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Anxiety and Worry

Does This Situation Describe Your Concern?

The Center for Work and Family Life is available to help in the following ways:

  • practicing better self-care
  • activating and expanding your support sytem
  • applying and integrating the information found in these book & web resources into your daily living
  • connecting you with providers or community resources that specialize in this topic

Please call CWFL to request personalized assistance on this topic

Our phone is 213-821-0800

Reading List Notations:

Green font indicates books that have been read by Center for Work and Family Life staff.

The Center does not specifically recommend or endorse any particular literature, nor does the absence of books from this list represent a recommendation against such works.

The Center for Work and Family Life would like to thank and give credit to the Stanford University Faculty and Staff Help Center, which was instrumental in helping to assemble this reading list.

Web Resources Notations:

The links listed are being provided as additional resources for you. Most of these are not affiliated with the Center for Work and Family Life.

Neither the Center, nor the University, is responsible for these websites, their content or the referral information they provide. As such, we encourage you to be an educated consumer in using the links to take you to the resources available for that topic.

If you have any questions, comments or find information on this page that is incorrect or no longer current, please contact us at (213) 821-0800 or at


Bourne, Edmund J. (1995). The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Bourne, Edmund, & L. Garano (2003). Coping with Anxiety: 10 Simple Ways to Relieve Anxiety, Fear, and Worry. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Hanh, Thich Nhat (2003).Creating True Peace: Ending Violence in Yourself, Your Family, Your Community, and the World. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Isaacs, Mark (1978). Living with Fear: Understanding and Coping with Anxiety. New York: McGraw Hill.

Jeffers, Susan (1987). Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

Note: Has relevance to career issues.

Kabat-Zinn, Jon (1994). Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life. New York: Hyperion.

Wilson, R. Reid (1986). Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks. New York: Harper & Row.

Web Resources

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
This non-profit organization provides information and support for patients and health professionals, with details of conditions, and lists of resources.

The Anxiety Disorders Guide
This guide helps to indentify symptoms of anxiety, explain the causes, and describe treatments.

The Anxiety Network
Find information and help for three major disorders, social anxiety, panic and generalized anxiety.
Comprehensive overview that covers symptoms, treatment and coping skills for generalized anxiety disorder.

NIMH · Anxiety Disorders - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
A detailed booklet that describes the symptoms, causes, and treatments of the major anxiety disorders, with information on getting help and coping.

Partnership for Workplace Mental Health
Provides information on anxiety and depression, in addtion to other mental health concerns.