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Marieline Molina


UWRT 1104

12 December 2017

Annotated Bibliography

Craske, Michelle G, and Murray B Stein. Anxiety. The Lancet, vol. 388, no. 10063, 17

Dec. 2016, pp. 30483059., doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(16)30381-6.

This article focused on general knowledge about anxiety disorders, specific types of

anxiety disorders and symptoms involved with the diverse disorders. It goes on to talk about who

is most impacted by the different types of disorders and ways the different ailments are treated.

How disorders are diagnosed and the types of materials they use to identify the disorders is

talked about and patterns involving different conditions are also discussed throughout the article.

This source taught me about different types of anxiety disorders like social anxiety

disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. This article goes with my topic because to know how

to deal with anxiety you have to know what causes it and some of the signs for different

disorders. This article also talks about who is impacted the most with different disorders and I

wasnt very shocked with results. This furthers my inquiry because it teaches me about anxiety

disorders and differents types of illnesses that are attached to anxiety.

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I know this is a credible source because its a peer reviewed article. Craske, one of the

writers, is a professor at UCLA psychology department and she also has a Ph.D. Stein, the other

author, is a professor at UCSD psychiatry department.

Williams, Florence. The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and

More Creative. W. W. Norton & Company, 2017.

The Nature Fix by Florence Williams focuses on how nature affects us mentally and

physically. Humans live in a world that is constantly plugged in, most people live in cities, the

book explorers how we are impacted by the loss of nature in our lives and the positive impacts of

getting at least some time outside away from technology. The author travels around the world

and talks to professionals to figure out the science of why nature has such a positive impact on

our health.

When reading this book it made really think about how much time I spend on my phone

and how I really need to get outside more. Florence, after moving from Boulder, Colorado to

Washington D.C., goes through a nature withdrawal and this inspires her to go on a journey of

sorts to figure out how nature helps humans and that getting too little of it hurts us. Since 2008

more people live in cities than anywhere else, this causes us to suffer from depression, anxiety,

vitamin d deficiency, obesity, etc. Just slowing down and getting outside can help us battle all of

this. This is related to my inquiry because Im trying to figure out how to be less anxious and the

outdoors seems to be a healthy way of being less anxious.

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Florence Williams is a fellow at the center for Humans and Nature at George Washington

University, she is an award winning journalist and author and she used to be a fellow at the

Center of Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado. She has written for National

Geographic, The New York Times, and is an editor for Outside magazine.

Lehrer, Paul M., et al. Principles and Practice of Stress Management. 3rd ed., Guilford, 2007.

This book focuses on stress and different methods on maintaining it. There are different

theories discussed throughout the book, like progressive relaxation, each chapter focuses on one.

The history of the theory is told, then the authors go into details about how to properly use the

method, usually some pros and cons about it and a final reflection about the method. Some of

the methods even get step by step instructions on how to use them.

I found this book fairly useful, I think it helps answer my inquiry question. I want to be

less anxious and a lot of it comes from my stress so I want to take some of the methods

mentioned in the book, breathing exercises and meditation, into my daily life so that I can be less

anxious. The step by step guides are really great and in depth so I can make sure Im doing it

right. I liked how they also gave ways to deal with stress that didnt involve taking medicine.

The authors also had

citations after each chapter so I knew where the methods came from and the research done for


After researching the authors of the book I found out that they all have PhDs and theyre

all college professors. Paul M. Lehrer and Robert L. Woolfolk both work at the University of

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Rutgers in New Jersey and Wesley E. Sime works at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lehrer

got his degree from Harvard University and Woolfolk has over 40 years of clinical experience.

Acutely Anxious. Films Media Group, 2006, Accessed 13 Nov. 2017.

The video focuses on different people and the different types of anxiety they suffer from.

The people detail their experience with their disorder and what it was that affected them, one

lady was really scared of mice. After the people explained what their problem was the voiceover

and a doctor would go into more detail about how the body and the brain are reacting and where

exactly the problem is originating from. The video took the peoples anxieties and explained

them in more detail.

I found this video helpful for my inquiry because it really gave a perspective on how

actual people feel about their anxiety rather than reading a doctors paper on how people feel.

The video went into detail about which parts of the brain are actually affected when people are

having anxiety attacks and showed diagrams which was really helpful instead of just reading

about it. The people

in the video had their disorders at a more extreme level but they were able to overcome them and

explained the different methods they used to get better, the methods they used can be helpful to

me also if I practice for things that make me anxious.

This video was produced by TVF international, a documentary producer from the UK,

they are known for their factual entertainment. The people throughout the video were talking

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their experiences and were actual people who suffer from anxiety and were just telling how bad

they use to be and how they got better.

Smolders, Mirrian, et al. What Determines the Management of Anxiety Disorders and Its

Improvement? Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, vol. 14, no. 2, 18 Feb.

2008, pp. 259265., doi:10.1111/j.1365-2753.2007.00845.x.

This article is about the healthcare system and how its handling anxiety disorders. The

care that goes into patients with anxiety disorders and how the professionals are dealing with

them is looked at throughout the whole article. When dealing with different types of patients how

is the care being delivered? They have to look at many factors of the patient and the professional,

how is the team around the professional and the organization thats delivering the care.

I thought this article was important to my inquiry because anxiety when it gets to a

professional level is at times hard to diagnose and depending on the patient can be very hard to

treat. Every patient is different and there has to be a good care system behind the doctor, not

every patient is the same and everyone should be getting the care they deserve. How to improve


system is also talked about throughout the article, they didnt just give a problem and not talk

about the way to fix it.

Two of the authors of this article have PhDs, Michel Wensing and Richard Grol.

Wensing is also a professor at the University of Heidelberg hes a sociologist and medical care

researcher. Grol is the chairman of the Department of Quality of Care at Radboud University

Nijmegen in the Netherlands.