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Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. PART ONE: Learning about Anxiety. CHAPTER 1: The Anxious Brain. CHAPTER 2: The Vocabulary of Anxiety. CHAPTER 3: The Six Anxiety Disorders. CHAPTER 4: Medicines and Therapy. PART TWO: The Anxiety Cure: Eight Steps to Getting Well. CHAPTER 5: Step 1: Become a Student of Your Anxiety. CHAPTER 6: Step 2: Use Wizard Wisdom to Tame the Dragon. CHAPTER 7: Step 3: PracticeAC - Put Yourself in Your Discomfort Zone. CHAPTER 8: Step 4: Use Support PeopleAC - Relate to Others about Your Anxiety. CHAPTER 9: Step 5: Evaluate Stress and Other Biological Causes of Anxiety. CHAPTER 10: Step 6: Evaluate Your Need for Medicines and Therapy. CHAPTER 11: Step 7: Structure Your Life without Anxiety. CHAPTER 12: Step 8: Plan for Lifelong Recovery. PART THREE: Dimensions of Anxiety. CHAPTER 13: Anxiety and Terrorism. CHAPTER 14: Anxiety and Depression. CHAPTER 15: Anxiety and Insomnia. CHAPTER 16: Anxiety and Addiction. PART FOUR: Anxiety over the Life Span. CHAPTER 17: Anxiety and Friends, Family, and Support People. CHAPTER 18: Anxiety and Your Work Life. CHAPTER 19: Anxiety and Aging. Glossary. Suggested Additional Reading. Resources. Index.
ROBERT L. DuPONT, M.D., has practiced psychiatry for thirty-three years. He was the founding president of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America as well as the first director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dr. DuPont has had extensive media experience. ELIZABETH DuPONT SPENCER, M.S.W., is a social worker who deals primarily with anxiety disorders in her private practice and research. CAROLINE M. DuPONT, M.D., is a psychiatrist and the president of DuPont Clinical Research. She is also on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Elizabeth and Caroline are Robert's daughters; all three are authors of The Anxiety Cure for Kids.