—John Greist, MD, author, Anxiety and Its Treatment, Clinical Director of Psychiatry, University of Washington Medical School
—Tom Parsons, MA, LPC , co-founder: The SHYNESS Institute of Colorado
—M.L., a reader in Clearwater Beach, FL
—Edmund Bourne, PhD, author, Anxiety, Fears and Phobias
—Albert Ellis, PhD, President, Albert Ellis Institute, New York
—A grateful reader, Memphis, TN
—THE WILSON LIBRARY JOURNAL
—From a review in The Mountain Climber
—Janice Kinter, PhD, former Director of Clinical Placement, Psychology, California Graduate Institute
—Jeffrey E. Heckler, PhD, University of Maine Department of Psychology, book review, the Behavior Therapist
From the Back Cover
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.