Anxiety is the most common mental disorder in the United States, with an estimated 40 million adult sufferers. The anti-anxiety drug Xanax is the nation's most-prescribed drug. But drugging anxious Americans is not a solution to the problem of anxiety. Taking Control of Anxiety shows that there are many other proven ways to treat anxiety. This is a "self help book" in the best sense of the term conversational in tone, supportive, and filled with simple tips and suggestions that can help people reduce their own anxieties.