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Books Available

Martin M. Antony, PhD, ABPP has written a number of self-help books, and four of them are out of print, which means that rights return to the author... he has been kind enough to make them available to everyone now on his website - - in PDF form.

The Titles Are:

1.  Antony, M.M. (2004).  10 simple solutions to shyness:  How to overcome shyness, social anxiety, and fear of public speaking.  Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

2.  Antony, M.M., & Rowa, K. (2007).  Overcoming fear of heights: How to conquer acrophobia and live a life without limits.  Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

3.  Antony, M.M., & McCabe, R.E. (2005).  Overcoming animal and insect phobias: How to conquer fear of dogs, snakes, rodents, bees, spiders, and more.   Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

4.  Antony, M.M., & Watling, M.A. (2006).  Overcoming medical phobias: How to conquer fear of blood, needles, doctors, and dentists.  Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.


Positive Coping with Health Conditions, A Self-Care Workbook

(Dr. Dan Bilsker, R.Psych., Dr. Joti Samra, R.Psych., Dr. Elliot Goldner, MD, MHSc) is a self-care manual authored by scientist-practitioners with expertise in issues relating to coping with health conditions.

This manual is designed for individuals who deal with health conditions, including patients, physicians, psychologists, nurses, rehabilitation professionals and researchers.

Download from CARMHA (Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health & Addiction)


Test Anxiety Booklet

The intent of this booklet is to help students and parents better understand test anxiety, and to provide methods to help students cope with test anxiety and ultimately be successful in their courses. Students should read this booklet carefully, consider which aspects of test anxiety apply to them, and then identify coping strategies that may help address the anxiety.

Ideally, parents would read this booklet with their student and participate in the resulting discussion and identification of coping strategies. Remember that support from family members is always positive, and will ultimately help students deal with their anxiety.

Download from Anxiety Canada


Strides Articles


"What You Should Know About Anxiety Sensitivity"

The first in the series, What you should know about anxiety sensitivity, written by two eminent Canadian psychologists, Drs. Watt and Stewart, describes a personality dimension that has been shown to be a major predictor of who is likely to develop almost all anxiety disorders.  Their recent self-help book, Overcoming Fear of Fear, is a must-read for both professionals and those with anxiety related problems.  Future articles will describe how other personality factors, genetic factors, and learning experiences can influence whether we develop anxiety related problems. Click here to read the article.

"Anxious genes?"

The article below, Anxious genes?, By Murray B. Stein. In the second in a series of articles describing various psychological and biological factors that can increase our vulnerability to becoming anxious.  Murray B. Stein is a professor of psychiatry and family and preventative medicine at the University of California San Diego.  He is an internationally recognized expert on anxiety and its disorders.  Dr. Stein has authored almost 400 peer reviewed articles. Click here to read the article.


"Risk Factors for PTSD"

This article highlights the complex issues concerning Risk Factors for PTSD - Richard J. McNally, professor and clinical director at Harvard University, one of the top anxiety researchers in the world.  He is author of almost 400 hundred peer reviewed article.  His most recent book "What is mental illness", published by Belnap Press/Harvard Press, will be released in November of this year.  It will be a must read by both laymen and professionals.



"Learning and Anxiety - Margo C. Watt Ph.D., & Samantha DiFrancescantonioa"

This is an article about the roll learning plays in the developement of anxiety disorders.

Anxiety disorders are the most common of all mental health problems, affecting approximately one in 10 people, both children and adults (CMHA, 2010). Various factors have been implicated in the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders including biological (e.g., genetics, psychophysiology, temperament), personality (e.g., anxiety sensitivity or fear of arousal-related sensations), interpersonal (e.g., attachment), cognitive (e.g., information processing), preparedness, and behavioural (learning). Research indicates that environmental factors, such as learning, contribute more to the etiology and maintenance of anxiety than do genes (Eley, 2001).

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Risk Factors in the Development of Anxiety Disorders: Negative Affectivity

The article below, Risk factors in the development of anxiety disorders: Negative affectivity is the final article in this series.  The author, Peter Norton, is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the University of Houston.  He is also a recent recipient of the American Psychological Association's Young Researcher of the Year award in Clinical Psychology.  He is the author of The anti-anxiety workbook, a self help book for people experiencing problems with anxiety.