There is a lot to be anxious about. Maybe you’ve got an upcoming job interview or a big game you’re preparing for, or perhaps you’re on edge about a deadline at work. We’ve all been there. But for 40 million Americans, anxiety can be much more than nervousness, it can be a debilitating condition with severe physical and mental effects.
Daniel Smith suffers from a kind of anxiety that results in panic attacks and thoughts of existential ruin. He documents his experience with anxiety in his new book, which is called “Monkey Mind,” and it sheds light on many of the layers of his condition and how he has learned to live with it.