Treatment For Anxiety And Panic Attacks, Read This Book

In This Self Help Book Review For Anxiety And Panic, I Reveal The Book That Includes A Number Of Practical Steps That Help Greatly With Anxiety And Panic. The name of the Excellent Book is “Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain” by Dr Harry Barry. This is a great book. Let me explain why.

Introduction to my review of the book “Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain”

This great practical self help book for anxiety and panic that helps greatly with anxiety, stress, panic attacks, phobias (eg fear of driving, fear of flying), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and social anxiety is a “must” in my opinion to read if you experience any of the above.

This book is for you if you experience stress or anxiety or panic attacks or phobias (eg fear of driving or fear of flying) or PTSD or OCD or social anxiety.

One of the problems with anxiety and panic is that there is a lot of conflicting information out there and a lot of conflicting approaches on how to deal with it. If you are looking to learn more about the different forms of anxiety and panic in layman terms the book “Anxiety and Panic: How to reshape your anxious mind and brain” by Dr Harry Barry is worth reading especially if you are looking for an overall understanding of the different forms of anxiety. These include panic attacks, general anxiety disorder, social anxiety, phobias (like fear of driving), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive-compulsive Disorder. Reading a self-help book to learn more about available treatment for anxiety and panic attacks makes a lot of sense. For me, the self-help approaches recommended in the book helped.

The book itself is divided into 3 main parts. Part 1 discusses what anxiety is and discusses a few great ways to help manage anxiety. By the way, if anxiety is managed well enough, the theory is that the panic attacks go away. Then part 2 discusses a few different forms of anxiety along with practical case studies on how to manage them. Part 3, the final part, discusses what is most likely happening in the human brain and mind. The human brain and mind comprises different components, each with main functions that may or may interlink with other components. This is followed by a very brief concise summary that sums up the book very quickly. However if you read the very brief concise summary first, chances are you may not really understand it. It is however a great refresher should you need to look at the book again after reading it in some detail.

Part 1 of the book discusses what anxiety is

Mindfulness is a partial treatment for anxiety and panic attacksPart 1 of the book discusses what anxiety is and discusses two great ways to help manage anxiety. One of these is called Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) which in a nutshell discusses re-framing what happens in the human mind in a more positive and helpful manner.

Of course, many books and literature out there explain what CBT is and this book explains this very well and very concisely.

The second great way to help manage anxiety discussed in this book is using a meditation technique called Mindfulness. This book explains very well what mindfulness is and outlines a 3-minute mindfulness session which is very useful. Mindfulness can of course be practiced for longer than 3 minutes. The main reason why this book opts for 3 minutes, is that a 3-minute mindfulness session is more likely to be performed every day rather than a 20-minute session. I think that this is very sound. There is no real excuse not to do the 3-minute mindfulness session every day, after all, you can find 3 minutes in the day, every day to do this exercise. As a side note, it is more important to do a short meditation session every day rather than a longer session less often. Meditation itself is a vast subject in its own right. If you want to learn 5 different types of meditation easily, click here to read a review I did of the Master Your Mind Beginner’s Course which I did myself a while back. A great course in my opinion, and the information in it, helped me to build my own meditation daily habit, now done every day for over 550 consecutive days, so I highly recommend it.

Part 2 of the book discusses different forms of anxiety

Faces representing different forms of anxiety in the treatment for anxiety and panic attacksPart 2 of the book discusses different forms of anxiety including as mentioned above, panic attacks, general anxiety disorder, social anxiety, phobias (like fear of driving), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive-compulsive Disorder. Again, the information in these chapters is very interesting, useful and practical.

The author is a medical doctor with many years experience as a GP, who has helped many people over a period of time with their anxiety and panic. The book outlines different case studies that have worked for people experiencing these different forms of anxiety. By reading these different case studies slowly and by taking notes, and maybe readjusting the information for your situation, you may find it helpful yourself. I know I did. Although the book is written by a medical doctor, I understood most of what he said as the book was written to allow non medical people to understand its content. Thank goodness. 🙂

Part 3 of the book discusses what is happening in the human brain

The human brain is involved in treatment for anxiety and panic attacksPart 3 of the book discusses in more detail, what is happening in the human brain and mind. The human brain and mind is make up of different components and they all behave in certain ways when certain things happen. The human brain consists of many component including a logical component and an emotional component. One component jumps into action really fast to help keep us alive and safe.

