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Andrea Petersen
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Andrea Petersen

The Wall Street Journal contributor and On Edge author draws on her personal experience living and thriving with anxiety to bring hope, knowledge, and empowerment to those who also struggle.

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Drawing on her personal journey with mental wellness, Andrea Petersen equips audiences with powerful insights on how to manage and conquer anxiety and panic attacks. 

Andrea is a nationally celebrated health, psychology, and neuroscience journalist and contributing writer at The Wall Street Journal. She brings mental health awareness to millions of readers with her thoughtful reporting on a range of important wellness topics, from student mental health and cognitive behavioral therapy to suicide, and insomnia. Prior to her current role, she worked for 18 years as a staff reporter and editor at the WSJ, and has contributed to several high-profile media outlets, from O, The Oprah Magazine to 

She is the author of the acclaimed new memoir, On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety, which offers a brave and poignant chronicle of her 25-year struggle with acute anxiety, along with an examination of the science of anxiety and the groundbreaking research that may lead to new treatments and coping strategies.

Andrea enlightens with a refreshingly honest and relatable account of how she came to understand and master her lifelong struggle with anxiety – a journey that took her from therapists’ offices to yoga retreats to the Appalachian Trail. She reveals the fascinating biology behind the disorder, and breaks down how anxiety can hurt – and even help – us in our work and personal lives, leaving audiences with a new outlook on how we as a society view and treat disorders of the brain.

The Wall Street Journal Contributing Writer & On Edge: A Journey through Anxiety Author
Keywords: Author; Mental Health; Journalist; psychology; Anxiety

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