Expert advice from a neurotic shrink who's lived with it all his life.
Consultant psychiatrist Dr Mark Cross knows a lot about anxiety. Many of his patients are sufferers, which is hardly surprising, given anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia, affecting up to one in four people at some point in their lives. But Mark also knows about anxiety from another perspective, because he too has suffered from anxiety all his life.
In this book, the well-known author of Changing Minds, who featured on the award-winning ABC TV series of the same name, demystifies this mental illness in his trademark warm and friendly style. He looks at causes, treatments, both medical and natural, anxiety in the workplace and more, sharing his own experiences as well as stories from others.
About the Author
Doctor Mark Cross is a psychiatrist specialising in treating young people, complex PTSD, women's mental health and anxiety disorders. He has a special interest in sexuality and identity issues, as well as mental health in the workplace and is passionate about equality, human rights, ethics in psychiatry, reducing stigma and improving the care and quality of life of people with lived experience of mental illness. Mark has worked in psychiatry for three decades and is a senior lecturer at the University of NSW and a conjoint lecturer at Western Sydney University. He is a member of the board of SANE Australia, whose mission is to improve the mental health of those living with complex mental health issues as well as reducing stigma.
In 2015, he received the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists NSW Branch Meritorious Service Award for his significant contribution to psychiatry. In 2016, he co-authored with Dr Catherine Hanrahan Changing Minds: the go to guide to mental health, developed out of the landmark ABC TV series of the same name. He is married to John; they have two sons
Expert Advice from a Neurotic Shrink Who's Lived with Anxiety All His Life
By: Dr Mark Cross