Anxiety can be a real tough thing to deal with. There were times when it was considered to be only in elder people. However, with the advancement of time and stress in studies, work and other fields of life, it has grown beyond measure. These days, anxiety is most common problem for every generation. Billions of people are facing anxiety issues and they seem to be in a fix while trying to handle that.
Anxiety does not only affect your mental health but can also cause serious damage to your physical health. Anxiety reduces your overall efficiency and you remain stuck with the negative thoughts, no drive and zero energy to go through your routine tasks. Hence, it is imminent that you take effective measures and control your anxiety efficiently.
What are the Best Anxiety Books to read?
Anxiety brings depression and several other psychological problems along. These collectively cause a considerable damage to your routine, your thinking process, mental and physical health and more. However, it is not such a hard job to get rid of anxiety. Anxiety can be cured with the right guidance easily. If you have anxiety issues and feel like reading some books that can help you with anxiety, we have compiled a list of books for you below.
Best Anxiety Books: Our Top 20 Picks
Here are some of the best anxiety books that you can consider to expand your knowledge on the subject:
1. What to do when you worry too much: A kid’s guide to overcoming anxiety (What-to-do-guides-for-kids)
Habits are developed from an early age and anxiety is one of the most prominent habits. Children often start getting their first step of anxiety by worrying about their grades, performance in class, their social activities. Kids are easy to influence and they can be influenced by other kids or things around them that could make them overthink.
If you feel like your kid is an overthinker, and spends most of the time in an imaginary world of thoughts, this is the right book for your kid. The book is written by Dawn Huebner and contains interactive illustrations by Bonnie Matthews to keep children’s interest. The book follows a highly interactive and engaging narrative for kids that will help them to overcome their habit of over-thinking that can lead them towards anxiety in future.
- Authors: Dawn Huebner (Author), Bonnie Matthews (Illustrator)
- Publisher: Magination Press; 1st Edition (September 15, 2005)
- Pages: 80 pages
2. Dare: The New Way to End Anxiety and Stop Panic Attacks
Anxiety brings its own fair share of problems that can cause you several issues. The issues may include panic attacks, sleep problems, and depression. While other solutions suggest avoiding those problems and looking for more subtle approach towards slightly getting rid of the anxiety, this book provides you with a unique approach.
Written by Barry McDonagh, this book suggests a unique and interactive approach that is rapid and works wondrously. Barry suggests that we look at our anxiety right in the eye and end it right away. The approach works rapidly, and for those who adopt it the right way it can change their life. This book is all about daring yourself to face your anxiety, fears and all the phobias at once and get rid of them for good.
- Authors: Barry McDonagh (Author)
- Publisher: BMD Publishing; 1st Edition (May 8, 2015)
- Pages: 242 pages
3. The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook
Anxiety and Phobia need assistance from experts to help you overcome the depression. However, the best help is self-help. No therapy or counselling can work unless you want to. The book is all about helping you with your anxiety and phobia problems.
Written by Edmund J. Bourne PhD, this book is the right workbook to help you overcome your anxiety and phobias by simple practices. The book contains some easy to adapt habits and everyday exercises that you can make your habit and say bye to anxiety forever. This book has some great relaxation, breathing, and imaginary techniques that will allow you to get your brain at ease and get rid of the anxiety you loathe so much.
- Authors: Edmund J. Bourne PhD (Author)
- Publisher: New Harbinger Publications; Sixth Edition, Revised (March 1, 2015)
- Pages: 488 pages
4. Badass Ways to End Anxiety & stop panic attacks! – A counterintuitive approach to recover and regain control of your life.: Die–Hard and Science-Based … recover from Anxiety and Stop Panic attacks.
Anxiety brings fear along with numerous other problems. A person with anxiety issues is always afraid and have to rely on pills and other psychological therapies to calm their thoughts. This book is about leaving those old-school method in past and adapting the latest techniques of facing your fears.
The book contains a more offensive rather than defensive approach towards fighting anxiety and getting rid of it. It follows a step-by-step strategy in easy to understand and follow narrative written by Geert Vershaeve. The book is about leaving your fears, and starting to face all the anxiety issues for once. The book covers what’s beyond getting over the anxiety and how you can move towards effective recovery from the phase.
- Authors: Geert Verschaeve (Author)
- Publisher: GVPublishing (September 18, 2017)
- Pages: 220 pages
5. The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioural solution (1st Edition)
Thinking about your future or things that are to come is right. However, excess of everything is bad and it can cause serious anxiety and depression issues. Worries and anxiety is harmful for a person’s overall behaviour and must be dealt with.
