The Panic Book written and drawn by Neil Phillips
Panic Disorder is common and very troublesome. About three people in a hundred have it at some stage in life and many of those who have panic attacks go on to develop agoraphobia which ruins their lives. Having a full blown panic attack is a horrifying business and feels deadly, although it’s not.
People who have panic attacks may be reluctant to speak about their problem because they feel foolish or even believe that others will think them cowardly. That is not the case. Panic attacks involve a physical disturbance of the brain’s workings. Once they start, panic attacks are often made worse by very understandable psychological reactions.
Panicky people often take elaborate steps to avoid doing things that may bring on the panic again. Madness or some deadly illness is feared and life becomes miserable. Avoiding doing things and amplifying worries only make the Panic Disorder worse.
Most of the suffering caused by Panic Disorder is unnecessary because effective treatments are available and safe.
“The Panic Book” will tell you a lot about panic and it will tell you how it can be treated and beaten. It is written and illustrated by a Psychiatrist who has worked with panicky people for many years.