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I can't recommend this book enough
on 21 February 2002
For six months I struggled with panic disorder. I didn't understand what my body was doing to me. I though that I was going completely mad. As well as counselling and taking anti-depressants I read as much as I could on the subject to try and understand what I was going through.
Eventually I came across this book by Dr Weekes. She explained clearly that every physical sensation I was experiencing was due to my oversensitized nerves. How my panic/anxiety attacks were not something that my body was just doing for no reason at all, but that by changing my reaction to them I could feel that I wasn't in the grips of something uncontrollable.
To understand why my head felt spacy, why my arms would tingle, why my heart would race were the most helpful pieces of advice I had been given. To really understand that I wasn't going to die, collapse or go mad helped with the fear - fear cycle and this was the first step to my recovery
This book helps you to 'own' your anxiety. Dr Weekes shares many helpful case studies and the book is full of practical advice to help you though those awful feelings. She really makes you feel that you are not on your own, destined to a life of anxiety or pill popping.
There is no overnight cure, but please try this book. You CAN take control and given time you WILL get through this.