English Summary/英文概要： This book is the essential guide to understanding your level of worry and to learning to cope with it -- no matter where you fall on the anxiety spectrum. Written in a friendly, accessible tone, this book will never make you feel anxious. On the contrary, it will calm you and empower you to be in charge of your own worry! Ross brings herself into this book, since she herself suffered from a debilitating anxiety, but over came it. Her guiding voice helps the message of this book get delivered gently…but firmly.
Sometimes we worry about rational things and our worries serve to protect us from harm. It is rational worry, after all, that reminds us to check the batteries on the fire alarm. Sometimes, however, worry is irrational, disabling our day-to-day functioning: we can’t pass the fire alarm without checking the batteries, or perhaps we can’t leave the house for fear we’ll miss the beep that tells us the battery is low! Can one kind of worry escalate into the other? Do we have to worry about that, too!? And why don’t men worry about these things as much? Truth is, science has shown (sorry to say) women are more prone to worry than men - female sex hormones--notably estrogen--may play a significant role in triggering anxiety in women. Women also experience anxiety differently because our brains process it differently….
Jerilyn Ross founded and directs The Ross Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders, an outpatient multidisciplinary treatment center in Washington D.C., and is co-founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to promoting the prevention and cure of anxiety disorders, and to improving the lives of all who suffer from them.
Ross has appeared on over 100 television and radio shows including Nightline, The Oprah Winfrey Show (8 times!), The Today Show, Dateline, and The Larry King Show. She has been featured in profiles in The Washington Post Sunday Magazine, Biography Magazine, and TEN (The Economics of Neuroscience). She is frequently quoted in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek.
A prescriptive guide for any woman who would like to worry less, or who thinks she worries too much, Worry Well reassures readers that anxiety in and of itself is not a noxious emotional state but rather a normal, healthy response to myriad stressors exerting themselves upon us all the time, every day. Indeed, without healthy worry and rational anxieties, we’d all be much less safe and, ironically, have much more to worry about. It also scientifically debunks the concern that anxieties can escalate into mental illness: thorough and repeated hand washing after a day at the petting zoo does not lead to an obsessive-compulsive disorder! That said, without a good understanding of what’s really on our minds, pioneering anxiety specialist Jerilyn Ross shows how unchecked worry can become toxic in its own way. She also shows how worry and anxiety can be harnessed and made to serve instead of manipulate us.
Complete with questionnaires to help readers assess and pinpoint their place along the anxiety spectrum -- we learn there is a very wide range of "normal" -- and to identify their mechanism for dealing with it (are you an adaptor, and accomodator, or a fugitive?).
Viewing worry and anxiety along a continuum, Jerilyn Ross outlines simple, effective techniques that will help women learn to take charge of their worry and take back control over what we’ve been running from.
Awards/获奖情况： “This book is a breath of fresh air! Women who do worry too much will find themselves turning to this book over and over again, finding new and helpful ideas each time. Jerilyn’s wisdom, compassion and hope sparkle on every page.”---Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, MSW, Co-author of The Anxiety Cure for Kids
“Whether you worry a little or a lot, I think you will feel better, as I did, after reading One Less Thing To Worry About. It is a brilliant read on how to handle modern anxiety by a master of the subject.”---Jean Carper, author of Food: Your Miracle Medicine and Stop Aging Now!
“This is the best book I have ever read about anxiety. Jerilyn Ross’s sensitive and caring voice jumps off every page. Her joyful encouragement and compassion will help her readers not only to triumph over their fears but also to use their unique relationships with anxiety to enhance their lives. While written for women this book is just as valuable to men.” ---Robert L. DuPont, MD, co-author, The Anxiety Cure
“This is a practical but wise book, steeped in research and clinical experience. With clarity, Ross lays down her insights and describes the different types of anxiety and precise ways for dealing with them. This book is a must for people who suffer from anxiety disorders and for those who experience the common anxieties of everyday life.”---Myrna Weissman, Ph.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
||About the Author/作者介绍： Jerilyn Ross, M.A., L.I.C.S.W., is one of the nation’s leading experts on anxiety disorders. An active psychotherapist and patient advocate, Ross is Director of The Ross Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders, a treatment center in Washington, D.C. She is also president and CEO of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA), a nonprofit organization solely dedicated to promoting the prevention and cure of anxiety disorders. She has received the APA’s 2004 Award for Patient Advocacy, the Anxiety Disorder Initiative Award 2001 from the World Council on Anxiety and the World Psychiatric Association, a 2000 Telly Award, a Distinguished Humanitarian Award from the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology (1994), and media awards from the American Association of University Women and the Mental Health Association of Northern Virginia. Author of Triumph Over Fear [Ross] What anxiety does for you - What it keeps you from - How to cope with it better. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland.
Robin Cantor-Cooke collaborated with Jerilyn Ross on Triumph Over Fear. Cantor-Cooke is co-author of Satisfaction: Women, Sex, and the Quest for Intimacy, Thriving with Heart Disease, and ghostwriter of a #1 New York Times bestseller. She has worked as a writer, editor, audio scriptwriter, and producer on more than forty books and tape programs and is an adjunct instructor at The College of William & Mary. She lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.