Anxiety - further reading

There are various books and CDs that can help us with combating anxiety related problems. Many libraries have a special self-help section and some NHS services operate a “Book Prescription Scheme” where you can borrow a self-help book from your library for free. Useful self-help books for anxiety include:

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General anxiety

Introduction to Coping with Anxiety  by Brenda Hogan & Lee Brosnan (Short book)

Introduction to Coping with Stress   by Lee Brosnan (Short book)

Overcoming Anxiety   by Helen Kennerley

Panic attacks

Introduction to Coping with Panic by Charles Young (Short book – highly recommended)

Overcoming Panic and Agoraphobia by Derrick Silove (Available in Book & CD formats)


Introduction to Coping with Phobias by Brenda Hogan (Short book)

Overcoming Phobias by Diane Sanders (Short book - OCTC)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Introduction to Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by Leonora Brosnan (Short Book)

Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by Rob Willson & David Veale

Understanding Obsessions and Compulsions by Frank Tallis

Health anxiety

Understanding Health Anxiety by Christine Kuchemann & Diana Sanders (Short book)

Introduction to Coping with Health Anxiety by Brenda Hogan & Charles Young (Short book)

Overcoming Health Anxiety by Rob Willson & David Veale

Social anxiety

Overcoming Social Anxiety & Shyness  by Gillian Butler


The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Handbook by Marth Davis et al.

Managing Stress: Teach Yourself by Terry Looker & Olga Gregson


How to Stop Worrying by Frank Tallis

If you feel you would like help asserting yourself or building your confidence and self-esteem, we would also recommend the following:

A Woman in Your Own Right: Assertiveness & You by Anne Dickson & Kate Charlesworth

Overcoming Low Self-Esteem  by Melanie Fennell

And of course our 'Overcoming Anxiety Programme' designed to help ALL anxiety disorders.

For more information on Anxiety please visit:

What Is Anxiety
Fight or Flight
Anxiety Symptoms
Anxiety Disorders
Coping with Anxiety
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Panic Attacks
No More Panic
Anxiety Treatment
Anxiety Management
Managing Stress
Anxiety and Debt
Social Anxiety
Anxiety as a Result of Domestic Abuse
Work Related Stress
Anxiety and Substance Abuse

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