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Panic Attacks: What they are, why the happen, and what you can do about them: What They Are, Why They Happen and What You Can Do About Them [Paperback]

Christine Ingham
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Book Description

6 Nov 2000

Formerly part of the Thorsons Health series, this title has become the bible for panic attack sufferers. We’re taking it out of the series and giving it an even stronger look.

“Panic Attacks became my bible. It explained how to face up to attacks and deal with them… I carried it around in my bag, left a copy in my desk draw at work, and dipped into a chapter before I went to sleep. Miraculously, it seemed to do the trick. “ SUNDAY TIMES, STYLE SECTION.

Our authoritative guide explains what panic attacks are, why they happen and what every sufferer can do to empower themselves, regain control and make panic a thing of the past.

Containing a helpfully broad range of topics including:

What to do during an attack
• What’s happening during an attack
• Self-help to prevent attacks from developing
• Information for friends & relatives about panic attacks
• Lifestyle, therapies and complementary therapies.
• Useful ‘Summary’ box at the end of each chapter.

Panic attacks is consistently straightforward, informative and reassuring.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Thorsons; New edition edition (6 Nov 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007106904
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007106905
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 13.1 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,476 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Reviews for Christine’s book Panic Attacks:

“Essential reading for all sufferers”
Here’s Health.

“A much needed book that will help many sufferers”
Dr Caroline Shreeve.

“Panic Attacks became my bible”
The Sunday Times.

“If you feel a sense of rising panic, just follow Christine Ingham’s advice.”
Simon Mills

--This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

From the Back Cover

If you or someone you know has experienced a panic attack, you will have some understanding of the terror and miserable anxiety they cause. A panic attack may make you feel out of control – but it is something you 'can' deal with, recover from, and even learn from.

Drawing from her own personal experiences of panic attacks and those of others, Christine Ingham provides reassurance, insight and help for a positive way forward.

• What panic attacks are
• The different causes of panic attacks
• What to do when you're having an attack
• Learn how to avoid a recurrance
• How to help others with panic attacks

'If you sense a feeling of rising panic, just follow Christine Ingham's advice'

'Essential reading for all sufferers'

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81 of 82 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect read to start you on your recovery 19 July 2003
By Emma Beeken VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I opened this book with a bit of trepidation. I wasn't sure if I would be unleashing yet another panic attack simply by reading it. I have to tell you I was amazed at how calmed I felt. My first impression was that "at last, someone else understands!" and I was truly stunned at how many symptoms I had gotten "used" to, and near enough forgotten about. It was shocking to learn how far I had let my own needs slip, and how many things were all contributing to my panic attacks. It was a real eye-opener and it gave me the confidence to say to myself that I DID deserve to get better and treat myself with TLC. As I neared the middle of the book, I even found myself a little disappointed at the thought that I might not have another panic attack! haha... They are scary, but after having it confirmed that they are no-where near as bad as they feel, I began to find them interesting.
As it turns out, I have had two in the space of a month (about 80% less than usual) and since I had learned a few "tools" to get over them faster, the lingering grottiness that follows was not as bad as usual. Just knowing that I could recover, and also that I could do it largely on my own was a real confidence booster. I have already bought more specific books on yoga, assertiveness and cognitive behavioural therapy, and I am exercising regularly and eating properly, and taking time out for ME when I need to. I have to say, even though I know have a long way to go, I am feeling a lot better already.
If I ever met Christine I would give her a big hug. This book has given me the confidence to get over that very difficult first step and an excellent foundation for the rest of my recovery. Thank you very much Christine! :)
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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars thanx a million 7 Nov 2003
OH MY GOD, ive had panic attacks since the age of 4. who wud of thought a simple book could make you feel so much better. In every paragraph there is atleast one sentence that makes you realise you are not alone. This book is truely amazing. What a remarkable author. Thankyou amazon for selling it.
If you suffer or, know anyone that does, then read this book, i promice it will not bring on another attack! It will open your eyes, and make you understand what the problem is, then you wont have panic attacks anymore because you cant be scared of the unknown if you know what it is!!!!
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for anyone experiencing panic. 24 May 2005
By A Customer
Panic attacks are horrible. If you've ever had them, you know what I mean. This book helps to explain things others overlook and goes into more detail than others I've read. I like the approach this book has to panic and it's no-nonsense attitude. If you're having panic attacks right now, this is a good book to read to help you understand them more. Others that can help are: "The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook" and "What If--My Story Of Panic Attacks".
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Panic over! 3 May 2009
After having a particularly stressful time in my life, I had decided to take control, only to be flattened by panic attacks. I had no idea what they were, what was happening to me, doctors didn't help or seem to have a clue, and I was very, very frightened. A counsellor mentioned anxiety and the 'fight-or-flight' response to me, and I decided on some internet research, culminating in the purchase of this book, along with a couple of others. To be honest I never read the others, because as soon as I opened this book, I felt a wave of relief - at last, someone who knew what I was going through!

