My Anxious Mind: A Teen's Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic
Publisher: Magination Press
ISBN 10: 1433804506
ISBN 13: 978-1433804502
ABCT Self Help Book Seal of Merit Award
Can you spare 30 minutes to feel less anxious?
Go ahead. Think about how your life would be different if you were less anxious. What would change? Would you try out for the basketball team? Ask someone out on a date? Would you sleep better and feel less tense? Would you feel calmer and happier?
My Anxious Mind helps teens take control of their anxious feelings by providing cognitive behavioral strategies to tackle anxiety head-on and to feel more confident and empowered in the process. It also offers ways for teens with anxiety to improve their inter-personal skills, manage stress; handle panic attacks; use diet and exercise appropriately; and decide whether medication is right for them.
The strategies discussed in My Anxious Mind are firmly grounded in the latest research on treating anxiety. At the same time, the book is highly accessible, engaging, and easy to follow. I highly recommend My Anxious Mind to any teen who struggles with high levels of anxiety. Their parents should read it too!
Martin M. Antony, Ph.D., ABPP
Professor of Psychology, Ryerson University, Toronto
Author of The Anti-Anxiety Workbook
My Anxious Mind is a terrific book--but not just for teens! It contains easy-to-understand information and practical, straight-forward steps anyone can take to reduce undue anxiety. It's a must read for anxious teens, their parents and teachers but will be helpful to individuals of any age who have an "anxious mind."
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.
Director, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
Past President, Academy of Cognitive Therapy
This wonderful book is a must-buy for adolescents and their families with severe anxiety. Its two voices--the recently affected adolescent and the experienced clinician--offer invaluable insights into the potentially devastating effects of untreated anxiety while describing in detail proven strategies for taking charge of fears and obsessions.
Glen R. Elliott, PhD, MD
Chief Psychiatrist and Medical Director, The Children's Health Council, Palo Alto, CA
Author of Medicating Young Minds: Can Psychiatric Drugs Help Your Child?
Up to one in five teens suffer from a significant anxiety disorder while countless others experience milder fears and worries. Tompkins and Martinez offer a step-by-step guide to anxiety management written specifically for adolescents. Along with proven techniques for dealing with anxious thoughts, physical symptoms of anxiety, and avoidance behaviors, this valuable book also addresses the important areas of sleep, nutrition, and exercise.
John Piacentini PhD, ABPP
Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Child OCD, Anxiety and Tic Disorders Program UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
About the Author
Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, a founding partner of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy; Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Berkeley; and a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He specializes in cognitive–behavior therapy for anxiety and mood disorders in adults, adolescents, and children. Dr. Tompkins is the author or co-author of numerous articles and chapters on cognitive–behavior therapy and related topics. My Anxious Mind is his first book for teens. He lives in Oakland, California with his wife and two daughters.
Katherine Martinez, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist and partner at the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy. She specializes in cognitive–behavioral assessment and treatment for children and adolescents with anxiety, mood, and attention deficit disorders. My Anxious Mind is her first book. She lives in Oakland, California with her husband and son.
Michael Sloan spent several years working as a printmaker in Europe before moving to New York City. His illustrations first appeared on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times, where he remains a frequent contributor to the Letters column. He has created illustrations for many clients including Fortune, The Village Voice, The New Yorker, Barnes & Noble, and The San Francisco Chronicle. Michael is also the author of the Professor Nimbus books and comics. His second graphic novel, The Heresy of Professor Nimbus, was awarded a silver medal in the sequential category of the Society of Illustrators 49th Annual Exhibition. Visit him at www.michaelsloan.net and follow him on Facebook: @MichaelSloanIllustration and Instagram: @michaelsloanart.