Afraid: Understanding the Purpose of Fear and Harnessing the Power of Anxiety (Hardcover)
A psychiatrist and neuroscientist describes fear and anxiety in our brain and body, and how it colors many aspects of a modern human's life. In a way accessible to the public, he explains why we love to be scared, the link between bravery, meaning, aggression, creativity, and fear, as well as diseases of fear and anxiety, and how we manage them.
About the Author
Arash Javanbakht, MD, is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who currently serves as the Director of the Stress, Trauma, and Anxiety Research Clinic (STARC) at Wayne State University, School of Medicine. Dr. Javanbakht is a frequent invited speaker at national and international conferences and universities. Multiple media outlets and scientific organizations have featured Dr. Javanbakht's work, including: CNN, NPR, Smithsonian, Aljazeera, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Scientific American, Science, American Psychiatric Association, Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is the academic advisor on the PBS documentary "Mysteries of Mental Illness." He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.