News & Reviews

Publisher’s Weekly  

A remarkably thorough and accessible guide for raising girls into strong, independent women

Damour thoughtfully and compassionately discusses the many pitfalls faced by adolescent girls today, advising parents on how to help their daughters past obstacles while reinforcing confidence and minimizing stress.

Kirkus Reviews 

New insight into the old issue of teen girls suffering stress and anxiety.

In readily accessible and easily assimilated prose, Damour . . . [makes] common-sense suggestions to help parents help their daughters in these highly competitive times. Practical solutions backed by solid research that will help many girls overcome their high levels of stress and anxiety.

Harvard Educational Review 

Under Pressure provides both a helpful understanding of stress and anxiety and practical guidance for both parents and educators.

Although the book is targeted to parents of school-aged girls, it also has the potential to help adult women. Perhaps it was Damour’s comforting tone or the care with which she writes about her patients, but I easily related to the girls in her book and found connections to my own journey with anxiety.


Although aimed at parents, Damour’s sensible and empathetic approach will also be reassuring for teens seeking guidance.

Drawing on her practice with teens of various backgrounds and her experiences as a parent, Damour analyzes sources of stress in interactions with parents, competitions between friends, sexual harassment, academic expectations, and cultural influences. Damour offers practical suggestions for heading off stressful encounters and counteracting their influences.

Your Teen Magazine  

Actionable advice for a variety of situations girls face in their lives

Under Pressure tackles the difficult job of defining, analyzing, and advising on the many stressors and pressures that are facing girls today. Parents who found a valuable resource in Damour’s Untangled will certainly want to add Under Pressure to their reading list.