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This groundbreaking book explores the little-known yet critical connections between anxiety and grief, with practical strategies for healing.

Anxiety disorders are on the rise; many people are looking for resources to help them cope with anxiety, yet most people aren’t aware that unresolved grief is a primary underpinning–or that the two are related at all. In my own therapy practice and life, I’ve discovered the connections between anxiety and grief. In my upcoming book, backed by research, case studies, and interviews, I break down the physiology of anxiety, giving readers a concrete foundation of understanding in order to help them heal the anxiety caused by loss. Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief explains the intimate connection between death and grief and how they specifically cause anxiety–unpacking everything from our age-old fears about mortality to the bare vulnerability a loss can make us feel.

With concrete tools and coping strategies for panic attacks, getting a handle on anxious thoughts, and more, Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief  bridges these two emotions in a way that is deeply empathetic and eminently practical.

Author Claire Bidwell Smith is a practicing grief therapist and experienced grief early in life with the deaths of both of her parents by the time she was 25.