An estimated 19 million adult Americans suffer from anxiety disorders. And anyone who has struggled with anxiety and panic attacks understands that each day brings a new set of fears and challenges.
The Anxiety Answer Book is an authoritative reference for these adults and their loved ones, providing sound advice and immediate answers to their most pressing questions.
- What is a panic attack?
- How does a panic attack happen?
- Can a panic attack hurt me?
- What is the difference between fear and phobia?
- How do I deal with trauma-based anxiety?
- What kind of medications will help me?
Written in an easy-to-read question and answer format, The Anxiety Answer Book helps readers cope with their anxiety, conquer their fears and seek treatment when necessary.
Laurie A. Helgoe, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with 14 years of experience. Her practice has included psychological assessment and diagnosis, psychotherapy, and consultation. She has taught students and interns at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels. Dr. Helgoe also provides consultation, lectures and seminars to new and practicing clinicians. Dr. Helgoe is author of the Boomer's Guide to Dating (Again), published in 2004 by Alpha Books.
Martin J. Kommer, M.D. is Chair of the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at West Virginia University, where he has taught for almost 30 years. In addition to teaching, Dr. Kommer provides psychotherapy and medication consultation, conducts research, and is active in mental health and psychiatric associations. He has also provided stress debriefing to community and state paramedics, firemen and police.
Laura R. Wilhelm, Ph.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University in 2000. She works as an Assistant Professor at the West Virginia University Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry in Charleston, WV. Her outpatient practice focuses on the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression and anger problems in adults. Other clinical interests include: adjustment to medical problems, stress management, assertiveness, and group therapy. Dr. Wilhelm also serves as the Director of her department's Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Training Program, in which she teaches and supervises psychiatric residents, psychology interns, and medical students.