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Table of Contents

Get an idea what the book has in store for you. Chapter headings will help you know what ...

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Self-Help Forms

from the book

1: OPPORTUNITIES TO PRACTICE
2: COPING WITH FEARS
3: SAFETY CRUTCHES
4: PRACTICING CALMING SKILLS
5: PRACTICING CALMING SKILLS
6: SUPPORT STATEMENTS
7: TOLERATING SENSATIONS
8: TOLERATING SENSATIONS
9: LISTING LONG-TERM GOALS
10: RANK LONG-TERM GOALS
11: SHORT-TERM TO LONG-TERM
12: CREATE SHORT-TERM TASKS
13: PLANNING EACH TASK

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Formal Relaxation and Breathing Skills

transcripts to record your own

1: PRACTICING YOUR BREATHING SKILLS

2: CUE-CONTROLLED DEEP
MUSCLE RELAXATION


3: GENERALIZED RELAXATION
AND IMAGERY

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Using Medication

Dr. Wilson has very specific ideas about when and how certain medications should be used...

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Using Medication

Treatment with medications can help with six broad problems: panic attacks; obsessions and worries; general anxiety; simple phobias; social anxieties or phobias; and a combination of depression and anxiety or panic. In this section you will read about the medications that researchers have identified to be the most successful in treating each of these problems.

The following Introduction lists all of the primary medications in two ways.  First, you will see them grouped according to their chemical make-up.  Then, each diagnostic category is listed, with descriptions of useful medications for that disorder. 

In the section Guidelines for Medication Use are a number of topics that may be useful to you.  Here is a list of those topic headings:

  • Begin by Obtaining an Accurate Diagnosis.
  • There Is No Magic Pill.
  • Don't Suffer Needlessly To Prove You Are "Strong".
  • If You Decide to Use a Medication, Give It a Fair Trial.
  • Be Willing to Tolerate Some Side Effects of Medications.
  • You and Your Doctor Can Decide How Long You Will Remain on Medication.
  • You Must Taper Off These Medications Gradually.
  • Medications Are Optional.

See the section Medication Profiles for a detailed description of each medication, including benefits, advantages, side effects, dosages, and disadvantages.

Please know that new medications are continually being tested for anxiety problems. For the most current developments, consult with a psychiatrist who specializes in treatment of the anxiety disorders.

About the Author

Dr. Reid Wilson, Ph.D.

Dr. Reid Wilson is a licensed psychologist who directs...

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