Poe's Heart and the Mountain Climber: Exploring the Effect of Anxiety on Our Brains and Our Culture (Paperback)

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In "Poe's Heart and the Mountain Climber," neuropsychiatrist and bestselling author Richard Restak takes an in-depth look at the science of anxiety, offering a fresh perspective and a straightforward approach to exploring and understanding our anxiety before it paralyzes us. In clear, accessible language, Restak addresses such pivotal questions as:
- How does anxiety differ from fear and stress?
- Which areas of the brain are associated with anxiety?
- Do we actually need a certain level of anxiety in order to be creative and live life to the fullest?
With the help of this fascinating and practical book, we can learn how to control daily anxieties that plague our lives and discover new ways to harness the positive effects of this often misunderstood condition.

About the Author

Richard Restak, M.D., is a neurologist, neuropsychiatrist, and clinical professor of neurology at George Washington University Medical Center. He is the author of the bestselling book The Brain, a companion to the PBS series of the same name, as well as The Mind and The Brain Has a Mind of Its Own. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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Praise For…

“Pulls seamlessly from psychology, medicine, history, and popular culture to explore anxiety from all angles and offer advice on managing it.” —O, The Oprah Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781400048519
ISBN-10: 1400048516
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
Publication Date: November 22nd, 2005
Pages: 256
Language: English