by Jenna Glatzer, Paul Foxman (Editor)
Publisher: Hunter House
Released: March 3, 2002
Genre: Non-fiction- Adult- Mental Health
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem in America, affecting one in every nine people. Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders brings us triumphant tales by those who have overcome them. Men and women of diverse ages and backgrounds share their individual experiences battling anxiety. Offering hope and inspiration, their essays discuss methods for recovery and techniques to manage symptoms. Each account is followed by a therapist’s explanation of the recovery techniques used and how others can apply these techniques to their lives.
Review: This book contains 31 inspirational stories. When confronted with any illness many people feel powerless. The stories in this book show you that you're not alone. There are other people out there with similar issues.
The tales in here cover many disorders like panic, OCD, PTS and many more.It's truly inspiring to see these folks share there very personal journeys and triumphs. Fighting personal demons is hard and sharing those battles can be even harder. After each story there is a commentary section, which breaks down the disorders and how each person dealt with and overcame their problems. I found the commentary helpful and educational. A good complement to the sometimes emotional stories. Very useful to understand the different disorders.
I think anyone fighting a panic or anxiety disorder should check this book out as should their families. It would give them a greater understanding of what their loved one is going through.