PART I: INTRODUCTORY Chapter 1. Introduction and overview Chapter 2. The Experience of Panic (why don't people recover spontaneously?) Chapter 3. The Panic Trick (recovery requires breaking the trick) Chapter 4. The Recovery challenge (developing a workable view of the problem) Chapter 5. Breaking the Trick PART II: THE INGREDIENTS FOR RECOVERY Chapter 6. What maintains panic? Chapter 7. What you need to recover Chapter 8. The panic cycle. Chapter 9. The four kinds of symptoms, and how to deal with each Chapter 10. Breaking the panic cycle (exposure) Chapter 11. Discussion of coping techniques (their double edged nature) PART III: ON ACCEPTANCE Chapter 12. What acceptance means. Why it needs to guide and color your entire effort. Chapter 13. Secrecy and self disclosure Chapter 14. Anger Chapter 15. Self Talk: the heckler Chapter 16. Dealing with the issues of "Why?", "Why me?", and the "root cause". PART IV: COPING TECHNIQUES/DOING IT Chapter 17. Breathing Chapter 18. A five step process for panic - AWARE Chapter 19. The actions stage of AWARE Chapter 20. The Panic Diary Chapter 21. Relaxation techniques Chapter 22. Self Talk: Working with The heckler Chapter 23. Exposure PART V: ANTICIPATORY WORRY PART VI: PITFALLS PART VII: SUMMARY, GUIDING RULES PART VIII: IF YOU NEED MORE
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David A. Carbonell, Ph.D., is the Director of the Anxiety Treatment Center, a group of psychologists specializing in anxiety disorders. Dr. Carbonell received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from DePaul University and is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, and the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy. He divides his time between offices in Chicago and New York.