Anxiety and Panic Disorders
Anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and related syndromes can be intrusive to your life. Often, these disorders are manageable, and symptoms can be reduced, with counseling and medication treatment. Check out the following links and then follow-up with the Counseling Center for help!
- Anxiety Disorders information from the National Institute of Mental Health on anxiety disorders in general, as well as specific anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social phobia, post-traumatic stress, panic disorder).
- Panic Disorder information and links from the National Institute of Mental Health
- Information on anxiety and panic disorders (lots of really good links at this location!
- Freedom From Fear a non-profit mental illness advocacy organization with information on anxiety and depression.
We recommend the following readings related to panic and anxiety disorders. Some of these readings are available for check-out from the Cole Library or the Counseling Center Resource Library.
"Anxiety Disorders and Phobias: A Cognitive Perspective." Authors: Aaron Beck, Ph.D. and Gary Emery, M.D. New York: Basic Books, 1895. A resource about different types of anxiety and how sufferers of anxiety can rearrange their thoughts to overcome anxiety that is overwhelming their lives.
"Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks." Author: Reid Wilson, Ph.D. New York: Harper & Row, 1986. A self-help program for coping with panic attacks.
- "Dying of Embarrassment: Help for Social Anxiety & Phobia." Authors: Barbara G. Markway, Ph.D., Cheryl N. Carmin, Ph.D., C. Alec Pollard, Ph.D., & Teresa Flynn, Ph.D. New Harbinger Publications. A self-help program for coping with social anxiety/social phobia.
- "STOP Obsessing! How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions." Authors: Edna B. Foa, Ph.D. & Reid Wilson, Ph.D. Bantam Books, 2001 (revised edition). Self-help program for coping with obsessions and compulsions.
"Too Perfect: When Being in Control Gets Out of Control." Authors: Allan E. Mallinger, M.D. and Jeannette DeWyze. Clarkson Potter Publishers, 1992. A compelling look inside the often painful world of the obsessive personality, offering insights and hope for those caught in its grip.