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Books to help you with panic and phobias

Find books to help adults cope with panic and phobias.

Overcoming panic, by Vijaya Manicavasagar

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by feelings of panic that seem to come from nowhere and yet feel terrifyingly real? Do you avoid certain situations because you think you'll experience a panic attack? If so, this step-by-step self-help course can give you the necessary skills to overcome and prevent such attacks and the associated agoraphobia.

Based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques and the authors' many years of experience and expertise in treating this disabling condition, this book offers an indispensable guide for anyone affected, including sufferers, their friends and families, psychologists and those working in the medical profession.

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An introduction to coping with phobias, by Brenda Hogan

Written by an experienced practitioner, this introductory booklet explains what phobias are and how they make you feel. It will help the reader to understand their phobias and is ideal as an immediate coping strategy and as a preliminary to fuller therapy.

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The Sheldon short guide to phobias and panic, by Kevin Gournay

For many people, life is made intolerable by phobias. Common fears may range from crowded places to a fear of spiders or blood, but, the basic underlying mechanism is the same - acute anxiety. This book looks at how to tackle both specific phobias and the anxiety which causes such disproportionate fear, and covers obsessive-compulsive disorder, social phobia, generalised anxiety state, and panic disorder with agoraphobia.

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Panic attacks: what they are, why they happen, and what you can do about them, by Christine Ingham

Drawing on her own personal experience of panic attacks, and those of others, Christine Ingham offers encouragement and help for a positive way forward.

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Overcoming panic and agoraphobia, by Derrick Silove

This book provides a step-by-step management program that provides the necessary skills for overcoming and preventing panic attacks and associated agoraphobia, and explains the many forms and causes of this. This is an indispensable guide for those affected by panic disorders, but is also an important resource for friends and families, psychologists, and those working in the medical profession.

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