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 Amazon.com.1
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
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
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
R. Ried Wilson, PhD
With insight and compassion, Reid Wilson, Ph.D., demystifies anxiety attacks and provides indispensable advice, including:
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
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.
1The Anxiety and Panic Treatment Center receives a small portion of the purchase price of books ordered through Amazon which helps support this web site.