The Anxiety Cure: An Eight-Step Program for Getting Well

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 3, 2003 - Self-Help - 272 pages
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"The Anxiety Cure is a warm, wise, and thoroughly wonderful book for people with anxiety disorders and for everyone who cares about them."
-- From the Foreword by Jerilyn Ross, M.A., L.I.C.S.W., President, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, and author of Triumph Over Fear

"The Anxiety Cure is sure to enjoy substantial popularity and will be used widely by anxious people, their families, and therapists."
-- R. Reid Wilson, Ph.D., author of Don't Panic

One in four people suffers from some form of anxiety-- and for millions, the symptoms can be crippling. Fortunately, anxiety disorders are highly treatable. Written in a friendly and reassuring manner, The Anxiety Cure offers both sufferers and their loved ones immediate, long-lasting relief. The authors share their step-by-step methods for dealing with the six main types of anxiety, including panic disorder, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, along with treatment prescriptions and easy relaxation techniques. Grounded in the authors' own treatment of thousands of clinically anxious people, The Anxiety Cure:
* Reveals how to manage anxiety at home and at work
* Provides action plans for friends, family, and support people
* Features dramatic stories as well as boxes, tools, and forms to chart your personal progress
* Outlines lifesaving strategies for anxious people with alcohol or drug problems


The Anxiety Cure is written by a father and his two daughters-- now in clinical practice together-- who tell the inspiring story of how they overcame anxiety in their family. Completely revised and updated, this practical guide features a chapter on anxiety and terrorism and an updated section on the latest medications.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Learning about Anxiety
15
The Anxious Brain
17
The Vocabulary of Anxiety
31
The Six Anxiety Disorders
48
Medicines and Therapy
54
The Anxiety Cure Eight Steps to Getting Well
79
Step 1 Become a Student of Your Anxiety
83
Dimensions of Anxiety
173
Anxiety and Terrorism
175
Anxiety and Depression
195
Anxiety and Insomnia
200
Anxiety and Addiction
207
Anxiety over the Life Span
213
Anxiety and Friends Family and Support People
215
Anxiety and Your Work Life
227

Step 2 Use Wizard Wisdom to Tame the Dragon
93
Step 3 PracticePut Yourself in Your Discomfort Zone
103
Step 4 Use Support PeopleRelate to Others about Your Anxiety
112
Step 5 Evaluate Stress and Other Biological Causes of Anxiety
120
Step 6 Evaluate Your Need for Medicines and Therapy
133
Step 7 Structure Your Life without Anxiety
147
Step 8 Plan for Lifelong Recovery
158
Anxiety and Aging
235
Glossary
243
Suggested Additional Reading
245
Resources
247
Index
249
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About the author (2003)

ROBERT L. DuPONT, M.D., has practiced psychiatry for thirty-three years. He was the founding president of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America as well as the first director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dr. DuPont has had extensive media experience.
ELIZABETH DuPONT SPENCER, M.S.W., is a social worker who deals primarily with anxiety disorders in her private practice and research.
CAROLINE M. DuPONT, M.D., is a psychiatrist and the president of DuPont Clinical Research. She is also on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Elizabeth and Caroline are Robert’s daughters; all three are authors of The Anxiety Cure for Kids.

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