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Author Damour, Lisa, 1970- author.

Title Under pressure : confronting the epidemic of stress and anxiety in girls / Lisa Damour, Ph.D..

Publication Info. New York : Ballantine Books, [2019]

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Edition First edition.
Description xxi, 261 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary "Though anxiety has risen among young people overall, studies confirm that it has skyrocketed in girls. Research finds that the number of girls who said that they often felt nervous, worried, or fearful jumped 55% from 2009 to 2014 while the comparable number for adolescent boys has remained unchanged. As a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with girls, Lisa Damour, Ph.D., has witnessed this rising tide of stress and 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 new book. In the same engaging, anecdotal style and reassuring tone that won over thousands of readers of her first book, Untangled, Damour starts by addressing the facts about psychological pressure. Surprisingly, she explains the underappreciated value of stress and anxiety--that stress can helpfully stretch us beyond our comfort zones and anxiety can play a key role in keeping girls safe. When we emphasize the benefits of stress and anxiety we can help our daughters take them in stride. But no one wants their girl to suffer from emotional overload, so Damour then turns to the many facets of their lives where tension takes hold: their interactions at home, pressures at school, social anxiety among other girls and among boys, and on social media. As readers move through the layers of girls' lives, they'll learn about the critical steps that adults can take to shield their daughters from the toxic pressures to which our culture--including we, as parents--subjects girls."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-242) and index.
Contents Coming to terms with stress and anxiety -- Girls at home -- Girls among girls -- Girls among boys -- Girls at school -- Girls in the culture.
Subject Stress in adolescence.
Anxiety in adolescence.
Teenage girls -- Psychology.
Stress management.
ISBN 9780399180057 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0399180052 (hardcover ; alk. paper)

 
    
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