Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2021
Other than a brief few paragraphs in the final chapter, before the epilogue, in which Dr. Brewer felt compelled to virtue-signal his wokeness, white privlege, etc., the book is well written. I particularly liked his anecdotes about his struggles with anxiety, including panic attacks during his residency program. As a psychologist, I liked his emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy, including mindfulness, rather than medication for anxiety. I think this is a credit to his having a Ph.D. rather than just an M.D. As a graduate of the MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) course at the UMass Medical Center and having subscribed to Dr. Brewer’s “Unwinding Anxiety” subscription app, I think the book is more about the philosophy and science behind his therapeutic approach, rather than a true self-help book. For anyone who is intrigued by the book, I highly recommend his “Unwinding Anxiety” app for real behavior change.