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My Age of Anxiety - Fear, Hope, Dread, and One Man's Search for Peace of Mind-logo

My Age of Anxiety - Fear, Hope, Dread, and One Man's Search for Peace of Mind

Scott Stossel

A riveting, revelatory, and moving account of the author's struggles with anxiety, and of the history of efforts by scientists, philosophers, and writers to understand the condition As recently as thirty-five years ago, anxiety did not exist as a diagnostic category. Today, it is the most common form of officially classified mental illness. Scott Stossel gracefully guides us across the terrain of an affliction that is pervasive yet too often misunderstood. Drawing on his own long-standing battle with anxiety, Stossel presents an astonishing history, at once intimate and authoritative, of the efforts to understand the condition from medical, cultural, philosophical, and experiential perspectives. He ranges from the earliest medical reports of Galen and Hippocrates, through later observations by Robert Burton and Søren Kierkegaard, to the investigations by great nineteenth-century scientists, such as Charles Darwin, William James, and Sigmund Freud, as they began to explore its sources and causes, to the latest research by neuroscientists and geneticists. Stossel reports on famous individuals who struggled with anxiety, as well as on the afflicted generations of his own family. His portrait of anxiety reveals not only the emotion's myriad manifestations and the anguish anxiety produces but also the countless psychotherapies, medications, and other (often outlandish) treatments that have been developed to counteract it. Stossel vividly depicts anxiety's human toll-its crippling impact, its devastating power to paralyze-while at the same time exploring how those who suffer from it find ways to manage and control it. My Age of Anxiety is learned and empathetic, humorous and inspirational, offering the reader great insight into the biological, cultural, and environmental factors that contribute to the affliction.

A riveting, revelatory, and moving account of the author's struggles with anxiety, and of the history of efforts by scientists, philosophers, and writers to understand the condition As recently as thirty-five years ago, anxiety did not exist as a diagnostic category. Today, it is the most common form of officially classified mental illness. Scott Stossel gracefully guides us across the terrain of an affliction that is pervasive yet too often misunderstood. Drawing on his own long-standing battle with anxiety, Stossel presents an astonishing history, at once intimate and authoritative, of the efforts to understand the condition from medical, cultural, philosophical, and experiential perspectives. He ranges from the earliest medical reports of Galen and Hippocrates, through later observations by Robert Burton and Søren Kierkegaard, to the investigations by great nineteenth-century scientists, such as Charles Darwin, William James, and Sigmund Freud, as they began to explore its sources and causes, to the latest research by neuroscientists and geneticists. Stossel reports on famous individuals who struggled with anxiety, as well as on the afflicted generations of his own family. His portrait of anxiety reveals not only the emotion's myriad manifestations and the anguish anxiety produces but also the countless psychotherapies, medications, and other (often outlandish) treatments that have been developed to counteract it. Stossel vividly depicts anxiety's human toll-its crippling impact, its devastating power to paralyze-while at the same time exploring how those who suffer from it find ways to manage and control it. My Age of Anxiety is learned and empathetic, humorous and inspirational, offering the reader great insight into the biological, cultural, and environmental factors that contribute to the affliction.
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A riveting, revelatory, and moving account of the author's struggles with anxiety, and of the history of efforts by scientists, philosophers, and writers to understand the condition As recently as thirty-five years ago, anxiety did not exist as a diagnostic category. Today, it is the most common form of officially classified mental illness. Scott Stossel gracefully guides us across the terrain of an affliction that is pervasive yet too often misunderstood. Drawing on his own long-standing battle with anxiety, Stossel presents an astonishing history, at once intimate and authoritative, of the efforts to understand the condition from medical, cultural, philosophical, and experiential perspectives. He ranges from the earliest medical reports of Galen and Hippocrates, through later observations by Robert Burton and Søren Kierkegaard, to the investigations by great nineteenth-century scientists, such as Charles Darwin, William James, and Sigmund Freud, as they began to explore its sources and causes, to the latest research by neuroscientists and geneticists. Stossel reports on famous individuals who struggled with anxiety, as well as on the afflicted generations of his own family. His portrait of anxiety reveals not only the emotion's myriad manifestations and the anguish anxiety produces but also the countless psychotherapies, medications, and other (often outlandish) treatments that have been developed to counteract it. Stossel vividly depicts anxiety's human toll-its crippling impact, its devastating power to paralyze-while at the same time exploring how those who suffer from it find ways to manage and control it. My Age of Anxiety is learned and empathetic, humorous and inspirational, offering the reader great insight into the biological, cultural, and environmental factors that contribute to the affliction.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Goldstrom

Length:

15h 42m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:17


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:32


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:19


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:13


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:14


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:15


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:31


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:11


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:20


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:05


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:25


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:02


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:29


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:04


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:46


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:12


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:08


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:23


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:54


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

09:50


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:44


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:50


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:51


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:33


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:56


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:18


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:35


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:56


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

10:00


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:12


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:31


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:01


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:21


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:46


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:49


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:13


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:29


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:41


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:08


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:59


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:21


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:07


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:08


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:02


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:42


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:56


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:40


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:11


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:55


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:20


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:48


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:00


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:04


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:30


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

09:23


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

09:23


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:37


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:56


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

09:27


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:46


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:32


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:55


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:24


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:22


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:00


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:03


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:12


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

01:51


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

08:26


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:51


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:41


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:36


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:16


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:36


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:53


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:36


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

09:39


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:18


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:11


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:00


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:01


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:16


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

08:30


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:45


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:32


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:42


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:06


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:34


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

09:01


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:09


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:54


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:10


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:37


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

09:00


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:48


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:33


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

08:58


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:10


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

00:35