Scott Stossel: My Age of Anxiety

20:58 minutes

An estimated 40 million people in the United States suffer from anxiety, but the disorder only became a diagnostic category 35 years ago. Scott Stossel, author of My Age of Anxiety, reveals his personal struggle with anxiety and the scientific, medical, and philosophical history behind the condition.

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Scott Stossel

Scott Stossel is author of My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope Dread and the Search for Peace of Mind (Knopf, 2013) and editor at The Atlantic in Washington, D.C.

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Alexa Lim was a senior producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.

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