Reading the reviews prior to purchasing this book, I was expecting a book filled with information to help me to reduce or eliminate my anxiety. The author touched on breathing and some flaky self-hypnosis methods but spent the majority of the book covering ailments of different sections of the brain and what medications would be helpful in reducing each ailment. Although the information was interesting, I find it useless since I do not have access to the types of brain scans introduced to the reader and the author himself explained how difficult it was/is to get a physician to agree with the statements in the book and to follow the suggested methods of cure. It's possible that I was expecting too much but I simply found it disheartening to be told all these magnificent cures for my particular ailments but then to also be told not to bother trying to find a doctor who would believe or agree on these methods. I was hoping for more of a self-help book that would allow the reader to perform methods of treatment in the confines of their own home and not have to seek out a professional.
You have to love the perfect combination of "free" and Steve Martin. Although I have heard this short before, it never gets old and I am considering purchasing the entire book.
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