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Niki96
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   Posted 10/24/2008 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sure there are 1000's of literary works on Anxiety and Panic disorders, but I'm curious if anyone has any that has specifically helped them, or some they would recommend.
 
I'm looking for something on the encouragement and supportive side, maybe self help exercises, not just the standard, get rest, exercise and eat healthy sort of thing.
 
 

nervymeg
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   Posted 10/24/2008 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Niki,

Welcome to HW. I've read quite a few books on anxiety and most of them bore me because the people who write them are psych's who have never actually had a panic attack or anxiety disorder. They don't understand and it just doesn't translate. There are  two books that I find the best for me: "living with it" by Bev Aisbett which is a cartoon style book that you can carry around and refer to quickly. The other is "Loving what is" by Katie Byron. It's not written specifically for anxiety sufferers, but teaches you how to accept reality, turn neagative thoughts into positive and live mindfully. I love that book. I hope this helps you out. Again, welcome.

Meg



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Niki96
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   Posted 10/24/2008 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the input. I'll give those a check out. Thats along the lines of what I was looking for. Less of an explanation of the illness and more of a just a moral support help, for those long days.

=)

Scattered13
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   Posted 10/25/2008 3:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I've found Overcoming Anxiety (by Helen Kennerley) and Overcoming Depression (by Paul Gilbert) very useful. Both books give you explanation of what each disorder is and what they may be caused by, followed by course of CBT style exercises for you to complete.
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stkitt
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   Posted 10/25/2008 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Here are my 2 contributions to your list:

The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, Fourth Edition

Pass Through Panic: Freeing Yourself from Anxiety and Fear
by: Claire Weekes

Also look to the right and you will see Resources, Peter (Adminstrator) has some great resources posted there.

Take care and hope these help you.
Kitt


percycat
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   Posted 10/25/2008 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Niki96,

It's good to meet you! I've gotten lots of help from the more "explaining what it is"-type books, but I remember starting "Power Over Panic" by Bronwyn Fox early on in my bout with anxiety, and I really liked it. I was still learning about what was happening to me, and so I switched to other books, but hers really made me feel like somebody understood.

percycat

Elen
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   Posted 10/26/2008 1:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Couple of years ago I got recommendation from this site to buy a book "Hope and Help for Your Nerves" by Dr. Clair Weekes, this book did miracle for me. I had panic attacks almost everyday, but after this book and with a lot of work I'm getting them few per year. Still working on it. You also can do search for anxiety and panic books on Amazon.com and see reviews from readers , really helpful. Good luck!

paniccu
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   Posted 10/26/2008 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
From Panic to Power-Lucinda Bassett
Coping With Panic-don't remember the author and it's pretty dated, but it helped me.
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