- DR. LUANA MARQUES
- Speaking Engagements
Below are a two excerpts from my book that will help provide you with insight into the concept of being “Almost Anxious.”
It is only human to worry about problems in our
lives - but for some, obsessing for weeks and months,
avoiding social events and situations due to feelings
of panic can become a regular part of our lives. If any
of these describe you or a loved one, then you or they
may be almost anxious.
This book is a wonderful resource for anyone who has ever wondered if they are “a bit too anxious” and if there is anything they can do to feel more at peace. The text offers clear, scientifically-based information about adaptive levels of anxiety, anxiety disorders, and that “almost anxious” space in between. The use of diagrams, self-assessment tests, and self-help treatment forms guide the reader in a search to gain understanding of his or her symptoms, and the means to lessen their severity and impact. The best thing about this book, however, is Dr. Marques’ voice, energy, and engaging personality. You never feel as though you are stuck in an advanced psychology seminar. Rather, reading this book is like sitting with Dr. Marques in her beautiful office, overlooking the Boston skyline, and having a lovely, personal chat.
Risa B. Weisberg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor (Research)
This is simply a great book. It brings together so much information about anxiety and worry, even if it is “just” almost, and it does so in a way that is easy to understand and apply to one’s own life. The techniques presented for coping with anxiety and worry are practical, pragmatic, easily applied, and likely to be very helpful. This is an important book for persons troubled by anxiety and worry.
Richard G. Heimberg, PhD
David Kipnis Distinguished Faculty Fellow
Professor and Director
Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple (AACT)
Department of Psychology
Whether you are almost anxious or suffer from a full-blown anxiety disorder, this book provides concrete and proven cognitive and behavioral strategies for effectively dealing with the debilitating problems of anxiety. Dr. Marques, an expert clinician, wrote a masterful book that provides the reader with the knowledge and skills to turn the scary anxiety monster into a harmless pet. It is a must-read for any consumer.
Stefan G. Hofmann, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
An Introduction to Modern CBT (Wiley, 2012)
One of the main goals of effective therapy for individuals with anxiety disorders is to “give away” as much of the treatment as possible – to have the patient themselves take over the role of therapist. In Almost Anxious, Dr Luana Marques, herself a master clinician and researcher, provides patients and their family members with critical insights and important tools that they can use to more effectively help themselves on the road to better health
Mark H. Pollack, M.D.
The Grainger Professor and
Chairman, Department of Psychiatry
Rush University Medical Center
Almost Anxious is an engaging, informative, and evidence-based book. Accessible to the general reader, it provides an abundance of useful tips for people struggling to cope with symptoms of anxiety.
Richard J. McNally, Ph.D.
Professor, Harvard University
Author, “What is Mental Illness?”
Dr. Marques discusses Almost Anxious on MyFox Boston
Dr. Marques discusses managing anxiety in the new year