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My anxious mind : a teen's guide to managing anxiety and panic /

My anxious mind : a teen's guide to managing anxiety and panic /
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Tompkins, Michael A.
Copies: 4; Reserves: 0

Discusses common anxieties and outlines several tools and techniques for dealing with phobias, anxieties, and panic attacks.
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Call NumberBranchStatusVolume
YA 618.92852 Tompkins Michael DE In at DE (Library Express at Discovery Village) 2010
YA 618.92852 Tompkins Michael KL In at KL (Kathryn Linnemann) 2010
YA 618.92852 Tompkins Michael MK In at MK (Middendorf-Kredell) 2010
YA 618.92852 Tompkins Michael WH In at WH (Library Express at Winghaven®) 2010


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Control No. 881714
ISBN 9781433804502
ISBN 1433804506
Author Tompkins Michael A
Title My anxious mind : -- a teen's guide to managing anxiety and panic / -- by Michael A. Tompkins and Katherine A. Martinez ; illustrated by Michael Sloan.
Publisher Information Washington, DC : -- Magination Press/American Psychological Association, -- c2010.
Physical Description xii, 196 p. : -- ill. ; -- 22 cm.
Series Title Ask Alison recommended
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-192).
Formatted Contents Note When anxiety is a problem -- When, who, and how to ask for help -- Breathing and relaxation -- Thinking smart -- Facing your fears one step at a time -- Floating with panic attacks -- Family, friend, and school stress -- Nutrition, exercise, and sleep -- Straight talk about medication -- Hope, heart and heads-up.
Summary The author offers ways for teens with anxiety to improve their inter-personal skills, whether it be with friends, family, or teachers; manage stress; handle panic attacks; use diet and exercise appropriately; and decide whether medication is right for them.
Subject Anxiety in adolescence Popular works Young adult
Subject Panic Popular works Young adult
Subject Young adult
Alternate Author Martinez Katherine A




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Annotation 1 Discusses common anxieties and outlines several tools and techniques for dealing with phobias, anxieties, and panic attacks.

Annotation 2 Written for teens who are experiencing anxiety and panic attacks, this guide provides simple strategies and tools that can reduce these feelings and behaviors in roughly 30 minutes. Tompkins and Martinez are both licensed psychologists and practitioners at a San Francisco center for cognitive therapy, and they provide concise and effective tips that include breathing and relaxation exercises, nutrition, sleep, exercise and facing fears "one step at a time." Additional chapters deal with knowing when to ask for help, and when medication may be a viable option for dealing with these stressful situations. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Book News Reviews
Written for teens who are experiencing anxiety and panic attacks, this guide provides simple strategies and tools that can reduce these feelings and behaviors in roughly 30 minutes. Tompkins and Martinez are both licensed psychologists and practitioners at a San Francisco center for cognitive therapy, and they provide concise and effective tips that include breathing and relaxation exercises, nutrition, sleep, exercise and facing fears "one step at a time." Additional chapters deal with knowing when to ask for help, and when medication may be a viable option for dealing with these stressful situations. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Booklist Reviews 2009 October #2
According to the authors, one in 20 teens in the U.S. suffers from extreme anxiety. If you know one, you could do a lot worse than handing over this reassuring manual. Short enough to read in a couple sittings and embued with an optimistic tone that rarely talks down, the book lays out common kinds of anxiety and triggers, describes breathing and relaxation techniques to stave off and coast through nervous episodes, and offers up various logs to fill out as the sufferer begins to make progress. As is to be expected, some suggestions feel ingenious (the "Time Machine" method of "de-catastrophizing" an apparent disaster), while others feel overly complicated (tools with such acronyms as ABCDE and ICAAN—although it's true that even the most convoluted of routines can be comforting). In a departure from similar adult titles, the authors stress the importance of finding a supportive helper, and the conversational language, including analogies to everything from LeBron James to MP3 playlists, creates an aura of familiarity. The cool cover doesn't hurt, either. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

SLJ Reviews 2009 November

Gr 8–10—Tompkins and Martinez directly address their readers: "If you have an anxious mind…," giving teens the sense of a caring adult speaking to them. While many self-help books can be read in any order, this one is progressive and should be read in sequence. Following the first chapters on definitions and how to seek help, there are several chapters with increasingly more complicated aids that teens can implement. Beginning with relaxing and moving through decoding "self-talk" to building a fear ladder, each step is slightly more complex and takes a more serious approach. The final chapters stress the importance of proper nutrition, exercise, and sleep, and the possible need for medication. Throughout the book, first-person vignettes describe specific anxieties or phobias and how they were dealt with using the strategies outlined in the middle chapters. It is not clear if these are real teens who have written these vignettes or if the examples given are composites of teens the authors have worked with. In either case, they serve the purpose, along with the appealing line drawings, of catching readers' interest and enlivening the text.—Wendy Smith-D'Arezzo, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD

[Page 136]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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