The anatomy of anxiety


Conventional wisdom tells us that anxiety is ‘all in our head’, and that our physical symptoms are the result of our anxious thoughts. Psychiatrist Dr Ellen Vora suggests that much of what we call anxiety begins, instead, in the body. Her book proposes that what we need instead of pharmaceuticals is an all-encompassing approach that looks beyond the brain and considers the whole person. Backed by scientific research and Dr Vora’s own clinical work, ‘The Anatomy of Anxiety’ offers a fresh, much-needed look at mental health, suggesting actionable strategies for managing our moods.

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‘A redeeming way to look at the condition, as not merely a burden but ultimately a blessing … unexpectedly moving … validating and hopeful’ Guardian

‘An incredible paradigm shift in how we view anxiety’ Dr Nicole LePera, author of international bestseller How to Do the Work

Anxiety. It’s all in your head, right? Wrong.

Psychiatrist Dr Ellen Vora challenges the conventional view of anxiety as a mental disorder, suggesting instead that much of what we call anxiety begins in the body. Rather than our troubled thoughts creating physical symptoms, she argues that many types of anxiety are the result of states of imbalance in our bodies, whether blood sugar crashes, caffeine highs or sleep deprivation.

Her clinical observation shows this type of anxiety is far more preventable than we may realise, responding almost immediately to straightforward adjustments to diet and lifestyle.
Backed by the latest scientific research and Dr Vora’s own clinical work, The Anatomy of Anxiety offers a fresh, much needed look at mental health, offering actionable strategies for managing our moods.

She further argues that other forms of anxiety, when listened to and honoured instead of suppressed, can be seen as a course correction to help nudge us back to a more balanced life.

In her groundbreaking book, Dr Vora walks beside us through a healing process to reframe our relationship with anxiety, creating a more joyful and fulfilled life.

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Weight 0.42 kg
Dimensions 23.4 × 15.2 × 2.8 cm










616.8522 (edition:23)


College – higher education / Code: F