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Books on PTSD and Stress Disorders

MUST HAVES for people with PTSD and stress disorders

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D
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$16

Reader Comment:
"This is the new Bible for anyone affected by trauma, or who works in the field. Van der Kolk has synthesized the most important new breakthroughs in neuroscience, psychology and body-centered therapies, to create a coherent blueprint for understanding and treating trauma."

 

 Extreme Fear: The Science of Your Mind in Danger

Extreme Fear: The Science of Your Mind in Danger
by Jeff Wise
buy the book $17

Author Jeff Wise was the guest on the HealthyPlace Radow show to discuss the science of fear and how the simple model of "fight or flight" is now being replaced with a more scientific understanding.

Listen to this fear and anxiety radio show.

 The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, Fourth Edition

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, 4th Edition
By: Edmund J. Bourne Ph.D.

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$14

Reader Comment:
"This book has made me a better person by helping me see who I really was. The sections on exercise, nutrition, and relaxation (especially meditation) put me into a new routine in which I am more prepared to deal with reality."

 The  Panic Attack Recovery Book: Step-by-Step Techniques to Reduce Anxiety  and Change Your Life-Natural, Drug-Free, Fast Results

The Stress Response: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Free You from Needless Anxiety, Worry, Anger, and Other Symptoms of Stress
By: Christy Matta MA

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$16

Reader Comment: "This book is very helpful in teaching how to relax and boost happiness. It is well laid out, making it easy to follow the necessary exercises and techniques. It teaches mood control; and the breathing exercises are particularly effective for reducing stress levels."

 The Shyness & Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven, Step-by-Step Techniques for Overcoming Your Fear

The Shyness & Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven, Step-by-Step Techniques for Overcoming Your Fear By: Martin M. Antony, Richard P. Swinson
buy the book $14.93 

Description: This new edition of The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook offers a comprehensive program to help shy people confront their fears and become actively involved in the social world.

 Beyond Shyness: How to Conquer Social Anxieties

Beyond Shyness: How to Conquer Social Anxieties
By Jonathan Berent, Amy Lemley
:buy the book $10

Reader Comment: "I have kept my shyness hidden for many years, partially because I was embarrassed and partially because I couldn't acknowledge it to myself. The author helped me to acknowledge that a problem exists and then through further reading I was able to learn various methods to help conquer it."

 


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Last Updated: 28 March 2016
Reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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