Anxiety: Panicking about Panic: A powerful, self-help guide for those suffering from an Anxiety or Panic Disorder (Panic Attacks, Panic Attack Book)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN 10: 1500117927
ISBN 13: 978-1500117924
Anxiety Panicking about Panic is a revolutionary, self-help book for people who suffer from the various symptoms of anxiety. The book acts as an informative guide and draws from the experiences of author and counsellor, Joshua Fletcher, who lived with anxiety disorder for years before successfully overcoming the condition. The book is tailored for people who are: experiencing panic attacks, feeling abnormally anxious, ruminating about health, anticipating further panic attacks and questioning why anxiety is present in the first place. Anxiety Panicking about Panic provides quick, easy to access advice and practical strategies, which aim to educate the reader to simplify their world of anxiety in order to successfully tackle it.This book is particularly tailored for people who can associate with the conditions of:- Anxiety- Anxiety Disorder- Generalized Anxiety- Panic Disorder- Agoraphobia- Health Anxiety- Panicking for no reason- Panic Attacks (and anxiety about them happening again)
Anxiety: Panicking About Panic has a reassuring and optimistic tone. It explains panic attacks in objective terms to help demystify the terrifying experience of actually going through them. The explanations are accompanied by ways to offset the panic. Overall it's an easy and accessible read with plenty of information that readers can put into practice immediately. The book has been written from the perspective of someone who has been through [anxiety] and come out on the other side with a story to tell. - Barb Nefer, WebPsychology
[When] it comes to dealing with anxiety and panic, the author points out exactly what we need to do. He simplifies all the points and makes them easier to remember. That's absolutely necessary in case of emergency panic attacks in which case we can't actually remember paragraphs from a book. Overall, It's a good book and I would suggest anyone to get it who is suffering from anxiety. - William James, Goodreads
From the Author
After successfully overcoming what is medically defined as a 'panic disorder', I resumed a life where my new ambition was to find joy and contentment post-condition. The inspiration for writing Anxiety: Panicking about Panic came from a genuine want to help others with anxiety and the symptoms that accompany it, such as panic attacks. If you ask anyone who has suffered from a panic attack, I assure you they'll say it's one of the worst feelings you can experience.
I had suffered with anxiety and panic for years and over time I had built up enough knowledge to understand the condition and, quite critically, understand myself. The key for me was gaining a true understanding of anxiety and learning how to challenge, distinguish, believe and disregard a multitude of different thoughts. I had enough information and practical strategies to beat the condition. Subsequently, I wanted to write what I heard learned down on paper so that others could benefit from it too. I spent many a time trawling the internet researching, reading recounts and also scaring myself in the process. I applied a 'trial and error' approach and challenged my anxiety in many situations. Ultimately, this was the start of how this book was created.
I hadn't written a book before and did not know where to start. Therefore, I came to the conclusion that there was no better way to write it than to address it to my past self. This way, it would be written in a format that showed empathy and understanding - something scare in academic texts and science journals. Quite importantly, the book is written for those who suffer from constant anxiety and panic disorder - I wanted it to be accessible even in states of high anxiety and panic.
I would also recommend that the relatives of those with the condition should read the book, as well as health professionals, in order to broaden and strengthen their understanding of anxiety and panic disorder. The book has been written from the perspective of someone who has been through it and come out on the other side with a story to tell. Perhaps if people did this then the apathetic stigma, social taboo and the overall disregard for the condition can be abolished.