Minibibliography No. 00-2


Section:       Network Services Section

Date:          September 29, 2000

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Anxiety and Depression

No. NSS 00-2
September 2000


Feelings of depression and anxiety are common to everyone at
some time.  However, not all types of anxiety and depression
are simply the results of a passing mood; some types last a
long time and may turn into incapacitating illnesses.
According to the Mayo Clinic Family Health Book, serious
depression goes beyond grieving or having the blues and can
even cause physical symptoms.  People may suffer from a
sense of helplessness and gloom and a loss of self-esteem
and retreat from relationships with others.  For some people
who are especially susceptible, depression may be a side
effect of certain medications.

Anxiety disorders can sometimes be traced back to childhood
fears or losses that reappear later in life. The Mayo Clinic
Family Health Book defines anxiety as a painful or
apprehensive uneasiness about some impending or anticipated
ill fortune.  It is an emotional reaction with various
physical symptoms that have different degrees of intensity.
Symptoms may include tremors, gastrointestinal distress, and
rapid heartbeat.  Efforts to avoid symptoms may sometimes
lead to drug abuse.

Following is a list of books available from NLS library
collections that address anxiety and depression, providing
explanations and suggesting possible actions that may be
taken by those who experience these disorders and by their

__Anxiety and Panic Attacks, Their Cause and Cure: Five-Point
Life-Plus Program for Conquering Fear
by Robert Handly and Pauline Neff__
Robert Handly, who overcame his own agoraphobia (a
severe form of anxiety and paranoia), offers a simple
program for conquering fears and thereby reducing or
eliminating stress-related illnesses such as colitis and
migraines. Explains how to use the unconscious mind and
relaxation and visualization techniques to reprogram one's
responses to life's stresses.  1985
RC 23842

__A Brilliant Madness
by Patty Duke__
Actress Duke has the bipolar I form of manic
depression, which is a genetic chemical imbalance of the
brain.  She describes her past nightmarish highs and lows
and her relief when finally diagnosed at thirty-five and
treated with lithium.  Medical reporter Hochman examines the
forms, symptoms, and treatment of the disease.  Some strong
language and some violence.  1992
RC 34046     FD 34046

__Courage Is a Three-Letter Word
by Walter Anderson__
A mixture of personal survival and general inspiration
gleaned from the experiences of famous people.  The author
explores feelings of fear, anxiety, and inferiority, as well
as some of the characteristics that assist in conquering
these psychological barriers.  1986
RD 24181

__Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy
by David D. Burns__
The author reports on results of treating depression,
from mild blues to serious cases, with "cognitive therapy,"
a program pioneered by colleagues at the University of
Pennsylvania.  The therapy involves fighting automatic
responses to disappointments by intelligent thinking that
can put one's shortcomings into perspective.  1980
RC 17777     BR 9097

__Getting Up When You're Feeling Down: A Woman's Guide to
Overcoming and Preventing Depression
by Harriet B. Braiker__
The author, a clinical psychologist, has developed a
program to help women combat everyday depression.  The
regimen involves procedures designed to manage negative
emotions and raise self-esteem.  Overcoming depression, says
Braiker, means learning to identify low moods and accepting
them as a part of life.  1988
RC 29402

__Helping Your Depressed Teenager
by Gerald D. Oster__
Guide to the symptoms and various treatments available
for teenagers dealing with depression.  Discusses the
difference between typical teen behavior and serious
psychological depression.  Includes information on suicide,
substance abuse, sexuality, and inheritable conditions.
RC 47166

__Horror, Fright, and Panic
by Margaret O. Hyde and Elizabeth Forsyth__
The authors begin by defining normal fear and exploring
it as a positive mechanism.  They then distinguish between
common fear and anxiety and explain in detail what phobia is
and how it interferes with everyday life.  Separate chapters
take a close-up look at children's fears, anxieties about
death, and ways to handle stress.  For junior and senior
high and older readers.  1987
RC 31761