If you are also having a hard time getting your worries controlled and they are causing you anxiety, this is the right workbook for you. The book contains cognitive therapy techniques that are clinically approved to help those with anxiety problems. The book has practical strategies and exercises that reflect behavioural improvements that can be made possible through this self-help book. It has been written by David A. Clark, and Aaron T. Beck with their extensive experience in the field. The book contains useful information based on the experience of authors with hundreds of people, they have helped.
- Authors: David A. Clark (Author), Aaron T. Beck (Author)
- Publisher: The Guilford Press; Illustrated Edition (September 8, 2011)
- Pages: 294 pages
6. Rewire your anxious brain: how to use neuroscience of fear to end anxiety, panic, and worry
Neurosciences have made considerable developments in the field of anxiety and the most useful approach towards healing your brain from overthinking and anxiety disorder would be with the help of it. With this book, you can learn the deep factors that cause anxiety and how you can overcome those.
Written by Catherine M. Pittman PhD, and Elizabeth M. Karle MLIS, this book starts with the scientific explanation of the root causes of anxiety and how it can be turned to panic and worries. The book does not only explain how anxiety works and how it can harm you in multiple ways. It also contains elaborative information on scientifically proven methods on rewiring your brain so you can attain the mental peace and have satisfaction of being safe from any negative thoughts.
- Authors: Catherine M. Pittman (Author), Elizabeth M. Karle (Author)
- Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media; Reprint ed. Edition (July 30, 2019)
- Pages: 228 pages
7. The anxiety workbook for teens: activities to help you deal with anxiety and worry
During the teenage, every feeling has a greater impact. Numerous genetic and physical changes are taking place in the body during this age and it is not uncommon amongst teenagers to feel anxious and have worries on their minds.
However, at this age anxiety can be easily handled as well. Teenage is the best time to develop habits and make your time productive. Written by Lisa M. Schab LCSW, this book contains numerous productive activities for teens that will not only let them have a worry-free life, but also get rid of anxiety and any negative thoughts they might be having. This book is a great help for all those teenagers who worry a lot, or are developing anxiety disorders.
- Authors: Lisa M. Schab LCSW (Author)
- Publisher: Instant Help; Illustrated Edition (April 1, 2008)
- Pages: 192 pages
8. The Big Activity book for anxious people
While others believe and portray that it takes a single leap to leave anxiety behind you, this book opposes the theory and works the other way around. This book is about taking small steps each day, every day until you can proudly feel that you are not anxious about anything anymore.
Written by Jordan Reid and Erin Williams, this book covers a whole lot of activities that you can follow and adapt them as habits to overcome anxiety step-by-step. This book has a great deal of insights in to aging, how thinking process is matured over time and how you can cover those from causing anxiety in your life. The book is about activities that are easy to adapt and can help you overcome anxiety disorders with ease.
- Authors: Jordan Reid (Author), Erin Williams (Author)
- Publisher: TarcherPerigee (May 7, 2019)
- Pages: 160 pages
9. The Anti-Anxiety Diet: A whole body program to stop racing thoughts, Banish worry and live panic-free
While the concept may sound a bit funny and ludicrous to some people, but diet we eat has a huge impact on how we think and what we feel about the things around us. Our diet includes vital nutrients those if absent can considerably affect our thinking process and have an effect on our overall mental health.
Written by Ali Miller, this book focuses on a complete body approach towards fighting the anxiety. This book contains elaborative information in an easy to follow narrative as how you can maintain a healthy diet plan and lifestyle with physical exercises and getting the right nutrients to get rid of anxiety and have mental peace. The book covers a great deal of factors that are not psychological, yet they play a key role in the thinking process. With the help of this book, you can start living a worry less, panic-free approach towards life.
- Authors: Ali Miller (Author)
- Publisher: Ulysses Press (August 28, 2018)
- Pages: 192 pages
10. Mystery of your Anxiety and Panic: Workbook (Treatments that Work)
Anxiety and panic are linked to each other in a strange way. You start getting anxious about things and a sense of anxiety is always around you. Then, suddenly you get those panic attacks out of nowhere that are caused by anxiety.
