Panic attacks--approximately 5% of the population will experience them at some time or another. The dread of having an attack--they seemingly come out of nowhere--transforms the ordinary world of everyday life into a nightmare of anxiety and suffering. Author Bev Aisbett, a survivor of Panic Syndrome, has three basic messages:
You can beat this
You are not alone
You will recover
Originally published in 1993, this calm, commonsense guide has helped many thousands of panic attack sufferers to overcome their fears. Bev Aisbett explains how panic disorders develop and how to recognise the symptoms, and covers topics such as changing negative thought patterns, seeking professional help and, ultimately, the skills for recovery. Now fully revised and updated, LIVING WIT IT provides much-needed reassurance and support, showing the way out of the maze of panic with humour and the insight of first-hand experience.
About the Author
In 1991 Bev Aisbett launched a full-time freelance career in cartooning and illustration. Around this time, Bev experienced an ordeal commonly known as anxiety disorder. Out of this experience she developed the character 'IT' which led to the successful publication of Living With IT, Living IT Up and Letting IT Go. Bev has also published Get Real, dealing with body image and eating disorders and in 2000 the successful Taming the Black Dog: A Guide to Depression.
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Easy to read, very helpful in understanding Panic Attacks & Anxiety!
I was prescribed this book by a very experienced GP. He was an insightful doctor who knew others with panic attacks who had been helped by this book and other books written by the same author. This book helped me enormously! I read it over and over and followed it's advice, and I have now been panic-free for years. I purchased this particular edition recently for a friend. I hope it helps her as much as it helped me.
This is a great resource. It is quirky, easy to read and helpful. Great pics/drawings and info that is easily relatable and readable.
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st June 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.3 x 12.3 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 20
Edition Type: Revised