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

Lisa Damour


Atlantic Books

Health & Self-Help;
Intergenerational relationships;
Teenagers: advice for parents


288 pages

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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.

By:   Lisa Damour
Imprint:   Atlantic Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 158mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   465g
ISBN:   9781786493965
ISBN 10:   1786493969
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

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 *

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