Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls
An urgently needed guide to the alarming rate of psychological stress experienced by girls from age ten through college, from the New York Times bestselling author of Untangled. Though anxiety has risen among young people overall, recent research studies confirm that it has skyro... read full description below.
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||Stress management, Stress in adolescence, Teenage girls - Psychology, Anxiety in adolescence
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An urgently needed guide to the alarming rate of psychological stress experienced by girls from age ten through college, from the New York Times bestselling author of Untangled. Though anxiety has risen among young people overall, recent research studies confirm that it has skyrocketed in girls. According to research studies, since the turn of the millennium, a staggering 31% of girls reported feeling anxious, compared to 12% recorded in the 1980s. In a similar vein, the number of girls found to be emotionally fragile jumped 55% from 2009 to 2014 while the comparable number for adolescent boys remained unchanged over the same time period. As a clinical psychologist who specializes in girls, Lisa Damour, Ph. D., has watched this rising tide of anxiety in her own research, private practice, and in the all-girls' school where she consults, and knew this had to be the topic of her next book. In the same engaging, anecdotal style and reassuring tone that won over thousands of readers of her first book, Untangled, Damour starts by examining the science of stress and anxiety, then turns to the many facets of girls' lives where stress hits them hard: the parental pressures they face at home, pressures at school, social anxiety among other girls and among boys, and on social media. As readers move through layers of girls' lives, they learn the critical steps we can take to shield our daughters from the toxic stress that our culture--including we, their parents--subjects them to. Readers who know Damour from Untangled or the New York Times or from her regular appearances on CBS News will be drawn to this important new contribution to understanding and supporting today's girls.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||Praise for Untangled Finally, there's some good news for puzzled parents of adolescent girls, and psychologist Lisa Damour is the bearer of that happy news. Untangled is the most down-to-earth, readable parenting book I've come across in a long time. --The Washington Post Anna Freud wrote in 1958, 'There are few situations in life which are more difficult to cope with than an adolescent son or daughter during the attempt to liberate themselves.' In the intervening decades, the transition doesn't appear to have gotten any easier, which makes Untangled such a welcome new resource. --The Boston Globe For years people have been asking me for the 'girl equivalent of Raising Cain, ' and I haven't known exactly what to recommend. Now I do. --Michael Thompson, Ph.D., co-author of Raising Cain
Lisa Damour, Ph.D., is the New York Times bestselling author of Untangled, as well as numerous academic papers related to education and child development. She graduated with honors from Yale University, worked for the Yale Child Study Center, then received her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Damour is the executive director of Laurel School's Center for Research on Girls, maintains a private psychotherapy practice, consults and speaks internationally, and is a senior advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University. She and her husband have two daughters and live in Shaker Heights, Ohio.