Anxious: Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety
LeDoux J (2015) New York: Viking
This is Joseph LeDoux’s most recent book on the neurobiology of various psychological states, especially anxiety and fear. The strengths of the book lie in his review of various theories of anxiety and fear and his updating of the neurobiological research in these areas. The weaknesses include some misrepresentations of some ideas (especially primary affects and the work of Tomkins and Ekman) and the lack of sophistication in discussing clinical issues and the efficacy and research in psychodynamic treatments.