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Publication Date: 1 Feb 2009
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Sheldon Press
Page Count: 128
Author: Margaret Hawkins
ISBN-13: 9781847090614

Overcoming Panic and Related Anxiety Disorders

By Margaret Hawkins
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Few events are as terrifying as panic attacks, which may include sudden palpitations, chest pain, choking sensations, dizziness, and feelings of unreality, often with fear, especially of dying, losing control, or going mad. This terrifying condition often starts at about 20, or between late adolescence and the mid-30s, and may follow a stressful life event; panic disorder may also have a genetic component. Part of the problem is that people often don't realize, or refuse to believe, that their sensations are in fact panic - with so many physical symptoms, they tend to assume that there is something medically amiss. This results in real difficulty in getting appropriate treatment; panic may also progress into a variety of anxiety disorders, such as agoraphobia, or other phobias. This book aims to provide solid, reliable information to help people with panic disorder realize that their sensations are explicable and curable.
About the Author
Margaret Hawkins has been the chairperson of No Panic for 14 years and is author of several booklets for the organization.

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