9780763775230

100 Questions & Answers About Panic Disorder

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    9780763775230

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    0763775231

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-26
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
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EMPOWER YOURSELF!If you or a loved one suffers from panic attacks, this book offers help. The only text to provide both the doctor’s and patient’s point of view, 100 Questions & Answers About Panic Disorder gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about the causes and treatment of panic disorder, as well as advice on coping with panic attacks, sources of support, and much more. Written by Carol W. Berman, MD, a prominent psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of panic disorder, with commentary from a patient, this book is an invaluable resource for understanding and coping with the medical, psychological, and emotional turmoil of this frightening and often debilitating condition.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. v
Introductionp. vii
The Basicsp. 1
Questions 1-14 give basic background about panic disorder and panic attacks, including:
What is a panic attack?
Why do I feel like running away when I have a panic attack?
I've always been an anxious person. How do these panic attacks differ from my usual anxiety?
Risks and Causesp. 21
Questions 15-25 discuss risk factors and causes associated with panic attacks, such as:
Why do I get panic attacks after I drink coffee?
If I don't get enough sleep (less than 6 hours), I find I can have a panic attack. Why?
Should I avoid alcohol if I have panic disorder?
Diagnosisp. 35
Questions 26-35 describe how panic disorder is formally diagnosed:
Are panic attacks related to other illnesses?
Are panic attacks related to depression?
Is it possible to have manic depression and panic disorder?
Prevention and Treatmentp. 49
Questions 36-45 discuss methods of preventing and treating panic attacks, including
What kind of doctor treats panic attacks?
I heard it wasn't a good idea to take Valium ® or Xanax ® to deal with panic attacks. What are these drugs?
What medicines should be taken to stop panic attacks?
Survivingp. 63
Questions 46-100 provide tools and techniques for people with panic disorder to use in daily life:
How can I get my spouse to understand the problem?
I am becoming afraid to go outside because I fear having a panic attack in public. What can I do?
Will I pass this condition on to my children?
Appendixp. 121
Glossaryp. 123
Indexp. 129
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