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Title:
The September 11 syndrome : anxious days and sleepless nights
Author:
Braiker, Harriet B., 1948-
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Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
162 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780071400770
Format :
Book

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Everyday life for ordinary citizens has become fraught with danger and the real threat of attack. Suddenly fear of flying, fear of crowded places, anxiety over heights, subways, public transportation, and even opening the mail cannot be dismissed as mere phobias. We are told to get back to a normal routine at the same time we are told to be on your highest alert for attack - it's no wonder we are fearful and anxiety-ridden. But at least for the near future, we must learn to manage our fears and anxieties or else become paralyzed by them and become unable to live our lives. Renowned psychologist Harriet Braiker presents 10 methods her patients have used successfully to reclaim their lives by managing stress in anxiety in ways that allow them to be vigilant to potential dangers and at the same time carry on their day-to-day business and personal affairs and plan for the future. Dr. Braiker presents readers the keys to psychological hardiness and resiliency - using proven techniques used by survivors of trauma and people who thrive on stress. Many people actually become energized and more effective in times of stress - for instance, Mayor Rudy Guiliani has performed at the top o