A series of talks from the authors of Overcoming Panic and Agoraphobia and Overcoming Panic and Agoraphobia Self-Help Course.
Panic disorder (agoraphobia in its most extreme form) can blight people’s lives, causing extreme distress and severely interfering with day-to-day life. Panic attacks can occur in a wide range of supposedly ‘normal’ situations – driving, crowds, travelling on planes, waiting in line – and if not treated, can become more severe over time. Cognitive behavioral therapy has been found to be extremely effective in treating the disorder. In this series of talks, Vijaya Manicavasagar and Derrick Silove explain what panic disorder and agoraphobia are, what causes and keeps them going, and describe different strategies based on CBT to deal with and overcome panic attacks.
The talks are focused on the following themes:
- The nature, causes and effects of panic disorder
- Recognising panic ‘triggers’
- Changing lifestyle factors
- Controlling panic attacks
- Changing unhelpful thinking styles