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Mark Freeston , Kevin Meares
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28 Feb 2008 Overcoming
Up to 44 in every 1000 adults suffer from a condition known as Generalised Anxiety Disorder. This is much more than the normal worrying we all do – it can be a debilitating disorder leading to significant personal and social problems and sometimes financial loss. Using established and proven CBT techniques, expert clinicians Kevin Meares and Mark Freeston help readers to understand that it is their propensity to worry, not the multitude of problems they worry about, that is the root of the problem. The user-friendly, step-by-step approach explains why they worry, how to recognise what feeds it and develop effective methods of dealing with it.

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Robinson (28 Feb 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845296362
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845296360
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,116 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A valuable addition to the highly regarded Overcoming series.

About the Author

Dr Kevin Meares is a clinical psychologist and cognitive therapist with nine years of clinical experience. He works at the Newcastle Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies Centre. Professor Mark Freeston is Director of Research and Training at the Newcastle Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies Centre, and holds honorary chairs of Clinical Psychology at the universities of Durham and Newcastle.

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really sensible and helpful book 7 April 2009
By Al
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There is so much advice about overcoming anxiety and worrying that it is sometimes difficult to know where to start and what to believe. This book is brilliant because it helps you understand your problem, and then empowers you to overcome it for yourself. One of the symptoms of anxiety is to search for lots of information, but I would encourage anyone to avoid reading all the anxiety related horror stories on the web - what is the point? Instead, take control of your own life and read this book. It was recommended to me by my cognitive behavioural therapist.
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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book could help you change your life 23 Jan 2009
The book itself is practical and easy to follow but encompassess all the latest expert thinking on worry and GAD (the clinical form of excess worry) and the anxiety that it causes. It helped me to go on a journey of self discovery and empowerment so that a year later my attitude to life was different - I thought I'd never say it but I just don't worry about things as much! I still have worry's and ups and downs but not as intense or for as long, I know I will get through and what is happening. I embrace change in life more, I do things I used to avoid because they would cause worry and anxiety and CAN tolerate the uncertainty life brings much better. This book will take you through the reasons why you worry, what your life rules are which drive your worry (which are usually not obvious), the behaviours and internal thought processes which spark worry and keep it going and most importantly how to challenge them and how to overcome them methodically and through changing your behaviour and thought processes to worrisome events. It won't give you that 100% certainty you are always looking for (through reassurance say or checking) that the problems you are worried about won't happen, that's impossible and it's not about that, it's about solving what you can on any given problem and then turning the 'worry dial' down so that you can manage and tolerate the incertaintly that is left and look at the problem from a more productive perspective without as much fear/anxiety.
The are many interactive sections of the book which is brilliant because it allows you to slot your own personal reasons and ways you worry into its easy to follow frameworks and then discuss how to improve the situation.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 100% recommended 21 Oct 2010
By Ms. C. R. Stillman-lowe VINE VOICE
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If you worry more than you'd like, then this book could help. It's very clearly written, and well designed, with lots of review points and short sections to help those who find large swathes of text too much to cope with. I'd recommend it very strongly both for those who worry, and for those who care for those who worry. Professionals might also find it useful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Life Changing 16 Jun 2011
Firstly I think i should say that i am not the type of person who would usually write a review but I thought I should let you know how AMAZING this book is.
I have suffered with PTSD/Anxiety/Depression/Worry for a number of years. Within a few pages of this book it felt like the penny dropped, I noticed immediate relief of the symptoms of worry.
The book is well thought out, it is split into easy to understand information that everyone can relate to and understand. Following the exercises in the book over the past couple of weeks has lead to a marked reduction in all my symptoms. To put it simply I cant recommend this book enough, if worry plays a negative part in your life, BUY THIS BOOK!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful book 6 Dec 2013
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I suffered serious worry problems, i thought i was going to have a breakdown. i bought this book hoping to find answers and i have. I recommend this book to anyone who suffers with worry and anxiety problems
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good tips with step by step plans 29 Nov 2009
YOu get out what you put in, and here its true, found it really helpfull to work along side the book, instead of just thinking about it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD BOOK ON WORRY/GAD 2 Aug 2009
another excellent book in the overcoming series..full of useful tips for clinicians and general public alike.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Overcoming Worry 25 Feb 2011
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Purchased this book for my wife and within 30 minutes of reading she found the contents to be very illuminating. This book really does highlight many things about our concerns and is a good read for anyone who do worry unnecessarily.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING BOOK
I never considered myself a worrier but then I hadn't read the 'Overcoming' definition of what worry is. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Awfully Pale Chap
4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD ADVICE
It is good to know that someone does understand my problem and I am not the only one who suffers. Well written. I keep it by me and often refer to it.
Published 10 months ago by Pat Somner
4.0 out of 5 stars Makes good reading
I was recommended this book when I started having problems with excessive worry. Even if you don't follow the advice (but why wouldn't you) just understanding why you worry helps. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mrs E Awere
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative book.
A very informative yet easy to understand book. As used by therapists and very well written. A very useful book to refer too when needed for self help.
Published 12 months ago by emma mcmanus
5.0 out of 5 stars Came highly recommended
I was with a friend at a specialist doctors and this book was recommended, seems pretty good with well documented techniques.
Published 12 months ago by Bonnie
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read and reassuring
I haven't read all of the book yet but have read a substantial amount (from the beginning) and then jumped to my particular irritating worry! Read more
Published 14 months ago by Daisydalek
4.0 out of 5 stars v gd but heavy going
Obviously well researched but hard work to get through for some reason. Wanted to know why one of my team is fantastic in certain scenarios - disastrous in others. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Craigmeister
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
this book is written in easy to understand words, really helpful if you suffer from worry, makes so much sense, 100% recommend
Published 22 months ago by crankycow
3.0 out of 5 stars Overcoming Worry
Overcoming Worry. Unable to review as it was purchased for a third party and I think they are still reading :-)
Published on 17 April 2012 by Irene L. Bezer
4.0 out of 5 stars Worry and stress
A comprehensive analysis of the many facets of worry and clear practical suggested
patterns and methods for its alleviation and reduction
Published on 15 Oct 2011 by adelsman
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