Anxiety & Panic
Because We Are Bad
OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought
By Lily Bailey
Review by Christian Perring on Tue, Sep 4th 2018.
Because We Are Bad by Lily BaileyLily Bailey is a British model and now an author. At the age of 23 she is young to have written a memoir, but she has lived all of her remembered life with obsessive thoughts and performing rituals, so she is able to give an account of childhood OCD that hasn't been done in such detail. But her story is so particular to her that it seems unlikely that it is generalizable to other young people. For about the first half of the book she refers to herself as "we" because she is in constant dialog with a kind of imaginary friend -- she doesn't really explain what the duality is. Sometimes it sounds
Click here to read the full review!

Turtles All the Way Down
By John Green
Review by Christian Perring on Tue, Dec 5th 2017.
All the press about John Green's latest YA novel Turtles All the Way Down emphasizes the theme of mental illness, and interviews with Green have focused on how the obsessive compulsive disorder of the main character, Aza, reflects his own OCD. But the novel is as much about the loss of a parent and about how great wealth alters one's life and makes it difficult to assess the motives of other people who are friendly. It is Davis Pickett who lives in great wealth, but his father Russell has gone missing. Aza goes to the same school as Davis, and she used to have a crush on him. Her best friend D
Click here to read the full review!
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

By Wesley King
Review by Christian Perring on Tue, Apr 12th 2016.
OCDaniel by Wesley KingDaniel is thirteen years old, and he has many rituals he has to go through before he can go to bed. Often it takes him hours before he can get to sleep, and so he is often sleep-deprived. During the day he occasionally gets what he calls "Zaps" which make him want to carry out particular actions. Sometimes he ends up crying because he gets so frustrated by his compulsions. He is smart and very verbal, but he can't tell anyone about is problems. He lives with his parents and older brother, and he feels like his Dad is just interested in him being on the football team. He does play for the team,
Click here to read the full review!

Thriving Under Stress
Harnessing Demands in the Workplace
By Thomas W. Britt and Steve M. Jex
Review by Roy Sugarman, PhD on Tue, Apr 5th 2016.
Workplace resilience and quality of life are continued themes in the newspapers, blogs, and certainly in the demands we see at LifeIQ and EXOS USA: we sit too much, move to little, and have adjusted our environment in such a way that food remains a toxic issue, even organic foods, as they have been modified from what we might be adapted to in evolutionary terms. The idea of thriving, namely developing resilience to the modern world, as well as balancing the demands made upon us with the capacity we possess, both in essence perceptions, is the foundation subject of this book. Both of these aut
Click here to read the full review!
Thriving Under Stress by Thomas W. Britt and Steve M. Jex

The Man Who Couldn't Stop
OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought
By David Adam
Review by Leo Uzych, J.D., M.P.H. on Tue, Nov 3rd 2015.
The Man Who Couldn't Stop by David AdamThe Man Who Couldn't Stop is a book about obsessive-compulsive disorder ("OCD").  The author, David Adam, is an editor and writer, at NATURE.  Adam reveals, in Chapter 1, that he obsesses about ways that he may catch Aids; and Adam states, with blunt candor, that he sees HIV everywhere.  Adam adds, in concluding Chapter 16, that he will probably always have OCD; and that, to him, HIV is no longer the reality of the disease and the virus, it has instead become a symbol of a lost life.  Readers will very likely be glued firmly in fascination to the pages of the book, as
Click here to read the full review!

Mind-Body Workbook for Anxiety
Effective Tools for Overcoming Panic, Fear, and Worry
By Stanley H. Block and Carolyn Bryant Block
Review by Kamuran Elbeyoğlu on Tue, Jul 7th 2015.
The legacy of Descartes' mind-body dualism has shaped our understanding of the relationship between mind and body beyond academia into our everyday thinking for centuries. Even for those, who are arguing against Descartes' vision of mind-body dualism, the tendency of treating the mind as the captain of the ship has been irresistible. Antonio Damasio's little but wonderfully written book Descartes' Error was the first book to appear arguing against the duality of mind and body by restoring our appreciation for the perspective of the body in forming consciousness. And since then, Damas
Click here to read the full review!
Mind-Body Workbook for Anxiety by Stanley H. Block and Carolyn Bryant Block

The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety: A Step-By-Step Program
Second Edition
By William J Knaus
Review by Roy Sugarman, PhD on Tue, May 26th 2015.
The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety: A Step-By-Step Program by William J KnausHe begins on a positive note, quoting that Alfred Adler explained that anxiety has a purpose: it is a safeguarding mechanism that causes us to frighten ourselves out of doing things. We could simply decide not to do these things, but then we might have to face our complexes and admit to having them. With anxiety as a mechanism, we claim we are too afraid to try. With this premise, he notes that this book provides three basic prescriptions to help conquer the problem of anxiety as he elaborates, he intends to: 1. Educate your reason to oppose parasitic thinking and reacting and thus chang
Click here to read the full review!