__I Don't Want to Talk about It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy
of Male Depression
by Terrence Real__
A psychotherapist analyzes male depression, a disorder
he describes as epidemic, covert, and largely untreated.
Argues that American boys are socialized to seek esteem
through competition, while they are discouraged from
expressing feelings or empathizing with others.  Describes
destructive behaviors that may result.  Strong language.
RC 45734

__Learn to Relax: 13 Ways to Reduce Tension
by Clarence Eugene Walker__
Presents a method for treating fear and nervous illness
for those who feel the effects of anxiety in their daily
lives.  1969
BR 2106

__The Light Book: How Natural and Artificial Light Affect Our
Health, Mood, and Behavior
by Jane W. Hyman__
Hyman describes the roles she believes natural light
and light therapy play in insomnia, eating disorders,
alcoholism, stress, infertility, depression caused by
seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and general health and
growth.  She explains the daily and monthly biological
rhythms tied to the sun and the moon, and the role of the
hormone melatonin.  1990
RC 36502     BR 9268

__Listening to Prozac
by Peter D. Kramer__
The author, a professor of clinical psychiatry and a
practicing psychiatrist, may prescribe the drug Prozac, but
he also supports the need for further study of its long-term
effects.  Is it right to give someone a personality-altering
drug that makes him or her feel "better than well"?  Through
clinical studies with his own patients, Kramer addresses
questions about how Prozac and other mood-changing drugs can
affect society.  1993
RC 37014

__Managing Your Mind
by Gillian Butler__
Self-help guidebook on mental fitness and psychological
health.  Topics include problem-solving, cognitive therapy,
relaxation techniques,overcoming phobias, building self-confidence,
dealing with depression, building relationships, breaking habits,
controlling panic, improving memory, and better decision making.
RC 43234

__The Meaning of Anxiety
by Rollo May__
Examines various theories of anxiety in cultural,
biological, historical, and psychological contexts.  Seeks a
common denominator among the classical theories of anxiety
to synthesize a comprehensive theory from various
viewpoints.  Also relates anxiety to the intelligence factor
and to the achievement impetus.  1977
RC 15175

__On the Edge of Darkness
by Kathy Cronkite__
Having long battled depression herself, Cronkite uses
her experience and those of noted people who share her
illness to describe what depression is and the effect it has
on people.  Her interviewees include Mike Wallace, Dick
Clark, Kitty Dukakis, John Kenneth Galbraith, and Rod
Steiger.  Their explanations are interspersed with those of
medical specialists.  Some strong language.  1994
RC 39731

__Overcoming Agoraphobia: Conquering Fear of the Outside World
by Alan J. Goldstein and Berry Stainback__
A professor of psychiatry discusses the causes of the
phobia and the treatment methods he has devised.  He also
outlines a self-help program based on such techniques as
diaphragmatic breathing and positive thinking to rid oneself
of "catastrophic thoughts."  1987
RC 27951

__Phobia Free: A Medical Breakthrough Linking 90 Percent of
All Phobias and Panic Attacks to a Hidden Physical Problem
by Harold N. Levinson and Steven Carter__
Rejecting the traditional view that phobias are a
mental disorder, the author suggests that most phobias have
a physiological basis, having to do with inner ear problems
that can be treated simply and safely.  Dr. Levinson offers
case histories and self-diagnostic tests and advocates a
holistic approach to treatment.  1986
RC 25252

__Prozac Diary
by Lauren Slater__
Autobiographical account of Slater's introduction to
Prozac when it was first released in 1988 and her subsequent
feelings about taking it for ten years.  Describes the
positive results of the drug and also the unpleasant side
effects.  Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.
BR 12105

__Prozac Nation
by Elizabeth Wurtzel__
Wurtzel claims to speak for herself and for a young
generation facing major societal problems.  A former
popular-music critic for the New Yorker, she details her
life with depression, from a despairing preadolescence
through suicide attempts after college.  Prozac has helped
her, but she worries that its trendy reputation may minimize
the seriousness of depression.  Strong language.
Bestseller.  1994
RC 41273

