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Title:
Overcome phobias and panic attacks
Author:
Mann, Sandi, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
London : Teach Yourself, 2013.
Physical Description:
x, 245 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Summary:
Free yourself from panic attacks or phobias-- for good. Mann shows you how to deal with both the effects of your anxiety and the root cause of your phobia or panic. This practical book offers strategies, staged advice and reassurance for every type of problem.
Language:
English
Contents:
How to use this book -- Introduction -- Introduction to phobias -- Introduction to panic attacks -- Anxiety -- Dealing with phobias -- Dealing with panic attacks -- Complex phobias -- Specific phobias -- Anxiety conditions in children -- Obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder -- Depression.
ISBN:
9781444190915
Format :
Book

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Do you have a severe phobia which is limiting your ability to do what you want in life? Or do you find that you have regular panic attacks or severe anxiety that seem to have no root cause? If so, this is the book for you. It will help you deal with both the effects of your anxiety (for example, panic attacks) but also with the root cause of your phobia.
The author, Dr Sandi Mann, is a senior university lecturer and also a practitioner who has helped thousands of people to overcome phobias. Now, she has distilled her decades of experience into this practical and non-judgemental book, designed for anyone who needs help to overcome panic attacks and/or phobias.


Author Notes

Dr Sandi Mann is Senior Psychology Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire and Director of the MindTraining Clinic. She specializes in management of phobias and anxiety conditions, and teaches CBT and phobia treatment to undergraduates.


Table of Contents

How to use this bookp. vii
Introductionp. ix
1 Introduction to phobiasp. 1
What are phobias?
Symptoms of phobias
Does your phobia need treating?
Who gets phobias?
What causes phobias?
What help is available for phobia sufferers?
2 Introduction to panic attacksp. 21
What are panic attacks?
Symptoms of panic attacks
Are all panic attacks the same?
Why do panic attacks occur?
Panic attacks and other conditions
Why do some people get panic attacks and others don't?
Do your panic attacks need treating?
What help is available for panic attack sufferers?
3 Anxietyp. 43
What is anxiety?
How much anxiety is excessive?
What are the treatment options?
Techniques to reduce anxiety
4 Dealing with phobiasp. 67
Treating your phobia
Barriers to effective treatment
Flooding
5 Dealing with panic attacksp. 89
Combating panic attacks
Coping with nocturnal panic attacks
Panic attacks and 'stage fright'
6 Complex phobiasp. 115
Agoraphobia
Social phobia
7 Specific phobiasp. 145
Arachnophobia
Acrophobia
Gynophobia
Astraphobia
Trypanophobia
Pteromerhanophobia/aviophobia
Mysophobia
Emetophobia
Dental phobia
Lift/elevator phobia
8 Anxiety conditions in childrenp. 171
How do you know if your child's fear and anxieties are normal for their age?
Common childhood phobias/anxieties
9 Obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorderp. 193
What is obsessive-compulsive disorder?
What is post-traumatic stress disorder?
10 Depressionp. 215
Anxiety-depression link
Depression
Core beliefs
Self-esteem
Further readingp. 239
Indexp. 243