On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety by Andrea Petersen

Anxiety is one of those diseases that can make you feel like you are losing your mind. You contemplate how you are over doing things, overreacting, and even if you are imagining things. There are few times when you feel "sane" and secure in what you are dealing with. Yes, anxiety is real and no you aren't imagining what is happening and in Andrea Petersen's book On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety you will see that science can in-fact back up your feelings and she helps show you that you are not alone in this journey since she has walked it also.

I have never read a book that helped explain anxiety so well. Petersen puts her personal journey on display and then backs up what she is writing about with facts. She shows us what the risk factors can be for developing an anxiety disorder, what are the pros and cons of certain treatments both conventional and alternative, and how we can accept a disorder that we are dealing with instead of fighting it and making things worse.

I honestly think this book should be handed out by every doctor who diagnoses a new patient with an anxiety disorder and even if you aren't new to the journey you can benefit immensely from this book. You will take a look at your disorder with new eyes and finally come to grips that you aren't really that crazy after all, no matter how much you feel you are. There are others out there feeling exactly as you are and one of them wrote this amazing book that will help you to understand yourself and your disease a little better.

This book is a MUST READ for the person suffering from anxiety or if you have a loved one who is walking this path and you just want to understand a little better, pick up this book and you will be able to see what your loved one is going through. It's not written by a doctor who has done studies, but instead someone who is living with anxiety and this makes it all the more relateable.

Best book on anxiety...EVER!

(Disclaimer: I receive a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)