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Understanding Panic Attacks and Overcoming Fear:  Roger Baker

Contents pages from paperback by Lion Publishing 2003

Contents

Preface for 2003 Edition   6
Preface for 1995 Edition   6
1 Panic: The Life-Changing
Event 8

PART I: THE A TO Z OF PANIC 17

2 Panic: When and Where 18
3 How Panic Changes People 26
4 What is a Panic Attack? 31

PART II: MYTHS ABOUT PANIC 43

5 What a Panic is Not! 44
6 Death and Physical Illness
Myths 47
7 The Destroyed-By-Your-Own-
Body Myths 53
8 Mental Myths 56

PART III: ROOT CAUSES 63

9 What Causes Panic? 64
10 Dealing with the Root
Causes 69
11 Emotional Processing and
Prevention of Panic 76

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PART IV: A PRACTICAL THERAPY
PROGRAMME FOR PANIC 85

12 Attitude! 86
13 The Anatomy of Fear 92
14 Taking the Sting Out of
Fear 98
15 Ralph – an Example of
Successful Therapy 103
16 Setting Up Your Own Personal
Experiment 113

PART V: THE PANIC SUFFERER AS NORMAL 119

17 Cures, Half-Cures and
Limitations 120
18 Let’s Finish Off Panic 124
Postscript: The Subject Matter
Catches Up with the Author 127
Appendix: Intrusive
Thoughts 132
Books and Articles Mentioned in
This Book 138
General Recommended Reading
for Panic and Agoraphobia 139
Index 140