Research finds that the number of girls who said that they often felt nervous, worried, or fearful jumped 55 percent from 2009 to 2014, while the comparable number for adolescent boys has remained unchanged. As a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with girls, Lisa Damour, has witnessed this rising tide of stress and anxiety in her own research, in private practice, and in the all-girls’ school where she consults. In the engaging, anecdotal style and reassuring tone that won over thousands of readers of her first book, Untangled, Damour provides an important new contribution to understanding and supporting today’s girls with Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls.
Lisa Damour, is the New York Times bestselling author of Untangled, as well as numerous academic papers related to education and child development. She graduated with honors from Yale University, worked for the Yale Child Study Center, then received her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Damour is the executive director of Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls, maintains a private psychotherapy practice, consults and speaks internationally, and is a senior advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University. She and her husband have two daughters and live in Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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