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For many people, life is made intolerable by phobias. Common fears may range from crowded places to a fear of spiders or blood, but, the basic underlying mechanism is the same acute anxiety. This book looks at how to tackle both specific phobias and the anxiety which causes such disproportionate fear, and covers obsessive-compulsive disorder, social phobia, generalized anxiety state, and panic disorder with agoraphobia. Other topics include:
Causes of anxiety and phobias
Professional help and how to get it
Planning a self-help programme
Panic disorder and agoraphobia
Dealing with catastrophic thoughts
Lifestyle tools exercise, relaxation, diet, alcohol, time