Ten Steps to Relieve Anxiety: Refocus, Relax, and Enjoy Life

Ten Steps to Relieve Anxiety: Refocus, Relax, and Enjoy Life

by H. Michael Zal

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Ten Steps to Relieve Anxiety: Refocus, Relax, and Enjoy Life by H. Michael Zal

Are you having trouble concentrating or does your mind simply “go blank,” are you experiencing shortness of breath or rapid heartbeat, trouble sleeping, irritability, muscle tension or aches, sweating, nausea or diarrhea on a daily basis? Do your feelings of anxiety disrupt your social activities or interfere with work, school, family or personal life?

You are not alone. 6.8 million American adults and millions more worldwide suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). In Ten Steps to Relieve Anxiety, Dr. H. Michael Zal utilizes his over forty years of experience to explore the emotional and physical aspects of anxiety and the treatment options available, then sets out his strategy.

Dr. Zal illustrates his proven, simple yet effective techniques and treatments to handle anxiety in ten easy-to-follow steps. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is not a character flaw; it is a serious but treatable disorder and Ten Steps to Relieve Anxiety is the perfect tool to regain control over your anxiety.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882824512
Publisher: New Horizon Press
Publication date: 10/15/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 351 KB

About the Author

H Michael Zal, DO, FACN, FAPA, has been a psychiatrist for over forty years. He is currently in private practice and a clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is board certified, a Fellow of the American College of Neurology and Psychiatry and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Association. Dr. Zal is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a three-year Psychiatric Fellowship sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health at the Philadelphia Mental Health Clinic and Haverford State Hospital. Dr. Zal was chairman of the Psychiatric Service at Metropolitan Hospital in Philadelphia and was also on the staff of Charter-Fairmount Institute, Mercy Suburban Hospital and the Medical College of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Zal received the Albert Einstein Healthcare Foundation Physicians' Award for Excellence and the Practitioner of the Year Award from the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society for outstanding character, dedication and commitment to patient care. He is a lecturer, medical writer and editor on mental health topics with numerous published articles to his credit. He won the Eric W. Martin Memorial Award, presented by the American Medical Writers Association, for outstanding writing and the Frances Larson Memorial Award for excellence.

Table of Contents


Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
A GAD Case History: Paul’s Story

Part I: Steps to Relieve Anxiety
Chapter 1  Step 1: Stop
Chapter 2  Step 2: Breathe
Chapter 3  Step 3: Refocus
Chapter 4  Step 4: Lower Your Expectations
Chapter 5  Step 5: Express Negative Feelings
Chapter 6  Step 6: Take a More Positive View
Chapter 7  Step 7: Don’t Worry
Chapter 8  Step 8: Take Action
Chapter 9  Step 9: Take Things as They Are
Chapter 10  Step 10: Take Care of Yourself

Part II: Treatment Options
Chapter 11  Therapy
Chapter 12  Medication

Part III: High Stress Situations
Chapter 13  Anxiety and Adult Attention Deficit Disorder
Chapter 14  Anxiety and Chronic Illness
Chapter 15  Anxiety in the Elderly
Chapter 16  Holiday Anxiety

Conclusion: The Road to Contentment
Acknowledgments
Helpful Resources
About the Author
Endnotes

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