Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders

By Paul Foxman and Jenna Glatzer

Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

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Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders: Success Stories, Strategies, and Other Good News

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem in America, affecting one in every nine people. Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders brings us triumphant tales by those who have overcome them. Men and women of diverse ages and backgrounds share their individual experiences battling anxiety. Offering hope and inspiration, their essays discuss methods for recovery and techniques to manage symptoms. Each account is followed by a therapist’s explanation of the recovery techniques used and how others can apply these techniques to their lives.

This book is an anthology of success stories from 31 women and men who have overcome anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and specific phobias.

Each contributor has told the story of what their anxiety disorder was like, then how they overcame it– with specific references to techniques, therapies, medications, books, and programs that helped them. The book is meant to help people with anxiety disorders and the people who love them.

After each success story comes commentary by Dr. Paul Foxman, director of the Center for Anxiety Disorders in Vermont and regional coordinator of CHAANGE, an international anxiety treatment network. He’s also the author of Dancing With Fear, and since he’s been through an anxiety disorder himself, he understands both from a psychiatric viewpoint and from experience.

Softcover, 288 pages.

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APA Reference
Grohol, J. (2008). Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 18, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/lib/conquering-panic-and-anxiety-disorders/0001463
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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 30 Jan 2013
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