Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Books

The following books are recommended for those who suffer from Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia or for family and friends of those suffering. You may purchase these books at your local bookseller, or click on the links below to purchase them from

Panic Attacks Workbook

Panic Attacks Workbook

David A.Carbonell

Helps people understand the true nature of their panic attacks. It demonstrates the vicious cycle of habitual responses that lead to debilitating attacks, teaches how to halt this self-destructive process, and guides people along a proven path that promotes recovery.

An End to Panic - Breakthrough Techniques for Overcoming Panic Disorder An End to Panic: Breakthrough Techniques for Overcoming Panic Disorder

Elke Zuercher-White, Ph.D.

Written by Dr. Zuercher-White who works in our Center, this book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, the book offers powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

The Agoraphobia Workbook The Agoraphobia Workbook

C. Alec Pollard, Ph.D. & Elke Zuercher-White, Ph.D.

Co-authored by Dr. Zuercher-White who works in our Center, The book offers clear information about how the disorder develops and a practical, step-by-step treatment strategy you can use to control specific fears and symptoms. In an interactive, easy-to-follow style, the workbook takes you through exposure and desensitization exercises. By taking it step-by-step, you can work up to formerly difficult tasks like walking outside, driving, taking public transportation, and going to stores and malls. The book also includes tips on avoiding relapses, managing setbacks, and finding help and support.

Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety

R. Ried Wilson, PhD

With insight and compassion, Reid Wilson, Ph.D., demystifies anxiety attacks and provides indispensable advice, including:

  • How a panic attack happens, what causes it, and how it can affect your life
  • How to recognize, manage, and control the moment of panic
  • How to control the chronic muscle tensions that increase anxiety
  • How to conquer fear and face problems with confidence
  • How to decide which medication is right for you
  • How to establish reachable goals and rediscover the joy of living
Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic, Client Workbook  

Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic: Workbook

David H. Barlow and Michelle G. Craske

Now in its 4th edition, Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic: Workbook has been updated to include strategies and techniques for dealing with both panic disorder and agoraphobia. The program outlined is based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and is organized by skill, with each chapter building on the one before it. You will learn the importance of record-keeping and monitoring your progress, as well as breathing techniques and thinking skills. The main focus of treatment involves learning how to face agoraphobic situations and the scary physical symptoms of panic from an entirely new perspective. Self-assessment quizzes, homework exercises, and interactive forms allow you to become an active participant in your treatment. Over time, you will learn to manage your panic attacks, anxiety about panic, and avoidance of panic and agoraphobic situations.

When Panic Attacks When Panic Attacks

David D. Burns, M.D.

Dr. Burns shows you how to overcome every conceivable kind of anxiety through more than forty simple, effective techniques. He also shares the latest research on the drugs commonly prescribed for anxiety and depression and explains why they may sometimes do more harm than good. This is not pop psychology but proven, fast-acting techniques that have been shown to be more effective than medications. When Panic Attacks is an indispensable handbook for anyone who’s worried sick and sick of worrying.

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