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Triumph Over Shyness: Conquering Shyness and Social Anxiety [Paperback]

Murray B. Stein , John R. Walker
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1 Mar 2003
Does anxiety in social situations make you nervous or uncomfortable? Does it interfere with things you want to do? Does it keep you from having fun? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may be one of millions who suffer from shyness and social anxiety. Fortunately, help is available, with "Triumph Over Shyness". Written by experts and endorsed by the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, its case histories, techniques, and exercises help you manage anxiety and improve relationships. You'll also find the latest information on medications and treatments, and a variety of resources to help you live your life to the fullest.'A roadmap to the diagnosis and treatment of social anxiety disorder ...an owner's guide to the skillful management of social anxiety' - John S. March, MD, MPH, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke Child and Family Study Center Murray B Stein, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), and Director of the Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Program at UCSD. Dr. Stein has published over 150 articles on these topics in "The Lancet", the "Journal of the American Medical Association", and other journals. Dr. Stein lives in San Diego. John R. Walker, Ph.D., is a registered clinical psychologist and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Program at St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg, Canada. He is also Professor of Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Manitoba and is an editor of "Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia: A Comprehensive Guide for the Practitioner". He lives in Winnipeg.


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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary; New edition edition (1 Mar 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071412980
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071412988
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 15.2 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 668,573 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Does anxiety in social situations make you nervous or uncomfortable?

Does it interfere with things you want to do?

Does it keep you from having fun?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may be one of millions who suffer from shyness and social anxiety. Fortunately, help is available, with Triumph Over Shyness. Written by experts and endorsed by the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, its case histories, techniques, and exercises help you manage anxiety and improve relationships. You'll also find the latest information on medications and treatments, and a variety of resources to help you live your life to the fullest.

"A roadmap to the diagnosis and treatment of social anxiety disorder ... an owner's guide to the skillful management of social anxiety."--John S. March, MD, MPH, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke Child and Family Study Center

Murray B Stein, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), and Director of the Anxiety & Traumatic Stress Program at UCSD. Dr. Stein has published over 150 articles on these topics in The Lancet, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and other journals. Dr. Stein lives in San Diego.

John R. Walker, Ph.D., is a registered clinical psychologist and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Program at St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg, Canada. He is also Professor of Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Manitoba and is an editor of Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia: A Comprehensive Guide for the Practitioner He lives in Winnipeg.

About the Author

Murray B. Stein, M.D., F.R.C.P.C. is a professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Diego and the director of its Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Program.

John R. Walker, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and coordinator of the Anxiety Disorders Program at St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg.


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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book- may be of some help to shybies. 6 Oct 2006
By daria
Format:Paperback
I am a chronically shy person and this was my 2nd book that I had read on the subject. The first book I had read was useless so I was a little hesitant on reading any others. The authors are extremely supportive and make you feel that you can overcome this debilitaing condition. They do offer practical tips and guidelines to work through but personally none of them reall worked for me. However, I just really liked the positive and supportive nature of the authors that comes across very well. The book may be of some use to shy people- it just depends on what methods work best for you. Read it and if the methods don't work you will still gain something from reading the book.
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58 of 66 people found the following review helpful
By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
Help is available for shy people!
Triumph Over Shyness points out that shyness is a trait that almost everyone shares to some extent. But we differ in the degree of that shyness and what causes it. For some, shyness closes off options. It may make a person nervous or uncomfortable with others, and keep a person from being able to act in the ways they would like to act. When that occurs, many people will want to become less shy. This book is very helpful for those who want to change.
Let's start with terms. "Shyness refers to a tendency to withdraw from people, particularly unfamiliar people." "Social anxiety refers to the special kind of anxiety or discomfort you may experience when you are around other people."
The causes are rooted in biology, learning, and experience. We react to situations we fear with strong hormone discharges that make us ready to flee. That saves us from danger, but becomes inappropriate when there is no danger. Bad experiences with other people may cause us to associate danger to being with strangers. That experience can become learning that triggers more hormones when the appearance of that situation recurs. Also, we can develop fear from seeing others in fear . . . especially parents and friends. So, you can get caught up on a negative cycle of self-reinforcing fear. Sometimes the symptoms themselves make it worse. For example, you may perspire when feeling anxious, and that also makes you concerned that others may notice.
People with social anxiety issues are likely to have other problems including marital discord, depression, alcohol or drug abuse, or other anxiety disorders. One-third have major depression. These issues arise with youngsters as well as adults. The book deals with both.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Reading 8 Mar 2010
Format:Hardcover
A very easy to read book, with great exerts from peoples lives and how they managed to get over Social Anxiety.
It explains in simple terms how the process of Anxiety works and explains how we can conquer our worries and fears.
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