Anyway, the book explains current thinking on these components and how they behave with the understanding that as human understanding of these components changes that future understanding may change which is very reasonable. There is a final message in the book which reinforces what was said earlier in the book and is in effect a very short summary.

Why was I so keen to get a copy of the book “Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain” in the first place?

Good question. Well, in a nutshell, I heard it was good. I saw a number of videos.

For your convenience, I include a number of applicable videos in this review of the book “Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain”. I recommend strongly that you view some or all of these videos.

I saw the following videos. Each of these videos is by Dr Harry Barry, the author of the book “Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain” where he talks about different aspects of anxiety and panic. I hope that you find these videos helpful.

I recommend that you view one or more of these videos, ideally all. It is not often that a lot of really good information and advise is provided “free of charge” in this manner. I am sure that other authors would have charged a lot for this information but not this author.

The book itself is an international bestseller and copies can be hard to find. After trying online and offline to buy my own personal copy, I managed to borrow a copy from the library. I eventually got my own personal copy. The book is “a must have” if you experience stress, or anxiety, or panic attacks, or phobias, or OCD, or PTSD, or social anxiety, or GAD. The book will help in these cases, assuming of course, that you apply the information provided in the book of course. 🙂


Top Tips for Managing Anxiety and Panic (Video)

Here’s the author of the book, Dr Harry Barry talking about Top Tips for Managing Anxiety and Panic.

 


Anxiety and Panic (Video)

Here’s the author of the book, Dr Harry Barry talking about Anxiety and Panic.

 


Overcoming Panic Attacks (Video)

Here’s the author of the book, Dr Harry Barry talking about Overcoming Panic Attacks.

 


Understanding Generalised Anxiety Disorder (Video)

Here’s the author of the book, Dr Harry Barry talking about Understanding Generalised Anxiety Disorder.

 


Understanding Social Anxiety Disorders (Video)

Here’s the author of the book, Dr Harry Barry talking about Understanding Social Anxiety Disorders.

 


Understanding Phobias (Video)

Here’s the author of the book, Dr Harry Barry talking about Understanding Phobias.

 


Talk at Google about “Flagging Anxiety & Panic” (Video)

Note that the book “Flagging Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain”” is an earlier version of the book “Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain” which was published earlier.

Book Title Publisher ISBN10 ISBN13 Status
Flagging Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain Liberties Press, Ireland 1910742325 9781910742327 Out of print
Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain (Check Availability) Orion Spring, UK 1409174514 9781409174516 In print

Here’s the author of the book, Dr Harry Barry talking at Google about “Flagging Anxiety & Panic”.

 
 

My personal story getting hold of the book “Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain”

Flagging Anxiety And Panic: How to reshape your anxious mind and brain
***Now Out of print.***
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Revised And Updated Edition.

Back towards the end of 2016, I wanted to buy the book, “Flagging Anxiety And Panic: How to reshape your anxious mind and brain” by Dr Harry Barry. I checked numerous book stores online and offline, but there were no copies available.

I also visited numerous book stores to no avail. One of the book stores I visited suggested that I check the local library. I did and they were able to get hold of a copy of the book that I could borrow. I got the library book and renewed it a few times. I had to return it a while later. I wanted my own personal copy.

I sent emails to numerous book sellers in Europe and in America, including the publisher. I got nowhere. The book was being republished and would be available in mid March 2017. I ordered 2 copies from Amazon in advance. That day came and went. I visited Amazon a day after it was republished and Amazon indicated that the book was going to be republished again. This time in September 2017.

Book Depository indicated that another publisher was going to republish the book nearer me, so I ordered a copy from the Book Depository in advance. I cancelled my order for the 2 copies from Amazon. I eventually got that book from the Book Depository in September 2017. Once it arrived, I purchased another copy of the book from the Book Depository for my brother and it arrived a few days later. Happy days. 🙂

Well, now you understand why I went to so much trouble to get my own personal copy of the book. 🙂

This can be a hard book to get hold off as I have already explained my experience of getting hold of a copy or two. One for me and one for my brother. However in my opinion, it is well worth getting hold of a copy at the proper recommended retail price or thereabouts. Note that there may be links that go to the version that is “out of print” or some other version that are highly inflated prices for that book. Just to be very clear: In my opinion, it is not worth those crazy prices. The book is good value at the proper recommended retail price or thereabouts. Pre-order if necessary and wait it out like I did is my recommended course of action. In the meantime, view the videos in this article. 🙂

My personal review of the book “Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain”

Treatment for anxiety and panic attacks can include writing notes when reading the excellent book Anxiety and PanicThe book “Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain” by Dr Harry Barry is an entertaining, educational and practical great read. The author, Dr Harry Barry has a lot of real world experience of helping people with anxiety and panic.

