Panic Disorder: The Facts

Paperback | November 27, 2009

byStanley Rachman, Padmal de Silva

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Panic disorder is a remarkably common psychological condition, characterized by sudden attacks of intense fear and panic. Approximately 3% of the population will experience some aspects of panic disorder during their lifetime. Incredibly distressing, it can have an adverse effect on mostaspects of the person's life, especially if chronic. This new edition of Panic Disorder: The Facts includes valuable new information on treatment and discusses the relationship between panic disorder and other anxiety conditions. It also assesses the evidence for the available treatments, drawing from the latest scientific research. Up-to-dateinformation on the nature, symptoms, causes, theories and treatment of panic disorder is provided, all in non-technical language. The chapters on treatment give a detailed account of psychological therapy and also discuss drug treatment. Numerous personal accounts are given throughout the book,highlighting various aspects of panic disorder and its treatment and management.Though mainly intended for sufferers of panic disorder, and their families and friends, it will also be of interest to the general reader, and to health care workers who have to deal with this problem.Clearly written by two leading experts, the book will remain a valuable source of information for anyone affected by this disorder.

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Panic disorder is a remarkably common psychological condition, characterized by sudden attacks of intense fear and panic. Approximately 3% of the population will experience some aspects of panic disorder during their lifetime. Incredibly distressing, it can have an adverse effect on mostaspects of the person's life, especially if chron...

Stanley Rachman is Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Professor of Pyschology at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. padmal de Silva is Former Senior Lecturer in Psychology, at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, University of London and Consultant Clinical Psychologist, South London and Maudsley Nationa...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.02 inPublished:November 27, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199574693

ISBN - 13:9780199574698

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Table of Contents

1. Panic and panic disorders2. The experience of panic3. Facts about panic4. The consequences of panic5. Theories of panic disorder6. Treatment of panic disorders7. Further aspects of treatment8. Assessment and evaluation9. Obstacles and complications10. Some practical advice11. Common QuestionsAppendix 1 - The Mobility InventoryAppendix 2 - The Cognitions QuestionnaireAppendix 3 - Learning to relax: a simple guideAppendix 4 - Useful organizationsAppendix 5 - Further reading

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Review from previous edition: "The information is matter-of-fact and easy to grasp; reading the book may require some interest but no high level of education and certainly no psychological or medical knowledge." --Behaviour Research