Under Pressure

Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls

Lisa Damour

RRP: £9.99

4 June 2020

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786493972

RRP: £7.99

2 May 2019

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786493989

Though anxiety has risen among young people overall, recent studies confirm that it has skyrocketed in girls since the turn of the century – so what’s to blame? And how can we help our girls?

In the same engaging, anecdotal style and reassuring tone that won over thousands of readers of her first book, Untangled, clinical psychologist Lisa Damour addresses the facts about psychological pressure before turning to the the many facets of girls’ lives where stress hits them hard: the parental expectations they face at home, pressures at school, social anxiety among their peers, and on social media. Guiding us through these areas and more, Damour provides critical coping strategies and top tips that will help our daughters to face their fears and find out just how brave they can be.