A new way of understanding the emotional scourge of our time
Anxiety has been with us since the dawn of humanity. Improperly dealt with it can destroy us but, just maybe, it's a big reason we're still here today. We are more anxious than ever before. Despite — perhaps because of — all the information at our fingertips, uncertainty rules. In this groundbreaking book, internationally renowned neuroscientist Judson Brewer helps us understand how anxiety drives our lives and gives us the tools we need to build better ones.
Manifesting as fear, vigilance, and outright panic attacks, anxiety is a complex, deeply rooted emotion that drives itself as well as addictive behaviors and bad habits. We get stuck in anxiety habit loops that we cannot break as anxiety drives anxiety. The brain wants to maintain mood states because they are familiar even if they are uncomfortable.
Distilling more than 20 years of research and hands-on work with thousands of patients, including…