Anxiety Books

Anxiety books can be an effective way to take control of your anxiety, giving you effective strategies and techniques to help you feel empowered to heal yourself. A good book can be comforting, in that it will make you see that your problems are not unusual or strange and that there are ways to overcome them. If you’re suffering during an anxious period you can reach for the book to help you through these difficult times. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular and effective anxiety books available:



Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks

Reid Wilson. Ph.D

Don’t Panic is a very popular and useful anxiety book. This book provides information on anxiety attacks as well as  a practical self-help program. This guide to anxiety attacks provides strategies that can be implemented to overcome panic including controlled breathing, visualization and meditation techniques to elicit the body’s natural calming responses. It also provides long-term help by guiding those suffering from anxiety to learn new attitudes that can help in the recovery process. This book also provides information on self-help skills and has a comprehensive evaluation of the recommended medication for this condition.

Calming Your Anxious Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Anxiety, Fear and Panic

Jeffrey Brantley

Calming Your Anxious Mind is a book that draws on the scientific basis of Western medicine, but combines the use of Eastern-based meditation and spirituality techniques to provide a rounded understanding of the root of your anxiety. Teaching mindfulness, exploring your life’s purpose and meaning, this book gives you an effective strategy and step-by-step program so that you can feel safe, while overcoming your anxiety symptoms.

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

Edmund J. Bourne

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook claims to have assisted over a million people recover from generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other anxiety-related problems. The workbook can be used to develop the skills to overcome your problems and lead a more fulfilling life – putting you back in control. This book covers a range of techniques to overcome anxiety including relaxation methods, positive thinking, beneficial diets and exercise programs and methods for avoiding and dealing with panic attacks.

Anxiety, Phobias, and Panic

Reneau Z. Peurifoy

Anxiety, Phobias, and Panic offers proven strategies that you can use to overcome your fears and anxieties. Reneau Peurifoy is an well-recognized expert in the area of anxiety. This book juxtaposes research with step-by-step lessons to help you overcome anxiety on your own. Build self-esteem, beat negative thinking and discover how to live a happy and healthy life, free of worry.

Natural Relief from Anxiety

Edmund J. Bourne PhD, Arlen Brownstein ND, Lorna Garano

Another useful anxiety book is Natural Relief from Anxiety: Complementary Strategies for Easing Fear, Panic and Worry. The book is concise and while it is not groundbreaking, is a valuable reference-like manual for the natural treatment of anxiety. Natural Relief from Anxiety provides numerous tools that can help individuals cope with anxiety. It covers dietary supplements such as kava, inositol and St. John’s Wort and physical techniques such as yoga, meditation, breathing as well as lifestyle changes.

The Anxiety Book

Jonathan Davidson and Henry Dreher

The Anxiety Book could be called the definitive guide for anxiety. It covers all the different types of anxiety and applicable treatments and medications. It can be used a a self-assessment and treatment resource and is an effective way to arm yourself with the skills to overcome your anxiety on your own, or with the help of medication. If knowledge is power, then this book can give you the power to overcome your anxiety.

Breath by Breath

Larry Rosenberg

Meditation is a well recognized as an effective treatment for anxiety. This book is a very comprehensive guide to meditation, giving you the skills to practice deep relaxation through meditating. This guide provides a wealth of information about Vipassana meditation and how it can be used to overcome fears, insecurities and suffering in general.

It’s a good idea to highlight or mark the parts of the book that you feel resonate best with you. They will be useful to use to provide comfort and relief from the symptoms of anxiety. So grab a proven anxiety book and have a read today, or learn more about the common symptoms of anxiety and tips for overcoming anxiety.

2 Responses to “Anxiety Books”

  • Wow, great collection. I will definitely buy one of these books in the future. I really want to know how to manage my panic disorder. Are these available in the local bookstores? I am particularly interested in “Calming Your Anxious Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Anxiety, Fear and Panic.”

    • Anxiety Doctor says:

      Hi Shannon,

      Yes, most of these books are available in bookstores – I’ve definitely seen “Calming Your Anxious Mind”. Depending on where you look, you may have to ask them to order it in for you.

      I hope you have some success dealing with you panic disorder!

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