New strategies to free yourself from worry and fear
This short, practical handbook gives you specific strategies to help you recover from panic attacks—the anxiety disorder that terrorizes and even debilitates literally millions of men and women.
You don’t have to be stuck with your pain! You will learn techniques to:
• Identify and de-code catastrophic thoughts
• Lessen and alleviate the physical and mental sensations
• Evaluate your symptoms
• Control your responses
• Manage temporary setbacks.
You are not alone. Overcoming Panic, Anxiety, and Phobias includes stories from others, like yourself, who have suffered the very real pain of panic attacks, but have used the strategies in this book to overcome them. Now, joyously, they are back to feeling good again.
This book is a great companion to Working with Groups to Overcome Panic, Anxiety, and Phobias. Give one to your clients to reinforce your teaching.
What others are saying:
Shirley Babior and Carol Goldman have written a terrific handbook to help the many millions of people who suffer from panic attacks. Their approach is sound and effective.
C. Barr Taylor, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Director of Anxiety Disorders Clinic
Stanford University Medical Center
I have found the book, Overcoming Panic Attacks and Phobias, by Shirley Babior and Carol Goldman, extremely helpful in outpatient short-term treatment of patients with many types of anxiety disorders. The descriptive passages comparing “catastrophic thoughts” to “rational responses” seems to immediately illuminate the cognitive process for most panic responders They are then able to identify the irrational thinking quickly, as it occurs. This, in conjunction with the many other techniques described in the book, provides an excellent basis for continued self-help procedure.
John E. Denny, PhD
Department of Psychiatry
The Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
Affiliate of Columbia University
My number one resource for symptom reduction – comprehensive yet succinct – an invaluable daily reference for long-term recovery of all anxiety disorders.
Julie Britz, MSW, LICSW
Harvard Community Health Plan
Babior and Goldman have written a book that is quite valuable for the very many patients who ask the treating physician for guidance in contributing to their own treatment. The book has no jargon, advances no theoretical claims, avoids the usual disparaging remarks about medical treatments, and makes no unrealistic promises. This book will certainly help the very many patients who want to take an active role in their own treatment.
Rodrigo A. Munoz, MD, FAPA
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
University of California, San Diego
Book Review Editor
Annals of Clinical Psychiatry
Table of Contents
• How to Cope with Panic Attacks – Strategies to free yourself from the anxiety trap
• Why Am I Having Panic Attacks Again? How to manage setbacks
• How Family and Friends Can Help – Dos and don’ts for those who care
• It Feels So Good to Feel Good Again! Personal stories of recovery