The book provides a lot of insight into anxiety in its different forms which explains a lot to people who experience anxiety.

The book explains a 3-minute meditation technique which is very practical. It is a great idea to practice meditation every day and this 3 minutes meditation technique is a good one.

The book has a number of case studies on managing different types of stress and anxiety, that are very interesting and more importantly, very practical and very useful. The book explains what is most likely happening in the human brain and mind which also helps.

What is this book about?

This is a practical how to guide that explains anxiety and panic in an interesting way. It also outlines a number of techniques which have helped other people who suffer from anxiety and/or panic.

Who is this book for?

This book is for people who experience stress or anxiety or panic attacks or phobias (eg fear of driving or fear of flying) or PTSD or OCD or social anxiety that want to understand the topic better and who want to look at techniques that have helped for other people.

How this book helped me?

I learned more about stress, anxiety and panic attacks. I found that I could relate to a number of the stories in the book itself. The book explained a number of questions that I had and to which I was not getting good answers from elsewhere. The book answered questions that I did not think of asking. When you do not know something, you do not know the questions to ask. The book answered a lot of those type of questions for me. The additional understanding helps me.

Pros of this book

  • Explains what anxiety is.
  • Explains what cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and how it can help with anxiety.
  • Explains what mindfulness is and outlines a simple effective 3 minute mindfulness session. Worth the price of the book alone for this.
  • Explains different forms of anxiety and outlines different case studies that have worked.
  • Explains what is most likely happening in the human brain and mind.

Cons of this book

  • It was a long and hard process to get my own personal copy of the book as the book is so popular and goes out of print quickly. Hopefully this will not be an issue for you. Check Availability.
  • There is a short summary at the back of the book, that you may not fully grasp until you read the earlier sections in the book.

Why I recommend this book?

A good read with good advice. I found writing notes of the different case studies and re-framing them to my situation helpful. This book helped me a lot. I found it very helpful to understand much better what is happening in my mind and brain when I am anxious and stressed. I found the 3 minutes meditation session very useful. I found the case studies explained in the book useful and was able to re-frame them to my situation which I found very helpful. All in, yes, I recommend this book.

My personal rating of the book “Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain”

I rate the excellent book, “Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain” by Dr Harry Barry as 4.5 stars out of 5.0 stars. See my detailed rating below.

Explains what anxiety is
4.4  4.4 out of 5.0 stars
Explains what cognitive behaviour therapy and how it can help with anxiety
4.5  4.5 out of 5.0 stars
Explains what mindfulness is and outlines a simple effective 3 minute mindfulness session
4.6  4.6 out of 5.0 stars
Explains different forms of anxiety and outlines different case studies that have worked
4.5  4.5 out of 5.0 stars
Explains what is most likely happening in the human brain and mind
4.7  4.7 out of 5.0 stars
Why you should read this book
The excellent book explains what anxiety is, explains different forms of anxiety, outlines case studies that worked and more.
4.5  4.5 out of 5.0 stars
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Amazon
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Anxiety And Panic: How to reshape your anxious mind and brain

My Rating Is:-
4.5 4.5 out of 5.0 stars

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Hi there. I am David. I am the owner and founder of LetsTalkManagingStress.com. My website is dedicated to people that are interested in managing stress and anything related to managing stress. This can also include anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic attacks, phobias (eg fear of driving, fear of flying), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and social anxiety as there is some overlap. I hope that you find the information useful and practical. I would be delighted to discuss it in more detail with you in the comments section below. If you have any related questions, please ask them below and I will answer them here. Peace.

32 Comments

  1. Ahh, thank you for this in-depth review of Anxiety and Panic, How to reshape your anxious mind and brain. AnxietyPanda will be sure to check it out.
    It is important to understand something because when you understand something you become less afraid of it. And when you’re not afraid of something, it can’t harm you. This book seems to be a great resource towards getting to understand anxiety and how it works.
    Thanks for a great recommendation!

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    1. David (Post author)

      I hope that when you check the book “Anxiety and Panic, How to reshape your anxious mind and brain” out, that you find it helpful. Understanding what is happening helps a great deal because I now know with Panic Attacks that they are not actually going to last a long time. They are a nuisance at best and can really upset a person’s life to no end. Knowing and understanding anxiety better helps a lot. I hope that you find the book helpful, I know I did and do.

