Sunday, May 21

On Edge: A Book Review


On Edge by Andrea Peterson

This hardcover book has a very eye catching cover. I picked it up because anxiety seems to be one of the leading struggles of my generation. From what I see both online and in person, people seem to throw it around like a catchall for whenever someone is acting strange or has peculiarly intense reaction towards something another person deems unreasonable. For every legitimate diagnosis of anxiety, I honestly think there's a layman's imposed diagnosis on someone else that may or may not be correct.

So I wanted to pick up this book and read a firsthand account of what it's like to struggle with actual anxiety to see if I could understand what life is like. The author - Andrea Peterson - was first diagnosed with an anxiety disorder at the age of twenty, but she later realized that she had been experiencing panic attacks since her childhood. Over time her symptoms multiplied and the book dives into what they felt like for her. Things like fear of driving on highways or licking envelopes. Between talking about her own battle with anxiety, Peterson weaves in the biology of anxiety and the groundbreaking research that might point the way to new treatments.

I found this book very intriguing and informational. I would definitely recommend it for anyone who wants an inside look at what it means - and feels like - to have an anxiety disorder.


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