This book has helped me more than anything else in my struggle to deal with panic. I've had panic attacks for the last 9 years or so -- since I was 17 -- although I didn't know/wouldn't admit what they were for a long time. I was really on a slippery slope and things were getting so much worse more recently; after reading positive reviews here on amazon, I read this book and it really has changed my life. There is so much material here that it can be a little overwhelming -- but now I am rereading different parts that I now see are relevant, and it's such a tremendous resource. Some readers have said that Dr. Wilson's listing of symptoms made them more anxious; but for me, it was a huge relief to realize that other people suffer from these problems too, and to know that there are symptoms I don't have. I now realize that in struggling with panic I was feeding it, and that I have to learn to relax and not be frightened of having another attack. This is obviously very difficult, but Dr. Wilson's recommended techniques have been very effective for me. I've also realized how much they can benefit my life overall in a very positive way, not just in dealing with the negative aspects of panic attacks, but in helping me enrich my life overall. I feel like I am gaining control of my life again, and it's such a relief! If you are struggling with panic -- or if you are trying to support someone who is -- I can't imagine a better resource than this book .