Overcoming panic disordser

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   Posted 10/4/2006 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been reading a book over the weekend and its fantastic, better than a counsillor or any phychiatrist i have seen. I have realised that the reason why i am panicking is becuse im spending to much time trying to not panic, the book advices to feel the panic head on so that you no longer fear it as much , so i decided togo to shopping mall (first time in 8 months) and test it , and yes it worked! my counsillor alwayss advised me to try and distract myself when i feel panic coming on, which has not worked and only made me more anxious becuse the fear of fear is there, where as if i say to myself ok lets have you, it lessens the intensity , life is full of ups and down and we all have good and bad days , but i really feel like i have hit the nail on the head.Anyways enough babling on the books called Understanding panic attacks and overcoming fear and the authors name is DR Roger baker its a british book and the actual Dr suffered froma panic at one point, its very to the point and full of facts and its 7.99 which is great value for moey. scool

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   Posted 10/4/2006 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi spicegirl79,
If that book helped you overcome panic then it was worth a million dollars! Happy to hear you're doing so well. I'm wishing you all the best.
Life's a journey, not a destination ~Aerosmith

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   Posted 10/4/2006 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   

these self help books are all very useful and helped me to get better, we should have a collection of them and refer to them often

another good book is

surviving panic disorder     by Dr Shipko, available from amazon

he is an american psychiatrist who has specialised in panic attacks and phobias for many years, his favourite med is.....  valium

recovered former longtime anxiety and panic attack sufferer and helper of other sufferers  but no training or  qualifications in medicine or psychology, any remarks that may be taken as advice must be confirmed with doctor or other health professional

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   Posted 10/4/2006 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you spicegirl, it sounds like a wonderful book i will have a looksee for it here at the library i work in, if i dont have it, i can get it from another library hehe take care and good luck
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   Posted 10/5/2006 5:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your input
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