      Peace,
      David

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  2. Thank you for the great review this is a book I may have to check into. My husband has PTSD. Also he has panic attacks do to he has end stage renal failure. If it could help him that would be wonderful.

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    1. David (Post author)

      Hi Jackie,

      Just so you know, the author has four chapters in the book focusing on panic attacks, explaining what is happening, explaining an approach to adapt to help manage panic attacks, and providing a number of case studies of how he helped people manage their panic attacks, with of course the names changed. The author has one chapter focusing on PTSD, explaining what is happening, explaining an approach to adapt to help manage PTSD, and providing a case study of how he helped a person manage their PTSD, with of course the name changed.

      From the viewpoint of your husband and yourself, the book will help explain what is going on in connection with the panic attacks and PTSD, and therefore help in that way. Understanding more about what is happening will help and in my case, I found that it helps greatly.

      I would suggest that your husband and yourself give the three minute meditation session that the author explains. I find that the three minute meditation session is very useful, especially when I do not have a lot of time in this crazy fast moving world of ours.

      The information I learned in the book is helping me to reduce my stress, my anxiety and my panic attacks.

      Peace,
      David

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  3. Wow,David! Thank you so much for sharing your reviews and overview about this book, Anxiety and Panic, I think I am on the right place to tackle my personal issues. I never talk to anyone about the stress I have been getting, the anxiety I had. I know I have anxiety issues but I never discuss it to anyone nor going to the specialist. Reading your article made me think and assessing myself to try things out. I like the sound of using meditation technique called Mindfulness. Knowing about this technique will definitely helps me reshape my anxious mind. I am seriously interested of getting one of this book but I will be out of the country next month and there’s so much errands to take care right now. I will visit your site again and email me to remind me about this. Thanks a lot.

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    1. David (Post author)

      Hi Bien,

      Thanks. It sounds like you are very busy. I would recommend that you learn the 3-minute meditation technique that the book outlines to help keep stress at bay. The book also outlines other ways to help keep stress at bay.

      Peace,
      David

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      1. I haven’t been home (Philippines) for 5 years now. Sounds great! I would love to try that. I already added to favorites your site.

        Thanks a lot & God bless!

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        1. David (Post author)

          Hi Bien,

          I hope that you have a great time when you get home. I know that many people when they visit their ‘home places’ for a vacation after a time abroad find that it helps to reduce their stress levels. I hope that this is the case for you.

          Peace,
          David

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  4. Ash

    I looooooove this post! It’s so informative. I have struggled with anxiety and OCD for quite some time now and it took some therapy to get to where I am today but I will definitely have to check out this book! I feel like it would give me some more insight and understanding from a personal perspective rather than just a doctor. I’m sure it would also help if my husband read it so he could understand what goes on inside my head when I have an episode or a panic attack.

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    1. David (Post author)

      Hi Ash,

      Lots of people struggle with anxiety and OCD. This book helps you to understand it better, and offers solutions which are working for other people. I know that in my case, the book helped me to understand stress, anxiety and panic attacks better.

      The book discusses therapy, focusing in on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). The book explains the ABC technique, a CBT technique. “A” in ABC stands for activating event, “B” in ABC stands for belief. “C” in ABC stands for consequence. The book documents quite a few different ABC case studies. I found that my reading these ABC case studies and modifying them to my situation, that it helped me a lot.

      Peace,
      David

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  5. Hi David,

    I’m glad I came across your article. I don’t think many people realize that there are different types of anxieties. We associate anxiety to this overall nature, and fail to break it down by cateogories. I’ve heard of CBT, but now I’ve gained a better understanding. I’ have anxiety myself, and a book like this would be a great read. Meditation is key. I’m implimenting that a little more daily. Thanks for underlining that. This was a great review, and I will take some advice from it. Thank you!

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    1. David (Post author)

      Hi Michael,

      Yes, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is the ‘new’ tool to help manage stress, anxiety and panic attacks. It in my opinion, one of the many tools that should be in a person’s ‘toolbox’ to help people cope with stress, anxiety and panic attacks.

      The book explains Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, focussing in on the CBT technique known as ABC which can help people a lot who experience anxiety or stress or panic attacks. “A” in ABC stands for activating event, “B” in ABC stands for belief. “C” in ABC stands for consequence.

      The book documents quite a few different ABC case studies. I found that my reading these ABC case studies and modifying them to my situation, that it helped me a lot. I took little snippets from the different case studies to create my own ABC case study, and I find that helpful.

