When Anxiety Makes You Angry: CBT Anger Management Skills for Teens with Anxiety-Driven Anger

New Harbinger. (Instant Help). Apr. 2022. 160p. pap. $17.95. ISBN 9781684038367.
Gr 6 Up–There are few teenagers who don’t experience anger. Some struggle on a daily basis with how to control their reactions to events; others may suffer from occasional outbursts. In this comprehensive guide to dealing with a universal emotion, anxiety therapist Dunn walks teens through the likely causes for this often-misunderstood feeling and helps them come up with solutions to combat their behavior. Explaining that most anger stems from anxiety, she lays out simple ways to identify growing anxiety in all areas of life, and then lists clear ideas for dealing with specific types of anxiety. Using cognitive behavior therapy tools, the author provides exercises that are easy to incorporate into busy school days. She includes charts and other infographics that are geared toward stressed-out teenagers, who may not feel they have time in their everyday schedules for an emotional self-evaluation. As an added bonus, the author offers several practical and preventative calming techniques.
VERDICT This valuable guide is sure to help teens, and the adults in their lives, manage anxiety and anger. Recommended for all libraries.

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