Eleanor Morgan's first-person account of her own struggles with anxiety was published as part of The Vice Guide to Mental Health and was read by five million people across 15 countries within four days.
Anxiety for Beginners will serve as a guide for those who live with anxiety disorders and those who live with them by proxy. Combining her own experiences (rendered in emotive detail) with extensive research with experts (neurologists, psychiatrists, geneticists and fellow sufferers - many of them very familiar faces), Morgan will discover the way in which people can live lives that are not just manageable but enjoyable by learning to accept anxiety rather than spending their lives fighting and being ashamed of it.
©2016 Eleanor Morgan (P)2016 Macmillan Digital Audio
The books starts off ok. But the author has suffered. Really suffered. Yet she seems to find it ok to inflict this suffering on others. She talks freely about he animal research that has been undertaken. I don't understand how you can feel anguish yourself then ever condone it in another. It seems selfish and thoughtless.
This put me off the whole book as it changed my thoughts as I listened and I just didn't think she had anything valid to say after this. Disappointed.
This book has given me an insight in to an illness I have lived with for all my adult life but knew so little about. It has provoked an internal dialog where I have reassessed my relationship with anxiety and depression and has encouraged me to take action and reject my own denial regarding my mental health.
The books causal language makes it, Eleanor and her experience very relatable. She is unashamedly detailed - a real inspiration to anyone wishing to break down their own barriers. I am sad that I have finished it.
Very well researched and narrated. This book would have helped me to recover much faster from my own anxiety, which I suffered, 35 years ago.
I am so glad she chose to write this book. I suffer from anxiety and feel a loser. not any more, excellent research and very informative and helpful.
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