      Peace,
      David

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  6. Hi David,
    Thank you for this great review about the book and all the various anxiety disorders. My husband used to have panic attacks and they are really scary to witness let alone feel.
    You have really set out the post well.
    Found it motivated me to read the book.

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    1. David (Post author)

      Hi Jill,

      Glad you liked my review. I hope that you find the book useful. I also hope that your husband does not have any more panic attacks, or if he does, that they are less severe. The book explains a lot and outlines some very useful and practical ways to help keep reduce anxiety and panic attacks. You might let us know what you think of the book after reading it, by replying to this comment sometime in the future.

      Peace,
      David

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  7. David,
    Thank you for the great review of Dr. Harry Barry’s book. A really in-depth summary which provides a good overview of “Anxiety and Panic…” By far, the best section was your personal review and your take on the book. I also have tried several books like this and have found that while each book can give great insights and some effective tips for coping, none really provided the answers I need for my own situation. As a result, I have taken a little from each and made my own, somewhat slanted skill-set that works for me. And just as each situation is different, sometimes each skill-set has to be adjusted. Continue on!
    Sanders

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    1. David (Post author)

      Hi Sanders,

      That is a brilliant observation that different books on this subject have some effective tips, and that none well and truly nail it for you in your specific situation. I agree that the different approaches help a lot in making up your own approach that works for you.

      The advantage of having a number of different approaches to hand is that you can try them out and keep the ones that help. You never know, you might find an approach that works great for you in the book or a number of approaches.

      I recommend strongly that you view all the videos mentioned in the post above. They are short and very much to the point and may help. You have nothing to lose in looking at those videos. The first one is only 1 minute and 4 seconds. It outlines some 3 brilliant tips in dealing with anxiety and panic. The second one is only 4 minutes and 17 seconds. It outlines what the book covers.

      Peace,
      David

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  8. Hi, David!
    Thanks for this great review of Harry Barry’s book. I almost want to read it. Maybe I need to read it, because I always want to know more about anxiety and stress.
    I suffered from anxiety in the past, and still, sometimes it comes back. I was lucky enough to never experience a panic attack. I am sure it’s a terrible experience, and it’s great that there are people like you who help others to manage their anxiety and panic attacks.
    This looks like a great book that can help people to deal with their anxiety, stress, panic attacks and understand these issues better.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. David (Post author)

      Hi Linda,

      In my opinion, this is a great book for people who suffer from stress or anxiety or panic attacks or indeed any of the different type of anxiety I mentioned in my post above.

      If you always wanted to know more about anxiety this is one of the books to read. This explains what anxiety is. There are different types of anxiety. The author is a medical doctor who has helped many people understand this better. I hope that you never experience a panic attack. Everyone’s experience of anxiety in whatever form that they experience it, is not nice, to put it nicely.

      Have a look at the first video in the article above, where the author of the book outlines 3 tips in dealing with anxiety and panic. I am pretty sure you will find those tips useful. And the video itself is short, 1 minute and 4 seconds. I know I found those tips useful.

      Peace,
      David

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  9. Sounds like a great book for anxiety. I’ll have to refer my friends to this website when they tell me they have anxiety.

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    1. David (Post author)

      Hi Melinda,

      Yes, it is a great resource for people who suffer from anxiety in its different forms, whether it is anxiety or stress or panic attacks or phobias (eg fear of driving or fear of flying) or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or social anxiety. This book in my opinion is a great resource for people who experience any or a mixture of the above. The book is for them, not their doctor’s bookshelf.

      Be sure to suggest to your friends to look at the first video in the article above, where the author of the book outlines 3 tips in dealing with anxiety and panic. I am pretty sure they will find those tips useful. And the video itself is short, 1 minute and 4 seconds.

      Peace,
      David

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  10. Thanks David for this in depth review. I have quite bit of knowledge in this area but still I’ve learnt about “how to reshape your anxious mind and brain”. That was really useful to know on a personal level. I sure to check the book out as it looks interesting. I like the way you broke down your review process especially adding your personal take to it. I could really relate to that. The rating part is also attractive and it helps people to make their mind up whether if this book is worth reading. I think you have made it clear and I’m totally sold!

    Rani

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    1. David (Post author)

      Hi Rani,

      One of the really important takeaways from the book itself is that people can learn how to reshape their anxious mind and brain. The giveaway is in the actual title, however sometimes this gets overlooked. 🙂

      The author is a doctor who has a lot of real world practical experience in helping people in this area. The book explains some of the current scientific information in this area right now in such a way that it helps people who are not doctors. It would also help doctors.

