Fourteen to twenty million Americans have suffered at one time from an anxiety disorder, making this the most common mental health problem in America. The good news is that anxiety disorders are also the most easily treatable. In this comforting and reassuring guide, readers are given expert advice on how they can overcome social fears, including the fear of heights, closed spaces, spiders, sexual encounters, authority, driving, excess worry, and panic attacks. Readers learn how to face their fears, manage scary thoughts and any setbacks, and regain control of their lives. Packed with inspiring anecdotes from people whove had anxiety problems and have recovered from them.