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Want to Feel Less Anxious? Give Up Some Control

One psychologist’s case for embracing uncertainty

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AAccording to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than three in 10 Americans will have a full-blown anxiety disorder over the course of their lifetimes. Worse, nearly one in four of these cases will be characterized as “severe,” meaning a person is unable to function from day to day or…

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David H. Rosmarin

David H. Rosmarin

Director of the McLean Hospital Spirituality & Mental Health Program and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School

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