Written in a very friendly, understanding way this book explains exactly what it says on the cover - what they are, why they happen and what you can do about it. From page one onwards, I was getting myself better, and now, whilst I still do have the occasional panic attack, I know exactly how to deal with it and they are no longer a problem in my life.

If you suffer from panic attacks, this is the book for you. If you are Christine Ingham reading this - thankyou, thankyou, THANKYOU!!
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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book really helped me, buy it!!!!! 14 Dec 2004
By A Customer
After having suffered panic attacks and severe anxiety for nearly a year now i bought three books from Amazon to try and firstly get some information and reasurance and also to hopefuly find some solutions.
This is an easy to read and relativley short book that can be either read cover to cover or dip in and out of as required. The content is very good, well written and offers the reader no matter how many attacks they have had, a lot of confidence and the knowing that thousands of others are going through the same expreiences.
I would totally recommend this book to anyone and i am certain that it will help, good luck to you all.
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely brilliant 29 Nov 2000
I would recommend this book to anyone who suffers from panic attacks. The book is full of information to help people understand what is happening to thier body, plus gives the reassurance that is needed. This book has helped me through the bad times and made me feel 100% positive.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A life saver! 19 Sep 2007
I too was a sufferer of panic attacks, they were so bad that I almost had a nervous breakdown and the doctors prescribed me anti depressants which I refused to take. Then a work colleague that I would never imagine to have ever had a panic attack confided in me and recommended this book.. it has to be one of the best buys I have ever made. It really helped me understand what I was going through and helped me back to my normal self. It proved invaluable to my regaining control of myself and my life and I highly recommend it to anyone that has had or is having attacks!
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2.0 out of 5 stars This was in cassette. have not been able to ...
This was in cassette .have not been able to have copied onto cd as yet so unable to comment.
Published 3 days ago by Jean Warwick
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
easy to read and understand with a good layout
Published 1 month ago by Carol, student counsellor
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read for friends and family
I might not be the target audience for the book: I read it primarily because I wanted to know more about ways I could help someone close to me. Read more
Published 1 month ago by CoffeeandCake
5.0 out of 5 stars super
I think for people who suffer from panic attacks is very good guidance. The whole information gives you suport which you need
Published 3 months ago by Ruta Sarakauskaite
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent self-helpbook
We've read many self-help over the years, and none has done the business. But this is the most sensible, practical and wise approach to panic-type problems,and wish we had found it... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr. David Turner
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I gave this book a five star rating because I feel it is an excellent book. It is well written, and an easy read. Read more
Published 5 months ago by P. A.
5.0 out of 5 stars Present for anxious Parent
Arrived earlier than predicted, in excellent condition, well packaged. Detail possibly too in depth for an axious person, but covered all areas well and sensitively.
Published 7 months ago by Ally
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
I highly recommend this book. It gives an accurate description of panic attacks and sound advice on how to change. It really has made such a difference.
Published 10 months ago by MrsH
5.0 out of 5 stars A personal handbook
Was given this book by a friend a long time ago. Passed it on to another who found it useful but decided to purchase a copy to keep in my bookcase. Read more
Published 10 months ago by KPG
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful
I've had this book a while and realised I never reviewed it. I have purchased a few books about Panic Attacks/Anxiety. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Laura
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