Don't Panic Third Edition (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, Jul 7, 2009 - Self-Help - 432 pages
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The authority on panic and anxiety—newly revised and expanded

Are you one of the more than nineteen million Americans who suffer from anxiety? Don’t panic. Newly revised and expanded, this edition offers a straightforward and remarkably effective self-help program for overcoming panic and coping with anxious fears. With insight and compassion, Reid Wilson, Ph.D., demystifies anxiety attacks and provides indispensable advice, including:

  • how a panic attack happens, what causes it, and how it can affect your life
  • how to recognize, manage, and control the moment of panic
  • how to control the chronic muscle tensions that increase anxiety
  • how to conquer fear and face problems with confidence
  • how to decide which medication is right for you
  • how to establish reachable goals and rediscover the joy of living
  

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Contents

The Panic Attack
3
Physical Causes of Paniclike Symptoms
13
Panic within Psychological Disorders
36
Agoraphobia and the PanicProne Personality
52
Four Complicating Problems
96
Panic in the Context of Heart and Lung Disorders
113
The Anatomy of Panic
129
Whos in Control?
147
Look for More
218
Stand without Crutches
229
Talk to Panic
240
Your Minds Observer
259
Find Your Observer
276
Your Supportive Observer
310
Take the Hit
338
Face Panic
347

Why the Body Reacts
157
Grab a New Attitude
167
The Greatest Teacher
202
The Use of Medications
373
Resources
399
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About the author (2009)

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.

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