Anxiety Disorders: The Caregivers, Third Edition

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Given the terrors of the time we live in, it should not surprise us that according to the World Health Organization anxiety disorders and depression are the fastest growing mental health problems in the world. In spite of this unfortunate trend there have been few resources available to the support persons of those afflicted with anxiety disorders. Everyone dealing with these difficult disorders should welcome the expanded third edition of this book, which is specifically designed to help the caregivers of anxiety neurotics. The book begins with clear and detailed explanations of the causes, symptoms and treatments currently available for generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, agoraphobia, depression etc. It then offers hundreds of suggestions, many based on personal experiences, to help those caring for anxious people. The book focuses on ideas to help support persons to maintain a well-balanced perspective in order to avoid being overwhelmed by their difficult situations. The end of the book provides excellent descriptions of organizations and Internet sites for those seeking information on help for those with anxiety disorders.

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Ken Strong is a graduate of the University of British Columbia. During his 35 year teaching career he has published widely in the fields of Science Education, Forensics and Herpetology. This book is based upon his personal experiences as both a past sufferer of panic attacks and a long time role as a support person to those with panic attacks. As the maintainer of the Caregivers' Section of the multi-awards winning tAPir Anxiety Page on the Internet, Ken has been in close contact with hundreds of people who had the disease and an equally large number of families who were both looking for and willing to share information. This book reflects their needs and advice.

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The tremendous response to the 1st edition indicated there was a definite need for this information. Your comments and letters of encouragement have made the whole project more than worthwhile. Many have gone so far as to say the material in the text was a God-send and had made a large difference in their lives. What more could those involved in writing this book ask for?

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