The 10 Best Anxiety Busters
Simple Strategies to Take Control of Your Worry
By Margaret Wehrenberg
Review by Roy Sugarman, PhD on Tue, May 19th 2015.
If the essence of psychology is measure to manage, in respect of any conditions, then that is where Wehrenberg begins, describing various forms of anxiety, including panic attacks vs panic disorder for instance, as well as social anxiety and other divisions we use to diagnose and treat patients. In reading this, you will then see this is a self-help book meant for the lay public who are rather uninformed about these things. In doing this, experts have to be able to communicate effectively so as to both inform and educate within the limits of these nosological categories that give even experts
Click here to read the full review!
The 10 Best Anxiety Busters by Margaret Wehrenberg

All Topic Reviews
10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD8 Keys to Stress ManagementA Brief History of AnxietyAnxietyAnxietyAnxiety DisordersAnxiety, Phobias, and PanicBecause We Are BadBeen There, Done That? DO THIS!Calm Beneath the WavesChange Your ThinkingCognitive Therapy of Anxiety DisordersConfessions of a ShopaholicCopshockDe-Stress Your Life in 7 Easy StepsDistractedElement: Yoga for Stress Relief & FlexibilityElsewhereEverything In Its PlaceExercise for Mood and AnxietyFreedom From Fear ForeverGeneralized Anxiety Disorder Across the LifespanGetting ControlI Donít Want to be CrazyJob Stress and the LibrarianJourney from Anxiety to FreedomJust CheckingLearn to RelaxMeditation for Optimum HealthMeditation in a New York MinuteMind-Body Workbook for AnxietyMonkey MindMy Age of AnxietyNo More AnxietyObsessive-Compulsive Disorder DemystifiedOCDanielOne Nation Under StressOvercoming Compulsive CheckingOvercoming the Fear of FearPanic DisorderPassing for NormalPhobic and Anxiety Disorders in Children and AdolescentsProtecting the GiftQuiet Your Mind & Get to SleepRepressed SpacesRewind, Replay, RepeatSelf-CoachingStressStress Relief to GoStress Survival GuideTen Minutes to RelaxTextbook of Anxiety DisordersThe 10 Best Anxiety BustersThe Age of AnxietyThe Anxieties of AffluenceThe Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety: A Step-By-Step ProgramThe Dutiful WorrierThe Emotional Eater's Repair ManualThe Male Stress Survival GuideThe Man Who Couldn't StopThe OCD WorkbookThe Sky is FallingThe Stress CureThe Stress Less WorkbookThe Stress Owner's ManualThe Stress Reduction Workbook for TeensThe SuperStress SolutionThings Might Go Terribly, Horribly WrongThriving Under StressThumbsuckerTreating Affect PhobiaTriggeredTurtles All the Way DownUnder Pressure and OverwhelmedUndoing Perpetual StressViniyoga Therapy for AnxietyWemberly WorriedWhen in Doubt, Make BeliefWhen Words Are Not EnoughWish I Could Be ThereYoga for AnxietyYoga Journal's Yoga for Stress

Related Topics


Welcome to Metapsychology.

Note that Metapsychology will be moving to a new server in January 2020. We will not put up new reviews during the transition. We thank you for your support and look forward to coming back with a revised format.

We feature over 8300 in-depth reviews of a wide range of books and DVDs written by our reviewers from many backgrounds and perspectives. We update our front page weekly and add more than twenty new reviews each month. Our editor is Christian Perring, PhD. To contact him, use one of the forms available here.

Metapsychology Online reviewers normally receive gratis review copies of the items they review.
Metapsychology Online receives a commission from for purchases through this site, which helps us send review copies to reviewers. Please support us by making your purchases through our Amazon links. We thank you for your support!

Join our Google Group!

Interested in becoming a book reviewer for Metapsychology? To apply, write to our editor.

Metapsychology Online Reviews

Promote your Page too

Metapsychology Online Reviews
ISSN 1931-5716