.D. Richard
Subject:
Science : General
Subject:
Psychology : Neuropsychology
Subject:
Psychology : Mental Health
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mood Disorders
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Psychology-Cognitive Science
Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20051122
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
256

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"Synopsis" by , The author of Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot provides a detailed clinical analysis of the effects of anxiety on the human brain, offering a straightforward approach to understanding, coping with, treating, alleviating, and managing daily anxieties and explaining how to take advantage of the positive implications of the condition. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , In Poe's Heart and the Mountain Climber, neuropsychiatrist and bestselling
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