Worry: ADHD Book Review
50 tips for managing stress and valuable insight into “toxic worry.”
Reviewed on September 15, 2017
by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
Ballantine Books (September 14, 1998)
As an ADHD coach, I want proactive, positive suggestions to give my clients, and I found them in Dr. Edward Hallowell’s book, Worry.
In Worry, Dr. Hallowell gives 50 tips for managing worry, and provides valuable insight into “toxic worry.” His book helps coaches determine if the amount of worry is excessive or the type of worry is pathological, and whether a referral for therapy is needed. He explains how worry relates to depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, paranoia, and generalized anxiety disorder-all conditions that exceed the scope of coaching and require treatment from a mental health care professional.
And the book also points out the benefits of worrying – when we worry, it warns us of danger, so we can take corrective action before it’s too late. By thinking of all the things that can go wrong, we can take steps to prevent a disaster from occurring and give ourselves the edge for success. This is a great guide for stress-management.