Panic attacks, phobias, extreme shyness, and general anxiety disrupt the lives of an estimated 15 per cent of the population. Typically, these kinds of emotional pain are diagnosed, often without evidence, as being caused by a biochemical imbalance that requires rebalancing through medication. What is really amazing is that in diagnosing the patient's distress, too often, doctors fail to even ask what has caused it.
Many doctors will tell you that "You were born with it", and then recommend drugs to overcome the "biochemical imbalance" within your rampant brain. As a doctor of clinical psychology, Sallee McLaren has seen the negative results of treatment with psych drugs and has helped many hundreds of her patients recover completely from very severe symptoms, all without medication.
This book explains how and why anxiety and depression happen, and exactly what sufferers need to do to recover from them. Using specific examples and real stories, Dr McLaren identifies the false assumptions that lead a person into continual emotional crisis and suggests practical strategies to break the patterns of negative behaviour.
Whether you are experiencing crippling panic, mild anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship difficulties or eating problems, 'Don't Panic' provides the essential information you need to change your life for the better. It will help you to understand the past, and teach you how to stop the behaviours that sabotage your goals and keep leading you back into crisis.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 06 / 2004
- 135 x 209 x 19mm