Revised, updated and improved to reflect the latest techniques, the Third Edition of MASTER YOUR PANIC AND TAKE BACK YOUR LIFE makes an old favorite even better!
--Find out why you developed panic attacks in the first place and why they come back. --Discover your personal triggers for panic and tackle them, one by one -- the thoughts, the physical habits, even the emotional traps. So panic goes away and stays away. --Learn to stop limiting yourself and get your life back -- for GOOD.
Includes: --Discussion of the family backgrounds and personal stresses that can lead to panic. --Updates on the best medications for panic, and the best ways to utilize them. --The latest diagnostic criteria for panic attacks, panic disorder and agoraphobia. --Step-by-step instructions for the two major types of "exposure therapy" -- the most powerful method available for eliminating panic attacks, agoraphobia and catastrophic thinking -- and the latest research comparing the two. --"Special helps" on major strategies and handy record-keeping forms, all easily reproducible by readers, therapists and group leaders.
"From her experience successfully treating hundreds of patients, and from her review of the voluminous literature in the area, Dr. Beckfield has distilled the essence of effective treatment into the most readable book on the topic I have seen... The information conveyed so skillfully in [the book] will also help families and friends understand the many bewildering effects of panic and agoraphobia... superb book." --John Greist, M.D. Author, ANXIETY AND ITS TREATMENT Clinical Director of Psychiatry University of Washington Medical School
"Especially noteworthy are chapters 2, 3, and 4, helping clients to trace both the lifetime origins as well as the daily antecedents of their panic episodes... I haven't seen this covered so well anywhere else." --Edmund Bourne, Ph.D. Author, THE ANXIETY & PHOBIA WORKBOOK
"As a therapist, I am delighted to have learned of a book which I can use with my anxiety and panic disorder patients... as a professor, I look forward to the opportunity to utilize your book as a text, or as recommended reading for some of my courses..." --Janice Kinter, Ph.D. Former Director of Clinical Placement, Psychology, California Graduate Institute
DENISE BECKFIELD, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who has specialized in the treatment of panic and anxiety her entire career, and who has written and spoken to both professionals and anxiety sufferers on topics including susceptibility to panic disorder, its emotional underpinnings and its treatment.
Sorry, but this was not very helpful for me. Someone experiencing panic needs IMMEDIATE help, not a bunch of pages to read through. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Christopher J. Boghosian
i highlighted so much of this book and then gave it to my nephew. He is reading it and seeing himself.Published 16 months ago by D. Crawford
This book was recommended to me by my therapist when I expressed symptoms of anxiety, and he thought they could develop into panic attacks. Read morePublished 24 months ago by pumpkintraveler
After having my first panic attack years ago, I decided to educate myself and I purchased this book. Read morePublished on March 14, 2008 by G. Rafkind
I was quite dissapointed after reading most of this book. It refers to Agoraphobia simply as an avoidance! Read morePublished on June 20, 2007 by Jeanne Dalton
This book was very helpful to me. Just reading it seems to cause one's anxious thoughts to subside, as the book describes the causes and physical aspects of a panic attack and... Read morePublished on November 2, 2005 by D. S. Bornus
I am very familiar with the pain of anxiety, panic attacks, and agoraphobia for I suffered from these maladies for several decades. Read morePublished on April 19, 2005 by D. R. Schryer
Master Your Panic and Take Back Your Life, Third Edition, by Denise F. Beckfield,PhD. , written in lay language instead of "medicalese" is a step-by-step, straight forward how to... Read morePublished on January 9, 2005 by Bonnie Neely