Anxiety: The Best Websites, Books, and Apps to Treat it

Best Anxiety Books

Looking for excellent self-help resources for children and adults to learn additional ways to deal with anxiety? Here is a list of some of the best anxiety books, websites and apps available.


There are so many different options available!

  • Read more about different anxiety disorders and options for treatment.
  • Learn techniques to manage the symptoms of anxiety.
  • Track and graph your moods.
  • Identify your triggers.
  • Set goals.
  • Learn meditation and mindfulness.
  • Reduce negative thinking.
  • Join peer networks with others that struggle with anxiety.

Helpful websites related to anxiety:

  • My favorite site is The Anxiety Boss. Dr Carlo Carandang is a psychiatrist and anxiety expert and maintains this comprehenive resource. He has many articles about anxiety disorders and options for treatment.
  • has a thorough and well-written overview on different types of anxiety, causes, risk factors, and treatments. I like this article: What is anxiety?
  • The Anxiety Coach is a self-help guide for people with anxiety disorders. They offer information and techniques for management of anxiety.
  • Driving Fear is a site for people looking to overcome their fear of driving. They have self-help programs and a blog.
  • Social Anxiety Association is a nonprofit organization that promotes understanding and treatment of social anxiety disorder.
  • The Anxiety Social Net is a social network for people struggling with anxiety disorders.
  • Emetophobia Online is a site for information and support for those suffering from the fear of vomitting.
  • Fear of Flying School is meant for people that want to conquer their fear of flying. It includes articles and interviews with tips for how to overcome it.
  • Simplified Skills maintains a list of natural remedies they recommend to help treat anxiety.
  • Previous blogs I have written related to anxiety: Do what you are afraid of! Stop letting anxiety control you and Benzodiazepines: Do they treat anxiety?Ways to deal with anxiety


Websites addressing anxiety in children:

Recommended apps to help with anxiety:

  • Mood Track Diary: Free app. Track and graph your mood patterns and triggers.
  • Pacifica: Free app to reduce stress and anxiety. Mood tracking, goal setting, relaxation techniques, and peer support.
  • Happify: Free app. Overcoming stress and negative thoughts. Skills to train yourself for happiness.
  • Fear of Flying: $125-$595 depending on which package you buy. Includes online resources and support, DVD’s, and individual counseling. It even includes a package for “flying tomorrow or the next day” where you can get urgent help.
  • Anxiety coach: $4.99 This app is designed to be used over several weeks to months as a tool to gradually face a feared situation and reduce anxiety.
  • Headspace: Free or paid versions. Meditation and mindfulness made simple.
  • Calm: Free app. Reduce anxiety, sleep better, and feel happier. Includes meditation, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques.
  • Breathe2relax: Free app. Stress management tools with practice exercises to help learn stress management skills. i-phone app, android app
  • Insight timer:  Free meditation app. i-phone app, android app
  • Simply Being Too: $1.99 Guided meditation for relaxation. i-phone app, android app

Are you looking for the best books on anxiety?

Best anxiety books for adults:

Children’s anxiety books:


Are there other resources you have found helpful? Let me know if there is anything I have missed.

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13 thoughts on “Anxiety: The Best Websites, Books, and Apps to Treat it”

  1. Thank you for this post! As someone who has suffered from anxiety, I already knew some of the books and apps and they are really helpful. I’m gonna check out some of the others.

  2. I’ve totally bookmarked this excellent source of tools.Combating anxiety is one of the main reasons I got into teaching yoga. I’m definitely recommending this to my students!

  3. Thanks for sharing this list, anxiety is one of those joy killers that can sneak on anyone at any time. I have had my fight with it at times in my life, especially during my pregnancy. these are very helpful.

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