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

Damour, Lisa, 1970- (author.).
Book Book ([2019])
Description: pages cm
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2019]
2 of 15 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
0 of 1 copy available at Saugus.
3 current holds with 15 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Saugus Adult Nonfiction 155.533 Damour (Text to Phone) Checked out 04/08/2019

  • ISBN: 9780399180057
  • ISBN: 0399180052
  • Edition: First edition.
Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Coming to terms with stress and anxiety -- Girls at home -- Girls among girls -- Girls among boys -- Girls at school -- Girls in the culture.
"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.
Citation: Damour, Lisa. "Under pressure : confronting the epidemic of stress and anxiety in girls." New York : Ballantine Books, 2019.

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