      Peace,
      David

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  11. Heather

    Thanks for this review and the helpful tips for anxiety and panic attacks. I know so many people who have this – you are helping a lot of people.

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    1. David (Post author)

      Hi Heather,

      Be sure to point the people you know who have anxiety and/or panic attacks to this article and to ask them ever so nicely to look at the first video in the article above, where the author of the book outlines 3 tips in dealing with anxiety and panic. I am pretty sure they will find those tips useful. And the video itself is short, 1 minute and 4 seconds. They have nothing to lose, and possibly a lot to gain.

      Peace,
      David

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  12. Very thorough review of the book. Anyone who’s suffering from anxiety and panic attack would be interested in reading this book since based on your review, it covers everything from understanding what it is up to how our mind is functioning. The best way to cure or manage something is knowing what causes it from happening, from the roots itself. I’m grateful not to have these issues, but I still enjoyed reading your article. Thank you for this. Very worth sharing with anyone who needs this.

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    1. David (Post author)

      Hi King Kong’s Girl,

      Thank you. If you know anyone who might need this, be sure to point them to this article. The first video in the article is short (1 minute and 4 seconds), and in it, the author of the book “Anxiety and Panic, How to reshape your anxious mind and brain” himself outlines 3 tips in dealing with anxiety and panic.

      Peace,
      David

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      1. Sure David, my pleasure to share.

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        1. David (Post author)

          Much appreciated.

          Peace,
          David

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  13. KD

    Fascinating read, thank you so much for sharing this David. I have suffered from anxiety in the past but have been fortunate to have got help early and also made lifestyle change which has helped. However, I’ve just broken out in shingles, which apparently can be brought on by stress, so it might be time to take another step back and re-evaluate what’s going on. This book sounds like a great read. Thanks again, Cheers, KD

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    1. David (Post author)

      Hi KD,

      You are right. Shingles can be brought on by stress. That is a great idea that you have about taking a step back to review what is going on. One idea that comes up again and again about stress and anxiety is the idea of giving yourself some ‘time out’ and do something that you enjoy on a daily basis. The human brain and mind needs time to unwind.

      The book does outline a 3 minute meditation session which may help and I believe that a number of people who have read the book say that the book is worth it ‘just’ for that.

      Peace,
      David

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  14. Wow, David, you have a lot of comments, here. I read all of these, as well. My first impression is, of the subject matter, itself. Sounds like a rough one. It’s not a problem I or anyone I know has. Though, when I feel nervous or irritable, I take a ‘B’ complex vitamin. It calms me down. Gets me settled and I feel human, again. ‘B’ vitamin is water soluble, so I have to take it every day.

    I just remembered, my sister, Mary, developed panic attacks in her 50’s. She said it started on a trip to the airport. She said the traffic was heavy and she got really frustrated. Then, suddenly, couldn’t breath. She won’t go to the airport anymore. That’s her remedy.

    It’s nice you want to help people with this. I’m glad you’re not recommending drugs. Bless you.

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    1. David (Post author)

      Hi Clare,

      Yes, thanks for noticing that I have a lot of comments. As you can see, I interact on a regular basis with people who leave comments. I welcome comments as it helps me to remain focussed on helping people with stress, or anxiety, or panic attacks, or any of the different types of anxiety I mention on my website. I hope that my take helps people, and that the experiences shared in this website and in the comments area on this website also helps people.

      I found your story of taking a ‘B’ complex vitamin and the way that it helps you when you are feeling nervous or irritable interesting.

      By the sound of things, Mary your sister, would find the book useful. Avoidance of whatever could lead to another panic attack is a common behaviour. I understand that only too well. A potential problem is that avoidance can lead to limiting the enjoyment of life.

      For example, let’s say John experienced his real bad panic attack at an airport when he was on his way to visit some friends that he had not seen for a while. His friends live faraway and flying is the only real option. Then John begins to experience panic attacks, sometimes when he is just visiting the airport to collect his son or drop his son at the airport. John no longer will visit the airport. This means that he is foregoing the potential enjoyable time spent alone with his son when he collects his son from the airport or drop his son at the airport is no longer a part of his life. Also John no longer visits his friends in faraway places which he used to enjoy. That is what I meant earlier about limiting the enjoyment of life.

      The book outlines several case studies of using CBT techniques which have helped people overcome panic attacks and/or phobias.

      Peace,
      David

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