__The Right to Feel Bad: Coming to Terms with Normal
by Lesley Hazleton__
A practicing psychologist and journalist defines
depression in imaginative, non-medical terms.  Hazleton
focuses on "normal" as opposed to chronic depression,
arguing that this form of the condition should be viewed
"not as a problem but as a process."  1984
RC 21392

__The Sky Is Falling: Understanding and Coping with Phobias,
Panic, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
by Raeann Dumont__
Dumont employs cognitive therapy and self-help
strategies to treat those incapacitated by irrational
fears.  In the first two sections, she defines various
anxiety disorders and illustrates them using actual case
histories.  In the final section, Dumont advises affected
people and their spouses on specific techniques for
treatment.  1996
RC 43436

__Speaking of Sadness: Depression, Disconnection, and the
Meanings of Illness
by David Allen Karp__
A sociologist limns the human face and private
experiences of depression through intimate interviews with
fifty affected men and women.  Addresses the incidence,
etiology, and treatment of this pervasive mental health
problem.  Discusses conditions in modern society that
promote depression.  1996
BR 10742

--Unfinished Business: Pressure Points in the Lives of Women
by Maggie Scarf__
An exploration of depression in women, evolving from
the author's long, probing interviews with ten depressive
women.  Their various life situations and psychological
vulnerabilities are points of departure for examining why so
many women are treated for depression.  Information on
psychological and physiological causes of depression is
interwoven into the case histories.  Some strong language.
Bestseller.  1980
RD 15517

__An Unquiet Mind
by Kay R. Jamison__
Jamison, professor of psychiatry, reveals her own
experiences with manic depression, in spite of not knowing
the effect disclosure will have on her professional life.
She observes manic-depressive illness from her position as a
noted authority and describes her earlier life of inspired
highs and bleak lows.  She tells of her initial reluctance
to regularly take the lithium that eventually, with love and
therapy, helped her find stability.  Bestseller.  1995
RC 43477

__When Someone You Love Is Depressed:  How to Help Your Loved
One without Losing Yourself
by Laura Epstein Rosen and Xavier Francisco Amador__
The authors, both clinical psychologists, explain ways
to help depressed friends and family members without being
overcome by sadness or anger.  They define depression,
suggest means of communication, and recommend further
reading and related web sites.  1996
RC 45598

__When Your Child Is Afraid
by Robert Schachter and Carole Spearin McCauley__
The authors present an extensive discussion of the
normal fears of childhood, from infancy through age sixteen.
Parents are advised on identifying fears, helping their
children deal with them, and recognizing serious fears that
may require professional help.  The final section of the
book discusses phobias, their symptoms, causes, and
treatments.  1988
BR 7392

__Worry: Controlling It and Using It Wisely
by Edward M. Hallowell__
Dr. Hallowell, an expert on attention deficit disorder,
turns to a study on worry, in both its destructive and
productive forms.  Hallowell analyzes the uses and benefits
of worry and discusses when to seek help if someone worries
too much.  Offers recommendations on how to maintain a
healthy balance.  1997
RC 45699     BR 11485

__You Are Not Alone: Words of Experience and Hope for the
Journey through Depression
by Julia Thorne__
In 1980, at the age of thirty-six, Thorne was just
minutes away from taking her own life.  She was emotionally,
physically, and spiritually exhausted by depression.  In
this book, Thorne integrates her story with those of other
sufferers to advise persons who experience depression on the
positive choices they can make.  1993
RC 38929

__You Mean I Don't Have to Feel This Way?  New Help for
Depression, Anxiety, and Addiction
by Colette Dowling__
After observing both her husband and her daughter
battle mental illness, Dowling has come to believe that many
mental disorders (including depression, panic disorder,
certain phobias, and even PMS) are caused by biochemical
imbalances.  She advocates and describes biopsychiatry--
combining psychotherapy with medication to alter the level
of mood-regulating chemicals in the brain.  1991
RC 37256

Compiled by Joyce Y. Carter
and Catherine O'Connor
Network Services Section