7 Great Self Help Books About Coping With Anxiety

“The Anti-Anxiety Workbook.”
Authors: Martin M. Anthony & Peter J. Norton. 2009. Science-based strategies to help you to overcome worries, phobias, panic and obsession.

“Anxiety Free: Unravel Your Fears Before They Unravel You.”
Author: Robert L. Leahy. 2009. Addresses phobias, panic, obsessions and compulsions, generalized anxiety, social anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder using step by step techniques.

“The Worry Cure: Seven Steps to Stop Worry from Stopping You.”
Author: Robert L. Leahy. 2005. Specific techniques and tools to help reduce chronic worrying (generalized anxiety disorder).

“Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts: How to Gain Control Of Your OCD.”
Authors: Christine Purdon & David A. Clark. 2005. For general readers to address repetitive thoughts or impulses as a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Provides information and skills to reduce distress.

“The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven Techniques for Overcoming Your Fears.”
Authors: Martin M. Antony & Richard P. Swinson. 2000. Outlines causes of the social anxiety, symptoms, impact and treatment. Skill-building exercises to help enhance communication, gain confidence in public speaking and develop positive new relationships.

“Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks.”
Author: Reid Wilson. 2009. Information to help identify your components of panic, tools and techniques to overcome panic disorders & phobias, and clarity on major issues (e.g., medication, research, etc.).

“Overcoming Compulsive Checking: Free Your Mind From OCD.”
Author: Paul R. Munford. 2004. Written specifically for compulsive checking sufferers, it uses cognitive behavioural techniques to treat the symptoms.