Understanding Panic Book

What is a panic attack? What does it feel like? What causes attacks? Can they be cured?          

This authoritative yet practical book helps the reader toward an in-depth understanding of panic. It is essential reading for sufferers, their friends and family, and clinicians. In clear and concise language, it describes a psychological self-help programme for panic sufferers that has been tried and tested over many years.

Now in its third edition, this book has been updated throughout to reflect recent research, including the latest developments in cognitive behavioural therapy and new techniques for managing anxiety.

“A full recovery is possible,” Dr Baker explains. “It certainly is not easy, nor quick, but it definitely is possible”.

Professor Roger Baker is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Bournemouth University. He has worked in a dual role as researcher and clinical psychologist at Leeds, Aberdeen, and Bournemouth Universities and in NHS Trusts specialising in Mental Health. He has used Understanding Panic Attacks in his therapeutic work for several years.

“Undoubtedly the most important book I have ever read. After ten years of totally debilitating, often more than daily panic attacks leading to agoraphobia, a friend handed me this book…within months my attacks had stopped altogether. I am now reclaiming the life I could have had.”                                     A reader