TAP 238 - Andrea Petersen - On Edge - A Journey Through Anxiety

Summary:

This week I chat with Andrea Petersen about how anxiety has affected her life.  We talk supportive relationships, parenting and evolving with your anxiety.

ANDREA PETERSEN is a contributing writer at the Wall Street Journal, where she reports on psychology, health, and neuroscience. She is the recipient of a Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughter.

Andreas book: https://www.amazon.com/Edge-Journey-Through-Anxiety/dp/0553418572/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1498529182&sr=1-1&refinements=p_27%3AAndrea+Petersen

In this episode you will learn:

  • How Andrea first suffered with anxiety while in college
  • How exposure and CBT was useful in her recovery
  • Andrea discusses how important support from partners is
  • How you can affectively support someone that is having a panic attack
  • We talk about parenting and effective ways to support our kids to be brave
  • We talk about Andreas newly released book "On Edge - A Journey Through Anxiety"

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