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Panic Attacks Workbook

By David Carbonell

Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

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Panic Attacks Workbook: A Guided Program for Beating the Panic Trick

Panic is an insidious trick that makes you fear simple, everyday things: driving, shopping, socializing, traveling and more. The first attack comes out of nowhere, and then panic tricks you into responding in precisely the ways that invite the panic back, again and again.

The panic trick is highly effective and has drawn millions of people into panic attacks and phobias. But you can outsmart and beat this trick. Panic Attacks Workbook shows you how, with a step-by-step guide from panic to recovery. The proven methods in this book show how to identify the panic trick and empower you with the tools to address your fears and solve this debilitating problem.

With four steps to overcoming panic attacks, I found the book an easy read with simple yet effective exercises to help you conquer them. The book is divided into four sections, each one covering one of those steps–Unmasking the Trick (7 chapters covering the basics of panic and how panic stays in our lives); Laying the Groundwork for Recovery (7 chapters on techniques for learning to overcome and defeat panic); Doing Exposure (4 chapters on putting those techniques to use in your life); Notes on Common Phobias (5 chapters dealing with specific, common phobias that many experience: fear of flying, public speaking, driving, claustrophobia, and social phobia).

The author is a recognized expert in the treatment of anxiety and panic attacks, and founded the Anxiety Treatment Center of Chicago. My only wish was for this book to have been written 20 years ago! If you suffer from panic attacks, you should definitely consider reading this book and doing the exercises.

Softcover, 176 pages.

Psych Central's Recommendation: Worth Your Time! +++

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Grohol, J. (2008). Panic Attacks Workbook. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 18, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/lib/panic-attacks-workbook/0001460
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