This book provides you with an in-depth insight into the relationship of anxiety and panic and how you can make yourself capable to overcome those panic attacks by effectively eliminating anxiety from your life. It is written by David H. Barlow and Michelle G. Craske. The book contains extensive exercises and treatments that work on irrational panic attacks. You can start making progress gradually towards getting rid of your anxiety disorder by the help of this book and keep a track of all your progress easily as well.
- Authors: David H. Barlow (Author), Michelle G. Craske (Author)
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 4th Edition (December 14, 2006)
- Pages: 212 pages
11. The Wisdom of Anxiety: How Worry and intrusive thoughts are gifts to help you heal
Everything in life has a positive and negative side. While anxiety can cause you to overthink, worry without reason and live in the dilemma of thoughts for the rest of your life. It also brings depression and too much negative thoughts to the plate.
However, this book does not talk about the negativity of anxiety. The book is about the positive side of anxiety and how you can control your habit of worrying to turn it to your benefit. The book is written by Sheryl Paul MA, who is a well-known psychological counsellor. There are several kinds of anxiety linked with different parts of your life. This book covers each of them and provide you with elaborative information on how you can use your intrusive thoughts and the habit of worrying to your benefit, instead of being overwhelmed by it.
- Authors: Sheryl Paul MA (Author)
- Publisher: Sounds True; Illustrated Edition (May 28, 2019)
- Pages: 256 pages
12. Conquer Anxiety workbook for teens: Find peace from worry, panic, fear and phobias
Teenage is considered most uncertain time of life. You are unsure of the future plans and you don’t know wat lies beyond. In teenage, there are so many feelings that are enhanced by raging hormones and it is hard to differentiate those feelings.
During this age, each feeling is multiplied and if stuck with worry, panic, fear or a phobia, it can cause anxiety disorders for the rest of life. This book is written by Tabatha Chansard PhD. In this book, a great deal of reasons and their counter measures are covered for the teens to overcome anxiety disorders cause by worrying, panic, fear of past losses in their lives. The book has exercises that are easy to follow and provide a good deal of insight for all those teenagers who might be facing these problems.
- Authors: PhD Tabatha Chansard (Author)
- Publisher: Althea Press; Workbook Edition (July 9, 2019)
- Pages: 152 pages
13. Breaking Anxiety’s Grip: How to Reclaim the Peace God Promises
Anxiety has several issues that cover your mind and mental peace. It spans across your whole life making you feel in a fix. This book is more of a spiritual help than scientific one and it covers a great deal of concepts that will help you in loosening the grip of despair caused by anxiety around your thoughts, life and mind.
The book is written by Dr. Michelle Bengston. It follows a religiously spiritual approach that help people fight their anxiety. The book also has some highly motivational stories from the lives of other people who have successfully fought anxiety and overcame their fears with the help of religion.
- Authors: Bengtson (Author)
- Publisher: Revell (September 17, 2019)
- Pages: 201 pages
14. Freeing your child from anxiety, revised and updated edition: Practical strategies to overcome fears, worries, and phobias and be prepared for life. From toddlers to teens.
Fear and phobias work in a strange way. Most of the phobia are developed in an early age and they haunt people for the rest of their lives. This book follows a unique and creative narrative towards anxiety turning to panic attacks, and then growing into fear and phobia.
This is a right guide for both children and their parents to understand kids better and help them to fight their anxiety so they are prepared for the coming life without any fear at their plate. The book is intended for toddlers to teenagers who have any type of anxiety disorders or are afraid of a particular thing. It is written by Tamar Chansky PhD that will enable your children to have a worry less, fun and interesting childhood.
- Authors: Tamar Chansky Ph.D. (Author)
- Publisher: Harmony; Revised, Updated ed. Edition (July 29, 2014)
- Pages: 480 pages
15. The anxiety toolkit: Strategies for fine-tuning your mind and moving past your stuck points
Sometimes all you need is a little push from your stuck point to get rid of overwhelming thoughts. Some thoughts do not leave your mind easily and can be stuck there causing you to panic and have anxiety. However, there is nothing to be worried about. This is normal and people do feel anxious a lot around the world.
This book is written by Alice Boyse PhD. It contains a number of tools to tune your mind to be on the right track so it does not get stuck in past thoughts that might be the reason for anxiety of panic attacks. The book has an easy to follow narrative on self-evaluation to figure out the factors and get rid of those to live a happier life.
