Andrea Petersen has been a writer for years, contributing to the Wall Street Journal with articles on mental health and psychology, travel, and health. But her recent writing took a slight turn, when the subject of her writing became herself.
On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety, is Petersen’s acclaimed debut memoir. First diagnosed with an anxiety disorder at the age of twenty, she would go on to realize that she had actually been suffering from panic attacks since she was a child. Her book goes on to describe not only Petersen’s own methods of dealing with anxiety, but looks at the biological roots of anxiety, how our treatments have evolved, and more.
Petersen offers a unique perspective into what it’s like to live with an anxiety disorder in her book. A must-read, On Edge will be available for purchase on May 16th.