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It’s Time to Get Rid of Your Panic Attacks
If you have panic a+acks, whether they occur every day or just occasionally, you should know
that you can get rid of them forever. Panic attacks are considered to be one of the most
treatable of all mental-health problems and, in most cases, you can learn the skills to get rid of
your panic a+acks in three to four months or 12 to 16 therapy sessions.
This workbook is designed to accompany treatment by a professional therapist trained to work
with anxiety disorders.
If you have purchased this book and do not presently have a therapist,
you will certainly find the exercises in this book to be helpful; however, we do recommend
that you work with a therapist. The treatment of panic attacks is typically not a straight road,
so having a trained professional to guide you will make your journey to a panic-free life more
Another reason that we recommend you seeing a therapist is that panic a+acks can be
confused with other condiWons. A trained therapist will consider your history of panic attacks
as well as other problems you may be having, such as depression, other anxiety disorders, or
drug and alcohol abuse. Your therapist may also recommend a physical exam to rule out a
thyroid condiWon, caffeine addicWon, or certain medical problems that can cause people to
have symptoms similar to those that occur with panic attacks.
Lawrence E. Shapiro, Ph.D., is a prolific author of self-help books and the inventor of more
than 100 therapeuWc games. Dr. Shapiro is known for his pracWcal approach to helping others.
He has wri+en workbooks, storybooks, card games, board games, and smartphone apps. His
interest and experWse cover a broad range of issues, from providing parents with lifesaving
information in The Baby Emergency Handbook to reducing the incidence of suicide in the
military with the award-winning app OperaBon Reach Out. His work has been translated into