- Authors: Alice Boyes Ph.D (Author)
- Publisher: TarcherPerigee (March 3, 2015)
- Pages: 240 pages
16. Be Calm: Proven Techniques to Stop Anxiety Now
Anxiety is the opposite to mental satisfaction. An anxious mind is never at rest. There are multiple thoughts that keep pouring down, thanks to anxiety. Most of them are negative and they can cause you the problems of overthinking, leading to depression and severe phobias.
To get rid of Anxiety, the right way is to calm your thoughts and discipline your mind. Although, as difficult it may sound, it is not. You can easily calm your mind and get rid of anxiety, given the right guidance and practice of positive habits. This book is written by Jill Weber PhD. The book contains a unique and effective approach with reader friendly narrative and easy to understand methods to calm your thoughts. If you are looking to fight anxiety or discipline your thoughts. This book will serve right for you.
- Authors: Jill Weber PhD (Author)
- Publisher: Althea Press (March 19, 2019)
- Pages: 262 pages
17. Anxiety Elephants: 31 day devotional on Stomping them out
This book follows a unique and interactive narrative towards anxiety and how it effects your life in multiple ways. By comparing and stimulating the anxiety to elephants stomping and rumbling your mental peace, thinking process, creativity and effecting your psychological process, this book allows you to overcome all those.
Written by Caris Snider, the book has a 31-day plan to stomp out those elephants of anxiety that are overwhelming your thoughts and stopping you from thinking rationally. Each day, you make progress towards fighting the anxiety in a fun and interesting way. The book follows an immersive narrative that is easy to understand and follow and will certainly help you fight that anxiety in your life.
- Authors: Caris Snider (Author)
- Publisher: Brookstone Publishing Group (December 17, 2019)
- Pages: 182 pages
18. Anxiety: The missing stage of Grief: A revolutionary approach to understanding and healing the impact of loss
There are several causes of anxiety and each with a mystical connection. It is hard for one to truly understand what maybe causing the anxiety and how you can overcome them. However, to get rid of the anxiety, it is of utmost importance to understand the true reason behind those thoughts and anxiety.
While most of the people have anxiety over future thoughts and worries of coming days. Anxiety is also caused by grief in the past that can be haunting your thoughts. Written by Claire Bidwell Smith, this book covers a deeper insight on unexplored aspect of anxiety that might be caused by some loss in the past and how you can overcome the grief to fight anxiety.
- Authors: Claire Bidwell Smith (Author)
- Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books (September 25, 2018)
- Pages: 272 pages
19. Loving someone with anxiety: understanding and helping your partner (The new harbinger love someone series)
The new harbinger love someone series is all about the relationships and helping those who you love. These books do not cover the topics on how you can improve your own self but how you can be a good partner and help those who you love the most.
While having anxiety disorders is a difficult thing, it is even more difficult to love someone with anxiety issues. People with anxiety issues need special care and love to get them out of those worries and thoughts that are overwhelming them and causing them distress. Written by Kate N. Thieda MS LPCA NCC, this book covers a great deal on useful information as on how you can understand and help your partner with anxiety issues.
- Authors: Kate N. Thieda MS LPCA NCC (Author)
- Publisher: New Harbinger Publications; 1st Edition (April 1, 2013)
- Pages: 200 pages
20. Anxiety: Rewire your brain using neuroscience to Overcome anxiety, panic attacks, fear, worry, and shyness.
Anxiety is linked to a few other aspects that may cause you to lose confidence in the life. These include Panic attacks, fear, worries, and shyness. These factors linked with anxiety can collectively affect your self-confidence, mental peace, thinking abilities, creativity and much more.
Today, we have made considerable developments in the field of neuroscience and each day is bringing out some new marvel in the ear. This book by Marcus Theron covers these developments in Neuroscience to rewire your brain and help you build strong fundamentals that you can fight with anxiety on. The book contains several scientific terms and their easy to read explanations for you to understand and practice better.
- Authors: Emma Campbell (Author)
- Publisher: Independently published (May 16, 2020)
- Pages: 222 pages
Choosing the Best Anxiety Books
Anxiety is not uncommon. Almost everyone feels anxious at times. What matters is how it is dealt with and getting rid of any thoughts that might be causing anxiety disorders. The importance of the subject cannot be emphasized enough as anxiety does not only cause you to stay stuck in the thoughts but also stops your creativity and positive thinking.
If you feel like you are developing some anxiety disorders or worrying without reason. We have compiled this list of best books for you and critically reviewed each, so you can have a better idea of the content and choose the right book that will suit your needs best.