Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic

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Oxford University Press, Dec 14, 2006 - Psychology - 224 pages
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Do you have rushes of fear accompanied by a pounding heart, trembling, dizziness, and feelings of unreality that make you think you're sick, dying, or losing your mind? Do these feelings interfere with your normal daily routine, or prevent you from doing things you would normally do? If you are prone to panic attacks and constantly worry about when the next attack may come, you may suffer from panic disorder and/or agoraphobia. Though panic disorder seems irrational and uncontrollable, it has been proven that a treatment like the one outlined in this book can help you take control of your life. Now in its 4th edition, Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic, Workbook has been updated to include strategies and techniques for dealing with both panic disorder and agoraphobia. The program outlined is based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and is organized by skill, with each chapter building on the one before it. You will learn the importance of record-keeping and monitoring your progress, as well as breathing techniques and thinking skills. The main focus of treatment involves learning how to face agoraphobic situations and the scary physical symptoms of panic from an entirely new perspective. Self-assessment quizzes, homework exercises, and interactive forms allow you to become an active participant in your treatment. Over time, you will learn to manage your panic attacks, anxiety about panic, and avoidance of panic and agoraphobic situations. This workbook is a one-of-a-kind resource that has been recommended for use by public health services around the world. It allows you to work alongside your therapist to personalize your treatment strategy and learn recovery skills that are useful for a lifetime. TreatmentsThatWorkTM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions!
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Contents

Chapter 1 The Nature of Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia
1
Chapter 2 Learning to Record Panic and Anxiety
27
Chapter 3 Negative Cycles of Panic and Agoraphobia
41
Chapter 4 Panic Attacks Are Not Harmful
53
Chapter 5 Establishing Your Hierarchy of Agoraphobia Situations
69
Chapter 6 Breathing Skills
81
Chapter 7 Thinking Skills
97
Chapter 8 Facing Agoraphobia Situations
127
Chapter 9 Involving Others
143
Chapter 10 Facing Physical Symptoms
153
Chapter 11 Medications
179
Chapter 12 Accomplishments Maintenance and Relapse Prevention
191
Answers to SelfAssessment Quizzes
199
References
203
About the Authors
211
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Michelle G. Craske is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Behavioral Research Program at UCLA. David H. Barlow is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Anxiety Disorders at Boston University in Boston, MA.

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