When Anxiety Makes You Angry: CBT Anger Management Skills for Teens with Anxiety-Driven Anger by Kelsey Torgerson Dunn, Mallory Grimste (Foreword)

Published: March 1st 2022

Publisher: Instant Help

Length: 160 pages

My Rating:


Do people tell you that you seem angry? Do you find yourself losing your cool from time to time? From academic stress, worrying about college, and dealing with friend drama—you’ve got a lot on your plate. Is it any wonder, then, that the stress of it all can cause you to snap? If anxiety or stress is causing you to act out in ways that don’t seem like you—this book can help.

Using a proven-effective approach rooted in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), When Anxiety Makes You Angry will help you identify the anxiety beneath your anger, accept difficult emotions—rather than fighting or trying to ignore them—and learn healthy coping and self-regulation skills to help you find emotional balance. You’ll also discover how to “train your brain” to stop and think before reacting; and how to choose calm over chaos when faced with the things that trigger your anxiety or anger.

The teen years are full of changes, and sometimes it can be hard to deal with all the worry, uncertainty, and setbacks (without getting angry). But with the right tools, you can take control of anxiety and the difficult emotions it causes—and face the challenges ahead with confidence and a clear head. This friendly guide has your back!

In these increasingly challenging times, kids and teens need mental health resources more than ever. With more than 1.6 million copies sold worldwide, Instant Help Books are easy to use, proven-effective, and recommended by therapists.

My Review:

I don’t work with teens but I can well remember what it was like to be that age. Feeling misunderstood and under way too much pressure. What I like about this book is that it deals with setbacks. It helps the reader to deal with these when they happen and they do happen. It is a helpful resource for a teen who might not want to or be able to talk about what’s going on with them.

If you are a parent or carer to a teen, even better a teen yourself and are looking for something to help this is a great book to turn to. It’s easy to follow, has simple language and is relatable.

I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


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