Joseph LeDoux, “Anxious”

Drawing on the latest research from NYU’s Center for Neural Sciences, LeDoux, a professor of science at the Center and the author of The Synaptic Self and The Emotional Brain, looks at fear and anxiety as products of conscious experiences as well as of the brain’s non-conscious processes, a duality that suggests successful treatment calls for both new drugs and fresh methods of psychotherapy. LeDoux’s lucid explanations are at once a fascinating glimpse of how brains work and a source of hope for the forty million Americans suffering from anxiety and related disorders.

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