Please read the following info about
Taurine, a totally natural amino acid found abundantly in the body.
I've tried a LOT of alternative anxiety aids and I take this religiously! The first day I tried it, I felt better in a matter of minutes. I knew it wasn't a placebo effect because NOTHING else I'd tried ever did a thing for me (except Kava Kava). You can google more info on Taurine for anxiety. I even told my last pdoc I was taking it and he thought that I was doing a good thing! Yeah!
As to self help books, the only ones that helped me are the ones by Dr. Claire Weeks. She didn't go into all these self analysis stuff or long exercises per se. She went right to the root of tackling the anxiety. I'm NOT knocking other books, but just stating my personal experience. I know that many have been helped with other books.
Please feel free to email me anytime if you'd like mmore info or to talk!