A concise and accessible guide to overcoming agoraphobia.
This book is the perfect resource for helping you beat agoraphobia, either by yourself or in conjunction with the support of a family member or a healthcare professional. It is written in a friendly, engaging and jargon-free style and encourages interactive reading through tables, illustrations and worksheets. It also has some handy top tips on how to deal with any setbacks along the way. Real-life case studies illustrate the use of each intervention and demonstrate how you can gradually increase your tolerance for the situations that you fear and avoid. This book is designed to help you understand your agoraphobia and learn techniques so that you can unlock the door to reclaiming your freedom.
This series of self-help books follows a 'low intensity cognitive behavioural therapy' (LICBT) approach which is frequently the first choice treatment for depression and some anxiety disorders like agoraphobia because of its strong evidence base. The series is written by authors with considerable experience in the field of LICBT self-help research, training and clinical practice.