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If you wish to learn more about anxiety and anxiety disorders, there are a number of excellent self-help books available on the market today, as well as many online resources.

Cognitive-behavioral self-help books and treatment manuals can be used independently or in conjunction with therapy.


Recommended Reading

Anxiety/Depression in General
Bourne, E. J. (2005)
The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook (4th Ed.)
New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Burns, D. D. (1999)
The Feeling Good Handbook
Plume

Greenberger, D. & Padesky, C. A. (1995)
Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think
Guilford Press.

McKay, M., Davis, M., & Fanning, P. (2007)
Thoughts & Feelings: Taking Control of Your Moods and Your Life
New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Compulsive Hoarding
Tolin, D., Frost, R., & Steketee, G. (2007)
Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding
Oxford University Press.

Tolin, D., Hartford HealthCare (2013)
Buried in Treasures: A Professional's Guide to Hoarding Disorder (2 DVD set)

Steketee, G., & Frost, R. (2006)
Compulsive Hoarding & Acquiring: Workbook
Oxford University Press - Treatments That Work Series

Generalized Anxiety Disorder/Worry
Craske, M. G., & Barlow, D. H. (2006)
Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry: Client Workbook
Oxford University Press - Treatments That Work Series

LeJeune, C. (2007)
The Worry Trap: How to Free Yourself from Worry & Anxiety Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Hyman, B. M., & Pedrick, C. (2005)
The OCD Workbook 2nd Ed.: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Steketee, G. (1999)
Overcoming Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Behavioral and Cognitive Protocol for the Treatment of OCD
New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Munford, P. R. (2004)
Overcoming Obsessive Checking
New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Purdon, C., & Clark, D. A. (2005)
Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts
New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Foa, E.B., & Wilson, R. (1991)
Stop Obsessing!: How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions
Bantam Books

Foa, E. B., & Kozak, M. J. (2004)
Mastery of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Client Workbook
Oxford University Press - Treatments That Work Series

Baer, L. (2000)
Getting Control: Overcoming Your Obsessions and Compulsions
Plume

Chansky, T. E. (2001)
Freeing your Child from OCD
Crown Publications

Wagner, A. P. (2002)
What To Do When Your Child Has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Strategies and Solutions
Lighthouse Press

Panic Disorder/Panic Attacks
Carbonell, D. (2004)
Panic Attacks Workbook: A Guided Program for Beating the Panic Trick
Ulysses Press.

Burns, D. D. (2007)
When Panic Attacks: The New Drug-Free Therapy That Can Change Your Life
Broadway

Barlow, D.H., & Craske, M.G. (2000)
Mastery of your Anxiety and Panic: Client Workbook for Anxiety and Panic (3rd Ed.)
Oxford University Press - Treatments That Work Series

Craske, M. G., & Barlow, D. H. (2000)
Mastery of your Anxiety and Panic: Client Workbook for Agoraphobia (3rd Ed.)
Oxford University Press - Treatments That Work Series

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Rothbaum, B. O., & Foa, E. B. (2000)
Reclaiming your Life after Rape: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for PTSD
Oxford University Press - Treatments That Work Series

Matsakis, A. (1996)
I Can’t Get Over It: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors
New Harbinger Publications

Social Anxiety Disorder/Social Phobia
Hope, D.A., Heimberg, R.G., & Turk, C.L. (2004)
Managing Social Anxiety: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach: Client Workbook
Oxford University Press

Antony, M.M., & Swinson, R.P. (2000)
The Shyness & Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven Techniques for Overcoming Your Fears
New Harbinger Publications, Inc

Antony, M. M., & Swinson, R. P. (1998)
When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough: Strategies for Coping with Perfectionism
New Harbinger Publications, Inc

Tolin, D., John Wiley & Sons (2012)
Face Your Fears: A Proven Plan to Beat Anxiety, Panic, Phobias, and Obsessions

Specific Phobia (fear of heights, spiders, etc.)
Antony, M. M., Craske, M. G., & Barlow, D. H. (1995)
Mastery of Your Specific Phobia
Oxford University Press.

Antony, M. M., & Watling, M. A. (2006)
Overcoming Medical Phobias: How to Conquer Fear of Blood, Needles, Doctors & Dentists
New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Trichotillomania
Franklin, M.E., & Tolin, D.F. (2007)
Treating trichotillomania: Cognitive behavior therapy for hair pulling and related problems
Springer

Keuthen, N. J., Stein, B. D., & Christenson, G. A. (2001)
Help for Hair Pullers: Understanding and Coping with Trichotillomania
New Harbinger Publications.

Penzel, F. (2003)
The hair-pulling problem: A complete guide to trichotillomania
Oxford University Press.

Golomb, R.G., & Vavrichek, S.M. (1999)
The hair pulling habit and you: How to solve the trichotillomania puzzle
Writers' Cooperative of Greater Washington

Woods, D.W., & Twohig, M.P. (2008)
Trichotillomania: An ACT-enhanced Behavior Therapy Approach Workbook
Oxford University Press


Online Resources

There are many online sources that provide information about anxiety and anxiety disorders. We have compiled a list of what we believe to be some of the most reliable and reputable sites available.

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