14 Oct 2017

Why are so many of us on edge?

From This Way Up, 12:50 pm on 14 October 2017

One in five New Zealanders suffer from an anxiety disorder in any given year, according to The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

28072016 Photo: Rebekah Parsons-King. Stock image illustrating loneliness, depression, isloation in men, for Insight.

Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

Andrea Petersen - author of On Edge

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Wall Street Journal reporter Andrea Petersen was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder when she was a teenager after a panic attack.

She explores the origins of anxiety, looks at many of the symptoms and some of the ways it's treated in her book On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety.

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