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Praise for Worry Cure

Here's what people are saying about Dr. Leahy's new book, The Worry Cure.
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In the Media

  • Forbes Magazine suggests Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is part of a "new therapy revolution." Read the article to learn why CBT treatment is the preferred over Talk Therapy and Medication.

  • ABC's 20/20 discusses "Worry in America" with Dr. Leahy. Watch the video clip here. (Please Note: You will need Real Player or Quicktime to view the video. The Video is 20 minutes long and may take awhile to download.)

  • The Early Show on CBS. Harry Smith spoke with Dr. Leahy about generalized anxiety disorder and The Worry Cure. Find out more on The Early Show website, which includes an excerpt from The Worry Cure here.

    Click here to watch the video of the interview or read a transcript.

  • The New York Times says Dr. Leahy, "Engagingly and persuasively coaxes self-tormentors to have mercy on themselves," in his book The Worry Cure. Read more here.

  • USA Today features "How to Overcome Your Worries" by Robert L. Leahy

  • Self Magazine culled through hundreds of self-help books and named The Worry Cure one of the top 8!

  • Newsweek talks with Dr. Leahy. Read an excerpt here! This passage talks about understanding your worry.

  • Body+Soul Magazine (A Martha Stewart Publication) discusses Coping Strategies for different Worry Profiles. Read the Article.

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Professional Colleagues

“Dr. Leahy’s The Worry Cure should have been titled, ‘Seven Simple Steps to a Stress-Free Life.’ This book offers practical and powerful tools to reverse your worry and transform the quality of your life.” – Anthony Robbins, author of Awaken the Giant Within and Unlimited Power

“Highly instructive and accessible... Worriers will find relief here.” – Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D., author of After the Affair and How Can I Forgive You?

“I heartily recommend this book to everybody who is worried... and that includes practically all of us. Eminent psychologist Dr. Robert L. Leahy has designed an easy-to-follow program pinpointing unproductive worries across the broad spectrum of relationships, work, health, and finances. In elegant style, he shows how to neutralize and even eliminate them.” – Aaron T. Beck, M.D., president of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research and university professor emeritus of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania

“An excellent book. The self-assessment questionnaires narrow down each reader’s personal domains of worry, giving them a leg up on making life-altering changes, and the easy-to-understand step-by-step procedures for overcoming worry provide useful tools that are research-based.” – Monica Ramirez Basco, Ph.D., author of Never Good Enough and coauthor of Getting Your Life Back

“Clear and easy to follow... like having Dr. Leahy, one of the foremost psychologists in the world, as your personal therapist. His superb insights and understanding of worry allow him to reasonably and logically address this often unreasonable and illogical problem.” – Arthur Freeman, Ed.D., A.B.P.P., coauthor of Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda and The 10 Dumbest Mistakes Smart People Make and How to Avoid Them

“Compelling, informative, and highly accessible. This book is certain to become the standard in assisting those who worry achieve fuller, healthier lives.” – Douglas Mennin, Ph.D., director of the Yale Anxiety and Mood Services

“A must-read... During a time when society is under more stress than ever comes this comprehensive book written by one of the world’s most noted authorities. Packed with clinical advice in a practical style, it addresses everyone from the occasional worrywart to some of the most severe types of ruminators.” – Frank M. Dattilio, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., department of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

“In The Worry Cure, Dr. Leahy, an internationally recognised psychologist, combines the best of the educational and scientific benefits of Cognitive Therapy.  His status as a highly respected and compassionate cognitive therapist ensures that The Worry Cure is engaging and accessible, yet up-to-date and highly informative about the latest psychological understanding and treatment of the common but important problem of worry.  Most importantly, the author treats the reader as an equal in the exercise of understanding and accepting the paradoxical nature of their own worry and committing to a clear program of change.  The Worry Cure will have appeal to both worriers and professionals alike, committed to the common goal of understanding and managing the daily mind.” –  Philip Tata, Scientific Chair, The British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, London, UK.

“If you are prone to worry, then read this book. In it Dr. Leahy describes what we know about worrying and why worrying is so self-perpetuating. Central to the book is a self-help programme based on the latest evidence-based form of treatment. I strongly recommend the book and its treatment programme.” – Christopher Fairburn D.M., FRCPsych, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Oxford

“Written by the internationally renowned Dr Robert Leahy, The Worry Cure provides readers with a rich insight into the causes of worry and how to help oneself reduce it. Based on Dr Leahy's extensive knowledge and clinical experience the reader will find a wealth of fascinating cases that often mirror our own experiences with clear guidance on how to change our thinking and approach to worry. You should only worry if you don't have this book.” – Paul Gilbert, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Derby and author of Overcoming Depression.

"Everyone worries. But instead of accepting this as fact, Leahy suggests that by taking the time to understand why we worry, we can control or even eliminate much of it.

Above all else, Leahy’s approach to anxiety is systematic. He first asks readers to take a diagnostic to determine their “worry profile.” That is, people worry for different reasons, and figuring out the root of your anxiety is a necessary prerequisite to overcoming it. From there, he walks us through seven crucial steps to taking control of our worries. His advice is overtly pragmatic: with each step, he provides practical take-aways that readers will be able to employ immediately. From determining which worries are productive to using self-affirming mantras to build confidence in the face of anxiety, the plan tackles every angle of a chronic worrier’s mind. His thorough plan will take commitment, but with over 25 years of clinical experience with anxiety, Leahy is clearly a seasoned expert.

While it’s clearly geared towards those with serious anxiety issues, Leahy’s advice will resonate with anyone who has had one too many sleepless nights."
Kirkus Reviews

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