Don't Panic Third Edition: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks

Don't Panic Third Edition: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks

by Reid Wilson PhD

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061582448
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/27/2009
Edition description: Third
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 169,400
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.97(d)

About the Author

Psychologist Reid Wilson, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized specialist in the treatment of panic and anxiety disorders and the coauthor of Stop Obsessing: How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions. He is in private practice in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Foreword Judith S. Beck Aaron T. Beck xi

Part I Identifying the Problem

1 Introduction: The Panic Attack 3

2 Physical Causes of Paniclike Symptoms 13

3 Panic within Psychological Disorders 36

4 Agoraphobia and the Panic-Prone Personality 52

5 Four Complicating Problems 96

6 Panic in the Context of Heart and Lung Disorders 113

Part II The Nature of Anxiety Attacks

7 The Anatomy of Panic 129

8 Who's in Control? 147

9 Why the Body Reacts 157

Part III Don't Panic Live: Your Moment-by-Moment Strategies

10 Grab a New Attitude 167

11 Experience: The Greatest Teacher 202

12 Look for More 218

13 Stand without Crutches 229

14 Talk to Panic 240

Part IV Support When You Need It

15 Your Mind's Observer 259

16 Find Your Observer 276

17 Take a New Stance: Your Supportive Observer 310

18 Take the Hit 338

19 Face Panic 347

20 The Use of Medications 373

Resources 399

Index 401

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Don't Panic Third Edition: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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This book was okay. As a panic attack sufferer, I found this book somewaht helpful although it did get a little wordy and tedious in spots. Overall I think it would be helpful, especially for people who are just beginning to experience panic attacks or anxiety.