Bigger Than Elvis: What the Story of Brian Epstein Teaches us About Anxiety

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Source: The Fifth Beatle, Vivek J. Tiwary, art by Andrew C. Robinson

Source: The Fifth Beatle, Vivek J. Tiwary, art by Andrew C. Robinson

“Anxiety allowed him to think into the future—sometimes worrying, but much of the time envisioning what he hoped for, dreamed of, and desired. His anxiety fueled his drive and passion and he made his dreams into reality.”

Dr. Dennis-Tiwary delves into the fascinating life of Brian Epstein, often know as the Fifth Beatle, in her latest blog post for Psychology Today, “Bigger Than Elvis.” Brian, who dealt with anxiety for most of his life, used his anxiety fuel him and turn his dreams into reality. Unfortunately, rather than facing his emotional pain and learning to feel comfortable in his own skin, he medicated with benzodiazepines and pushed his anxiety to the side, leading to an accidental overdose.

This story of Brian’s battle with anxiety shows the possibilities – both beneficial and harmful – of managing anxiety, and highlights the importance of how we choose to manage it.

To read the blog post, click here.

To read more about the Fifth Beatle, written by Vivek Tiwary, click here.