My Age Of Anxiety Summary

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Stossel, S. (2013). My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
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Summarize: In an attempt to educate and inform his audience, Stossel write about his personal experience of living with anxiety, while also including the knowledge of scientists, philosophers, and writers who took the time to try and understand this mental disorder. He also includes the impact of anxiety and how he and others have managed to control their anxiety symptoms. Methods that include "psychotherapies, medications, and other often outlandish treatments developed to relieve [anxiety]."He surveys these different methods to see what the anxious population has to say when it comes to relieving
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The year of publication, although a few years ago, does not lower the credibility of the source. The content itself is a personal experience which will include forms of bias, but Stossel includes the credibility of experts in his book, which can negate some of his bias remarks. It must also be understood that the accounts made by Stossel might not be the same for everyone, but I do believe that he does a good job of including many different severities of anxiety. The book itself is a national best seller, noted by the Washing Post, a credible news source, and entitled the "best book of the year" by Seattle Times, another credible news source.
Apply: My speech includes how mental disorders can affect a person's everyday life, and this book does a great job of depicting the debilitating factors of having a mental disorder, like anxiety. I will also include some of the methods stated in the book about relieving some of the symptoms of anxiety and, with further research, other methods that correspond with other diagnosable mental disorders. I can also use the information given by the experts, listed in the book, to give my audience a better understanding of why mental disorders arise in the human
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They found statistics that have found a correlation between young adults and critically low mental health. The authors of this article also state some barriers that stand between a young adult and the guidance needed to overcome a mental illness or disorder. Some barriers include "fear of stigma, negative beliefs about help-seeking, preference for self-reliance, and poor recognition of mental health decline." They address the issue of young adult mental health, but take a great length of the article to identify the importance of addressing and seeking guidance instead of letting those negative thoughts fester. They also conducted surveys and tests to identify if the significant decline in mental health amongst the young adult population was isolated to one group. What was identified was that all groups, as a whole, had a high risk of depression or showed signs of

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