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Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls

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 the age of ten through to adulthood, from the New York Times bestselling author of Untangled

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ISBN 9781786493965
Barcode 9781786493965
Published 18 March 2019 by Atlantic Books
Format Paperback, Main
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Author(s) By Damour, Lisa
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ISBN-13 9781786493965
ISBN-10 1786493969
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Atlantic Books
Imprint Atlantic Books
Publication Date 18 March 2019
International Publication Date 2 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Damour, Lisa
Category Intergenerational Relationships
Parenting Advice: Adolescent Children
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 480g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Girls - Psychology, Young women - Psychology, Stress in children, Stress in youth, Anxiety in children
NBS Text Pregnancy & Parenting
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 155.533
Catalogue Code 967305

Description of this Book

Though anxiety has risen among young people overall, recent research studies confirm that it has skyrocketed in girls since the turn of the century. So what's to blame? And how can we help these girls? In the same engaging, anecdotal style and reassuring tone that won over thousands of readers of her first book, Untangled, clinical psychologist Lisa 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 expectations they face at home, pressures at school, social anxiety among their peers, and on social media. Exploring the multiple layers of girls' lives, Damour shows us the critical steps we can take to shield them from the toxic stress to which both our culture and also we, as their caregivers, subject them. Readers familiar with Damour from Untangled or from her New York Times journalism will be drawn to this important new contribution to understanding and supporting today's girls - and tomorrow's young women.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Damour offers a hopeful, helpful new way for parents to talk about-and with-teenage girls... Parents will want this book on their shelves, next to established classics of the genre. * Publishers Weekly (on UNTANGLED) * a welcome new resource * The Boston Globe (on UNTANGLED) * [Untangled] is the most down-to-earth, readable parenting book I've come across in a long time. * The Washington Post *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

After graduating with honours from Yale University, Lisa Damour received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan. Based in the US, she has worked for the Yale Child Study Centre and directs the Centre for Research on Girls at Laurel School, maintains a private psychotherapy practice, consults and speaks nationally, is a faculty associate of the Schubert Centre for Child Studies and is a clinical instructor at Case Western Reserve University.

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